New Ventures Maine is served by an Advisory Council whose members are appointed by the Governor. The Advisory Council serves in a strategic planning capacity, supports the development, marketing and advocacy of the agency, and hosts the biennial Funders’ Reception. Advisory Council members are chosen to represent a range of interests, skills and abilities and geographic areas and include past program participants.

Advisory Council members provide important links to and from education, business, and non-profits and offer significant role models of community leadership to staff and program participants alike.

Current members:

  • Karin Anderson – Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
  • Tony Ayotte – Cianbro Institute
  • Mary Cathcart – Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine
  • Janice deLima – Norway Savings Bank
  • Sarah Halpin (Chair) – The Danforth Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Stephanie Harp – HarpWorks Writing Services
  • Maria Hinteregger – United Way of Mid Coast Maine
  • Larinda Meade – Artist/Printmaker
  • Muriel Mosher – Maine MEP
  • James Page – University of Maine System
  • Cheryl Timberlake – Capitol Insights
  • Dennis Unger 
  • Deirdre Wadsworth – Hardypond Construction

For more information please contact Gilda Nardone, E.D. at (207) 621-3437 or nardone@maine.edu