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In October 1994, twenty-five citizens were appointed by Governor McKernan to serve as the inaugural Commission members. Since then, each Governor has appointed an average of nine people each year to fill naturally occurring vacancies on the board.

Commissioner terms of service are three years with an option for re-appointment. The Commissioners are a diverse, bipartisan group of citizens, actively engaged in community service, and represent every region of the state. They elect officers from their membership and the officers serve two-year terms.

The seats on the board are designated in statute such that each person represents at least one facet of the community volunteer service sector.

Commissioners Serving Now

F. Celeste Branham, Chair
V.P. for Student Services, University of Maine Farmington
Seat 20: Educators, including representatives from institutions of higher education and local education agencies



Nicole M. Pellenz, Chair-elect
Senior Vice President, Machias Savings Bank
Seat 1: Representative of the business community



Edward Barrett, Vice Chair
City Administrator, City of Lewiston
Seat 21: A representative of local government



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David Burns
Professional Investigator
Seat 18: Expert in the delivery of public safety services to communities and people




Peter Doak
Columbia Falls
Seat 16: Expert in delivery of services to out-of-school or at-risk youth






Elizabeth Hite
Concord, NH
Maine State Program Officer , CNCS
Seat 24: Ex officio A nonvoting liaison designated by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) 



Douglas Horner
Retired IT Professional
Director, Stroudwater Food Pantry (Portland)
Seat 13: Respresentative of a community-based organization



Trevor Hustus
Seat 6: An individual who is at least 16 years of age but no more than 25 years of age and who is a participant in or a supervisor of a service program for youth



Nicholas Isgro
Mayor, Waterville
Seat 25: A representative of a community-based agency or organization



Deborah Johnson
Director, Office of Community Development, DECD
Seat 11: A representative of theState's volunteer community



Coleman Lapointe
Director of Development, Barbara Bush Family Literacy Foundation
Seat 14: Expert in the delivery of educational services to communities and people




Jamie Logan
Media/Communications Consultant
Seat 22: A representative of the State's volunteer community



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Anita Stewart McCafferty
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
University of Southern Maine
Seat 23: An expert in delivery of k-12 educational services




John Portela, Immediate Past Chair
Sandblaster, Bath Iron Works
Seat 4: Representative of a local labor organization    



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Joe Schmidt
Social Studies Specialist, ME Dept of Education
Seat 2: The Commissioner of Education or his/her designee



Luke Shorty
Executive Director, Lee Academy
Seat 9: Expert in the delivery of environmental services to communities and people



Maria Staples
Director of Foster Grandparent Program,
Seat 7: Representative of a National Service program



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Jenifer Tilton Flood
Dairy Farmer/Cabot Creamery Coop Spokesperson
Seat 15: Representative of business



Joseph Young
Selectman, Town of Fayette
Executive Director, Maine Library of Geographic Information
Seat 19: A representative of local government 



Seat 3: An individual with experience in promoting the involvement of adults aged 55 and older in national service and volunteerism

Seat 5: An individual age 16 to 25 who is a participant in a service program for youth

Seat 8: A representative of the State's volunteer community

Seat 10: Expert in the education, training and development needs of youth, particularly disadvantaged youth

Seat 12:  Expert in the delivery of human services in communities

Seat 17: Expert in the delivery of human services to communities and people