The Barbara Sosman Support Center

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Tel: (207) 990-2025

The Barbara Sosman Support Center is located in Brewer, across from McDonald's on Wilson St. Drive down the Rudman Road to the Center(Between the Bowling Alley and D & S Motors).

510 Wilson St, Brewer, ME 04412

a non-clinical sanctuary for families and patients affected by cancer

The Sosman Center is a Maine nonprofit corporation, having received 501(c)(3) approval.

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Meet Our Team

Paul Trommer, Founder and Executive Director

With 50 years of business experience, Paul Trommer was trained as an economist and has taught creative financing and sales for many years. In the 1990s, he worked in the international market with business partners from Russia. He spent a great deal of time in that country and as a result, has accrued much experience in promoting international marketing and sales. For two decades prior he ran sales and marketing operations throughout the United States. Paul lives in Bangor and recently lost his wife to pancreatic cancer. This has inspired him to aid in the formation of the Barbara Sosman Cancer Center. When he is not working, Paul loves spending time exploring the Maine woods, or chasing trout through-out the state’s myriad lakes and brooks.

Justin Freeman
Justin is a Certified Public Accountant and Manager at BBSC CPA’s and serves a variety of industries, including non-profits. He resides in Bangor Maine with his beautiful wife, her three cats, and their Old English Bulldog, Nana. Justin serves on many local and state non-profit boards including as the treasurer of Camp CaPella, located in Dedham Maine, a Director for Amicus, located Bangor Maine and a Director for the Ronald McDonald House Charities with locations in Bangor and Portland.

 

Justin spends his free time working on projects at home, traveling with his wife and friends and defeating everyone at board games. Justin’s mother was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 40, but it is in remission and ten years later she is cancer free and intends to remain that way.

Mary Ann Dunham
Mary Ann Dunham is an RN who works almost daily with cancer patients at the Lafayette Center in Brewer, Maine. She has many years pf practical experience dealing with patients and caregivers.

 

Her input and experience will continue to help us at the Sosman Center to stay on the leading edge of the needs of folks impacted by cancer. She is a fabulous resource. That, coupled with her caring attitude, makes her so valuable.

Lisa Spencer, our Outreach Coordinator

Lisa is dedicated to helping cancer patients and their families, by reaching out to area businesses and individuals for both monetary and “in kind” contributions to keep our Center operational. She is dedicated to bringing the cancer patients and families together with the services the Center can provide to help all involved.

 

On a personal level she is a doting grandmother of soon to be six grandchildren and loves to go camping and being a leader of her Christian support group for women, Women Empowering Women, which she co-founded and has been leading for several years.

 

Lisa recently received a special Citizenship Award from the Bangor Grange for her community service.

Gregory Dorr, Esq.

Greg is a practicing attorney in Bangor, Maine with over 25 years of experience.  As a founding shareholder of Farrell, Rosenblatt & Russell, he concentrates on commercial, corporate and fiduciary matters including the formation and representation of non-profit corporations.  Greg also provides pro bono assistance to low-income, Maine residents through the Volunteer Lawyers Project.  He is a member of the Maine Bar Association, Penobscot Bar Association and the John W. Ballou Inns of Court.  Greg is a past board member of the Bangor YMCA and the Jeffrey S. Parola Foundation.

 

When he is not working, Greg enjoys the spending time in the outdoors.  He is a Registered Maine Guide and has a passion for flyfishing, whitewater canoeing and upland bird hunting.  Greg and his wife, Lara, live in Bangor with their Siberian Husky and 3 English Setters.  Several of Greg’s close family members have been diagnosed with cancer and are either in remission or continuing their courageous fight.

Barbara A. Vittum, Executive Director Cancer Support Center of Maine
An Ellsworth native, Barbara attended and graduated in 1975 from the Ellsworth public school system. Having extensive business experience for over three decades, she owned and operated the Hancock Grocery in Hancock, Maine from 1977 to 1986; and the Vineyard, in Bucksport, Maine from 1987 to 2008. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001.

 

Graduating suma cum laude from The University of Maine in 2007 with a BA in psychology, she received many awards, honors and scholarships, including The Outstanding Achievement Award for Lifelong Learning. With her sights on pursuing a Masters degree, her area of interest is Public Health, Disabilities and Social Policy.

Barbara served on the Board of Directors of Bucksport Regional Health Center, a health care facility offering primary care to area residence regardless of their ability to pay, serving on numerous committees for 15 years.

She is a member of the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition and Encore breast cancer survivor support group; did her two-year student internship at Caring Connections, a women’s health-care cooperative between Eastern Maine Medical Center and the Bangor Y; was a Peer Advisor to first year students for three years for the University of Maine College Success Program; and for years has participated in many cancer-related fundraising activities: Komen Race for the Cure, Avon Marathon for a Cure, American Cancer Society walks and other AMC fundraising; as well as participating in various university and community food drives and events.

Compassionately providing help to many friends and family members through their cancer journeys, as well as being a cancer survivor herself, Barbara is a strong advocate and active supporter of those in the community in their times of need.