Jim Shaffer, President

Jim Shaffer is a former media executive who developed a subsequent career as an educator. His 30+ year media career took him to Minneapolis, Baltimore, Buffalo, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Portland, Maine, where he was CEO of Guy Gannett Communications. He later served in a variety of teaching and administrative positions at the University of Southern Maine, including Dean of the School of Business. He retired from USM in 2012 and now works with non-profit organizations. 

Butch Baxter, Vice President

Butch joined the Board in August of 2015. Butch is the current Vice President and also serves on the Governance Committee. Butch is an Information Services Manager at L.L.Bean. 

Chrissy Atwood, Secretary

Chrissy Atwood is the Board Secretary and has served on the Board since 2012. She is a member of the Executive Committee and chairs the Governance Committee. Chrissy works in Human Resources at L.L.Bean.

Kelly Bristol, Finance Chair

Kelly Bristol has served on the Board since January of 2015. She serves as the Finance Committee Chair. Kelly is a CPA, employed as a Tax Manager at Baker Newman Noyes. 

Stacey McDonald, Fundraising Co-Chair

Stacey McDonald has served on the Board since 2014. She is a member of the Executive Committee and chairs the Fundraising Committee. Stacey is a Director at Unum.

Matthew Grondin, Fundraising Co-Chair

Matt Grondin has served on the Board since 2016. He is Co-Chair of the Fundraising Committee.  Matt is the Director of Major Gifts at the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.  

Melissa Lin

Melissa Lin is the past Board Vice President, Board President and has served on the Board since 2012. Melissa is a Transformation Services Sensei at Virginia Mason Institute. 

Michelle Thompson

Michelle Thompson joined the Board in August of 2015. Michelle is the Budget Manager at L.L.Bean.

Megan Diffley

Megan Diffley has served on the Board since January of 2015. She serves on the Fundraising Committee. Megan is currently the Manager, Employer Services at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). 

Erika Stump

Dr. Erika (Kika) Stump is a longtime supporter of the arts and grew up in midcoast Maine. After some time out-of-state, she returned to teach high school English and is now an education policy researcher at the University of Southern Maine. She and her husband are proud parents of their daughter, who has been in PSB's Young Dancer and Syllabus program since she was three years old.

Fiona Gordon

Fiona Gordon has served on the Board since January of 2015. She serves on the Fundraising Committee. Fiona is a fundraiser for Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. 

Parke Burmeister

Parke Burmeister has served on the board since 2016. He serves on the Fundraising Committee. Parke is the Principal Attorney at Casco Bay Law.

Dominique Keefer

Dominique Keefer joined the Board in August of 2015. She is an experienced Financial Services professional.