The University of Maine System Board of Trustees consists of 16 members, 15 of which are appointed by the Governor and approved by the Maine Legislature.
The Maine Commissioner of Education serves as a member ex officio. Members are appointed for a five-year-term and may be reappointed once. A student member of the Board is appointed for a singe two-year term.
The Board of Trustees can be contacted at:
University of Maine System
Board of Trustees Office
15 Estabrooke Drive
RM 251 Estabrooke Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Commissioner of Education
Across her more than 20-year career, Ms. Makin has devoted herself to the mission of public education. From 1997 to 2003, she served as a classroom teacher at Fred C. Wescott Junior High School in Westbrook. She went on to became principal at The REAL (Regional Education Alternative Learning) School on Mackworth Island in Falmouth, a position she held for more than a decade from 2003 to 2015. As principal at The REAL School which is an alternative and service-based high school for students who have struggled in traditional school settings. Ms. Makin and her team supported high risk students from 28 sending school districts through innovative academic and experiential programming. Since 2015, Makin has served as the Assistant Superintendent of the Brunswick School Department.
Ms. Makin has served on Maine’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Group since 2014. She is also a co-founder of Collaborative for Perpetual Innovation, a professional development, technical assistance and consulting company for educators, school and district leaders and counselors. She has served on a number of legislative work groups and committees seeking to improve educational opportunities for Maine’s students and to promote the work of Maine public schools. She also provides trainings for educators and mental health professionals and speaks at state and national conferences on topics such as restorative justice, cognitive neuroscience, dropout prevention, organizational culture and climate. Ms. Makin was named the 2013-2014 Maine Principal of the Year by the Maine Principal’s Association and has also received the Milken Educator Award, a national distinction bestowed upon educators for exceptional educational talent, exemplary educational accomplishments, and an engaging and inspiring presence that motivates and impacts students. Additionally, she won the MTV Local Hero Award.
Ms. Makin, grew up in Saco, attended local schools, and graduated from Thornton Academy. She worked as a mate and deckhand on her father’s deep-sea fishing charter boat during the summers beginning at age eight. She earned both her B.A. in English Literature and her M.S. in School Leadership from University of Southern Maine and received her teacher certification from the University of New England’s Department of Education in 1996. She lives in Scarborough with her husband, Mike and their two rescue dogs.
Appointment effective: 3/18/19
Appointment expires: ex officio
Sven P. Bartholomew
Mr. Bartholomew has spent many years working in the communities of Maine, having worked with thousands of Maine employers and has working relationships with many across the state in almost every industry and governmental affiliation. Sven has also had the unique opportunity to help many of these clients through challenging economic climates and changing industry workforce needs.
Currently, Sven works for Paychex, Inc. a fortune 1,000 company where he oversees several bank relationships in Maine. Previously he was the Senior Vice President of Bangor Savings Bank, one of state’s largest financial institutions. He has an undergraduate Degree (BA) in Business / Economics from the University of Maine at Farmington, a Master’s Degree (MBA) from Husson University and is a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP).
Sven’s commitment to higher education in Maine started with his role in the President of The University of Maine at Farmington’s Alumni Council and later as part of the University of Maine at Farmington Board of Visitors. Sven is also involved in workforce and economic development in Maine as Corporator and Board Member for Eastern Maine Development Corporation in Bangor.
Appointment effective: 5/8/19
Appointment expires: 5/26/21
Emily Cain joined EMILY’s List as Executive Director in 2017 with a decade of experience as a Maine state legislator and public policy leader, two cycles as one of the country’s top ranked Democratic congressional candidates, more than a decade of work in higher education and past leadership in a private sector tech company. Emily, who was first elected to office at age 24, made her mark in Maine politics serving in both the House and Senate over five terms in the state house, leading the Appropriations Committee as Chair and serving as the youngest woman House Minority Leader in state history.
In 2012, against all odds, Ms. Cain led House Democrats back into the majority by recruiting top candidates, electing more women, and winning tough seats in Maine’s challenging rural areas. As a leader in the legislature Emily Cain was known as a tough negotiator, deal closer, and champion for women, equality, domestic violence prevention, higher education, and economic development. In 2014 and 2016 Emily ran for U.S. Congress in two of the most competitive house races in the country. Prior to joining EMILY’s List, Emily was the Chief Strategy Officer at HistoryIT, a Maine-based technology company. Emily also worked for Jobs for Maine’s Graduates, and was the Coordinator of Advancement in the UMaine Honors College for more than ten years.
