Diane Champoux likes to say she “grew up with the nuns” who are an important part of St. Mary’s heritage. She is the president of Champoux Insurance which was started by her parents in 1954 and has grown from two employees to more than 35 in the past 10 years. Today, the family-owned agency is one of the largest in Maine.
Diane and her husband, Richard ‘Dick’ Albert, have been supporting St. Mary’s for 18 consecutive years through their own personal giving, and giving through their company. They have a passion for supporting mental healthcare. Each year, their renewed gift reaffirms their dedication to keeping this important resource available to their neighbors and friends.
“We continue to support St. Mary’s because it has always been a big part of our community, providing comprehensive care by offering healing for both the body and mind,” says Diane. “Their mental health department is so important to our community. It is fairly easy to find help to treat physical issues; however, St. Mary’s can also help heal those suffering from addiction and mental illness. St. Mary’s doctors, nurses and staff are dedicated and always look to ensure patients are comfortable and well. Our community is a better place because of St. Mary’s and its continued dedication to providing excellent care with genuine compassion.”