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Commissioners

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
Brunswick
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
Scarborough
Senior Vice President, Machias Savings Bank
Seat 1: Representative of the business community

 

 

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

 

 

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Jonathan Barczyk
Farmingdale
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

          

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

   

     

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

 

 

 
 

     
  

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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) 

 

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

 

 

Trevor Hustus
Hollis
Student
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
Waterville
Mayor, Waterville
Seat 25: A representative of a community-based agency or organization

 


   

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

 

 

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

 

 

  

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

 

 

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

    

   

 

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

   

   
     

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

  

  

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Joseph Young
Fayette
Selectman, Town of Fayette
Seat 19: A representative of local government 

 

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

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

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

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

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