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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



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




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




Jonathan Barczyk
Mount Vernon
Chief, Voluntary Services,
VA  Maine Healthcare System
Seat 3: An individual with experience in promoting involvement of adults aged 55 and older in national service and volunteerism



Mathison Deering
Student, Thomas College
Seat 5: An individual age 16 to 25 who is a participant in a service program for youth



 Peter Doak

Peter Doak
Columbia Falls
Seat 16: Representative of out-of-school or at-risk youth



Julia Fiori
Student, Waynflete School
Seat 6: An individual age 16 to 25 who is a participant in a service program for youth



Anne Ostberg
Concord, NH
Senior Portfolio Manager, CNCS Regional Office
Seat 24: Ex officio A nonvoting liaison designated by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) 




Matthew L'Italien
Project director, Somerset Public Health
Seat 25: A representative of a community-based agency or organization




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




Jessica Nixon
Chief of Staff, Maine Department of Education
Seat 2: The Commissioner of Education or his/her designee




Lisa Phelps
Program Administrator, University of Maine Cooperative  Extension
Seat 14: Expert in the delivery of educational services to communities and people



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



Seat 1: Representative of the business community

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 11: A representative of the State's volunteer community

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

Seat 13: Representative of a community-based organization

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

Seat 19: A representative of local government 

Seat 18: Expert in the delivery of public safety services to communities and people

Seat 23: An expert in delivery of k-12 educational services