The daughter of a shoe salesman and a sign language interpreter, Emily is the oldest of three sisters and learned at a very young age the value of hard work, family, and education. Emily has lived in Maine most of her life, was born in Kentucky, and spent her childhood years in Illinois and New Jersey. Emily is a proud graduate of the University of Maine and Harvard University, and is currently working to complete her Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Maine. Emily and her husband, Danny Williams, live in Orono, ME with their dog, Bartlet the pug
Appointment effective: 3/10/2020
Appointment expires: 5/26/21
Samuel W. Collins
Sam Collins has led the S.W. Collins Company as President for almost three decades. As President, he has expanded the company from one location to four building material hardware stores, a kitchen and bath design center and a millwork shop. He is also a partner in two real estate development companies. Collins has taken an active leadership role in education, his community and the lumber and building materials industry. He served as chair of the Caribou School Board in the late 90’s and most recently as a co-chair of the Regional School Committee for school consolidation, which resulted in a successful union of three school units.
In his community, Collins has volunteered as chair of the United Way of Aroostook Campaign, as President of Leaders Encouraging Aroostook Development, and as President of the Caribou Rotary Club. In addition, Collins serves on the board of directors of MMG Insurance Company and of Aroostook Federal Savings and Loan Association. Rotary International recognizes Collins as a Paul Harris Fellow, an award for community service given. Equally involved in and passionate about the lumber industry, Collins has served as chair of both the Retail Lumber Dealers Association of Maine and the Northeast Retail Lumber Dealers Association. He is a past chairman and current director of ENAP, a billion dollar building material cooperative buying group that serves dealers primarily in the Eastern half of the US. In 1992, the industry recognized Collins as the Maine Lumber Dealer of the Year.
An avid skier and biker himself, Collins is an advocate of an active lifestyle that is accessible to all. He was instrumental in the construction of the Caribou Ski Building, the Caribou High School tennis courts and the continued existence of the Big Rock Ski Mountain in Mars Hill. Collins has also coached in the Aroostook Youth Basketball League and the Caribou Recreation soccer program. A resident of Caribou and a graduate of Caribou High School, Collins earned a B.A. in economics and minored in government at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He and his wife, Lise, have four daughters: Tess, Catherine, Laura and Clara.
Appointment effective: 3/24/10
Appointment expires: 5/26/19
Timothy L. Doak
Mr. Timothy Doak has been with the Eastern Aroostook RSU 39 (Caribou and Stockholm) since August 2015 and RSU 86/MSAD No 20 (Fort Fairfield) since July 1, 2016, where he serves as Superintendent of Schools for both school systems. He was awarded Maine’s 2018 Superintendent of the Year. Prior to being promoted to MSAD No 27 Superintendent of Schools in 2010, Mr. Doak served as the principal of Community High School in Fort Kent for seven years. While Principal, he helped created the Pleasant Street Academy Early College Program in partnership with the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He was also named President of the Maine Principals’ Association in 2007-2008 where he held various positions within the association on both the Interscholastic Management Committee and Professional Management Committee from 1995 to 2010. Mr. Doak currently serves on the University of Maine at Presque Isle Foundation Board as well as serving a term on the University of Maine at Fort Kent Board of Visitors, the Aroostook Mental Health Center Board of Directors, the State Advisory Board for Maine’s JMG Program, he is the education representative for Aroostook Partnership as well as chairing the Education to Industry Committee for Aroostook County; and he is a member of the MSSA Executive Board for Maine School Superintendents. Mr. Doak was the 2018 honoree of the University of Southern Maine Wall of Achievement for his accomplishments during his career in Maine education. He also received the MSSA Outstanding Leadership Award for his work within the state organization. In 2008 Mr. Doak was a Bezos Scholar where he attended the Big Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado.
Mr. Doak grew up in Fort Fairfield, Maine and graduated from Fort Fairfield High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle, a Master of Secondary Education Degree from the University of Maine, and holds a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine. His interests include traveling, winter sports, and biking.
