Board of Directors


"Volunteers are not paid ~ not because they are worthless but because they are priceless!"



Lucille Michaud, Board Chairperson

Paralegal (retired)

Lucille, a Berlin native, has served on the Board of Directors since 2014 andas Board Chairperson since 2017. She and her husband, Stephen, havebeen married for 38 years and presently reside in Gorham, NH. They haveraised three children, Reggie, a physical therapist; Jessica, an occupationaltherapist; and Matthew who has physical disabilities and lives at home. After45 years in the legal field, Lucille retired in March 2013. She was first hiredby the law firm of Bergeron and Hanson in June 1968 and remained anemployee until April 2008. That year, the practice was sold to Cooper, Cargilland Chant, P.A. In 1985, Lucille earned a Paralegal Studies certificate fromthe University of New Hampshire and developed extensive experience indealing with estates, trusts and guardianships. Lucille has served on theBoard of Directors for Northern Human Services, volunteers/coaches for NHSpecial Olympics and is a volunteer for Holy Family Parish



Lucien Blais, Board Vice-Chairperson

Owner / Operator, Bisson’s Sugar House

Lucille, a Berlin native, has served on the Board of Directors since 2014 andas Board Chairperson since 2017. She and her husband, Stephen, havebeen married for 38 years and presently reside in Gorham, NH. They haveraised three children, Reggie, a physical therapist; Jessica, an occupationaltherapist; and Matthew who has physical disabilities and lives at home. After45 years in the legal field, Lucille retired in March 2013. She was first hiredby the law firm of Bergeron and Hanson in June 1968 and remained anemployee until April 2008. That year, the practice was sold to Cooper, Cargilland Chant, P.A. In 1985, Lucille earned a Paralegal Studies certificate fromthe University of New Hampshire and developed extensive experience indealing with estates, trusts and guardianships. Lucille has served on theBoard of Directors for Northern Human Services, volunteers/coaches for NHSpecial Olympics and is a volunteer for Holy Family Parish



Janet Caron, Board Treasurer


Joann L'Heureux, Board Secretary

Registered Nurse

Joann L’HeureuxJoannL’HeureuxCommunity Care Coordinator NurseJoann L’Heureux, joined the Board of Directors in October of 2017. She was born and raised in the Berlin/Gorham area, graduating high school in 1978. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire. In 1982, she returned to the area, meeting and marrying her late husband Robert L’Heureux. After the birth of their fi rst son, Joann expanded her education in the fi eld of health, becoming a registered nurse. Their second son soon followed. For many years she cared for the people of the community as a visiting nurse. Her current role, Community Care Coordinator Nurse, is a shared position with Coos County Family Health Services and Androscoggin Valley Hospital.Joann’s interest in the arts goes back to her high school days. She was an active member of the drama club, chorus and select choir. Her family, of local Riendeau fame, was made up of well-known and talented musicians. They provided much musical entertainment on guitar, fi ddle, harmonica, and accordion for numerous family events.



Randall Labnon

General Manager, Town & Country Inn and Resort

Randy has been a member of Board of Directors since 2010, serving as BoardChairperson from 2012 to 2017. Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music from theUniversity of New Hampshire, Randy worked for several years as a professional musician. He has served on various boards throughout the community; Gorham Medical Center, AV United Way, NH Lodging andRestaurant Association, serving as Board President 1993-94. In addition tohis current position as Board Chairperson for St. Kieran’s, Randy serves onboards for the Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Northway Financial and theNH Hospitality Compensation Trust and is a member of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire.



Greg Estrella

Professional Engineer (retired)

A resident of the City of Berlin for the past 45 years, Greg graduated with degrees in both Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and pursued graduatestudies in Statistics. He is registered as a professional engineer in NewHampshire and in the Philippines. In addition to serving on the St. Kieran’sBoard of Directors since 2000, Greg also serves as the Vice-Chairman for theBerlin Zoning Board of Assessment. He is a voting member of the BerlinPlanning Board and an advocate for the Knight of Columbus Council 506.



Sue Young

Professional Engineer (retired)

Twelve years ago (2004), Sue Young was asked to help create the first St.Patrick’s Day Fundraiser for St. Kieran’s Community Center for the Arts. Thefundraiser was a tremendous success and slowly but surely, after continuousinvolvement with numerous fundraising efforts, she became a board member.She has a love of the arts and creative processes. Sue has an extensive background in Therapeutic Recreation and a Master’s Degree in RehabilitationCounseling; before returning to the city of her birth, Sue worked in a rehabilitation hospital in Massachusetts. She is positive, energetic and strives to use her time and talents to make a difference every day.



Pauline Bergeron

Administrative Assistant (retired)

Pauline is a life-long resident of Berlin with a life-long commitment to St.Kieran’s. She is a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School and has taken a number of courses through the Christian Life Center. A mother to five,Pauline worked as a CCD teacher, volunteered with the Girl Scouts, the St.Kieran Food Pantry and as a Eucharistic Minister and served as the treasurer/secretary for the Millsfield ATV Club. She enjoys swimming,camping and arts and crafts. Pauline has dedicated herself to ensuring thatthe St. Kieran historic building remains part of Berlin’s landscape. She hasserved on the Board of Directors since the arts center’s inception and looksforward to its continued growth.



David Benckendorf

Attorney (retired)

David practiced law in Illinois for thirty years before retiring and moving toBerlin in 2011 with his wife, Dr. Sandra Benckendorf, who practices medicinewith Coos County Family Health Services. He served on numerous boards inIllinois, including the Tazewell County Board, Tri-County Regional PlanningCommission, and Pastoral Counseling Service. David is an adjunct professorand criminal justice program coordinator at nearby White Mountains Community College. He joined the Board of Directors at St. Kieran’s in2015. He and his wife have three children. David enjoys reading, writing,and martial arts.


See Our Past Board Members since 2017