Meet our Advisory Councils

Insight, expertise, and friendship

Our work on behalf of the veterans of Northern New England would not be possible without the help and
support of our Veteran Advisory Council — a team of community volunteers from all walks of life who
contribute their wisdom, time, and energy in helping us guide and expand our organizationĘĽs programs
and services for veterans.

We could not do it without you. Thank you!

Statewide Veterans Advisory Council

  • Marsha Alexander, Corrections Administrator
  • Laura Allen, Maine Bureau of Veterans Services
  • David Bann, Medical Doctor/Psychiatry
  • Brian Bickford
  • Richard Brewer, President
  • William Burney, Field Office Director
  • Kevin Casey, Deputy Network Homeless Coordinator
  • LeighAnne Dalton, Communications Manager
  • Jerry Dewitt
  • Amy Downing
  • Barbara Fields, Regional Administrator
  • Bill Hall
  • Nancy Ives, VP Operations
  • June Koegel, President/CEO
  • Carol Kulesza
  • Joyce LaRoche, VP of Membership and Marketing
  • Ann LePage, First Lady
  • Randy Liberty, Maine State Prison Warden
  • Ryan Lilly, Center Director
  • Auta Main, Veterans Program Manager
  • Michael Merrill, Director of Veterans' Services
  • Michael Michaud, Congressman
  • Terry Moore, Founder
  • John Moore, Senior Vice President
  • Jack Mosher, Former MENG Chief of Staff
  • Peter Ogden
  • George O'Keefe, Community Liaison NCO
  • James Pineau, Field Representative
  • Barbara Redmond
  • Charlie Summers
  • Paul Tysver, Health Benefits Specialist

Arthur B. Huot House Advisory Council

  • Tim DeCosta: President Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 Maine
  • Cindy DeCosta, founding member Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 Maine
  • Nicole Albert: Cumberland County ADA
  • Sallie Huot: Wife of the late Arthur B. Huot
  • Pam Payuer: Director-Warrior Legacy Foundation's Wounded Heroes Program Maine
  • Ray Inglesi: Drake, Inglesi, Milardo Inc. and also a Veteran
  • Bob Quentin: President- Saco and Biddeford Savings
  • Rhonda Cashell: Former VOANNE Director of External Relations and Fundraising, current Veteran Services Volunteer and Advocate
  • Susan Gold: Southern Maine Agency on Aging Vet to Vet Program Coordinator
  • Jason Longo: Former Huot House Resident/ U. S. Army Vet
  • Paul Skidgel: Former Huot House Resident/USMC Vet
  • Levi Libby: Former Huot House Resident/ US Army Vet
  • Tom Coates: Former Huot House Resident/ U.S. Navy Vet
  • Joe Robichaud: former HH Resident/ U.S. Army Vet
  • Wayne Knickerson: former HH Resident/ U.S. Army Vet
  • Stephen Maynard: former HH Resident/ U.S. Army Vet
  • William Rice: former Huot House Resident / Veteran
  • William Marinelli: former Huot House Resident / Veteran


  • Michael Merrill: Program Manager
  • Dianne Bergstedt: HH Residential Support Specialist