Trekkers is pleased to announce our Board of Directors and Officers for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Board leadership has been expanded to 16 members to meet the growing needs of our organization as we enter the fifth year of a six-year expansion that is incrementally doubling the number of student cohorts served by the program. The Board of Directors will work closely with staff and external stakeholders in looking to the future and furthering the mission, strategic objectives, and effective stewardship of our organization.
The five new board members installed at the December 3rd board meeting include Joyce Burnham – community member; Jenny Carter – 11th grade Trekkers student; Douglas M. Erickson – community member/Coldwell Banker Commercial SoundVest Properties; Michael Hersom, DMD – Trekkers parent/Glen Cove Dental Associates; and Larry Schooley – alumni parent/Child Development Services.
The organization’s 16 board members also include Sam Black – community member/retired attorney; John Bragg – Penobscot Bay Medical Center ; Jack Carpenter – Youth Forum Maine, Inc. and co-founder of Trekkers; Joseph Higdon – community member/retired investment analyst; Jan Letourneau – alumni parent/St. George School; Frank Magrogan – alumni parent/social worker; Nancy McLeod Carter – Island Institute; Ken Oelberger – community member/retired engineer; Stu Rich – alumni parent/PenBay Solutions; Kaleb Robinson – 12th grade Trekkers student; and Bethany Yovino – alumni parent/Child Development Services.
For officers, Trekkers appointed Stu Rich of PenBay Solutions as President. Rich succeeds outgoing President John Bragg. Other officers include Frank Magrogan – Vice-President, Ken Oelberger – Treasurer, and Jan Letourneau – Secretary. The biography of each board member is posted on Trekkers’ web site, www.trekkers.org/board.
Trekkers is a non-profit outdoor-based mentoring program that connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. During this program year, Trekkers will serve expanded enrollment in 7th through 11th grade classes and provide 19 expeditionary learning programs to 200 students. The organization serves the communities of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston. For more information about Trekkers, contact the office at 594-5095 or visit www.trekkers.org.