About us

About Friends in Action

Friends in Action is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, founded in 2003 with the receipt of a Robert Wood Johnson Faith in Action © grant. The purpose of Friends in Action is to assist older adults and people living with disabilities so that they can live independently and with dignity. 

 John Lindquist, Executive Director, has led the organization since May, 2022. His interests include boating and golf. 

Lisa Parent, Administrative Assistant.

Joanne Parkinson, Volunteer Services Director, coordinates all volunteer services requests and assists with communications. She lives in Lamoine and enjoys photography and a variety of crafts.  

Friends in Action operates out of the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth, where it has its office and Senior Center. The Center is located at 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth, off State Street. To reach us, please call our office at 207-664-6016 or email [email protected]. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1446. Ellsworth, ME 04605

The organization is governed by a 18 member Board of Directors. Current (November, 2023) membership:

Charlotte Stetson (Hancock)

Candy Gammelin (Ellsworth)

Mary Ann Lock (Ellsworth)

Ross Baldtree (Trenton)

Kevin Davidson (Dedham)
Kathleen Hughes (Hancock)
Larry Johnston (Ellsworth)
Deb Leavitt (Franklin)
Tammy Nabozny (Ellsworth)
Chris Popper (Bangor)
Zachary McNally (Ellsworth)
Maureen Giunta (Ellsworth)