Staff & Board of Directors


Mitchell Clyde (“Mitch”) Thomas – Executive Director
Richard Martin – Program Director/Event Manager
Jacynthe Blais Jacques – Cultural and Language Programs Director
Edmond Gay – Food Services Manager/Operations Director/Bar Manager
Kirsten Nunery – Box Office Manager
John Pulsifer – Chef
Terry Clavet – Associate Chef/Banquet Manager
Joanne Ducharme – Associate Banquet Manager
Michael Koch – Marketing, Development & Production
Roger Dubois – Custodian

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Board of Directors

Elaine Roop | Owner, Roopers

Lionel Guay | Accountant (Retired)

Julie Ann Baumer | Freelance Writer

Janet C. Sullivan | Accountant (Retired)

Board Members

Austin Albert  | Twin City Financial | Financial Advisor

Dr. Donald Christie, Jr. | Northeast Sports Medicine

Michel Courchesne | Lewiston Middle School | French Teacher

Connie Cote | French Radio Host at Gleason Media

Daryl K. Cote, CPA | Ouellette & Associates | Audit Manager

Daniel Dubé, Esq. | The Dubé Law Firm

Mary Rice-DeFosse | Bates College | Professor of French

Honorary Board Member
Hon. Michael H. Michaud | Former U.S. Congressman

Corporate Counsel
Ron Bissonnette, Esq. | Isaacson & Raymond, P.A.

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Upcoming Performances

  • Mar

    Mainely Improv

    Heritage Hall

    Mar 3 - Mar 3

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    On the Spot Comedy PhotoWhat do you get when you combine the improvisation style of the television show, “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” with a Maine-based comedy troupe that loves the art of improvisation?

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  • Mar

    6th Annual Maine's Got Talent 2017

    Performance Hall

    Mar 4 - Mar 4

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    MGTlogo_2013Maine’s Got Talent  features 10 performing artists competing for cash prizes. Fifty percent of the vote comes from the audience and the other fifty percent from our celebrity judges. The celebrity Judges this year are Tom Doucette, 2014-16 performer of Maine’s Got Talent, Joe Philippon, Lewiston Police Department and Celeste from WBLM’s Morning Show.

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  • Mar

    Blowin' in the Wind – Pettingill Fundraiser

    Heritage Hall

    Mar 5 - Mar 5

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Graphic - Denny Breau 3-5-17The music of Bob Dylan, Mamas & Papas, Simon & Garfunkle, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and other popular musicians of yesteryear is coming to the Franco Center in Lewiston.  On Sunday, March 5, Denny Breau presents the “Blowin’ in the Wind” concert

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  • Mar

    Piano Concert with Michael Lewin

    Performance Hall

    Mar 10 - Mar 10

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Michael Lewin at PianoThis Steinway Artist launched his concert career following victories in the William Kapell and the Franz Liszt International Piano Competitions.   Also highly respected as a teacher

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  • Mar

    MSO – Midcoast Symphony Orchestra – Pops at the Opera

    Performance Hall

    Mar 18 - Mar 18

    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    MSO Returns to the Gendron Franco Center with
    With Guest Conductor: Eric Hewitt
    Pops at the OperaMSO for 2007 Sponsor Sheet
    Strauss, Jr. – Overture to Die Flede maus
    Wagner – “Liebestod” from Triston & Isolde
    Bizet – Carmen Suite No. 2
    Ponchielli – “Dance of the Hours” from La gioconda
    Puccini – “Intermezzo” from Manon Lescaut, Act III
    Tchaikovsky – “Polonaise” from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24
    Verdi – “Prelude” from La Traviata, Act I
    Strauss – “Waltz Sequence” from Der Rosenkavalier

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