Thomas Hamilton, Hartford
Tom retired in 2003 after a 32-year career on the faculty of Phillips Academy, Andover MA. While a member of the faculty at Andover he taught classes in biology and chemistry, served as department chair, supervised a dormitory of 21 boys and coached squash and whitewater kayaking.
After retirement Tom fulfilled a long-held ambition to through-hike the Appalachian Trail. Subsequently, Tom has long-distant hiked throughout the world. He was a member of SAD 39 School Board before the district was incorporated into RSU10 and served on the Town of Hartford Planning Board and Solid Waste Committee. During the warmer months Tom monitors the water quality of Lake Anasagunticook under the auspices of the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program of Maine. He is currently a member of the governing Council of Mission at the Eastward and is an elder of the Hartford Community Church where he serves as Clerk of Session. Tom is on the RCAM Buildings Committee, Personnel Committee and Nominating Committee.
Geoffrey B. Miller, M. Ed. – Monmouth
Geoff was raised in Maine, grew up in Winterport, and received a B.S. and Master of Education from the University of Maine. After graduate school he worked in Student Services on university campuses from Wisconsin, Virginia, and returned to Maine in 1995. Mr. Miller worked in higher education for twelve and half years.
In 2001 he began his career as a civil servant working for the State of Maine and he continues to work in Augusta today. In his various positions in State government, Mr. Miller has developed statewide substance abuse prevention initiatives and programs with state and federal funds. His experience ranges from managing and supervising teams of professionals, to running the day to day operations of a state office providing statewide services. He has experience and skills in strategic planning, grant writing and reporting, media and marketing promotion, Request of Proposal and contract writing, and professional develop training.
Mr. Miller has served on state, regional, and national association committees in various leadership experiences. He served as the Maine College Health Association President, the National Prevention Representative for Maine to the National Association of State Drug and Alcohol Drug Director (NASADAD), and served on the planning committee for the New England Institute of Addiction Studies (NEIAS). He is honored to serve on the volunteer board of RCAM and looks forward in continuing his community service experience.
Judy Hamilton, Hartford
Tom and Judy Hamilton
Retired from Phillips/Andover Academy Massachusetts in 2003 where she filled various administrative positions, Judy now lives in Hartford (“the other Hartford here in Maine”) with her husband, Tom. Although not born in Maine, as her parents were, her extended family is rooted in the communities of Canton and Leeds. Growing up outside of Maine, graduating from college in Tennessee and grad school in New Hampshire, she has returned to Maine in retirement like so many others.
Volunteering her skills, talents and passions is a way of staying young and alive. She has been treasurer of two other non-profits in Maine, served on multiple town committees and active in local environmental projects. Judy enjoys working with numbers, details and being a part of a team, working together toward common goals and helping others. Spending time with family and friends, digging in her garden, building rock walls, walking to stay fit, travel and bird watching fill her life in retirement. Judy serves on the Session of the Hartford Community Church and is member of the Oxford County Hunger Coalition. As Treasurer, Judy is on the Finance Committee, and the Auction for Action Committee at RCAM.
Donna Hebert – Canton
Donna has two Associates Degrees one in Business Administration and one in Accounting. She worked for International Paper Mill in Jay as switchboard operator and when management decided to down size, she was offered a job in the mill and took a job in the finishing department. When the Mill went on strike she lost her job having been with the mill only 6 1/2 years.
Donna then took a job in housekeeping at the Victorian Villa in Canton, and was Treasurer for the Canton Sewer Department. She worked for five years at the nursing home , then Accepted a job with Newpage Paper Mill in Rumford. She retired from the sewer department after eleven years of service and the paper mill after 21 years of service.
She’s kept busy during her retirement as a member of the town budget committee, co-director of the Canton Food Pantry, serves on the Christmas Angel committee, and is head of the Outreach Program at the Canton Baptist Church where she is an active member.
Donna enjoys reading, adult coloring books, going for walks and spending time with family and friends.
G. Mike Ladd, Wayne
Mike’s early years were spent growing up in Kailua, Hawaii, a culturally/racially diverse land, very different from most of the rest of the country. He tries to get back home every other year or so, more often if possible. He has lived in Maine for much of his adult life, and raised his family here. “I respect and care deeply for the lifestyle that rural living can bring and recognize the challenges and hardships to everyday people that Northern living can bring.”
Mike is a Bates College graduate, with a masters from USM. He is an independent therapist working in Auburn, Maine, and a musician who has played professionally all of his adult life.
As well as a director for RCAM, Mike is also a director of the Maranacook Education Foundation, and the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation (Boston) and is active in the Wayne Community Church, as well. Mike Chairs the Personnel Committee and is on the Nominating Committee.
Richard H. Lee, Jr. – Turner
Richard joined the Board in the Fall of 2016. Dick has a long history in the field of education. He was on the faculty, and held the position of Department Chair and VP/Dean of Instruction at Central Maine Community College before his recent retirement.
He was active in the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission for Technical and Career Institutions, Faculty at University of Southern Maine and Southern New Hampshire University and an Education Program Specialist at the Maine State Approving Agency for Veterans Education; University of Maine System.
Dick currently has volunteer commitments with USM Lewiston-Auburn Senior College; Turner Public Library; Turner Planning Board, St. Philip Church in Auburn and RCAM.