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

ChairAssociate 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 ChairRetired 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

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

Cynthia W. Shelmerdine

SecretaryRetired 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.


Alan Yuodsnukis

Mr. Yuodsnukis is currently a lead teacher in the RTI Program and a faculty advisor to the National Honor Society at Gardiner Area High School.  He is formerly a Systems Administrator and Senior Production Planner at LL Bean, Inc.  Alan's board experience includes service to the College Guild and Brunswick School Board. He is a lover of good books, high gradient rivers, and old Scottish salmon flies.

Nancy Andersen

Sue Priest

Sue is a public school educator in Brunswick, Maine. She graduated from the University of Maine, Farmington in 1980 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education. In 2008, Sue earned her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.Sue lives in Brunswick, is the mother of two grown sons, and is an active member of First Parish Church.


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 2018-19: 

Wednesday, August 22 : Agenda,  Minutes

Wednesday, September 26: AgendaMinutes

Wednesday, October 24: Agenda, Minutes

Wednesday, November 28: Agenda, Minutes

Wednesday, January 9: CANCELLED

Wednesday, February 6: Agenda, Minutes

Wednesday, March 19: Agenda,  Minutes

Wednesday, April 3: Agenda, Minutes

Wednesday, May 8: Agenda,  Minutes

Wednesday, June 5: Agenda

Monday, July 15, Special Meeting Agenda

MEETING DATES for 2017-18: 

September 20- MinutesAgenda

October 18- Minutes,  Agenda

November 15 –  Minutes,  Agenda

December 20 –  Minutes,  Agenda

January 24 – Agenda, Minutes

February 14 – Agenda, Minutes

March 21- Agenda , Minutes

NEW DATE: April 25 – AgendaMinutes

May 16 – Agenda, Minutes

June 20- Agenda  *NOTE, this meeting was cancelled due to a lack of quorum. 

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.