Our all-volunteer Board of Directors is a diverse group of leaders who bring a variety of talents, experiences and expertise to the governance of Spectrum Generations.
Our Board of Directors is a diverse group of leaders who bring a variety of talents, experiences, and expertise, to the governance of Spectrum Generations.
Serving as a board member is just one of the many opportunities to volunteer your time and skills. If interested in joining our board, please contact Spectrum Generations' President and CEO, Gerard Queally. Our agency by-laws can be viewed here as well as our Responsibilities and Conduct of Board Members.
David Farago, Chair
At Large Member Since 2020
As a financial advisor, David has dedicated his career to helping others achieve their personal financial goals; to understand what is most important to them and how they can work together to get them where they would like to be.
After spending nearly seven years studying at the University of Maine, David joined the financial industry in early 2016. He spent the next seven months undergoing one of the industry’s most rigorous and successful onboarding programs/field-based trainings, allowing him to better understand how to serve his clients and community.
Several years later, David is now a franchise owner of his practice, Fourteen Forty Financial, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC®. David spends his days getting to know his clients and learning the vision they have for their financial future. As an active member of the community, David volunteers his time with such groups as The Kennebec Valley Board of Realtors, Cynergy young professionals, and the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce.
In his career he wears many hats, but his most gratifying role is being a great husband and father to his lovely wife, Samantha, and their two beautiful children, Brayden and Ellie. These three are his motivation for waking up each day to set a good example by doing his best.
Karen Foxwell, Vice Chair
Member Since 2021
Karen graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a B.A. in Psychology. She moved to Colorado for 24 years, where she became involved with the local Meals on Wheels program. In 2016, Karen moved back to Maine and started volunteering with P.A.W.S. in Camden and joined the Board of the Belfast Soup Kitchen, where she serves as Treasurer. When the opportunity to join the Spectrum Generations Board presented itself, she jumped on it. Karen is excited to be part of such an important resource in the state. Karen lives in Northport with her “furry family” and enjoys gardening and travel.
Anne Conners, Secretary
Member Since 2022
Anne Conners is the Director of the Community Health Department at MaineGeneral Medical Center. In this role, she directs a wide array of chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs, oversees the operation of school-located flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinics, and implements harm reduction strategies to prevent overdose deaths. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she led the operations of MaineGeneral’s mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Augusta Civic Center and directed more than 400 staff and volunteers in providing nearly 50,000 vaccinations. She is passionate about community engagement and coalition building and works with a variety of community organizations to improve the health and wellbeing of residents of the Kennebec Valley. She works to ensure that public health initiatives benefit all in our community and strives to increase the diversity of those served by them. She serves on the Central District Public Health Steering Committee, the MGMC Opiate Use Disorder/Substance Use Disorder Steering Committee, the Peter Alfond Advisory Group, the Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment Community Engagement Committee, and Local Planning Committee.
Anne earned her Masters in Public Health from the University of Southern Maine, her Masters in Arts from the City University of New York/Hunter College, and her Bachelors of Arts from Pennsylvania State University.
In addition to serving on the Board of Spectrum Generations, she is a past president of the Maine Public Health Association and currently serves on the Board of New Hope Midcoast in Rockland. When not working or commuting to work, Anne enjoys her two Jack Russell Terriers (a.k.a. terrorists), Carla and Tadhg, as well as curling up with a good book. She lives in Cushing with her love, Austin Donaghy, where they both enjoy the beautiful scenery and wonderful people of the Midcoast Area.
Terry Reddy, Advisory Committee Chair
Ex Officio Member Since 2023
Terry isn’t native to Maine, but he has always fished and hunted in Maine throughout the years. He moved back to Maine in 2016 to be with his high school sweetheart. He has been a volunteer Meals on Wheels driver and a member of the Spectrum Generations Advisory Council for six years. In March of 2023, Terry took on the role of Chair of the Advisory Committee.
Outside of volunteering, Terry enjoys being in the great outdoors and taking advantage of all that Maine has to offer: fishing, hunting, gardening, etc. He resides in the beautiful village of Bristol.
At Large Member Since 2023
Linda has worked in the utility industry for nearly three decades, starting with front line customer service in New York State, then moving to Maine in 2012 to join Central Maine Power Company. Linda is dedicated to serving customers, knowing that every CMP customer is a family member, friend, or neighbor to herself of one of her colleagues.
Linda earned her B.S. at LeMoyne College in upstate New York. She then earned a Masters of Business Administration with a focus on the energy industry from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland and from Comillas University in Madrid, Spain.
