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Mike Miles (President) is a senior human resources consultant doing business as Your Human Resource. He has served as Director of Human Resources for the City of Portland, Vice President of Human Resources and Training for Youth Alternatives Ingraham, and as Associate Vice President for the University of New England. His career emphasis has been on developing thriving organizational cultures that support optimal performance.


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Tom Ranello (Vice President) is a realtor with Keller Williams Realty, with over 28 years of experience in real estate. He is also the President of the Greater Portland Board of Realtors. As a licensed auctioneer, Ranello has given his time to host hundreds of fundraising events for numerous nonprofits across Maine. He is involved in Habitat for Humanity for Greater Portland. And through his work with the Rotary Club, Ranello has travelled to Honduras on a mission trip that providing resources and aid to impoverished individuals in Central America.


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Tony DiSotto (Treasurer) is Vice President and Business Banking Relationship Manager at KeyBank, where he specializes in providing commercial banking services to local businesses. He holds a B.A from Colby College and a MBA from Norwich University.


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John Branson (Secretary) is the founder of Branson Law Office, P.A. in Portland. Branson returned to Maine in 1999 after several years of practice at larger firms in Washington, D.C. and Boston. He is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.


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Max Bangs has been Vice President/Branch Manager at Bangor Savings Bank, where he oversees two branches in Portland and specializes in small business and consumer lending as well as retail banking products, since 2012. He has served on the board the Portland Regional Chamber’s PROPEL group and has volunteered with Portland Downtown.


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Ryan Ciriello is a Business Intelligence Analyst with Martin’s Point Health Care, and serves on Milestone’s Finance Committee. Last year, he completed Lift360’s Emerging Leaders Program, a comprehensive board training program that prepares individuals for nonprofit board work through practical board skills training including fiduciary oversight, finances, fundraising, roles and responsibilities, and interactive panels with local nonprofit leaders. Ciriello grew up in Sturbridge, Massachusetts and attended St. Joseph's College in Standish, Maine.  He lives in South Portland with his wife and two-year old son, with another child on the way this summer.  


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Russ Donahue is Senior Consultant and Principal at HDS Consulting, a marketing communications firm based in Freeport. An analyst and problem solver, he has a long history of working with non-profit, health care, quasi government, and industrial firms throughout New England and the Maritimes. An undergraduate of SUNY Geneseo, he earned a Masters in Management through New England College. In 2008 the Maine Public Relations Council honored him with its prestigious Edward Bernays Award. Russ grew up in Central New York, and now lives with his wife and two sons in Freeport. 


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Marc Foster, an Associate Broker with Vitalius Real Estate Group, manages residential, commercial, and retail properties in Maine and Massachusetts and has been working in residential and commercial real estate development since 2005. Originally from Lexington, Massachusetts, Marc has been living in Maine since 1997 and studied at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the University of Southern Maine. Prior to beginning his real estate career, he spent 12 years working as a network engineer in Massachusetts and California. He resides in the West End of Portland with his wife and son.


Todd Goodwin is the former Chief Executive Officer of Community Partners, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides residential, independent living, health care, personal and vocation supports to Maine residents with developmental and multiple disabilities. Prior to his position at CPI, he was the CEO of Mid-Coast Mental Health Center and VP of Administration at Community Counseling Center.


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Photo courtesy of David Harry

Christopher Poulos is an emerging national leader in criminal justice policy and addiction recovery. Selected as a “Law Student of the Year” by National Jurist Magazine, Poulos graduated with honors from the University of Southern Maine School of Law and served as chapter president of the American Constitution Society. Poulos also serves as an advisor to Senator Angus King on matters involving addiction and criminal justice policy. He completed an internship with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy where he worked to further the President’s National Drug Control Strategy. He was a Legal Fellow at The Sentencing Project in Washington, D.C. Poulos overcame addiction, homelessness and a federal incarceration.


Tom Ptacek is Veterans Health Care Outreach Community Organizer with Preble Street, where he previously contributed in advocacy efforts with Homeless Voices for Justice for three years. He also serves on the Board of Community Housing of Maine.


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Kinna Thakarar is an infectious disease (ID) physician with a background in addiction medicine and health services research. She received a BA in Health and Societies from University of Pennsylvania, DO from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and an MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed internal medicine residency at Cambridge Health Alliance and ID fellowship at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Thakarar is currently an attending physician at InterMed, works at the Virology Treatment Center in Portland, and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Maine Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine.