Next Step Maine is a program of the Maine Development Foundation.
Amertah Perman, Program Director
Amertah’s background is in interdisciplinary programming, adult learning, and program design, delivery, and evaluation. She has over eight years of program design, event coordination, project management, and operations experience. Amertah leads MDF’s Next Step Maine Employers’ Initiative and works across MDF programming applying her project management and operations experience to support organizational effectiveness.
Dianne Heino, Program Support
Dianne supports the Leadership Maine recruitment and alumni program, Next Step Maine, the Alfond Scholarship Foundation and is the office database specialist. She has been an active staff member of the Maine Development Foundation since 1998.
2016 Next Step Maine Employers’ Initiative Council
Christa Baade, Program Developer, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Chris Bogle, Marketing & Student Recruitment-Graduate Business Programs, Southern New Hampshire University
Stephanie Briggs, Associate Director, Partnerships & Special Programming, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Christy Daggett, Maine Center for Economic Policy
Maggie Davis, College for ME Androscoggin
Jean Dempster, Regional Manager, New Ventures Maine (Formerly known as Maine Centers for Women, Work, & Community)
Cherie Galyean, Maine Community Foundation
Wiliam Grant, Director, Auburn Adult & Community Education
Jennifer Lanphear, College Access Counselor, Finance Authority of Maine
Joyce Lapping, Director, Prior Learning Assessment, University of Southern Maine
Lisa Martin, Executive Director, Manufacturers Association of Maine
Steve McFarland, Windham Adult Education Office & Learning Center
Muriel Mosher, President, Maine MEP
Gilda Nardone, Executive Director, New Ventures Maine
Craig Nelson, Senior Partner, Doyle & Nelson
Thomas Nickerson, Program Coordinator, Maine is IT!, Southern Maine Community College
Garret Oswald, Maine Dept. of Labor
Rosa Redonnett, Chief Student Affairs Officer, University of Maine System
Tricia Richardson, Learning Solutions Manager-Maine, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
Lynne Robinson, Director of Business Development, Continuing Education & Training, Saint Joseph’s College
Paul Scalzone, Project Coordinator-Workforce Solutions, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Gail Senese, State Director of Adult Education, Dept. of Education
Lydia Sy, Manpower
Elizabeth Vanderweide, Director, Business Development, Finance Authority of Maine
Brian Watson, Cianbro Corporation