Maine’s community colleges are critical to our ability to build a brighter future—for thousands of students and for our state as a whole. An investment in our community colleges and in the hard working people of this state is an investment in a more prosperous Maine.

~ The Honorable John R. McKernan, Jr., Foundation Chair

Board of Directors

The Honorable John R. McKernan, Jr., Chair
Former Governor of Maine

Lisa Gorman, Vice Chair
Community Activist and Fundraiser

Elaine Rosen
Former Chair, The Kresge Foundation; Chair of the Board, Assurant Inc.

The Honorable Daniel E. Wathen, Secretary
Former Chief Justice, Maine Supreme Court

Lawrence Wold, Treasurer
Market President, Maine, TD Bank

Scott Ballard
Chief People Officer, MaineHealth

David Daigler
President, Maine Community College System

John Fitzsimmons
President Emeritus, Maine Community College System

Robert S. Montgomery-Rice
President & CEO, Bangor Savings Bank

Joseph Purington
President & CEO, Central Maine Power

Tony DiSotto
Maine Market President, KeyBank


Professional Staff

Dr. John Fitzsimmons, President

Carrie Ridgway, Director of Development and Operations

Hope Dubois, Special Assistant to the President



Leadership Council

Michael P. Bourque, APR, WCP
President and CEO, The MEMIC Group

Dana Connors
President, Maine State Chamber of Commerce

Royce Cross
President, Cross Insurance

Elvin Dumas
Associate Director, Materials, Pratt & Whitney

Jonathan (Jay) Mazelsky
President and CEO, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

Deanna Serman

President and CEO, Dead River Company

Michael Q. Simonds

Stephen Smith
President and CEO, L.L.Bean

Peter Vigue
Chairman, The Cianbro Companies