Chris Brann, Board President

chris.brann@acadiaacademy.org

Christopher Brann is currently Senior Vice President and Credit Administration Manager at Maine Community Bancorp and its two affiliate Banks, Mechanics Savings and Biddeford Savings. Mr. Brann hlds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine. He also presently serves as Education Committee Co-Chair of the Risk Management Association’s Maine Chapter and Vice Chair of the City of Auburn Community Development Block Grant Loan Committee.

Following a six year tenure in service to the United Valley and Southern Maine Chapters of the American Red Cross, Mr. Brann sought an avenue to find a new opportunity to make a difference in the community of Lewiston/Auburn that he calls home. That opportunity presented itself in the form of being a founding member and the first President of the Board of Trustees of Acadia Academy. Mr. Brann has a passion for education and creating opportunities for children and young people. The mission and concepts the Charter Movement and Acadia Academy including educational choice, dedicated and intentional focus on hands on learning, and year round learning opportunities resonated with Mr. Brann’s personal beliefs regarding education and intellectual growth and development.

In addition to his service to the Red Cross, Mr. Brann has given much of his volunteer time to youth oriented organizations including Junior Achievement of Maine, the Boy Scouts of America, the Lewiston Auburn Youth Soccer Association, and Auburn Suburban Baseball League.

Mr. Brann is a resident of Auburn, Maine where he resides with his family, including children Max (12) and Noelle (2). In his free time he enjoys spending time paddling his kayak or canoe on Taylor Pond, skiing the mountains of Maine, playing golf, and ice fishing. He is an avid fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and virtually any form of auto racing.

Amy Dieterich

Amy Dieterich is an attorney at the firm of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott in Auburn, Maine representing individual clients and businesses in commercial disputes, employment and labor law matters, as well as litigation, arbitration, and regulatory proceedings. Amy received her B.A. in Economics from Bryn Mawr College and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. While in law school, she received honors as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for Academic Excellence and was a Managing Editor of the school’s Human Rights Law Review.

After practicing in New York City for a number of years, Amy moved home to Auburn in 2014 and has enjoyed becoming an active and involved member of the L/A community. She believes that ACADIA Academy presents the children of Lewiston-Auburn with a valuable new educational opportunity and has been blown away by the commitment of its staff and the community to this new school. Amy lives with her husband and children in Auburn, and you’ll often find them enjoying the outdoors at Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary, the Spring Road or Mt. Apatite. In her spare time, Amy is also an assistant coach of the Lewiston High School mock trial team.

Travys Fecteau

Travys Fecteau is a police officer with the Lewiston Police Department. He has been employed with LPD for three years. He was previously a corrections officer at the Androscoggin County Jail since 2007, and worked construction before that. He graduated, with honors, from the Criminal Justice Program at Central Maine Community College. He is also a graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, having attended the 27th Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. Travys’ accomplishments include being awarded “Officer of the Year,” as well as being promoted to the rank of Corporal during his tenure at the Androscoggin County Jail.

Travys’ favorite pastimes are spending time with his wife and children, and his Special Olympics family. His professional goal is to serve the community that has given him so much. He believes serving as a board member at Acadia Academy is a great compliment to his community involvement during his normal patrol duties. He has a passion for connecting with children and serving as a mentor. He hopes his role with Acadia Academy will help positively impact the student body and amazing staff. Travys is proud to be a part of the incredible Acadia team.

Meaghan Swan, Vice President

meaghan.swan@acadiaacademy.org

Meaghan Swan, Psy. D., BCBA is a School Psychologist- Doctorate and Board Certified Behavior Analyst working for public schools and private agencies. Meaghan has been a special education teacher and consultant in public and private schools for nearly a decade, having earned her BS in Special Education from the University of Maine at Farmington and her MS in in Educational Psychology from the University of Southern Maine. She earned her Psy. D. in School Psychology at USM and specializes in complex diagnostic assessment, program development for students with significant emotional and behavioral needs, and working with schools to provide effective interventions for children with emotional disabilities and those on the autism spectrum at all levels of support. Meaghan works closely with school teams using Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for both academics and behavior at the individual and systems level.

Mary Verrill

mothermary@maine.rr.com

Mary Verrill is currently a Children’s Case Manager, as well as a Respite Care Provider, focusing her support and advocacy on children diagnosed with Autism. Ms. Verrill holds a B.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Southern Maine. Ms. Verrill believes that every child deserves a meaningful education and every child is capable of learning. The opportunities for educational and personal growth available for all students at Acadia Academy is what brought Ms. Verrill to the Board.

Ms. Verrill is a resident of New Gloucester, Maine. Ms. Verrill comes from a large family, which at last count included 92 members. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her adult son and his fiancée.

Sean Siebert, Board Secretary

Sean Siebert is currently a Sr. HR Leave Specialist at IDEXX Laboratories in Westbrook where he is responsible for the oversight and management of leave of absence programs. Mr. Siebert holds a M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Assumption College and a B.S. in Rehabilitation Services from the University of Maine Farmington. He is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and is also an active member of the Disability Management Employer Coalition.

Mr. Siebert has several years of experience serving in a professional advisory capacity with organizations that provide services to individuals with disabilities. He previously was the Vice-President of the John F. Murphy Homes, Inc. Board of Directors and Secretary of the Governor appointed Maine State Rehabilitation Council. Following his service to individuals with disabilities, Mr. Siebert sought an opportunity to promote educational choice, and hands on learning with year-round opportunities. Mr. Siebert is a founding member of the Acadia Academy Board of Trustees and the current Secretary.

Mr. Siebert is a resident of Auburn where he resides with his family, including wife and three children. Two of Mr. Siebert’s children attend Acadia Academy. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and kayaking.

Tracy Gendron-Turner, Board Facilities Manager

Tracy Gendron-Turner a native to Lewiston. Education is close to her heart, having taught for the Lewiston School Department for 11 years before deciding to stay home with her 3 young children. Mrs. Turner was nominated for Maine Teacher of the Year in 2010. She holds a M. Ed from the University of New England.

Mrs. Turner is a founding member of the ACADIA Academy board of Trustees and is the Facilities Chair. She is the liaison for ACADIA’s Parent Teacher Organization. She helps spearhead many fundraising events for ACADIA Academy.

Mrs. Turner resides in Lewiston with her husband and three children, Will (7), Jackson (5), and Paislee (5). She and her family enjoy boating on the lake in the summers and skiing on slopes in the winters. Mrs. Turner’s 3 children are students at ACADIA Academy.

Joel Charpentier, Board Treasurer