Jeffery N. Mills, Ph.D.

President/CEO
jeffmills@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Jeffery N. Mills, Ph.D.

President/CEO
Email: jeffmills@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Jeffery N. Mills has served as president/CEO of the University of Maine Foundation since July 1, 2012. A native of Bryant Pond in western Maine, Jeff is pleased to return to Maine and his alma mater. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maine and his graduate degrees from Arizona State University. Mills served as vice president of advancement at the University of Maine and president/CEO of the University of Maine Alumni Association before assuming the position of vice president for advancement at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Jeff and his wife Tammy have a daughter Olivia and a son Robbie and live in Enfield.

Kevin Frazier

Chief Financial Officer
kfrazier@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Kevin Frazier

Chief Financial Officer
Email: kfrazier@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Kevin is a CPA and joined the Foundation in 1996 following a 12-year career in public accounting. As Chief Financial Officer, he sees firsthand how much the University of Maine means to its alumni, friends, community, and our State by the many, many generous gifts received at the Foundation. Kevin has three children including two UMaine grads and truly appreciates the education and opportunity resulting from attending the University of Maine. Kevin raised his family in Bangor but now lives in Hermon with his wife Kathy.

Sarah McPartland-Good

Senior Director of Planned Giving
sarahm@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Sarah McPartland-Good

Senior Director of Planned Giving
Email: sarahm@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Sarah joined the Foundation in 1998 as a planned giving officer, after having been in the private practice of law in Bangor for 10 years. She is a graduate of the Franklin Pierce Law Center. A native of Houlton, Sarah now resides in Hampden with her family. On July 1, 2008, Sarah assumed the position of Director of Planned Giving, and on July 1, 2016, she became Senior Director of Planned Giving.

Pat Cummings

Senior Director of Philanthropy
patricia.cummings@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Pat Cummings

Senior Director of Philanthropy
Email: patricia.cummings@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Liz Erickson

Director of Philanthropy
elizabeth.erickson@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Liz Erickson

Director of Philanthropy
Email: elizabeth.erickson@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Kim Goff

Director of Foundations, Grants & Special Projects
kimberly.goff@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Kim Goff

Director of Foundations, Grants & Special Projects
Email: kimberly.goff@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Kimberly A. Goff, MSLS, joined the University of Maine Foundation in 2016 as Director of Foundations, Grants, and Special Projects. Her professional career spans more than 27 years and has encompassed two land-grant, flagship universities and a regional healthcare system. Kim is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) and received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She and her husband live in Hancock, Maine and enjoy a blended family of five adult children and six grandchildren. Kim is an avid gardener, photographer, and cook. Kim's father was a long-time UMaine faculty member and administrator; her husband and daughter are UMaine graduates.

Monique Hashey

Director of Marketing
monique@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Monique Hashey

Director of Marketing
Email: monique@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Monique joined the Foundation in February 2014. Prior to taking time off to raise her daughter, she was the director of marketing at UMaine. She has also worked part-time doing marketing for the UMaine School of Performing Arts.

Dan Willett

Associate Director of Planned Giving
dwillett@maine.edu
207.253.5172

Dan Willett

Associate Director of Planned Giving
Email: dwillett@maine.edu
Phone: 207.253.5172

Dan joined the Foundation staff as a planned giving officer in the fall of 2001, after a 30-year career in the insurance industry. Dan, a native of Orono, graduated from the University of Maine with a BS in Business Administration in 1969 and an MBA in 1970. Dan is active in his community, serving on several municipal boards and community organizations. Dan lives in Gorham. He has two grown daughters, Beth and Laura. Dan works out of the Falmouth office.

Dee Gardner

Planned Giving Officer and Coordinator of Reunion Giving
dgardner@maine.edu
207.253.5195

Dee Gardner

Planned Giving Officer and Coordinator of Reunion Giving
Email: dgardner@maine.edu
Phone: 207.253.5195

Dee Gardner '89 joined the staff as a planned giving officer in July 2014. She has twenty-three years of experience in higher education, most recently at UMaine as senior associate director of admission and coordinator of the Portland office. Prior to joining UMaine she was director of admission at the University of Southern Maine. She works from the Falmouth office with Dan Willett.

Karen Kemble

Planned Giving Officer
karen.kemble@maine.edu
207.581.5116

Karen Kemble

Planned Giving Officer
Email: karen.kemble@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5116

Karen D. Kemble, Esq., joined the Foundation in 2015 as a planned giving officer. After having been in the private practice of law in Bangor for 10 years, Karen was the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity for the University of Maine. She is a graduate of Bates College and Cornell Law School. Karen grew up in Chesterville, Maine, and her primary hobby is attending her teenage childrens' various activities.

