Members of the School Board
Amy E. Carlisle, President, Maine Learning Innovations
Amy Carlisle is a former employment lawyer and human resources professional, and an active community volunteer. She practiced labor and employment law at Moon, Moss, McGill and Bachelder, prior to becoming the Director of Human Resources at Time Warner Cable. She attended Phillips Academy, the University of Vermont, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University Of Maine School Of Law. She has been an active volunteer for the March of Dimes for the last six years, with a primary focus on public policy advocacy, and recently completed a term as Board Chair.
S. Peter Mills, Secretary
Since 1973, Peter Mills has been a practicing attorney first in Portland and then in Somerset County. Since of 2011, he was served as executive director of the Maine Turnpike Authority. A native of Farmington, Peter graduated from Gorham High School and cum laude from Harvard College. After serving five years as a Naval officer aboard destroyers during Vietnam, he graduated from the University of Maine School of Law. He is a past president of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Attorneys. As a member of the State Legislature from 1994 to 2010, he acted as Republican lead on a number committees and task forces advocating for pragmatic reforms in tax, health care, education and public pensions. He is a founding member of both the Somerset Economic Development Corporation and of FirstPark in Oakland. In 2006 and 2010, he ran unsuccessfully for governor in GOP primaries.
Edward S. LeBlanc, Treasurer
Ed LeBlanc is the owner and president of a management consulting firm, with extensive experience and management skills in both procurement and information technology. He brings these skills, along with a broad education and wide-ranging experience from various roles in the private sector to bear for the benefit of his clients.
Kevin Pomerleauhas over eight years of experience serving as President/CEO of various environmental construction companies, managing over $100 million annual revenues. Mr. Pomerleau has extensive experience in human resources, business development, management of government contracts, financial management, and fiscal policies and procedures. Mr. Pomerleau’s business expertise will provide the board with a balanced business perspective on all aspects of governance. Mr. Pomerleau is currently the vice-president for DP Global Solutions, a woman owned, minority based enterprise (MBE) specializing in contractual global energy solutions. Prior to his work at DP Global Solutions, Mr. Pomerleau served as the president/CEO of various energy based construction and contract management businesses where he developed growth opportunities. He managed projects ranging from $250K to $25 million with project owners that included DOE, USACE, FEMA, Homeland Security, state, municipality and public companies. Mr. Pomerleau holds multiple Maine-based certifications, including the State of Maine Arborist Certification, ECM, forestry/vegetation, and CLP Maine. He is a State of Maine erosion control specialist and a member of the State of Main Construction Consortium. He has also participated in UCACE CQC Training. Mr. Pomerleau is a native of Maine and a graduate of Piscataquis Community High School. He currently resides in South Portland.
Donna grew up in northern Maine in a bilingual French community. She graduated with a B.S. from the University of Maine at Farmington and a master’s degree from the University of Maine Orono. She completed post graduate work at the University of Southern Maine. Donna worked as a speech/language pathologist for 21 years, the Director of Special Education for 13 years and is currently an Assistant Superintendent in a public school system. She served as a member of multiple Department of Education committees, the Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened, was President of the Augusta Administrators Association, Vice President of MADSEC and is the secretary for the Kennebec Valley Superintendents’ Association. Her work has included presentations on Restraint & Seclusion, ADA 504 implications, staff conduct, response to intervention, truancy and drop out, special education regulations and proficiency based education.
In her free time, Donna can be found biking, camping and playing tennis in the summer time and skiing during the snow season.