Erica is a Data Analyst at MaineHealth and works on projects related to community health with a particular focus on data reporting, analysis, and program evaluation. Prior to this role, she worked in public health evaluation at Partnerships for Health, community finance-related program evaluation at BlueHub Capital, and fundraising at the Center for Grieving Children.
Sarah Linet is a policy specialist for the Great Schools Partnership. She works with internal and external partners and stakeholders to advance the mission of the New England Secondary Schools Consortium to close achievement gaps and promote educational equity and opportunity for all students through federal, state, and local policy.
Trish is the Executive Director of the Maine Society of CPAs, a professional membership association for CPAs and accountants practicing or residing in Maine. Prior to this role, she served as Finance Manager for several small for-profit and non-profit organizations. She began her career as an auditor with a large public accounting firm, earning CPA
Tim Blackstone is the Chief Creative Officer at Ethos—a multi-platform branding agency in Westbrook, Maine—where he leads a diverse team of creative and technology professionals developing and marketing authentic consumer brands. Tim brings a multidisciplinary perspective to the creative process, and has more than 20 years experience developing award-winning projects across a wide range of
David has practiced law at Warren, Currier & Buchanan (or its predecessor) as a principal since 1988. Before that he was an associate at the Portland firm of Murray, Plumb & Murray. David received his JD from Harvard Law School in 1982. He was an editor of the Harvard Law Review from 1980 to 1982.
Emily Marczak is Manager of Early Talent for Retail Business Services, a subsidiary of Ahold Delhaize. Previously, she worked in nonprofit management with organizations such as CIEE, the Libra Foundation, and Preble Street. Emily also worked in Maine and New York City producing photo shoots for commercial clients as well for Condé Nast Traveler and
Claudia is a Kindergarten Teacher for the Portland Public School District. Her passion for understanding how children learn has taken her on different journeys. She worked in the administrative office of a Montessori School in Singapore before obtaining her BA in Early Childhood Education at the University of Washington. She then made her way to
Charity is currently serving as the Vice President of Innovation and Development at JMG. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than fifteen years and has extensive experience in public-private partnerships that meet critical community needs. She is an executive focused on diversifying revenue, building relationships, and identifying and assessing capacity to help connect communities
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc’s first collection of poems, Death of a Ventriloquist, was chosen by Lisa Russ Spaar for the Vassar Miller Prize and published in 2012. The book received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was featured by Poets & Writers as one of a dozen debut collections to watch. Gibson’s poems have appeared in magazines including Guernica, The New Republic, and Tin
Donna McNeil is the Co-Director of Artists in Context and the former Executive Director of the Maine Arts Commission. She has served as a juror for the National Endowment for the Arts, Baker Artist Awards, St. Botolph Awards, MacArthur Foundation, and Piscataquis Artist Advancement grant, and she has worked extensively with the Creative Capital Foundation.