Appointment effective: 6/10/19
Appointment expires: 5/26/22
James O. Donnelly
Jim joined Bangor Savings Bank in January 2015 as SVP, Director of Retail Delivery. Working with a dynamic team, Jim oversees all retail interaction, including our extensive branch network, retail operations and our Customer Care Center. Jim previously worked for two other banks in his 24 year career in banking. In his last 14 years he worked as the Executive Vice President overseeing Commercial, Business Banking, and Cash Management teams. Jim is a member of our Leadership Committee, Management Loan Committee, and the Asset Liability Committee (ALCO) committees here at Bangor Savings Bank. Jim has worked in banking since 1991. He started his banking career as a management trainee. He has worked as a teller, new accounts, branch manager, small business relationship manager and a middle market relationship manager before advancing into executive management.
Jim serves on several boards and charitable groups. He serves on the Board of Eastern Maine Health Systems, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Maine System. He is the Chairman of Maine Bankers Legislative Committee, and serves as the Vice Chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America – Mutual Bank Council. He has previously served as chairman of the State Ethics Commission, Chairman of the Loring Development Authority, and Chairman of United Way of Eastern Maine campaign. He has coached youth sports, including little league baseball, and PAL Basketball, in the Brewer area for more than a decade ending his time coaching in 2012.
Jim served in the Maine Legislature from 1991-98. He led his caucus as Minority Leader in the House in the 118th Maine Legislature. Donnelly, the youngest member elected to the 115th Legislature and the Youngest Minority Leader in the Country in the 118th. Jim lives in Brewer with his wife, Melissa and their three sons. He graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in 1990 with a BA in Political Science. He is expected to graduate from Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University with his MBA in the fall of 2015. He graduated from the Leadership Maine Program (Gamma class) through the Maine Development Foundation. He has graduated from the New England School of Banking at Williams College and the American Community Banker’s National School for Senior Management at Villanova University.
Appointment effective: 9/30/14
Appointment expires: 5/26/24
Lisa Marchese Eames
Lisa Marchese Eames graduated from Bangor High School in 1977. In 1981, she received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maine at Orono. In 1986, she received her law degree from UNH Law, formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire. Following graduation, Lisa was hired to work in the Criminal Division of the Maine Attorney General’s office. As a member of the Criminal Division, Lisa taught for many years at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and handled extradition cases for several Governors. She has prosecuted all types of criminal cases from OUI to welfare fraud to sexual assault to murder. For several years, Lisa served as the State’s first Statewide Drug Coordinator for drug prosecution matters. In 1997, Lisa became one of four statewide homicide prosecutors in the State. In that capacity, she has handled over 100 cases involving murder or manslaughter charges. A substantial number of those cases have been complicated jury trials involving technical forensic evidence such as DNA, ballistics, fingerprints, pathology and state of mind. Lisa has chaired the Domestic Violence Homicide Review panel for the past decade. This legislatively mandated panel examines all domestic violence related homicides in search of ways to reduce the number of people who die as a result of domestic abuse. Lisa has also served on the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking working group and as the Attorney General’s designee on the Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee. In 2001, The Maine Child Abuse Action Network awarded Lisa the Professional of the Year Award. In May of 2007, Port City Life, a Maine magazine ran an article entitled “At Home with Homicide”. In 2010, Lisa was awarded the prestigious Caroline Duby Glassman Award by the Women’s Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association. In 2014, Lisa was promoted to Deputy Attorney General, Chief of the Criminal Division.Lisa is married to Jon Eames and they reside in Cumberland. They have 3 adult sons.
Appointment effective: 2/21/17
Appointment expires: 5/26/25
James R. Erwin
Mr. James Erwin leads Pierce Atwood’s Employment Group. His practice involves the defense of employment discrimination, including retaliation and whistleblower claims, as well as wage-hour claims and class actions, defamation claims, and labor arbitrations. Mr. Erwin counsels healthcare, higher education, and private sector employers on a wide range of workplace issues, conducts training sessions on harassment and other workplace issues, and performs investigations for employers. He also advocates for employers before the Maine State Legislature and administrative agencies on issues of public policy. Before joining Pierce Atwood he served for five years as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maine. In that capacity he prosecuted homicides statewide and advised multiple state agencies on law enforcement matters. In 1985, Jim was also appointed by the Governor to serve as a member of the Maine Human Rights Commission, Maine’s Fair Employment Practice commission. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He has a B.A from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Jim lives in Yarmouth. He and his wife Eileen have three children.