Terri Beyer

Philanthropy Officer
terri.beyer@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Terri Beyer

Philanthropy Officer
Email: terri.beyer@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Jessica Hosford

Philanthropy Officer
jessica.hosford@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Jessica Hosford

Philanthropy Officer
Email: jessica.hosford@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Jessica Hosford ’94, ‘97G joined the Foundation as a Philanthropy Officer in the spring of 2016. She has more than 15 years of development experience working in higher education, local non-profits, and as a consultant. She brings experience in donor relations, annual giving, event management, proposal development, and advancement services.  She lives in Bucksport with her husband and three daughters.

Joe Light

Philanthropy Officer
joseph.light@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Joe Light

Philanthropy Officer
Email: joseph.light@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Joe Light ’04, joined the Foundation as a Philanthropy Officer in the summer of 2016, after spending three years as a Development Officer at the University of Maine. He spent eight years working in the advertising industry after earning his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine in 2004. Joe is proud to be a third-generation Black Bear. He lives with his wife and fellow alumnus Aimee, and their two children in Bangor.

Martin Novom

Philanthropy Officer
martin.novom@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Martin Novom

Philanthropy Officer
Email: martin.novom@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Martin L. Novom, CFRE joined the Foundation in July 2016 as a Philanthropy Officer. Previously he had worked for the University of Maine Office of University Development as a Senior Development Officer beginning in June 2011. Martin is passionate about the importance of charitable giving and its role in allowing donors an opportunity to make the world a better place. He has 30 years of experience as a philanthropic fundraiser and has been certified since 1992. He the lead author and editor of “The Fundraising Feasibility Study: It’s Not About the Money,’’ and is a Master Trainer with the Association of Fundraising Professionals. As a part-time student Martin is pursuing a Masters of Arts in history at UMaine. When is he is not working he is downhill skiing in the winter and tending his organic vegetable garden and sea kayaking in the summer. Martin has two adult children and, with his wife Deborah, lives in Clifton, Maine.

Diane Woodworth

Philanthropy Officer
diane.woodworth@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Diane Woodworth

Philanthropy Officer
Email: diane.woodworth@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Pam Shaw

Manager of Information & Computer Services
pshaw@maine.edu
207.581.5101

Pam Shaw

Manager of Information & Computer Services
Email: pshaw@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5101

Pam joined the Foundation in 1996 after working for 13 years in a similar role at the University of Maine's Development Office. She serves as the Foundation's director of information and computer services. Pam is an Orono native who received a clerical degree from Beal College. In her spare time, Pam enjoys gardening, walking and various other outdoor activities.

Roberta Leavitt

Gift Processing Manager
roberta.leavitt@maine.edu
207.581.1123

Roberta Leavitt

Gift Processing Manager
Email: roberta.leavitt@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.1123

Kyla Harrison

Manager of Accounting
kyla.harrison@maine.edu
207.581.5107

Kyla Harrison

Manager of Accounting
Email: kyla.harrison@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5107

Kyla joined the Foundation in 2013 after spending 8 years on active duty in the Marine Corps and 7 years in public accounting. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Averett University and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting from the University of Maine. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Business Administration at UMaine.  She resides in Old Town with her family and enjoys running, playing soccer and spending time outdoors.

Jeff Bateman

Manager of Research & Data Services
jeffrey.bateman@maine.edu
207.581.1212

Jeff Bateman

Manager of Research & Data Services
Email: jeffrey.bateman@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.1212

Jeff joined the Foundation in 2015 after spending three years in the same position with the University of Maine.  He has more than 10 years fundraising experience, working in higher education and healthcare.  He lives in Hermon with his wife and children.

Kevin Foss

Manager of Programming & Reporting
kfoss@maine.edu
207.581.5120

Kevin Foss

Manager of Programming & Reporting
Email: kfoss@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5120

Holly Hatch

Stewardship & Donor Relations Coordinator
holly.hatch@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Holly Hatch

Stewardship & Donor Relations Coordinator
Email: holly.hatch@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Holly joined the Foundation in April 2012 as Information Services Associate with prior experience in banking, hospitality, medical, and aquatics. With strong family ties to Maine, she moved to the Bangor area after spending her childhood in Massachusetts. Active in the community, Holly has been involved for many years with area youth music and competitive swim programs as a volunteer and board member. She enjoys a good book, photography, playing piano, anything aquatic, and spending time with her family.

Derek Francis

Phonathon & Student Relations Coordinator
derek.francis@maine.edu
207.581.3546

Derek Francis

Phonathon & Student Relations Coordinator
Email: derek.francis@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3546

Derek joined the Foundation in 2015. He graduated with his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maine in 2011 and went on to complete his Masters of Education in 2014. A Maine native, Derek has lived in the Orono/Old Town area for the past 15 years and cares greatly for the local community.

Phonathon

Phonathon
umaineannualfund@maine.com
207.581.5100

Phonathon

Phonathon
Email: umaineannualfund@maine.com
Phone: 207.581.5100

The UMaine phonathon is an essential element of the Annual Fund. Every year, University of Maine students reach out to alumni and friends,sharing news of UMaine and requesting financial support. Our students represent many different majors and areas of interest but share one element in common: all love UMaine and are committed to helping to raise private support to ensure future excellence.

