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
  • Janice deLima – Norway Savings Bank
  • Sarah Halpin (Chair) – Back Cove Financial
  • Karen Garland-Kidder – Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County
  • Molly O’Connell – Maine Association of Nonprofits
  • Dannel Malloy – University of Maine System (Ex Officio)
  • Sarah Ruef-Lindquist – Allen Financial
  • Candace Sanborn – Radiant Image
  • Cheryl Timberlake – Capitol Insights
  • Deirdre Wadsworth – Hardypond Construction
  • Laura Warner – Biddeford Savings
  • Michael Young – United Way of Greater Portland

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