Appoint effective: 9/6/12
Appointment expires: 5/26/22
Mark R. Gardner
Mark Gardner was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Fine Paper North America (SFPNA) in 2007 and is responsible for leading all Sappi operations in the region. That same year, he was also appointed to the SFPNA Board. Mark joined Sappi in 1981 and his experience includes serving as the Vice President of Manufacturing and Vice President of Supply Chain. Mark has also worked in a variety of production management roles at Sappi, including Production Manager at the Westbrook Mill, Paper Mill Manager at the Somerset Mill, Managing Director at the Muskegon Mill and Director of Engineering and Manufacturing Technology at the regional head office in Boston. He has a B.S. in Industrial Technology from the University of Southern Maine. In 2009, Mark received the TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry)/PIMA (Paper Industry Management Association) Executive of the Year Award. The award is the highest recognition for leadership and management given by PIMA. He currently serves on the board of directors of the American Forest & Paper Association. In September 2012, he was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees for the University of Maine System.
Appointment effective: 9/12/12
Appointment expires: 5/26/22
Trevor J. Hustus
Mr. Trevor Hustus is a native of York County, Maine. He is a 2017 graduate of Bonny Eagle High School in Standish. He currently attends the University of Southern Maine and studying Political Science and History with a minor in Honors. At USM, Trevor has served as President of the USM Circle K Club and as Chairman of the Student Senate. Trevor previously served as an appointee by Governor LePage to the Maine Commission for Community Service, where he represented youth community service programs. Trevor’s commitment to public service and public education has led him to be one of the youngest elected officials in the State of Maine, serving as a Director and Chairperson of the Board of the MSAD/RSU#6 Board of Directors. MSAD 6 is the third largest public school system in Maine with over 3,500 students. In the past he has served as Facilitator of the citizen’s Budget Advisory Committee and Vice Chairperson of the Negotiations Committee and Finance & Facilities Committee.
Appointment effective: 5/1/18
Appointment expires: 4/30/20
Gregory G. Johnson
ADM Gregory “Grog” Johnson, is a native of Westmanland, Maine. He was a 1964 graduate of Caribou High School, 1968 graduate of the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, commissioned in 1969 following Aviation Officer Candidate School, and designated a Naval Aviator in 1970.
Initial sea duty assignments from 1970 to 1986 were in carrier based squadrons flying the A-7E Corsair lI deploying in USS Independence, USS Nimitz, and USS Forrestal. He served as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of VA-105 deployed with Marine Air Group TWELVE and later embarked in USS Forrestal. In 1988-90 he served as Deputy Commander, Carrier Air Wing SIX (USS Forrestal); and 1994-95 Commander, Carrier Air Wing THREE (USS Dwight D. Eisenhower). Shore duty assignments included: Command and Staff Course, Naval War College (graduating with highest distinction); Systems Analysis Division (OP-96) of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; F/A-18/A-7 Readiness Officer on the staff Commander Naval Air Force, U. S. Atlantic Fleet; Joint Chiefs of Staff as Head of the European Command/Central Command Branch of the Joint Operations Division (JOD), Operations Directorate (J-3); and Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman, General Colin L. Powell.
ADM Johnson was selected for flag rank in February 1995. His initial flag assignment was as the Director of Operations, Plans, and Policy (N3/N5) on the Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet staff. In February 1996, he reported as Commander, Carrier Group EIGHT/USS Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group where he served until August 1997. In September 1997 he reported as the Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Dr. John Hamre, and in May, 1999 was assigned as the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, The Honorable William S. Cohen. ADM Johnson assumed command of the U.S. Sixth Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces Southern Europe in October 2000. A year later, he reported as Commander U.S. Naval Forces, Europe and Joint Force Command, Naples where he served from October 2001 through October 2004. He retired from active duty on December 1, 2004. Adm. Johnson’s decorations and awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (with three Bronze Oak Leafs), Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with two Gold Stars), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with two Gold Stars), NATO Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various service and campaign awards. He is the recipient of awards from Bulgaria, France, Hungary, and Italy. In 2004 he was selected to receive the Naval War College’s Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award. In May 2009, his Alma Mater, the University of Maine, awarded ADM (Ret.) Johnson an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree.
Upon retiring in Dec 2004, ADM Johnson founded Snow Ridge Associates, which provides strategic advice and counsel. In addition, he serves on several private sector boards and is active in public policy, civic, community, and educational boards and activities. ADM Johnson currently resides in Harpswell, Maine.
