Board of Directors

Piper Shores Board of Directors

The following individuals from the Greater Portland business and nonprofit communities currently serve as the volunteer Board of Directors for Piper Shores.

Stephen deCastro, Chairman

Mr. deCastro is an Executive Vice President at Gorham Savings Bank. He joined Gorham Savings in July of this year. He was most recently the Market Manager for the New England region for Key Bank’s Private Banking group. Steve has had a 20+ year career in banking in Maine, working in both commercial lending and private banking. He earned his BA from Colby College and an MBA from Boston University, and serves on the Boards of Junior Achievement of Maine and Falmouth Youth Soccer. Mr. deCastro is also involved in fundraising efforts for Maine Medical Center, and serves on the membership committee at Portland Country Club.

Robert E. Danielson, Vice Chair

Mr. Danielson is the managing partner of the Law Offices of Robert E. Danielson. His practice focuses on all areas of land use, estate planning and small business planning, including conveyancing, leasing, financing, title, zoning, corporate structuring, wills, trusts and estate administration. He is also a frequent lecturer on various real estate and estate planning topics. Mr. Danielson serves as the Director of St. Joseph’s Manor and is an active member of South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club.

Karen Milliken, CFA, Treasurer

Ms. Milliken is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager with R.M. Davis, Inc. A 34-year veteran of the investment world, she currently serves as President of CFA Society Maine. Karen also serves on the finance and investment committees of the Maine’s Women’s Fund and the Greater Portland Council of Governments. Previously, she was a member on the Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine. Karen holds a BA in Economics from Holy Cross College and an MBA, in addition to the CFA designation.

Susan J. Guerette, Secretary

Ms. Guerette is the Director of Network Management, Aetna. An attorney, a Registered Nurse, and a Certified Case Manager, her strengths in the professional world are only rivaled by her community involvement with the Preble Street Resource Center and the TD Beach to Beacon Road Race. Ms. Guerette holds a BS in Nursing from Duke University, a JD from New England School of Medicine, and a certification in Medical Case Management from University of Southern Maine.

Thomas Amoroso

Mr. Amoroso is an Information Technology and Information Management professional with extensive experience in a variety of industries, including insurance, banking and retail organizations. He is currently an Information Project Analyst in the Finance Department of UNUM, after twelve years with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine, and previously with Bank of Boston, Filene’s, and John Hancock Insurance. He is a Computer Science graduate of Newbury Junior College and the Electrical Engineering program at Southeastern Massachusetts University. His present community activities include founder and officer of St. Martha’s Knights of Columbus, coaching with the Kennebunk Little League, and various Leader positions with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

James A. Bennett, Ph.D., CFA, CAIA 

Jim is Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Maine PERS, where he helps oversee the investment of the state’s defined benefit plan assets. He received his bachelor’s degree in engineering and economics from Dartmouth college in 1986. Following a stint as a financial analyst at UNUM, he attended graduate school and earned a doctorate in finance in 1994 from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining Maine PERS, Jim was an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Maine, where he taught courses in financial management, valuation and financial modeling at the undergraduate and MBA level. Prior to USM, Jim taught at UMass-Boston, the University of Otago (in New Zealand), and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Jim’s research interests lie in the field of investments, and has focused on topics of practical interest to investment managers. Jim holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations, and has served on the board and as President of the Maine CFA society.

Susan Doliner

Ms. Doliner is the Vice President for Development for Maine Medical Center. One of the nation’s top health care philanthropy professionals, Susan has led philanthropic programs that have generated over $250 million. In 2014 she was named the prestigious Harold J. (Si) Seymour Award Recipient by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and was recognized for her professional expertise, commitment to advancing the philanthropy profession and strategic leadership ability. She oversees the entire philanthropic program for Maine Medical Center, including The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center and integrated service lines. Susan has served on the boards of Bates College, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Institute for Civic Leadership, and also as a Corporator for Gorham Savings Bank.

