Board of Directors

  • Daniel Minter (Board Chair)

    Daniel Minter is a professional illustrator, painter, and artist currently teaching at the Maine College of Art and serving on the board of The Illustration Institute. He created the U.S. Postal Service Kwanzaa stamps issued in 2004 and 2011, as well as a series of historical markers for the Portland Freedom Trail in Portland, Maine, of which he is also Founding Director and Vice President. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited both nationally and internationally at galleries and museums, and his children's books have received numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor Award for Ellen's Broom.

  • Robert Baldacci

    Robert Baldacci brings a successful 30-year career in real estate, development, and corporate finance to his position on the board. Among his leadership roles, he has served as Chairman of the Finance Authority of Maine, Vice Chairman of the Maine Guarantee Authority, President of the Bangor Region Development Alliance, President of the Economic Development Council of Maine, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine. He has additionally served as Board Member with the following organizations: the University of Maine Board of Visitors, Community Housing of Maine, Wentworth Technology (Saco, ME), and Common Good Ventures.

  • Gregory P. Kramer, DMD

    Gregory Kramer practices general dentistry in Bangor, Maine. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Maine Dental Association. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

  • Dr. Russell Quaglia

    In addition to founding and leading the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, Dr. Russell Quaglia is the Chief Academic Officer of the Student Engagement Trust, a nonprofit organization based in the United Kingdom. He also founded the Aspirations Academies Trust, a sponsor of primary and secondary academies in the United Kingdom, built upon his aspirations research. Click here to read more about Dr. Quaglia's work.