Meet The People Who Keep The Mission Going Forward

Volunteer Leadership

BRLI Mission Statement: Educate, Challenge, Inspire, Engage, and Connect leaders for the future of the Bangor Region.

BRLI is a proud program of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce’s Community Council. Alumni are encouraged to stay actively involved. In fact, the program is led by a volunteer steering committee made up of alumni. This team works closely with BRLI’s program coordinator to help fulfill and grow its mission, maintain its finances, plan events, and develop the curriculum. Steering Committee members serve three-year terms.

The program has active subcommittees that work to carry out different projects, initiatives, and events. The subcommittees include Curriculum, Marketing, Alumni, Development, and Finance Committees. We’d love to see more alumni get involved. To learn more, please email Shelly Reilly, program coordinator, [email protected].

Steering Committee

  • Kristen Card, Chair

    As a native of Wells, Maine, Kristen earned her undergraduate degree in English, with a minor in Political Philosophy, from… Read More

  • Jeffrey M. Pangburn, Vice Chair

    Jeff is a 14-year commercial banking veteran with expertise in the agricultural & forestry industries as well as transportation, construction… Read More

  • Brianna Woodworth, Curriculum Co-Chair

    Brianna is a certified athletic trainer for Northern Light Health.  She has worked in high school, clinical, occupational, and recreational… Read More

  • Nicole Kelley, Curriculum Co-Chair

    Nicole Kelley is the Campus Operations Director for Northeast Technical Institute (NTI). Before joining NTI in 2017 she spent more… Read More

  • Cassie Tenan, Marketing Chair

    Cassie Tenan is the Senior Marketing Designer at Bangor Savings Bank. She is the lead graphic designer for the BSB… Read More

  • Shane Tatro, Finance Chair

    Shane is a graduate of the University of Maine in Augusta with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration –… Read More

  • Kelly Pearson, Past Chair

      Kelly is the director of Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ program and Corporate Engagement…. Read More

  • Michelle Austin

    Michelle is the Billing Supervisor at Versant Power, where she leads employees in both Bangor and Presque Isle.  She focuses… Read More

  • Kayla Dunn

    Kayla Dunn is a Mortgage Loan Officer at Bangor Savings Bank. Kayla joined Bangor Savings Bank in June of 2014,… Read More

  • Amanda Gray

    Amanda Gray is currently working at Maine Savings, as the supervisor in their Member Service Center. She began her career… Read More

  • Travis Estes

    Travis was born and raised in Hermon, while spending two and a half years in Nashville, TN upon graduation from… Read More

  • Amy Jones

    Amy is a sole proprietor of her own business as a Licensed Soil Scientist and Site Evaluator.  She primarily designs… Read More

  • Vanessa Madore

    Vanessa Madore is the President and Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Maine Savings Federal Credit Union, where she oversees the… Read More

  • Abbie Puiia

    Abbie is a 2014 BRLI graduate and native of the Bangor region. She attended the University of Maine and has… Read More

  • Lisa Tilton

    Lisa is an Assistant Vice President and Banking Center Manager with Camden National Bank at the Union St. location in… Read More

  • Benjamin Smith

    Benjamin Smith is the Director of Operational Consulting at Woodlands Senior Living. Family-owned and operated, Woodlands Senior Living provides trusted… Read More

  • James Strout

    James Strout was raised in Eddington and graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Civil… Read More

  • Janelle Wuoristo

    A Maine native, Janelle has lived in Bangor for nearly 30 years and can’t imagine living anywhere else, her roots… Read More

  • Shelly Reilly, Program Coordinator

    A BRLI class of 2011 alum, Shelly joined the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce in 2015 as the Program Coordinator.