Teams

Leadership Team

Michael E. Dubyak

FocusMaine Co-Chair
Chairman of WEX Inc.

Andrea Cianchette Maker

FocusMaine Co-Chair
Partner at Pierce Atwood LLP

Eleanor Baker

Co-founder of Baker Newman Noyes

William L. Caron Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer for MaineHealth

Dr. John Fitzsimmons

Fitzsimmons Consulting and President Emeritus for Maine Community College System

Karen G. Mills

Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School and Former Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Robert Moore

CEO and Chairman of the Dead River Company

William Ryan Sr.

Former Chairman and CEO, TD Banknorth Inc.

David Shaw

Founder and former CEO of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

FocusMaine Project Manager

Sarah Hach
Principal at Anchor Consulting Maine

Advisory Teams

Research Advisory Team

Charles Lawton, Ph.D.
Team Chair
Planning Decisions Inc.

Stephen Adams
American Institute for Economic Research

Timothy Agnew
Masthead Venture Partners

Betsy Biemann
Maine Food Cluster Project at Harvard Kennedy School (past director)

Charles Colgan, Ph.D.
Maine Center for Business & Economic Research

John Dorrer
Independent Consultant

Business Associations Advisory Team

Dana Connors
Team Chair
Maine State Chamber of Commerce

Yellow Light Breen
Maine Development Foundation

Robert Clark
Northern Maine Development Commission

Peter DelGreco
Maine & Company

Academic Advisory Team

Dr. James Page
Team Chair
University of Maine

Dr. James Dlugos
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

Dr. David Greene
Colby College

Laurie Lachance
Thomas College

Dr. Danielle Ripich
University of New England

Government Advisory Team

The Honorable John E. Baldacci
73rd Governor of Maine

The Honorable John R. McKernan Jr.
71st Governor of Maine

The Honorable Peter Mills
Former Maine State Senator

The Honorable Richard (Dick) Woodbury
Former Maine State Senator

Implementation Teams

Agriculture

Betsy Biemann
CEI (Coastal Enterprises, Inc.)

Steve Culver
Two Lights Group and Blue Ox Malthouse (formerly with Hannaford)

Andrea Cianchette Maker
Pierce Atwood LLP

Mark Dvorozniak
Marketing Strategy Decisions
(formerly with Barber Foods)

Gray Harris
CEI (Coastal Enterprises, Inc.)

John Rebar
University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Aquaculture

Sebastian Belle
Maine Aquaculture Association

Keith Bisson
CEI (Coastal Enterprises Inc)

William L. Caron Jr.
MaineHealth

Paul Dobbins
Ocean Approved

Des FitzGerald
Maine Venture Fund

Bill Keleher
Kennebec River Biosciences Inc.

Jonathan Labaree
Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Bill Mook
Mook Sea Farm

Dave Morang
Cooke Aquaculture Inc.

Don Perkins
Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Chris Vonderweidt
Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Biopharmaceuticals

Tim Agnew
Masthead Venture Partners

Claire Deselle
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems

Michael E. Dubyak
WEX Inc.

Fran Harrison
SMRT Architects and Engineers

Charles Lawton
Planning Decisions LLC

Edison Liu, M.D.
The Jackson Laboratory

Daniel Meyaard
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

Robert Montgomery-Rice
Bangor Savings Bank

Drew Sigfridsson
CBRE/The Boulos Company

Knowledge Workers Strategy

Melissa Smith, Team Chair
WEX Inc.

David Bell
IDEXX

Sarah Cox
L. L. Bean

Jim Ditzel
L. L. Bean

Jay Dearborn
WEX Inc. (formerly with McKinsey & Company)

John Dorrer
Independent Consultant

Richard Freeman
EMHS

Diane Garofalo
Unum

Tom Janenda
Elevate Consulting and Communications

Laurie Lachance
Thomas College

Marcia Leander
Unum

Ed McKersie
Pro Search

Gio Twigge
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

Johann Sabbath
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

Judy West
MaineHealth