HCA is governed by a non-profit Board of Directors comprised of community members dedicated to providing exceptional educational opportunities to Maine children. The Board is responsible for ensuring that HCA fulfills its mission by planning for the future, monitoring current operations, and evaluating the organization.
President Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Maine. Co-Facilitator of the Maine Principals Association New Principal Mentoring Program. Formerly: instructor and administrator in teacher preparation programs at Bowdoin, Colby, and Bates; Leadership program facilitator and coach (Maine School Leadership Network, Team Development Collaborative); American Studies teacher and Librarian at Freeport High School and English teacher at other Maine High Schools.
Vice President Retired university faculty with thirty years of experience teaching education and advising adults. Prior Board experience with People Plus, Brunswick, ME; Children’s Aid & Family Service, Northampton, MA; Tatnic Hill School, Wells, ME; Union for Experimenting Colleges & Universities, Cincinnati, OH.
Treasurer Senior Vice President and Manager of Commercial Lending, Androscoggin bank. Formerly Director of Finance & Operations, Washington Academy; Vice President, Commercial Banking, Machias Savings Bank.
Secretary Owner, Eartheart Gardens, Harpswell, Maine, specializing in developing iris cultivars. Previously an elementary school teacher; co-founder of Collins Brook School in Pownal, Maine; has devoted 30 years to helping people of varying ages and abilities learn to swim.
Owner, Two Coves Farm. Formerly humanities teacher at Casco Bay High School; Executive Director at Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum; Farm Manager and Dean of Students at The Meeting School, Rindge, NH.
Chef and owner of The Brunswick Inn. Formerly an English teacher at Loyola School in New York City. Past work experience includes editorial work for Loyola, Maine Central Institute, and Yankee Magazine.
CPA specializing in construction and real estate development at Albin, Randall & Bennett.
Cynthia W. Shelmerdine
Retired professor of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin. Active in research and currently adjunct professor at Bowdoin College. Prior Board experience with Bryn Mawr College and the American Recorder Society.