Appointment effective: 6/6/11
Appointment expires: 5/26/20
David M. MacMahon
Mr. David MacMahon was born and educated in the United Kingdom (U.K.) where he attended the University of Nottingham. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) and a doctoral degree (PH.D) in Physical Chemistry. After working in the chemical and textile industries in the U.K. he immigrated to the United States in 1976, and has since become a U.S. citizen. Currently retired, his work experience in the U.S. includes marketing and general management. He was President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gates Formed Fibre, later Formed Fiber Technologies from 1984 to 2007 with facilities in Maine, Ohio, and South Carolina. During this period the company grew to over $150 million in sales. After a brief retirement he was recruited as CEO to rescue the financially stressed Maine Machine Products. Within two years of him becoming CEO all debt was retired. He then managed the sale to private equity and stayed with the acquirer as CEO before finally retiring in 2013.
David was a director of Mid Maine Savings Bank and joined the Board of People’s Heritage subsequent to its acquisition of Mid Maine Savings. He was a director and Executive Committee member of People’s Heritage through its acquisition of Banknorth. He has been an active member of the business community for many years. Volunteer activities have included Board membership and Chair of the Maine Development Foundation, the Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council, the Auburn Water District, the Central Maine Technical Education Foundation, and the 12 County Private Industry Council. David is a former Trustee of Thomas College and he has been a Trustee of the Maine Community College System since 2012. In addition he is currently a director of Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice. David and his wife Mary celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2017. They have 4 children and 10 grandchildren, all but one of whom live in Maine. David and Mary enjoy visits to extended family in the U.K. and have spent time in New Zealand each winter since 2014. David is an active volunteer. Some of his volunteer projects include the High Street Food Pantry, hospice care, and being a Math tutor at Poland Middle School. He is the Finance Chair for both his local United Methodist church and the district. He is a member of the Conference (6 state) regional Finance and Audit Committees and a former director and Chair of the New England Preachers Aid Society.
Appointment effective: 5/26/18
Appointment expires: 5/26/23
Kelly A. Martin
Board Vice Chair
Kelly A. Martin, CLU®, RICP® is an accomplished Registered Investment Advisor at Prudential with over 23 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. She specializes in asset accumulation, wealth preservation and retirement income planning. Ms. Martin is actively involved in her community. She currently serves on several boards and committees including the Northern Maine Medical Center’s Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee, the Northern Maine Medical Center’s Community Liaison Committee, and the Human Capital and Cross Border Workforce Mobility Committee of the Acadia of the Lands and Forest’s Core Leadership Team. She served six years on the University of Maine at Fort Kent Board of Visitors having held many leadership roles including two years as Board Chair. She has served as a board member for nine years at Lonesome Pine Trails, a local not-for-profit membership owned alpine ski area. Ms. Martin is a perennial volunteer at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center, home of the 2004 and 2011 Biathlon World Cup Championships, with her ongoing involvement in many programs and competitions hosted at this venue. Ms. Martin has volunteered on several municipal boards including the Town of Fort Kent Budget Committee and the Northern Aroostook Regional Airport Authority. Ms Martin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine in 1993. She has continued her advanced industry studies at The American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, PA where she has obtained her Chartered Life Underwriter CLU® designation in 2014 and her Retirement Income Certified Professional RICP® designation in 2017. She is currently working on completing her Chartered Financial Consultant ChFC® designation. Ms. Martin resides in Fort Kent. Her interests include Nordic and alpine skiing, biking and traveling.
Appointment effective: 2/21/17
Appointment expires: 5/26/24
Michael H. Michaud
Nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Mike Michaud was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) in the U.S. Department of Labor on December 2, 2015. As the Assistant Secretary of VETS, Michaud served as the focal point in the federal government for veterans’ employment by preparing military service members for transition to civilian employment, assisting veterans to find good jobs, protecting veterans’ employment rights and promoting veterans’ employment in the private sector.
For more than 36 years, Mike has devoted his life to public service on behalf of the people of Maine and the country. Mike represented the 2nd Congressional District in Maine from January 3, 2003 to January 3, 2015. In Congress, Michaud spent all 6 terms serving on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and was selected by Leader Pelosi and the Democratic Steering Committee to become the ranking Democrat on the committee in his final term. Michaud also served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as well as the Small Business Committee. Prior to his election to Congress, Michaud served in the Maine State Senate from 1994 to 2002 and was unanimously elected Senate President in 2000 presiding over an evenly divided chamber consisting of 17 Democrats, 17 Republicans and one Independent under a unique power sharing agreement. In the second year, Michaud traded position with his Republican counterpart and became Senate President Pro Tempore. Prior to his 4 terms in the Maine Senate, Michaud was elected to 7 terms in the Maine State House of Representatives beginning in 1980. During that time, Mike held various leadership positions including, Speaker Pro Tem, Chair of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee and Chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Mike was born and raised in the Katahdin Region and graduated from Schenck High School in East Millinocket. Prior to and during his political career, Michaud worked for over 29 years at the Great Northern Paper Company in East Millinocket. Michaud currently serves on the Maine Community College Board of Trustees, the Katahdin Region Economic Development Board, the Katahdin Region Broadband Utility and the Board of Selectmen in the Town of East Millinocket.
