Meet Our MPTC Board of Directors

Our hard working board is dedicated to collaboration — and continuing to evolve the success of the center.

Rev. Tim Higgins

St. Ann’s Episcopal Church

The Rev. Timothy Higgins was born in Cumberland and lives in Gorham with his wife and three children. He is the rector at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Windham. He was called to ministry as a very young child. He always had a deep relationship with God and a deep prayer life instilled through a beautiful home life. His most significant highlight of being a pastor is his relationships with people. “I fall in love with the people I serve,” shares Tim. Tim brings that same love and dedication to the kids at the center.

Lori Carter

Consultant, Insurance Compliance, and Product Development


Lori runs her own consulting business as president of Carter Compliance Partners. She specializes in group & individual coverage, including life, disability, supplemental benefits, and annuities. Lori also has a love for landscape design. The next time you walk through our Red Doors, you may want to look around outside first. Our gardens were designed and cared for by Lori.

Paul Pellerin

CPA, The Swanson Group, LLC


Paul works at The Swanson Group, LLC. He assists taxpayers and small businesses with taxes. As a certified accountant, Paul brings solid financial insights to our organization — especially as we grow into a second location.

Cheryl Hinkson

Learning Director for ADUSA Distribution & Transportation at Ahold Delhaize USA


Cheryl recently took on a new role as the Learning Director for ADUSA Distribution & Transportation at Ahold Delhaize USA (which includes Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford, and Stop & Shop). In this role, she provides strategic leadership and direction to ADUSA Distribution & Transportation, developing the learning strategy to address functional, technical, and leadership needs. Cheryl and her partner Mike live in Gorham. She has three adult children and four grandchildren. Programming is a critical part of the teen center —it is evolving regularly. Cheryl adds an experienced voice to that complicated focus.

Amy Clearwater

Head of Narrative Development & Pitch Content, Vice President, Security Services at Citi

Amy is an experienced narrative development professional in the financial services industry, focusing on governmental and large institutional clients. She is an exceptional communicator, skilled coalition builder, and devoted public servant. She’s also an attorney. Giving back to the community certainly comes first for Amy; we’re lucky to have her passionate involvement.

Jennifer Drouin

Manager Creative Design, L.L.Bean

Jennifer has been working in the advertising industry for over 25 years. She is currently working for L.L.Bean and has been with the company for 11 years. Co-creating the ‘space-between’ art and science, resulting in stronger brand relationships, is her forte. A highly conceptual and strategic creative leader. Jennifer is a consumer insights evangelist with a Data-Driven Marketing Certificate from Cornell University. In addition, Jennifer is a passionate mentor and Life Coach, certified as a Relationship Coach Specialist from the Institute for Life Coach Training, a certified ICF Coaching program. Jennifer has always had a passion for helping disadvantaged teens — and with her “think outside of the box” approach, she is a thoughtful addition to our team.

Martha Gaythwaite

Partner, Verrill

As Chair of Verrill’s Litigation and Trial Group and having spent the bulk of her professional career representing clients before juries, she is an ardent supporter of the civil jury system and committed to success on behalf of her clients. At last count, she had tried more than 150 civil jury trial cases to verdict and has handled a wide variety of complex commercial matters throughout the country, including product liability cases. In addition to handling jury trials, she has decades of experience handling non-jury and administrative matters. Most of her trial work involves catastrophic personal injury claims; however, she has developed a dedicated interest in environmental law from working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Martha brings heart, dedication, and much-needed legal guidance to our organization.

Allen Sicard

President, Rocky Coast Marketing; Former Chairman, York County Commissioners

Al serves as president of Rocky Coast Marketing and is a director emeritus at Atlantic Federal Credit Union. He recently completed his four-year term, where he served as Chairman of the York County Board of Commissioners. Sicard lives in Saco with his wife Mary and has two adult married children and three grandsons. His love of family comes through his dedication to helping teens in our program.