Board of Directors

Sweetser’s Board members represent a variety of professions and many have first-hand experience with children who have special needs. All are committed to our mission and actively serve as committee members, fundraisers, volunteers, and advocates.

Chair: Jessica A. Demers, Falmouth

  • Board member since October 2014
  • Occupation: Lawyer
  • Committees: Serves on all Sweetser Committees with the exception of Governance Committee
  • Education: BA Ursinus College; MA Converse College; JD University of Maine School of Law
  • Affiliations: Maine State Bar Association, American Bar Association and Parish of the Holy Eucharist


Vice Chair: James A. Nylund, Portland

  • Board member since October 2017
  • Occupation: Partner/Vice President at GoodNylund-Wealth Management of Steward Partners
  • Committees: Executive Commitee, Finance Committee and Chair of the Investment Sub-Committee
  • Education: BA Bowdoin College


Secretary: Gregory R. Prince, Gorham

  • Board member since May 2002
  • Occupation: Retired
  • Committees: Executive Committee, Golf Sub-Committee and Chair of the Development Committee
  • Education: Business and Marketing – Plymouth State College


Treasurer: Michele C. Del Tergo, Falmouth

  • Board member since February 2020
  • Occupation: Portfolio Manager at Bangor Savings Bank
  • Committees: Investment Sub-Committee, Executive Committee and Chair of the Finance Committee
  • Education: BA/BS Boston University; MBA Northeastern University
  • Affiliations: American Bankers Association, CAIA Association, CFA Institute, Investments and Wealth Institute, and Maine Audubon


Craig Alie, Portsmouth, NH

  • Board member since November 2022
  • Occupation: Retired
  • Committees: Chair of the HR Committee, Development Committee
  • Education: BA Colby College
  • Affiliations: Agassiz Village (Poland, ME) Board Member, including VP & Chair of Development Committee; SEED (Dover, NH) Board Member; Gather (Portsmouth, NH) Strategic Advisor


Anna-Marie DiPasquale, Biddeford

  • Board member since November 2022
  • Occupation: Retired Social Worker, Concord High School
  • Committees: Quality Oversight Committee
  • Education: BA in Psychology, New England College; MA School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
  • Affiliations: Active Volunteer with Foundation AHLE, an orphanage in Honduras


Diane H. Donaldson, Portland

  • Board member since October 2017
  • Occupation: SVP, Commercial Banking Team Lender at Bangor Savings Bank
  • Committees: Executive Committee, HR Committee and Chair of the Governance Committee
  • Education: BA Wheaton College
  • Affiliations: Genesis Fund Board Member and Finance Committee Member


Michelle R. LaChapelle, Ogunquit

  • Board member since October 2013
  • Occupation: Director of Engineering; Product, Strategy, & Compliance at Liberty Mutual
  • Committees: HR Committee and Auction Sub-Committee
  • Education: BA University of Southern Maine


Jay McCreight, Harpswell, ME

  • Board member since October 2023
  • Occupation: Retired from Maine Legislature
  • Committees: HR Committee
  • Education: BA in Counseling, College of Wooster; MSED in Counseling, USM – Gorham
  • Affiliations: Town of Harpswell Resiliency & Sustainability Committee, Midcoast Council of Governments Economic Dev Steering Committee and Harpswell Aging at Home Steering Committee


Steve McGrath, Cape Elizabeth

  • Board member since October 2021
  • Occupation: Retired (former CFO at H.A. Mapes, Inc.)
  • Committees: Finance Committee and Audit Sub-Committee
  • Education: BS Bates College; MA University of Maine Orono; MBA New York University
  • Affiliations: Board Member, Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation, and Treasurer & Executive Committee Member, Maine Energy Marketers Association


Brynn Riley, Scarborough

  • Board member since October 2015
  • Occupation: Clinical Quality Director at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Committees: Chair of the Quality Oversight Committee
  • Education: Masters of Health Policy and Management, University of Southern Maine
  • Affiliations: American Society of Quality Improvement


Mary Turgeon, Saco

  • Board member since October 2008
  • Occupation: Architecture at Gawron Turgeon Architects
  • Committees: Finance Committee, Auction Sub-Committee and Facilities Sub-Committee
  • Education: Wentworth Institute
  • Affiliations: LEED Accredited Professional, Mereda and Portland Chamber of Commerce


Ludmila Tutunaru, Cape Elizabeth

  • Board member since October 2019
  • Occupation: Retired, CFO Volunteers of America NNE
  • Committees: Chair of Audit Sub-Committee, Finance Committee, Governance Committee and Executive Committee
  • Education: Nicolae Balcescu University Bucharest, Romania
  • Affiliations: Board Member VOA NNE


Interested in becoming a board member? Complete the application and email to Lynn Leland.