Make Shift Coffee House Team & 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.

Co-Chairs

 
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Dr. Demi Kouzounas

Chair, Maine Republican Party
Saco

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Kathleen Marra

Chair, Maine Democratic Party
Kittery

 

Advisory Board

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Jane Gallagher

Volunteer
Yarmouth

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John Doyle, Esq.,

Chair, Cumberland County Republican Party
Baldwin

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Linda Lord

Former Director, Maine State Library
Brooks

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Phillip Bartlett II, Esq.

Attorney and Former Chair, Maine Democratic Party
Gorham

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Melanie Merz

Marketing Consultant, Bullhorn Baby
Make Shift Coffee House volunteer
South Berwick

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Sydney Avitia-Jacques

Community Organizer with the Maine People's Alliance
Portland

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Mike Lord

Retired Military (Army and Marines)
Hollis

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Cathy Roberts

President, Pieceworks, Inc and Former Selectperson
Montville

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Anne Jackson

Former Chair, Maine Community Foundation
Yarmouth

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Dr. Sharon McDonnell

Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist
Yarmouth

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Laura Young

Vice President for Philanthropy, Maine Community Foundation
Yarmouth

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Henry Chance

Master Scheduler, Project Management, CACI International
Washington, DC

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Chloe Beattie

Mt. Ararat High School Recent Graduate
Brunswick

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Jamie Ritter

Director, Maine State Library
Augusta

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Lisa Wilson

Freelance Editor
Yarmouth

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Mary Herman

Organizational Development Consultant
Brunswick

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Mike Cunningham

Chair, Waldo County Republican Party

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Pamela Plumb

Facilitator and former Chair of Portland City Council Portland

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Blake Winslow

College Student Presque Isle