About Us

Maine 4-H Foundation staff and volunteers

The staff and volunteers of the Maine 4-H Foundation work very diligently to support the initiatives of the UMaine Extension 4-H Program.

Leading fundraising campaigns, offering advice to clubs on how to raise funds for their events, and providing leadership in different programming areas are just some of the commitments of our staff and volunteers.

Maine 4-H Foundation Board 2022


Sean CameronSean Cameron
Board President (2023)
Rumford, Maine
Carla LafayetteCarla Lafayette
Board Vice President (2023)
Hampden, Maine
Jay NuttingJohn (Jay) Nutting
Board Secretary (2023)
Vassalboro, Maine
Lynn GallagherLynn Gallagher
Board Treasurer (2023)
Gray, Maine
Deb Chase
Scholarship Chair (2023)
Farmington, Maine
John Knuerr
Learning Center Chair (2023)
Tenants Harbor, Maine


  • (2023-1) Jason Judd, Portland, Maine
  • (2024-2) Karen Hatch Gagne, Sidney, Maine
  • (2024-2) Katherine Kugleman, North Bridgton, Maine
  • (2025-1) Susan M. Scacchi, Holden, Maine
  • (2025-2) Jon Olson, Mt. Vernon, Maine
  • (2025-2) Molly Stifler, White River Junction, Vermont
  • (2026-1) Dr. Ron O. Brown, Portland, Maine
  • (2026-1) Justin Kiger, Windham, Maine
  • (2026-2) Lavon Bartel, Steuben, Maine
  • (2026-2) George Conant, Scarborough, Maine
  • (2026-2) Mike Sawyer, Augusta, Maine

Board terms end on the first day of January of the year indicated unless agreed to a second term.

Youth Trustees

  • (2024) Maddie Gray
  • (2024) Jacob Mitchell

Honorary Members

  • Scott Johnson, Ellsworth, Maine
  • Lincoln Merrill, Yarmouth, Maine
  • Taylor Mudge, Camden, Maine
  • Devora Stager (Florida address)


University of Maine President or Representative

  • President Joan Ferinni-Mundy, Orono, Maine

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Liaison Members

  • Dean Hannah Carter, Orono, Maine
  • Lisa Phelps, 4-H Program Administrator, Orono, Maine
  • Ryder Scott, Executive Director of 4-H Camp and Learning Center, Bryant Pond, Maine
  • Jen Lobley, Extension Professor and Volunteer Development, Machias, Maine