The Board of Directors has general authority over the funds, policy
direction and management of the project. It is composed of stakeholders
that include eleven persons representing specific stakeholder positions
as well as persons representing special sectors and at large seats.
Full Board meetings are held quarterly, while the Executive Board meets
monthly in months without a full Board meeting.
Board Chair: Jacki Cohen, Portland, at-large
Mel Cote, Manager, Ocean and Coastal Protection Unit, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency
Matt Liebman, Environmental Biologist, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (alt)
Patrick Cloutier, Director, South Portland Water Resource Protection,
Fred Dillon, Stormwater Coordinator, City of South Portland
Jed Wright, Gulf
of Maine Project, Office of Director of the Gulf of Maine
Office of U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Michael Feldman, Brunswick, at-large representative
Don Witherill, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Land and Water (alt)
Joe Payne, Casco BayKeeper, Friends of Casco
Howard Gray,Treasurer, Board of Environment Northeast
Karen Wilson, Assistant Research Professor, USM Department of Environmental Science, Office of President, University of Southern Maine
Kohl Kanwit, Public Health Bureau Director Maine
Department of Marine Resources
Erno Bonebakker, Casco Bay Island Development
Kathi Earley, Manager, Engineering Services, City of Portland, municipal representative
Charles Hebson, Chief Hydrologist, Maine Department of Transportation (alt)
Robert Stratton, Supervisor of Fisheries and Wildlife Support Division, Maine
Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Office of
Commissioner, Maine Dept. IF&W
Charlene Poulin, Chief Operator Wastewater Systems, Portland
Kathleen Leyden, Director, Maine
Coastal Program, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Tom Shyka, NERACOOS; Seacoast Science Center
Wing Goodale, Deputy Director, Biodiversity Research Institute
Rebeccah Schaffner, Greater Portland Council of Governments
Robert Gerber, Senior Engineer & Geologist at Ransom Environmental Consultants, Inc.