Governing Board of Directors

Meet the Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine, Inc. Governing Board of Directors

Fairfield Bonsall joined the Board in 2017 and brings experience in Development, Marketing, Public Relations and Human Resources. Fairfield currently serves as the President. He is employed with Spurwink, in Human Resources and is the Chairman/President of the Board of TechnOldie Services, a 501(c)3 organization. Fairfield attended the University of Maine at Farmington, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Legal studies. While there, Fairfield was Treasurer of Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-educational service organization founded on the principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service.

Rilla Bray joined the Board in 2009. She is presently a Youth Case Manager for The Landing Place, part of the Knox County Homeless Coalition. Rilla is also a mother and community volunteer.

Susan Hall-Taylor recently joined the Board in November 2017. Susan is a retired Adult Education Director for RSU #40. She brings a wealth of experience to the board, which includes: group leadership; public relations; grant writing; facilitation and many other areas of expertise. Susan is a community volunteer.

Eve Jamieson recently joined the Board in November 2019. Eve has a background in special events and public relations. She is a mother of six, a community volunteer and an advocate against domestic violence.

Lynda Letteney joined the Board in 2017 and currently serves as Secretary. Lynda’s expertise includes 38 years in public education at the High School level, 25 years as a teacher, and 13 years as Principal/Assistant Principal. She is currently retired and has served on several boards with presently being a community volunteer.

Mary Watson joined the Board in 2019. Mary is the SR. HR Generalist at Fisher Engineering, a division of Douglas Dynamics, LLC and has worked in the Human Resources field for 16 years. She has been a member of the MidCoast Human Resources Association, a local Society for Human Resource Management chapter, for more than 14 years and has served in the capacities as Membership Chair, Board Treasurer and on the Government Affairs Committee. Mary currently serves on Industry Advisory Committees at several educational facilities. She is the past recipient of the Maine Families Program and is grateful for the opportunity to give back to what was freely given her and add more value through her experience. Mary lives in the Midcoast area with her husband, Zach and son Alex. She mainly enjoys all of her free time with family, running, and serving her community in various facets.

Susan Wejchert joined the Board in 2015.  Susan is a retired Elementary School Teacher grades K-3 and presently serves as the Treasurer on the board, along with being a community volunteer.

Bethany Yovino joined the Board in January 2018. Bethany has worked for the Maine Department of Education as an Early Childhood Special Educator for Child Development Services for 25 years. As a home visitor for Child Development Services, Bethany understands the importance of supporting families as they navigate the very important job of parenting young children.

The Board of Directors, wishes to extend an invitation to members of the community to join the Governing Board of the Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine, Inc. The Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine, Inc. is a small non-profit 501©3 organization serving all parents and their families in Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties since 1989.  The Board has six regular meetings per year, as well as a couple of additional fundraising-related meetings as needed.

The program offers parenting education, group activities and other support for all families. Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine, Inc. operates together with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Families/Parents as Teachers™ Parent Education Program. Goals of the program include:

  • helping all parents to complete their educational goals;
  • learn about child development in order to become their child’s first and most important teacher; and
  • finding the community resources and support they need in order to build strong, healthy families.

 The Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine, Inc. relies heavily on fundraising and donations.