Appointment effective: 5/9/19
Appointment expires: 5/26/23
Patricia (Trish) A. Riley
Trish Riley is President of the non-profit Center for Health Policy Development and executive director of its National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) with offices in Portland, Maine and Washington, D.C.. She built the organization as CEO from 1988 to 2003 with initial support from the Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine. From 2003 to 2011, she served as director of the Governor’s Office of Health Policy and Finance, where she was the principal architect of Dirigo Health Reform and served as Maine’s liaison to the federal government and Congress, particularly during deliberations around national health reform. She chaired the Governor’s Steering Committee to develop a plan to implement the Affordable Care Act in Maine. She was the distinguished senior fellow in State Health Policy at George Washington University and taught at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service.
Ms. Riley has also held appointed positions under five Maine governors, directing the Office on Aging, Medicaid and state health agencies, She has published and presented widely about state health reform. Nationally she has served as a member of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), the Health Services Committee of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, and the Federal Council on Aging. In Maine, Ms. Riley has served on numerous boards and commissions including the Maine Community Foundation, the Maine Humanities Council, the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics, the Maine Health Access Foundation and the Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute. She is an alumna of the University of Maine to which she returned, while working full –time, to earn an M.S. in Community Development. She has chaired the University’s Board of Visitors and the Alumni Association and served on the Board of the University of Maine Foundation. Ms.Riley resides in Brunswick.
Appointment effective: 6/10/19
Appointment expires: 5/26/23
Elizabeth (Betsey) M. Timm
Betsey Timm is a financial services industry leader recognized for building and managing profitable businesses. She served as President for Bank of America and Citicorp in Maine. Her strong financial acumen and expertise in business development, marketing, talent management, governance and regulatory compliance are widely acknowledged.
Currently, Betsey serves on the AVANGRID Board of Directors and its Audit & Compliance Committee. AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a diversified energy and utility company with more than $30 billion in assets and operations in 26 states. Most recently she was a management consultant for REMAX/By the Bay, a leading regional real estate firm, assisting with the firm’s three locations in Maine and NH where she advised the Owner and Designated Broker on strategic priorities, communications, professional recruitment and retention, management routines, and leadership skills. The company was successfully sold in December of 2015. She is the past president of the Maine Chapter of the International Women’s Forum, president of the Board of Girl Scouts of Maine, a member of the Boston Club and its Corporate Board Committee, a board member of the Olympia Snowe Leadership Institute and is active with a number of other non-profit organizations. Until her retirement, she was the Bank of America Maine Market President and Consumer Market Executive. She held full P&L responsibility for the retail branches and led brand strategy, government relations and charitable giving for all Maine lines of business. As retail Market Manager and President of Fleet Bank of Maine, she led 87 branches in the states of Maine and New Hampshire. Previously, Ms. Timm was President of Citibank in Maine and she began her banking career with Canal National Bank, now Key Bank of Maine, holding positions with increasing responsibility in commercial banking and wealth management. During her banking career, Ms. Timm was a two-time, bi-partisan gubernatorial appointee to the Maine State Housing Authority and served as the first woman President of the National Council of State Housing Boards. She was the first woman Chair of the Board of Directors of the Maine Bankers Association and a past member of the American Bankers Association Government Relations Council and its Executive Committee. Throughout her career she has been actively involved in community organizations and was honored by the Girl Scouts of Maine, Jobs for America’s Graduates, and the YWCA in Portland, Maine.
Ms. Timm earned an MBA from the University of Southern Maine, a BA from the University of Maine at Orono, and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Commercial Lending Graduate School at the University of Oklahoma. She also completed the Institute for Civic Leadership Program and was a member of the inaugural class of Leadership Maine. She has two grown daughters and lives in Falmouth, Maine.
Appointment effective: 10/30/17
Appointment expires: 5/26/20