Governing Board of Directors
Meet the Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine, Inc. Governing Board of Directors
Fairfield joined the board in 2017 and serves as President. He brings experience in Development, Public Relations, and Human Resources. Fairfield is employed with MaineHealth as a Senior HR Representative supporting over 22,000 employees. He has been involved in non-profits since attending the University of Maine where he majored in Political Science and Legal studies. While there, Fairfield was the Treasurer of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service organization founded on the principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service.
Rilla joined the Board in 2009. She has a background in family planning counseling and education. She is also a mother and community volunteer.
Susan joined the Board in November 2017. She has a background in teaching and administration including adult education, family literacy and elementary education. In retirement she currently serves as secretary for the Board of the Parent Program, volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters and within her Stockton Springs community.
Kerry is a midcoast native who can’t imagine living away from the ocean. Her professional career includes 30 plus years of ophthalmic medical assisting. Currently she is office manager in a small computer shop, and her creative juices are fueled as Costume Director for MVHS. She has two adult daughters, two elderly parents, has served on the Bremen school board and the CLC adult ed board, and volunteers in her community.
Susan joined the Board in 2015 and is its treasurer. She is happy to serve on the Board to support the mission of the PPMM. Susan is a retired elementary school teacher who worked with grades K-3 during her career in Brewster, New York. Working with primary age students, Sue knows the importance of parents as their child’s first teachers and that a quality developmental ECE program builds an essential foundation for a child’s future growth. Sue also works as a community volunteer for other causes she supports. She also can be found gardening, beach combing and relaxing with her husband Jan.
From preschool (Tuft’s Eliot Pearson Child study Program) to Prerelease and MSP (Sunshine Lady Foundation) Elizabeth’s educational work has focused on empowering individuals to become their best selves. Early / special education practitioner and later as an administrator on adult education, Elizabeth built innovative community based programs to provide key services to “clients.” Long retired, she lives on the Medomak River and volunteers and supports several nonprofit initiatives.
Bethany joined the Board in January 2018 and currently serves as the Vice-President of the board. She 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.