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

Kathleen Marra


Chair, Maine Democratic Party


Kittery

Jane Gallagher

Volunteer

Yarmouth

John Doyle


Chair, Cumberland County Republican Party

Baldwin

Linda Lord

Former Director, Maine State Library


Brooks

Phillip Bartlett II, Esq.



Attorney and Former Chair, Maine Democratic Party



Gorham

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

Mike Cunningham Chair


Waldo County Republicans


Waldo