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.

Sally Mackenzie

Chair 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.

Ed Harris

Vice Chair 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.

Dave Jean

Treasurer CPA specializing in construction and real estate development at Albin, Randall & Bennett.

Sharon Whitney

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.


Eileen Hornor

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.

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.


The Board of Directors will meet at 4:30 PM on the following days at our high school campus, 8 Leavitt Drive in Brunswick.

MEETING DATES for 2017-18: 

September 20- MinutesAgenda

October 18- Minutes,  Agenda

November 15 –  Minutes,  Agenda

December 20 – HCA Board agenda 12:20:17

January 17

February 14 

March 21

April 11 

May 16

June 20


All HCA Board meetings are open to the public. Community members who would like to address the Board are encouraged to attend the Board meetings or send the matter in writing to Board President Sally Mackenzie at least 48 hours before the regularly scheduled meeting.

Prior meeting agendas and approved meeting minutes can be found here.

March 15, 2017 Meeting minutes available here.

May 17, 2017 Meeting minutes available here.

June 27, 2017 Meeting minutes available here.