Marilyn R. Gugliucci, MA, PhD

Dr. Gugliucci is a Professor and the Director of Geriatrics Education and Research at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM). She is also Director of U-ExCEL (UNE~Exercise and Conditioning for Easier Living) Fitness/Wellness Program for older adults. Dr. Gugliucci is a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), and the Maine Gerontological Society. She serves on the national GSA Council and is the former Chair (2012-2013) for the Gerontological Society of America Health Sciences Section (1700 members). During 2008-2010, she served as AGHE President. Dr. Gugliucci is a founding board member of the Maine Council on Aging, and SAGE Maine, and serves on the Ethics Committee for the Hospice of Southern Maine. She has served on the Maine Legal Services for the Elderly board for 12 years, St. Andre Health Care for 6 years and the Southern Maine Agency on Aging board for 6 years.

Raymond “Chip” Kelley

Chip Kelley is the Commercial Banking Team Leader for Key Bank’s New England District, responsible for Middle Market Banking in Maine, New Hampshire and Eastern Massachusetts.  He manages teams based in Portland and Boston.  He joined Key in 2005 after 13 years at Bank of America in Portland, Maine.  Chip began his banking career with Shawmut Bank in Boston in 1985.  He also spent two years in the early 1990’s with Bank South in Atlanta. Chip currently serves on the Boards of North Atlantic Venture Capital Corp., Maine & Co., Maine Technology Institute and Maine International Trade.  He also serves on the Finance Committee of the United Way of Greater Portland. Chip is a graduate of Colby College, and he lives in Cape Elizabeth.

Gerard Kiladjian

Mr. Kiladjian is General Manager of The Portland Harbor Hotel. As Area Director for Hart Hotels, he is responsible for the operations of the newly-opened Inn at Diamond Cove, Diamond’s Edge Restaurant & Marina on Great Diamond Island, and the Portland Harbor Fleet, providing transportation in Casco Bay onboard the Joseph S. Kennedy. Mr. Kiladjian has provided strong leadership expertise across multiple hotel brands with nearly three decades in the hospitality industry. A dedicated community leader, he is President of the Armenian Cultural Association of Maine, a past board chair of The Greater Portland Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and a past board member of Portland Downtown.

Miriam Leonard, MHA, FACHE

Ms. Leonard leads Franklin Community Health Network as its Chief Operating Officer. Previously, she served as Vice President for Value Improvement and co-lead the MaineHealth Center for Performance Improvement, where she worked with leaders to develop and implement process improvements to better quality and financial performance. While there, Ms. Leonard guided the implementation of “Lean Daily Management” at several member organizations, and assists with operational improvements as well as cultural change. Miriam’s involvement at MaineHealth includes, but is not limited to, leadership participation in MaineHealth Quality Committee of the Board of Trustees; MaineHealth Quality Improvement Council; MaineHealth Patient Experience Workgroup; and MaineHealth Mentoring Program.

Jane Pringle, MD

Dr. Pringle practiced general internal medicine for over 30 years in both private practice at Mercy hospital and Maine Medical Center, and in hospital based practice at Maine Medical Center Clinic where she was Medical Director of Adult Medical Clinics. During her tenure there, she oversaw the implementation of an electronic medical records system and other quality improvement programs. She also served as the Medical Director of the Care Partners Program of Greater Portland, which provides health care to qualifying patients without health insurance. From 2012-2014, she served as a representative to the State Legislature serving on the Insurance and Financial Service Committee. She is a graduate of Denison University and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

Malcolm Rogers, MD

Dr. Rogers was born and raised in New York City, and educated at Yale and Harvard Medical School. In a long career at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Rogers focused on the interface between medical and surgical illness and psychiatric conditions, and also operated a private adult psychiatry practice. Since moving to Maine in 2008, Dr. Rogers has served at the Portland-based VA Clinic and on an on-going National VA Research Project, and is actively involved in Maine’s Psychiatric Professional Organization, Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians and Konbit Sante, an organization working to improve the capacity of the healthcare system in the north of Haiti.