Milestone's Board of Directors
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.
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.
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.
John Branson (Secretary) is the founder of Branson Law Office, P.A. in Portland, a law firm serving the needs of individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. John 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.
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.
Ryan Ciriello works at Martin's Point Health Care as the Manager of Business Intelligence Reporting, and serves on Milestone’s Development Committee. In 2016, 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 children.
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 Executive Director of Broadreach Family & Community Services, a nonprofit organization that provides behavioral health, prevention, early childhood education and afterschool services to individuals and families throughout midcoast Maine. Prior to his position at Broadreach, he was the CEO of Community Partners, Inc. and CEO of Mid-Coast Mental Health Center.
Terry Hayes of Buckfield joins the Milestone Board with a passion for changing public opinion regarding addiction from a focus on judgement to one of compassion. Terry has worked as a teacher, an adult education administrator, and a child advocate in custody litigation. She currently serves as the Director of Workforce Development for HospitalityMaine - the association that represents more than 1000 Maine businesses in the state's second largest industry. Terry served on the local school board for more than 13 years; she served in the state Legislature for four terms; and she recently completed two terms as Maine's first Independent State Treasurer.
John Kilbride has served over twenty-five years as a police officer and is currently the Chief of Police for the Falmouth Police Department. Chief Kilbride holds a B.A in criminal justice and has attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA and holds an Executive Certification from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. He has attended the National Drug Abuse Summit in Atlanta, GA and serves actively in youth substance misuse programs within his community and region.
Bob MacKenzie is a 30 year veteran of law enforcement, currently serving as Chief of Police with the Kennebunk Police Department. Chief MacKenzie began his law enforcement career in 1988 with Kennebunk PD and rose through the ranks, being promoted to Chief of Police in 2008. Chief MacKenzie is a graduate of the 243rd FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree through Husson University. He is the producer of the “Point of No Return” a 30 minute movie which depicts the consequences of underage drinking and has been shown in 34 states. Chief MacKenzie is a Past-President of the Kennebunk Rotary Club in which he has served for the past 11 years and is the Chair of the Rotary District 7780 Recovery Initiative.
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.
Bridget Rauscher is a Portland, Maine native and a public health professional with over ten years of experience. Focusing on chronic disease prevention, Bridget has a particular passion for health equity and specializes in implementing evidence-based strategies to reduce the negative impacts of substance use. Bridget is an experienced grant writer, has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from St. Joseph's College, and is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health. Bridget enjoys boating, DIY projects, listening to true crime podcasts and most of all, being mom to her two small children, Camille and Eliot.
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.