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Search Committee

Search Committee Chair:

Kelly Martin, CLU®, RICP® is an accomplished Registered Investment Advisor at Prudential with over 25 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. Ms. Martin is actively involved in her community. She serves on several boards and committees including the University of Maine System Board of Trustees, currently serving as Vice-Chair, Northern Maine Medical Center’s Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee, and the Northern Maine Medical Center’s Community Liaison Committee. She served six years on the University of Maine at Fort Kent Board of Visitors and held many leadership roles including two years as Board Chair. She has served as a board member for nine years at Lonesome Pine Trails, a local not-for-profit membership owned alpine ski area. Ms. Martin is a perennial volunteer at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center, home of the 2004 and 2011 Biathlon World Cup Championships, with her ongoing involvement in many programs and competitions hosted at this venue. Ms. Martin has volunteered on several municipal boards including the Town of Fort Kent Budget Committee and the Northern Aroostook Regional Airport Authority. Ms. Martin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine and has continued her advanced industry studies at The American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, PA.


Search Committee:

Joseph Becker is a Professor of English at UMFK with a PhD in Comparative Literature, and has been teaching World Literature, British Literature along with periodic courses in Comparative Mythology at UMFK since 2003. Over the years he has served as Chair of Academic Council, Chair of the Arts & Humanities Division, Chair of the Faculty Assembly, Chair of of Academic Advising, and various other roles. He and his wife live in Fort Kent, and have two grown daughters.


Douglas Cyr is currently the Senior Human Resource Manager for Irving Woodlands, LLC operations in Maine. Some of his previous professional experience includes Inside Sales and Demand Planner at Twin Rivers Paper in Madawaska, Maine. Before that he worked for Trico Mechanical Contractors, Inc. in Scarborough, Maine as the Operations Manager. Mr. Cyr has been involved with many organizations over the years such as; Local Workforce Investment Board, Lonesome Pine Trails Board, Fort Kent Chamber of Commerce Board, Maine Loggers Education Alliance, St. John Valley Career Pathways and Fort Kent Masonic AF&AM. He currently serves on the Site Selection Committee for the Valley Unified Regional Service Center and is Fort Kent Varsity Girls Soccer Coach.

Doug received his B.A. Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies; Business/Economics from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1999. In 2012 he also received a Leadership Foundations Executive Business Certificate from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.


Cameika Davis is currently a senior at the University of Maine at Fort Kent in the Business Management Program. She is originally from Montego Bay, Jamaica and came to Maine in 2016. She decided to attend UMFK because she was offered the opportunity to play soccer while obtaining an education. Since 2016, she has served in many different roles on campus and currently is the student senate president as well as a residential assistant on campus. After obtaining her undergraduate degree, she would like to enroll in a law program as she would like to practice law in the future.


Vanessa Degler has worked in the Business Office as an Accounting Support Specialist at UMFK since February 2018. Prior to that she served as a work study student at UMFK from August 2011 until September 2015 in the President's Office and Campus Store. She has been involved in many different groups and worked closely with the President at UMFK while in school. I graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.


James “Jim” Donnelly, Bangor Savings Bank SVP, Director of Retail Delivery, has had a 24 year career in banking. Jim is a member of the Leadership Committee, Management Loan Committee, and the Asset Liability Committee (ALCO) committees at Bangor Savings Bank.

Outside of the banking industry, Jim serves on the Board of Eastern Maine Health Systems and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Maine System. He is the Chairman of Maine Bankers Legislative Committee, and serves as the Vice Chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America – Mutual Bank Council. He has previously served as chairman of the State Ethics Commission, Chairman of the Loring Development Authority, and Chairman of United Way of Eastern Maine campaign. Jim served in the Maine Legislature from 1991-98. He led his caucus as Minority Leader in the House in the 118th Maine Legislature. Donnelly, the youngest member elected to the 115th Legislature and the Youngest Minority Leader in the Country in the 118th. Jim lives in Brewer with his wife, Melissa and their three sons. He graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle with a BA in Political Science and earned his MBA from Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University


Norman Fournier, a life-long resident of Wallagrass, Maine is a graduate of the University of Maine in Fort Kent with a B.S. in Education. He completed forty-five hours of a Doctoral Program in U.S. history at the University of Maine in Orono before being drafted into the army. He is a Vietnam Veteran. Norman retired in 2012. Prior to retiring he was the Executive Director of Fish River Rural Health (FRRH), a non-profit health care Corporation with a $2 million budget and two federally qualified health centers in Eagle and Fort Kent. Prior to joining FRRH in 1999, he was Associate Administrator of Northern Maine Medical Cecter, the local hospital located in Fort Kent. His career in the health care field was preceded by 14 years as Executive Director of the Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP), a $9 million, multiservice non-profit Corporation operating twenty-two different anti-poverty and community development programs. Previous to that he was Director of Children’s services and Director of the Head Start Program in Aroostook County. Norman has held an elected position as an Aroostook County Commissioner since 1988. Throughout his career he has been on many boards, councils and committees spanning local, county and state. He has served on the Maine Human Rights Commission, Aroostook County Manpower Planning Board, State Manpower Planning Council, Human Service Council, Private Industry Council of Maine, Maine Commission on Higher Education Governance, SAD#27 School Board, Saint John Vianney Pastoral Council, United Way Board of Directors, and the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. He has been involved with the University of Maine at Fort Kent by being a member of its Strategic Planning Committee, Board of Visitors, Foundation, and Alumni Association. Currently, he serves on the Executive Committee of Northern Maine Development Corporation, Wallagrass Board of Appeals, and Ambulance Services. He is also a Trustee for both Northern Maine Medical Center and Northern Maine General. Norman has been a recipient of several awards including an Honorary PHD from the University of Maine System, Community Action Partner Award from ACAP, Community Recognition Award from Aroostook Mental Health, Outstanding Alumni from the University of Maine at Fort Kent, Community Service Award from the University of Maine at Fort Kent, 2013 Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Citizenship Award and the 2015 Aroostook County Good Scout award from the Katahdin Area Council.