Linda lives in the Augusta area with an ever-changing menagerie of pets, frequently entertaining friends and family who visit Maine to see “the way life should be.”
Member Since 2021
Peter is a dedicated volunteer for Meals on Wheels at Spectrum Generations. Prior to his retirement, Peter held a career in information technology that took him from Maine to Texas and back. Peter received his B.S. in Economics from the University of Maine. Peter is thoroughly enjoying his retirement with his volunteer work, as well as fishing, golf, and travel. As an at-large board member, Peter supports the Kennebec County Region for Spectrum Generations.
At Large Member Since 2018
As a full-time caregiver, shared living provider, and local business owner, Stephanie came to Spectrum Generations for case management for her son. Raising her three children and living in Kennebec County gave her a unique perspective on life in the IDD community within the catchment area of Spectrum Generations. At the beginning of the pandemic, Stephanie began delivering Meals on Wheels, and she finds it is one of the happiest times of her week. She loves meeting our consumers and interacting with them. Stephanie has served on the Spectrum Generations board for seven years, most recently as the Secretary of the Executive Committee.
At Large Member Since 2022
As a recent college graduate, Dean has already established his attitude and dedication toward others for the rest of his career. He strives to become a financial advisor so that he can encourage others to set goals for themselves and to achieve those goals.
Dean spent two and a half years studying at Thomas College, where he earned B.S. degrees in both Management and Finance. While studying, he held jobs such as Resident Assistant, Student Ambassador, and Student Advancement Officer, working to enhance the student body connection with its neighboring communities.
Immediately following his final semester, Dean started working for Kennebec Valley Community Action Program. Although he left the position, he is thankful for the work he was able to do while there, as well as various volunteering options with local baseball teams, the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, and others.
Dean loves work and volunteering, but his greatest accomplishment is building a strong family with his fiancé, Christina, and their dog, Valentine. It is them, and his hopes of using his career to better the lives of others, that drives Dean to get up every day and give it his best – no matter the task.
Member Since 2022
Diane and her husband, Mark, are enjoying life in Nobleboro, where she is happily tending a home orchard and organic garden. For many years, Diane managed large acquisition programs and business modernization efforts for the federal government. Currently she volunteers with several community non-profit organizations that focus on helping people. She has experienced the challenges faced by many when caring for family members, so she deeply appreciates Spectrum Generations’ services for adults with disabilities/older adults.
Richard "Rick" Ness
Member Since 2023
Rick is a self-employed salesman dually representing The West End News and Mazzone Marketing, out of Portland and Westbook respectively. He has an extensive record of giving back to his community, from serving for three years on the Board of Associates for Central Maine Medical Center, to acting as the Divisional Chair for the 2000 and 2001 United Way of Androscoggin County Annual Appeal, to serving nine years total on the Board of the Rural Community Action Ministry, including three years as President. Rick has also been the Commissioned Lay Pastor of the Presbyterian Church (USA) for six years. A Brunswick resident, he enthusiastically joins the Spectrum Generations Board of Directors representing the Brunswick/Harpswell area.
At Large Member Since 2021
Nicole received her MBA in Healthcare Management from Thomas College and shares her expertise in nutrition and community health with the Kennebec County community at MaineGeneral’s Community Health Department. As a community programs coordinator, Nicole has been instrumental in the development of MaineGeneral’s Community Health Implementation Plan, food security initiatives, and the community vaccination site MaineGeneral is currently operating. As an at-large board member, Nicole supports the Kennebec County Region for Spectrum Generations.
At Large Member Since 2019
Josée L. Shelley, CPA graduated from the University of New Hampshire where she studied both Sociology and Business Administration. She has worked as the CFO for Kennebec Behavioral Health since 2003, and she has served on several boards (most recently, she has been working with Bartlett Woods in Rockland). Joseé’s real passion is working with growing non-profits and applying her operational management skills to serving an organization’s mission rather than just increasing corporate profits. Josée lives in Owls Head and enjoys spending time with her adult sons and extended family. She also loves to travel off the grid and plans to work well into her seventies.
Member Since 2018
Nancy grew up in New York City and has lived in Maine since graduating from college in 1973. She has a Masters in Health Care Administration from St. Joseph’s College of Maine, and she has spent her career working in various health care settings. Prior to retirement, Nancy worked for 27 years as the Administrative Director of the Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in Augusta and Waterville. She lives in Topsham, serves on multiple local boards, and acts as a volunteer SHIP Medicare counselor for Spectrum Generations.