Board of Directors
HCA, Inc. is a Maine not-for-profit corporation and has received its 501 (c) (3) designation s as a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. An experienced and accomplished Board of Directors governs HCA. The Board exercises financial and legal authority, elects officers, and establishes committees for direction and oversight, while ensuring that the school has sufficient resources to realize its mission and vision. All 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 Joe Grady at least 48 hours before the regularly scheduled meeting. The Board of Directors meets at 5:00 PM on the third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise specified.
For approved Meeting Minutes, click on a date below:
- May 18, 2013 minutes
- June 19, 2013 minutes
- July 17, 2013 minutes
- July 31, 2013 minutes
- August 14, 2013 minutes
- August 27, 2013 minutes
- September 18, 2013 minutes
- October 23, 2013 minutes
- November 20, 2013 minutes
- December 18, 2013 minutes
- January 15, 2014 Board minutes
- HCA Board minutes 02-26-14 final.doc
- HCA Board minutes 03-19-14 final
- April 16, 2014 (HCA Board Agenda 4_16_14)
- May 21, 2014 @ Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room
- June 18, 2014 @ Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room
Joe Grady, President
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.
Ed Harris, Vice President
Erin Pelletier, Treasurer
Executive Director of Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation. Formerly Associate Director and Controller of The Environmental Schools, Ocean Park, Maine, Program Director and Naturalist, Ocean Park Environmental Site, and environmental educator.
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.
Vice President, Program Manager, Infrastructure Auditing, TD Bank North, Lewiston, Maine. Board member of Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Maine and 20 year veteran of the United States Navy.
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.
Retired Navy Vice Admiral with 35 years of service including frigate command, a communications station in Hawaii, US Naval Forces in Korea, and the Navy’s first Network command. Later worked as a senior executive in the Defense Industry. Additional experiences include serving with the Armed Forces Communications Electronic Association’s Educational Foundation Board, serving on the Advisory Board of Mission Readiness, and establishing a local neighborhood Men’s Book Club.
Public Relations Account Executive at Kemp Goldberg Partners in Portland,Maine. Former Harpswell resident, having spent childhood and adolescence growing up on Great Island.
Attorney and nonprofit consultant, certified in Nonprofit Supervision and Nonprofit Development. Founding Board Member of Maine Hands & Voices; past Legal Commissioner and Legislative Subcommittee Chair on the Governor’s Commission on the Deaf, Late Deafened and Hard of Hearing; High School sailing coach.
Owner of Slocum Chiropractic “A Creating Wellness Center” in Brunswick, Maine. Harpswell native. Co-creator of Learning Curves ™ and The Legion of Chiropractic Warriors, and the annual Purposeful Connections seminar and the developer of the highly successful personal and professional training company, Advanced Leadership Solutions.
HCA, Inc. is grateful to a small group of Harpswell citizens whose visionary thinking formulated the foundation for Harpswell Coastal Academy.
Tom Allen ■ Bob Anderson ■ John D’Anieri ■ Joe Grady ■ Scott Ruppert
The HCA Advisory Committee and its members operate under the guidance of HCA’s Board of Directors. Its mission is to build strong community relationships that generate the resources (financial and otherwise) HCA needs to open and operate a public charter school in Harpswell.
Tom Allen■ Sam Alexander ■John Anthony■ Bart Beattie ■ Elizabeth Bouve ■ Elizabeth Davis ■ Shelly Dean-Shaw ■ Phil Fuller ■ Paul Hickey■ Sean Kelly■ Rob Logan■ Dan McMahon■ Jennifer Nadeau■ Tom Ring ■ Rob Roark■ Amber Skinner