Board of Directors

Abigail Bryant, President; Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Christy Bergland, Vice President; Art Therapist and Artist
Derek Seabury, Treasurer; Maker and Datasource Consulting
Bistra Nikiforova, Secretary; Communications and Marketing Specialist
Sarah Lafortune, Acting Executive Director; Former K-5 Teacher and Yoga Instructor at Samudra Studios
Josh Soley, SIOR, CCIM, Director; President/CEO, Maine Realty Advisors
Nick Blunier, Director; Art Teacher, Sweetser


Sarah Lafortune, Acting Executive Director
Nick Blunier, Art Programming Director

Board of Advisors

John Austin, University of New England P.D. Merrill Endowed Chair of Business
Emma Bouthillette, MFA, RYT-200, Marketer and author of A Brief History of Biddeford
Stephen Burt, Chair of the Department of Arts, University of New England
Abigail Carroll, Creator, entrepreneur & investor
Amy Clearwater, Biddeford City Council
Niki Cousineau, co-director of Subcircle
Jacqui DeFrança, Dance artist and small business owner
Sarah Daniels, University of New England
Dr. Stephanie Edwards, Ph.D., Executive Director, Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium
Don Furman, Partner at Furman Gregory Deptula
Gabrielle Gallucci, Spurwink
William Giordano, Tilth Arts & Agriculture, IGNITE Program Advisor
Karin Gregory, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Highway Capital
Kim Largey, artist and small business owner
Timothea Pham, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Megan Rochelo, Chief of Staff, Maine State Legislature
Rachel Somerville, Maine College of Art & Design
Roxi Suger, Designer and Owner of Angelrox, Suger & Suger Bōle

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