Shawn Graham LCPC/CADC is a faculty member and the program coordinator for the Behavioral Science program at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He has been working at UMFK for over 12 years and has also worked in the Behavioral Health field for close to 25 years. In addition to his work at UMFK, he maintains a small practice working as a mental health and substance abuse counselor with Life by Design in Fort Kent.


Don Guimond retired in 2018 after twenty-five years as the Town Manager of Fort Kent. Prior to serving as town manager, Don was Fort Kent’s Planning and Economic Development Director, a Program Assistant at the USDA Farm Service Agency and from 1980 to 1986, he was Manager at Acadia Federal Cred5it Union.

Don is currently affiliated with the following: Acadia Federal Credit Union Director; Northern Maine Medical Center Trustee; Buggy Brook Farms Owner/Operator; Maine Beef Producers Association and USA Biathlon – Level I Certification

A few of Don’s recognitions over the past several years are: St. John Valley Outstanding Conservation Farmer; Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Dirigo Award; Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Citizenship Award; Small Business Administration National Phoenix Award for Disaster Assistance; and University of Maine at Fort Kent Distinguished Service Award.

Don earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Husson University and a Master of Business Administration from Norwich University in Vermont.


Michael “Mike” Michaud has devoted his life to public service on behalf of the people of Maine and the country for more than 36 years. Mike represented the 2nd Congressional District in Maine from January 3, 2003 to January 3, 2015. In Congress, Michaud spent all 6 terms serving on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee as well as serving on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Small Business Committee. Prior to his election to Congress, Michaud served in the Maine State Senate from 1994 to 2002 and was unanimously elected Senate President in 2000 presiding over an evenly divided chamber consisting of 17 Democrats, 17 Republicans and one Independent under a unique power sharing agreement. Prior to his 4 terms in the Maine Senate, Michaud was elected to 7 terms in the Maine State House of Representatives. During that time, Mike held various leadership positions including, Speaker Pro Tem, Chair of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee and Chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Mike was born and raised in the Katahdin Region and graduated from Schenck High School in East Millinocket. Prior to and during his political career, Michaud worked for over 29 years at the Great Northern Paper Company in East Millinocket. Michaud currently serves on the Maine Community College Board of Trustees, the Katahdin Region Economic Development Board, the Katahdin Region Broadband Utility and the Board of Selectmen in the Town of East Millinocket.


Matthew Morrin currently serves as the Dean of Students at both the University of Maine at Fort Kent and the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He has over 25 years professional experience in student affairs and has held positions at six different colleges and universities. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida. He earned a Master in Education degree from Carthage College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University.

Matt has volunteered with several professional organizations and has served the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) in several national and regional roles, including the Chair of the Board of Directors, National Convention Chair, and Association Treasurer.


Tolu Oyeniyi is a Junior studying Computer Applications (Bs.) with a minor in Arts at the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK). Tolu is from Calgary, Alberta, Canada but was born in Nigeria. She came to UMFK for mainly two reasons - school and soccer; soccer is one of her passions and has been playing for fourteen years now. In addition, being a member of the UMFK Women’s soccer team has allowed Tolu to be a part of a new family, develop both her soccer and soft skills (i.e. leadership, communication, etc.), and travel a lot within the United States of America.

Tolu is also a student ambassador and Residential Assistant. She has also worked as an Administrative Aide for the admissions office, tutored statistics and college algebra, and is the president of the Computer Science club and the treasurer for the International Students Organization (ISO). Tolu is also a member of the student senate.


Jenny Radsma, originally from Calgary, Alberta, teaches nursing at the University of Maine at Fort Kent and has done so for 23 years. She is pleased to have been part of the growth and maturation of a quality-driven academic program that helps to meet the healthcare needs of the area, the state, and beyond. In her spare time, she writes and knits, and outdoor pursuits keep her active in summer and winter, including pilgrimage walks in France, Spain, and Italy.


Erin Soucy has worked at UMFK for over 20 years. She is an assistant professor of nursing and the Dean of the undergraduate nursing program. Under Erin’s leadership, the highly acclaimed UMFK nursing program has grown from one of the smallest academic programs to become the highest enrolled program at the University. Erin is also serving as the Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. She resides in Fort Kent with her husband and two daughters.