An independent nonprofit organization serving Maine’s veterans and families.
Board of Trustees
The administration of Maine Veterans’ Homes is vested in the Board of Trustees of the Maine Veterans’ Homes. The Board of Trustees is formally appointed by the Governor and is comprised of honorably discharged veterans who broadly represent the various veteran organizations, interests, and geographic regions of the state.
Jim Settele graduated from the Naval Academy in 1982, and served 27 years as a Naval Flight Officer, retiring as a Captain with more than 3,000 flight hours and more than 600 carrier-arrested landings. He commanded a carrier based E-2C squadron, VAW-126, and served as Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, before finishing his career leading the Naval ROTC Unit at Maine Maritime Academy and the University of Maine. After his retirement in 2009, he became the Executive Director of UMaine’s Graduate School of Policy and International Affairs. He has also served as Chief of Staff to the UMaine President and Interim Athletic Director. He currently serves as Chairman of the MVH Board of Trustees.
LTCOL Adria O. Horn graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in June 2001, and served more than ten years on active duty in the Army. A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Horn joined the United States Army Reserves and moved to Maine in 2011. She is past Director of the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services and is currently employed by Tilson Technologies as its Vice President of Workforce Development. She currently serves as Vice Chairman of the MVH Board of Trustees.
Richard K. Parent served 32 years combined in the Army and Maine Army National Guard, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1994. He was a fixed wing pilot and served one tour in Vietnam. Parent’s awards and decorations include the Master Aviation Badge, Bronze Star Medal and multiple Air Medals. He currently serves as Treasurer of the MVH Board of Trustees.