Meet The People Who Keep The Mission Going Forward

Volunteer Leadership

BRLI Mission Statement:

To enhance creativity and vitality in the Bangor region communities by accentuating participants’ quality leadership skills, heightening awareness of the intersection of the for-profit, nonprofit and government sectors, and providing continued leadership development and opportunities to our alumni.

BRLI is overseen by a volunteer Steering Committee consisting of alumni. The Steering Committee works with BRLI’s Program Coordinator to drive the mission forward, maintain its finances, plan events, and develop the curriculum. Steering Committee members serve three year terms.

In addition, the program has active subcommittees that work to carry out different projects, initiatives and events. The subcommittees include Curriculum, Alumni, Marketing, and Development Committees. To get involved in any of these groups, please email [email protected].

Executive Committee

  • Kirsten Ismail, Chair

    Kirsten is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®) and a Vice President of Wealth Management for UBS Financial Services, a global… Read More

  • Christina Caron, Vice Chair

    Christina is a development professional with more than ten years of marketing and fundraising experience including building and redeveloping direct… Read More

  • Nicole L. Gogan, Treasurer

    After graduating from Springfield College in 1999 with her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training, Nicole worked as a… Read More

  • Kelly Scheetz, Alumni Chair

    Kelly has been with UBS Financial Services for almost 20 years. She relocated to Maine from New Jersey in 2008… Read More

  • Jason Clay, Marketing Chair

    Jason is the Director of Marketing and IT for Governor’s Restaurant & Bakery, where he oversees the company’s menu development,… Read More

  • Kelly Pearson, Curriculum Chair

    Kelly moved to Bangor in late 2004 to join the team at WABI TV5. Today, she is the director of… Read More

  • Bob Potts

    Following a successful career in radio broadcasting where Bob was program director for the #1-rated and CMA Small Market Station… Read More

  • Kristen Card

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

  • Dr. Emma Perry

    Emma is an Associate Professor of Marine Physiology at Unity College and Coordinator of the Marine Biology Program. Emma moved… Read More

  • Jillian Piehler

    Jillian grew up in the small town of Machias, Maine, and is a graduate of the New England School of… Read More

  • Joanna Rousey

    Joanna manages marketing programs for NH Bragg, an Industrial & Safety Supplier serving Northern New England. In this role, she… Read More

  • Andrea Littlefield

    Andrea is the Communications and Program Coordinator for Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine. Her role includes working with… Read More

  • Terry D. White

    Terry recently retired as the Chief Human Resources Officer of Penobscot Community Health Care and is currently an adjunct faculty… Read More

  • Lee Anne Boutaugh

    Lee Anne grew up in North Carolina and is a graduate of East Carolina University. She is a mortgage specialist… Read More

  • Kerrie Tripp

    With a long history of sales, for both the retail and non-profit sectors, Kerrie Tripp provides the Greater Bangor Convention… Read More

  • Becka Parent

    Rebecca (Becka) is a healthcare professional at EMHS with nearly 10 years of experience in hospital billing, coding, revenue cycle… Read More

  • Larry Clifford

    After earning an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University then a Master’s in Biomedical Communications from the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical… Read More

  • Ed Troscianiec – Past Chair

    Ed is a Bangor resident and is serving his fifth year on the Steering Committee and third year as the… Read More


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