Make Shift Coffee House Advisory Board

The Make Shift Coffee House Advisory Board is a diverse group of leaders representing governments, businesses, and nonprofits from urban and rural communities across Maine. The Board is a good mix of liberals and conservatives and is co-chaired by the leaders of Maine’s Republican and Democratic parties.

This passionate group shares in the belief that Make Shift Coffee House face-to-face dialogue opens a path to greater civility in each community it visits.

Read the full bios here

Demi Kouzounas, Maine GOP
Demi Kouzounas
Chair-Maine Republican Party
Saco
Phil Bartlett, Maine Dems
Phil Bartlett
Chair-Maine Democratic Party
Gorham
Mike Cunningham
Chair, Waldo County Republican Party
Waldo

 

Jane Gallagher
Volunteer
Yarmouth
Ryan Pelletier
Aroostook County Administrator
St. Agatha
John Doyle
Chair, Cumberland County Republican Party
Baldwin
Linda Lord
Former Director, Maine State Library
Brooks
Melanie Merz
Marketing Consultant
South Berwick
Sydney Avitia-Jacques
Community Organizer with the Maine People’s Alliance
Portland
Mike Lord
Retired Military (Army and Marines)
Hollis
Cathy Roberts
President, Pieceworks, Inc and Former Selectperson
Montville
Anne Jackson
Former Chair, Maine Community Foundation
Yarmouth
Sharon McDonnell
Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist
Yarmouth
Laura Young
Vice President for Philanthropy, Maine Community Foundation
Yarmouth
Henry Chance
Project Management Consultant, DRT Strategies
Washington D.C.
Chloe Beattie
Mt. Ararat High School Recent Graduate
Brunswick
Jamie Ritter
Director, Maine State Library
Augusta
Lisa Wilson
Freelance Editor
Yarmouth
Mary Herman
Organizational Development Consultant
Brunswick