Board of Directors

Board of Directors

 

The operation of the Long Creek Watershed Management District (LCWMD) is overseen by a sixteen-member Board of Directors appointed by the Cities of Portland, South Portland, and Westbrook, the Town of Scarborough, the Maine Department of Transportation, and the Maine Turnpike Authority as follows:

 

Board Members

Angela Blanchette
Angela Blanchette
Board Member

Scarborough Municipal Representative

Angela has been Scarborough’s Town Engineer since 2015.

Curtis Bohlen
Curtis Bohlen
Treasurer

Portland nonprofit representative
Curtis Bohlen is Director of the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership.  He holds a PhD in Ecology from Cornell University and has served on the Environmental Studies faculty of Bates and Colby Colleges.  He is currently a member of Maine's Board of Pesticides Control. 

John Branscom
John Branscom
Board Member

Maine Turnpike Authority representative
John Branscom has been the Environmental Coordinator for the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA) since 2001 and is responsible for managing all areas of environmental compliance. Prior to his work at MTA, John worked as an Environmental Engineer at manufacturing facility, the Environmental Section Chief for the Maine Army National Guard, and an Environmental Specialist for the Maine DEP. John served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from 2006-2007 and received a Bronze Star for his service.

Arthur Colvin
Arthur Colvin
Board Member

Scarborough public entity representative

Arthur Colvin is the Landfill/Ashfill Manager for ecomaine.  He is a Licensed Professional Engineer. Arthur is responsible for ecomaine's 240-acre site in South Portland and Scarborough, which contains a $6.9 million state-of-the-art ashfill/landfill cell built in 2006.

Fred Dillon
Fred Dillon
Chair

South Portland municipal representative

For over 25 years, Fred has worked in various professional capacities to protect water resources. He began his career with the Falmouth Water Pollution Control Department where he was employed for 15 years. During this time he received an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Southern Maine. Fred then worked as a graduate research assistant for 2½ years on a microbial source tracking (MST) project at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve while completing the Community Planning & Development Program at the Muskie School of Public Service. Following the MST project, Fred was employed for six years as a Project Manager on dozens of watershed restoration initiatives for the environmental consulting firm FB Environmental. Fred currently works as the City of South Portland’s Stormwater Program Coordinator where he oversees compliance with state and federal stormwater regulations and urban stream restoration efforts.

 

Brian Goldberg
Brian Goldberg
Secretary

South Portland private landowner representative (real estate development/property manager)

Brian Goldberg is the President of the Bramlie Corporation in South Portland. Bramlie Corporation owns and manages two properties within the Long Creek watershed: the multi-tenanted office building at 50 Foden Road and the single tenanted Wright Express Headquarters at 225 Gorham Road (Long Creek Park).  Long Creek and one of its tributaries flow directly through their property. 

Craig Gorris
Craig Gorris
Board Member

South Portland private landowner representative (large retail)

Craig is the Senior General Manager for the Maine Mall, a property owned by General Growth Properties.

Will Haskell
Will Haskell
Board Member

South Portland Nonprofit Representative

Will is a Vice President and Principal Partner at Gorrill Palmer. Will Haskell directs the company’s Municipal Group. Will has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and Water Resources from Colorado State University.  Will is a member of the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Susan Henderson
Susan Henderson
Board Member

South Portland Municipal Representative

Susan is a member of the South Portland City Council.

Peter Newkirk
Peter Newkirk
Vice Chair

MaineDOT representative

Peter serves as the Senior Environmental Engineer in the Surface Water Resources Unit at MaineDOT. He served in this same position from 2000 to 2010 and returned in September 2014 after serving as a river water quality engineer with Maine DEP. Before coming to MaineDOT, he served 14 years with the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service as a field engineer and District Conservationist in Maine and New Hampshire.

Ed Palmer
Ed Palmer
Board Member

South Portland private landowner representative (hospitality industry)

Ed Palmer is the General Manager of the Marriott Sable Oaks.  He has served on the board of the Portland Regional Chamber. 

Adam Pitcher
Adam Pitcher
Board Member

Westbrook private landowner representative

Adam serves as the Director of Facilities for Sysco.

Doug Roncarati
Doug Roncarati
Board Member

Portland municipal representative

Doug is the Stormwater Program Coordinator for the City of Portland.

Michael Vail
Michael Vail
Board Member

South Portland private landowner representative (industrial/manufacturing sector)

Mike works for On Semiconductor (formerly Fairchild Semiconductor). He started his career with the company in 1984 and has held various positions: Equipment Technician, Maintenance Supervisor, Facilities Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Manger, Chemical Services Manager and the Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Manager. He is currently the Site Environmental, Healthy and Utilities Manager. He is currently on the Board of the Greater Portland Economic Development Corporation and serves on the Business and Retention and Expansion Subcommittee.