Joan Peters

Coordinator of Philanthropic Services
joan.peters@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Joan Peters

Coordinator of Philanthropic Services
Email: joan.peters@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Nancy Chute

Executive Assistant
nchute@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Nancy Chute

Executive Assistant
Email: nchute@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Nancy has been with the Foundation since 1993, having served as receptionist and administrative assistant to the President.  She enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.

Terri Libby

Administrative Assistant for Planned Giving Officers
tlibby@maine.edu
207.581.5111

Terri Libby

Administrative Assistant for Planned Giving Officers
Email: tlibby@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5111

Terri joined the Foundation in 2006.  She is the administrative assistant for the planned giving officers. She is an Old Town native and now resides in Milford.

Katie Lacombe

Administrative Assistant
katherine.lacombe@maine.edu
207.581.5100

Katie Lacombe

Administrative Assistant
Email: katherine.lacombe@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5100

Tracey Melody

Administrative Assistant
tracey.melody@maine.edu
207.253.5172

Tracey Melody

Administrative Assistant
Email: tracey.melody@maine.edu
Phone: 207.253.5172

Tracey works out of the Falmouth office.

Lin Aubrey

Administrative Assistant
lindsey.aubrey@maine.edu
207.581.1162

Lin Aubrey

Administrative Assistant
Email: lindsey.aubrey@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.1162

Sarah Penley

Marketing Associate
sarah.penley@maine.edu
207.581.1159

Sarah Penley

Marketing Associate
Email: sarah.penley@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.1159

Barbara LaPlante

Annual Giving Data Analyst
barbara.laplante@maine.edu
207.581.3500

Barbara LaPlante

Annual Giving Data Analyst
Email: barbara.laplante@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3500

Heidi Martinson

Marketing Assistant
heidi.martinson@maine.edu
207.581.5115

Heidi Martinson

Marketing Assistant
Email: heidi.martinson@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5115

After transferring to the University of Maine in 2013 to finish school, Heidi began working at the Foundation as a student intern. In 2015, she graduated from the University with a degree in journalism, and began working full time at the Foundation. As Marketing Assistant, Heidi provides support to the marketing department at the Foundation, as well as performs some donor relations. She lives in Bangor, Maine, and enjoys getting outside and hiking during the weekends, as well as visiting her parents and younger brother in her hometown of Brunswick, Maine.

Kaley Benner

Gift Processing & Advancement Assistant
kaley.benner@maine.edu
207.581.3565

Kaley Benner

Gift Processing & Advancement Assistant
Email: kaley.benner@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3565

Malissa Moore

Staff Accountant
malissa.moore@maine.edu
207.581.5125

Malissa Moore

Staff Accountant
Email: malissa.moore@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.5125

Melinda Ryan

Financial & Human Resources Assistant
melindar@maine.edu
207.581.1150

Melinda Ryan

Financial & Human Resources Assistant
Email: melindar@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.1150

Katie Lattari

Research Analyst
katie.lattari@maine.edu
207.581.1198

Katie Lattari

Research Analyst
Email: katie.lattari@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.1198

Katie Lattari was hired by the Foundation in September 2015 as a Research Analyst. Previous to working for the Foundation, she held the same position with the University of Maine Office of University Development. In her spare time, Katie serves as adjunct faculty in UMaine's Department of English where she teaches Creative Writing courses. She has also served as a UMaine Honors College thesis advisor. Katie studied English and fiction writing during her undergraduate and graduate studies, and her debut novel American Vaudeville was published by MAMMOTH Books in 2016. Her short fiction has been published in the Ursa Literary Review, NOO Journal, and Cabildo Quarterly, among other places, and prize-winning work is forthcoming in the Neoverse Short Story Anthology.

Deborah Ramp

Records Specialist
deborah.ramp@umit.maine.edu
207.581.1140

Deborah Ramp

Records Specialist
Email: deborah.ramp@umit.maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.1140

Debbie joined the Foundation in September 2015 after working 34 years in similar roles at the University of Maine Alumni Association and the University of Maine Development Office. She is principally responsible for biographic data maintenance in our alumni database.

She and her husband Randy enjoy spending time motorcycling, four-wheeling, camping and attending New England Patriots and Red Sox games.

Jodi Klimas

Research Assistant
jodi.klimas@maine.edu
207.581.3563

Jodi Klimas

Research Assistant
Email: jodi.klimas@maine.edu
Phone: 207.581.3563

CJ Bowen

Student Intern

CJ Bowen

Student Intern
Email:
Phone:

CJ joined the Foundation office staff in the summer of 2017 after working at Phonathon during the school year. He is a member of the Class of 2020, and he is from Plaistow, New Hampshire.