July 4, 2022

Deep River and Chester Residents Elected to Middlesex United Way Board of Directors

At Middlesex United Way’s Annual Meeting on January 24, Deep River resident Philip Coles and Chester resident Allison Dowe were elected to the organization’s board of directors. Coles will serve a two-year term as a director while Dowe will serve as treasurer. The Annual Meeting took place at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam.

Philip Coles is President of PCI Medical, located in Deep River. He is a graduate of Lindisfarne College in the United Kingdom. Coles is a member of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) and the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Cliodhna reside in Deep River and they have three grown children.

Allison Dowe is Director of Finance and Operations at Middlesex Hospital Homecare and has more than 27 years of experience in finance and operations management. Dowe graduated from Rutgers University in 1983 and earned her MBA in 1988. She spent fifteen years working in the private sector at Marsh & McLennan, a Fortune 500 company, and Sotheby’s. There she specialized in mergers and acquisitions, new business development, and strategic initiatives nationally and internationally. Dowe entered the Healthcare industry as Chief Financial Officer of a stand alone homecare agency and joined Middlesex Hospital in 2008. Dowe is a board member at Boy Scouts of America Troop 13 and Secretary and Youth Ministry Group Core Member at St. Joseph’s Church in Chester. She resides in Chester with her husband, Christian. They have two children.

Middlesex United Way is advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income, health and housing – the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. You are invited to be part of the change by giving, advocating and volunteering.

Middlesex United Way is a locally-based organization serving the towns of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook.