Peter Anastos is Co-founder and Principal of Maine Course Hospitality Group, a holding company in which he leads the acquisition and development of hospitality properties from Maine to Virginia. In the last eight years, he has engaged in the development of eight new Hilton- and Marriott-affiliated properties in Maine. Previously, he founded and co-owned Anastos and Nadeau Inc., a home building and land development company that developed neighborhoods and homes in the Greater Portland and Greater Boston areas. He is Past President of the Maine Real Estate Developers Association and the Greater Portland Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He lives in Yarmouth with his family. His board term began October 2011.
Adam Bradstreet was appointed to the Board of Commissioners by Governor Paul LePage. He works as a field manager in the construction sector. Prior to his work as an inspector, he was employed at Bradstreet Homes in Winslow, a manufactured home business owned and operated by his family. He is a 2001 graduate of the University of Maine at Orono.
John Gallagher is Director of Maine State Housing Authority, a position he was appointed to by Governor Paul LePage in early fall 2012. Since 1999, Mr. Gallagher served as executive director of Westbrook Housing Authority and president of Westbrook Development Corporation. The two agencies develop and manage affordable and low-income housing in the Westbrook and Greater Portland areas. Before his tenure at Westbrook Housing Authority, Mr. Gallagher served as program manager for the Development Department at MaineHousing. He also has more than 20 years of experience in residential real estate. Mr. Gallagher is certified and trained in public housing management, multi-family housing development finance, and housing credit underwriting. He currently is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s Advisory Council. He’s held seats on the boards of the Maine Association of Public Housing Directors, Residential Initiatives for Maine, the Southern Maine Affordable Rental Housing Coalition, the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, the Northern New England Housing Investment Fund, New England Regional Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Genesis Foundation, and Avesta Housing.
Sheryl Gregory is real estate broker with Homestead Realty in Winthrop and a past president of the Maine Association of Realtors. Sheryl holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in history and education, and has taught real estate courses. She has actively supported affordable housing through her work as a member of the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program.
Terry Hayes was elected by the joint convention of the 127th Maine Legislature to the Office of State Treasurer for 2015-2016, and is the first Independent to hold this position. From 2006 through 2014, she served as a Democratic representative in the Maine House representing the Oxford County towns of Buckfield, Hartford, Sumner, and Paris. She was elected Assistant Minority Leader by the House Democratic Caucus in the 125th Legislature and served on the Legislative Council from 2010 through 2012. In 2012–2013, she convened the non-partisan Measures of Growth caucus with more than 30 colleagues who were committed to using data to anchor their policy work. Also, she collaborated with Republican colleagues to bring national civility training and trust building workshops to Maine legislators (2009, 2014). She served as a member of the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government in the 123rd, 124th, and 126th Legislatures. Prior to her legislative service, Terry served on the school board for MSAD #39, representing Buckfield, from 1991 through 2004. She continues to volunteer in her local communities by serving as moderator for town meetings and helping connect local school children with their state government. Terry is a Maine native with a bachelor’s degree in government from Bowdoin College and a Master’s in Business Administration from Thomas College.
Kevin P. Joseph is co-owner of Joseph’s Fireside Steak House in Waterville. He has served on the boards of Associated Grocers, Kennebec Federal Savings Bank, the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, and the United Way. He also has hosted numerous benefits to raise funds for the shelter, and donates food to area food banks. Kevin is a graduate of Thomas College. He and his wife, Diane, have two grown children.
John C. Marsh, Jr is Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending and Community Development at Bath Savings Institution, where he has been a lender since 1975. Over the years of civic involvement, John’s financial expertise was helpful to numerous non-profits including: The Genesis Community Loan Fund, United Voice Community Land Trust home ownership program, Main Street Bath, the Patten Free Library, Bath Rotary Charitable Trust, Bath Rotary Club (past president), and Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc. (SPI), as well as work with the City of Bath serving on the Community Development Block Grant Committee, Housing Loan Review Committee, Waterfront Park Committee, and the Bath Development Corporation. John and his wife Anne have been residents in the Bath area since 1975.
Lincoln J. Merrill, Jr. is president and chief executive officer of Patriot Insurance Co. in Yarmouth, and serves as vice president of Patriot Life Insurance. He has served as a member of the board of directors of Maine Insurance Guaranty Association, the board of directors of Maine Life & Health Guaranty Association, vice president of the Maine Association of Insurance Companies, and a member of the audit committee of the Guaranty Fund Management Services of Boston. He is active in civic, political and charitable organizations, including 4H clubs, the United Society of Shakers, the Royal River Conservation Trust, and the North Yarmouth Foreclosure Committee. He lives in North Yarmouth with his family. His board term began October 2011.
Donna Talarico of North
Yarmouth is senior vice president and branch manager for residential lending at
Guaranteed Rate Inc., and previously was residential market manager at Bank of
America. She was instrumental in helping MaineHousing establish its first-time
homebuyer education class. Donna is past president of the Mortgage Bankers
Association of Maine, and currently serves on Greater Portland Habitat for
Humanity board. She began her term in March 2013.