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.
Dr. Frank Chessa, Ph.D., Board Chair
Dr. Chessa is the Director of Clinical Ethics at Maine Medical Center. Additionally, he serves as the Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Course Director of Ethics and Professionalism at Tufts University School of Medicine. He attended Dickinson College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Environmental Studies. He received a Master of Arts in Philosophy at the University of South Florida, followed by a Doctorate in Philosophy at Georgetown University. Committed to his community, Dr. Chessa serves on several boards, including the Institutional Review Board for Maine Medical Center as well as Dirigo-Maine Geriatrics Society.
Adrian Kurre, Vice-Chair
Mr. Kurre is a retired hospitality executive with over 40 years of experience in restaurant and hotel operations, development, and franchise support. He started his hospitality career as a bartender and waiter, eventually working his way up to Senior Vice President with Hilton hotels—helping launch the Hilton Garden Inn brand. Adrian has a true passion for all things fitness, even going so far as to becoming certified as a personal trainer. A native of Minnesota, Adrian is excited he and his family now get to call Maine home.
Karen Hart, MS, CPA, Treasurer
Ms. Hart is the in-house CPA for LeBlanc & Young’s fiduciary services area. She is responsible for overseeing and reviewing the many tax returns prepared by the firm. A Bangor native, Karen has over 28 years of experience in accounting—specializing in trust, estate, and gift taxes. She is also on the board of Mercy Hospital where she serves on the Finance and Governance Committees. Karen holds an M.S. in Taxation from Thomas College and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Maine in Orono.
Nancy Magee, Secretary
Ms. Magee worked for Unum Life Insurance Company for over 32 years. During her tenure, she held senior level positions in Operations, Group Insurance and Long-Term Care Product Development and Marketing, Pension Underwriting, Long-Term Disability, Individual Disability, Life Insurance, and Long-Term Care Claims. Her previous board work included several years as part of the USM School of Business Advisory Council and a member of the USM President’s Board of Visitors. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine and lives in Scarborough.
Stephen Brooks, Ph.D.
Dr. Brooks is recently retired from a 30-year pharmaceutical industry career with Pfizer, Inc. as a high-level executive with experience in Analytical Research and Development, Quality, and Manufacturing operations. He worked in a multi-cultural global business environment with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure the safety, efficacy and compliance of manufactured pharmaceutical products distributed to patients throughout the world. Stephen graduated from The University of Florida with a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and attended Bowdoin College where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Stephen served as a caretaker for six years and is committed to ensuring that people receive the highest possible quality of care and service and has demonstrated a strong commitment to giving back to his community through Board service. He resides in Cape Elizabeth.
Ms. Donnelly is Executive Vice President and Director of Wealth and Business Services at Gorham Savings Bank. She oversees the Bank’s investment services group, workplace banking program, Cash Management team, and partnership with Bigelow Investment Advisors. Kim has more than 25 years of commercial lending experience. She has served on the board of the former Cancer Community Center and is a long-time volunteer with Junior Achievement. She is a graduate from the University of Southern Maine and lives in Windham.
Marilyn R. Gugliucci, M.A., Ph.D., AGHEF, GSAF, AGSF, NAOMEF
Dr. Marilyn R. Gugliucci is a Professor and the Director for Geriatrics Research, as well as the Director of U-ExCEL (UNE~Exercise and Conditioning for Easier Living) Fitness/Wellness Program for older adults. Her faculty appointment is within the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) Division of Geriatrics. Dr. Gugliucci is a Fellow of the National Association of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), and the Maine Gerontological Society (MGS). Dr. Gugliucci served on the Association for Gerontology in higher Education (AGHE) board for 11 years and was elected AGHE president serving from 2008-2010. She is on the review boards for the British Geriatrics Medicine Journal, International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Journal of Hospital Medicine, and Journal of Veteran Studies. She serves on the Executive and Review Boards for the Aging International Journal and Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, among others. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Maine Council on Aging (founding board member and secretary), Hospice of Southern Maine Ethics Board, and Maine Chapter of the American Geriatrics Society (Dirigo Geriatrics Society board member and secretary) as well as Piper Shores. She was a founding board member of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Maine and the Maine Gerontological Society (president, 2010-2012, founding board member).
Ms. Harmon is an Assistant Vice President, Legal Counsel in Unum’s Employment Law Group. Prior to joining Unum in 2021, Dawn spent 17 years in private practice at a Portland-based law firm where she focused on employment law and served on the firm’s management committee. She previously served on the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine Board of Directors and Executive Committee as well as the Cape Elizabeth Personnel Board of Appeals. Dawn obtained her undergraduate degree from Wheaton College, in Massachusetts, and her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.
David Kunhardt has formed community development partnerships for over 20 years—in government, nonprofit, and for-profit settings—from Washington DC to Boston to San Francisco, including a decade as senior VP of Transamerica Realty. In 2007, he aimed to address climate change and shifted into the finance of solar energy. In 2020, he retired as a co-founder and CEO of SolEd Benefit Corp., which arranged solar partnerships for schools and cities to save them money as they committed to clean energy.
David and his family relocated to Scarborough, Maine in the Spring of 2021. Since then, he has been assisting the Piper Shores’ Sustainability Working Group and the Board’s Building & Grounds Committee.
Robert Lively, DPhil
Dr. Lively is Dean Emeritus at the University of Maine, Farmington (UMF), with 40 years’ experience in higher education. A native of Pennsylvania, he holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology and Counseling from Indiana University, a Master’s degree in Religion from Yale University Divinity School, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Religious Studies from the University of Oxford. He has taught at the University of Maryland (European Division), Colby College, and UMF. He has also held administrative positions as Dean of Arts and Sciences, and as Associate Provost, at UMF. He has had some unusual community engagements, including driving a taxicab in New Haven, CT, and serving as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in Wilton, ME. More conventionally, he has been president of various organizations including the Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association, the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, the lake association Friends of Wilson Lake in Wilton, and Western Maine Storytelling. He enjoys international travel and the walking trails near his home in Brunswick.
Mr. Patterson is a strategic HR professional with a full range of Human Resource experience including workforce planning, organizational design, and process improvement strategies. Known as a collaborator during his career with Martin’s Point Health Care and Maine Medical Center, Michael is also a creative thinker and problem solver when it comes to building strong, authentic relationships. A graduate of both University of Southern Maine and King Alfred’s College, he is also the former Chair of the City of Portland Planning Board. He currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees Human Resources Association of Southern Maine.
Mr. Roderick has more than 20 years of experience in the management of information technology in multiple industries with more than 10 years in senior leadership positions in healthcare. Utilizing technology to meet strategic priorities and business needs, Jonathan has served as VP, Technology Director for Androscoggin Bank, Senior Director for MaineHealth, Senior Consultant for BerryDunn, and most recently as CIO for Intermed, PA. Jonathan is an MBA holder from University of Southern Maine, and he is very involved in the higher education community, serving as an adjunct faculty member for the University of Southern Maine and the University of New England.
Michael P. Wood, CFA
Mr. Wood is the Vice President and Portfolio Manager at R.M. Davis.
Mike brings a wealth of experience from senior-level positions he has held in investment advisory firm management, research analysis, and client service initiatives. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the R.M Davis Investment Committee. Mike grew up in New York and Massachusetts and now lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He is active in the community, serving on various nonprofit boards.