Bill Weir, President & CEO
Bill Weir is an avid ocean kayaker. He is a member of MDI Paddlers and former board member of the Maine Island Trails Association. In this capacity, he helps manage and protect several islands off MDI. Bill also serves as lieutenant of the Tremont Fire Department, first aid and CPR instructor, and heads their cold water rescue crew.
Ray Chalifour, Human Resources & Marketing Specialist
Ray Chalifour comes to the bank with over thirty years of management and consulting experience. He has held positions for several volunteer organizations including United Way and Kiwanis Club. He looks forward to joining the BHSL team, where he says “there’s a sense of collaboration throughout.”
David Cohen, Senior Vice President & Treasurer
David Cohen joins the bank with over 30 years of experience with knowledge of regulatory compliance, strategic long term growth planning, and cumulative bank financial operations. Volunteerism is an important part of who he is and the work that he does. He has been active with the Ellsworth High School Visual & Performing Arts boosters, the FOA Acadia Roadside Cleanup, MDI Half Marathon, Hancock County Relay For Life Registration Team, and Down East Family YMCA swim team.
Jacquie Colburn, Assistant Vice President
Jacquie Colburn has worked as a volunteer with the United Way and several environmental non-profit organizations, and hopes to offer her skills to the Conservation Commission, as well as other environmental groups on Mount Desert Island.
Jo Gollapinni, Mortgage Assistant
Jo enjoys hiking with her husband and daughter, and getting to know their neighbors. "I am delighted to be working at Bar Harbor Savings and Loan," Jo says. "I like working behind the scenes to make things efficient."
Carolyn Lynch, Internal Auditor
Carolyn Lynch comes to the bank with over fifteen years in banking. Originally from Lubec, Maine, Carolyn is pleased to be working with a bank that shares her appreciation of small town values. Carolyn is also on the registration team for Relay for Life.
Zoran Manev, Internal IT Specialist
Zoran lives in Tremont with his wife Dejana and their son Kristian. “Kristian was born after we moved to Mount Desert Island,” Zoran says. “He is a Mainer.” He and Dejana are grateful for the welcome they have received here. “We look forward to becoming citizens,” Zoran says. “This is home.” Zoran is pleased to join the growing team at the bank.
Dawn Nason, Accounting Associate
Dawn Nason has a strong commitment to volunteering in her community and is Vice President for Nichols Day Camp, a K-8 camp for boys and girls in Sedgewick, Maine. She is also class agent for George Stevens Academy, and on the registration team for Relay for Life.
Michael Pritchard, Teller
Michael Pritchard is a history buff, so when he’s not working with numbers, he’s reading, learning, and absorbing everything he can about American and world history. Michael’s first connection with the bank was as a mortgage customer, and now he’s on the other side of the counter. “I always received great service here, and I look forward to offering that level of personal care to others,” Michael says.
Nancy Sawyer, Vice President & Assistant Treasurer
Nancy Sawyer has pounded nails on construction days, and worked behind the scenes as a member of the board for Habitat for Humanity. Helping a family build its own house makes Nancy feel good, provides affordable housing, and lets a family be proud.
Rhonda Sawyer, Mortgage Department Manager
Rhonda Sawyer delivers meals and gives rides through Island Connections where she is a member of the board, and enjoys the chance to meet so many members of the community. Rhonda also takes part in Relay for Life, a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. She says, “I like community service, I like to feel like I’ve done something worthwhile.”
Ardette Spear, Teller
Ardette Spear was a long-time member of the board of directors at Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor. She continues to donate many hours at Jesup Library including helping out at the annual book sale. Looking for something to read? Ask Ardette, she knows books and loves to match authors with readers.
Vicky Vendrell, Senior Vice President & Treasurer
Vicky Vendrell serves on the MDI YMCA’s Board of Trustees, was on their Board of Directors for many years, and also volunteered as an aerobics instructor. She has been inspired by her students who were always willing to try something new, and says she’ll never give up volunteering for the betterment of her island neighbors.