Board of Directors

The purpose of MMSA’s board of directors is to advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of MMSA, so as to support the organization’s mission and needs. Board members serve for three years, which may be renewed up to a maximum of three consecutive terms. MMSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Susan Bates

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Susan Bates holds a BA in Physics and a BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering. Susan began her career at Bell Telephone Labs where she transitioned from physical design to software development. In the 90s, as the internet took hold, she trained K-12 teachers about using that emerging technology. Most recently she has focused her energies on the nonprofit sector and held leadership positions on myriad boards.

Lindsay Coe
RSG – Resources Systems Group, Inc., Director of Marketing

Lindsay Coe has loved math, science and creating with teams since she was a kid, and has built a career on combining data-driven strategies with creativity to develop engaged communities and engaging products and services. Most recently, Lindsay served as the Director of Marketing at Resource Systems Group (RSG), a data analytics and research-focused consulting firm, where she led RSG’s marketing strategy development and execution, and brought many strategic projects to life. Lindsay earned an AB in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business. She lives with her family in Etna, NH, and makes an effort to recognize and share the joys and power of STEM in everyday life.

Kevin Hathaway
StreetLight Data, Vice President, Professional Services

Kevin Hathaway

Kevin Hathaway is Vice President of Professional Services at StreetLight Data, an international big data analytics company working to improve transportation and infrastructure decision making. Before StreetLight, he was Vice President at RSG, a data analytics and research-focused management consulting firm. He has supported global product development initiatives for Motorola, Amazon, and Ford Motor Company, advised on national data and technology programs for the Department of the Interior, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and contributed original research on behalf of the National Institutes of Health and the National Academies of Science.

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Kevin has published peer-reviewed articles in the American Journal of Epidemiology, Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and delivered more than 150 consulting reports and presentations on research, policy, and business problems. Kevin earned an M.S. in Biostatistics from the Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire where he studied engineering, math, and ecology. Kevin has also been a guest lecturer in data visualization and communication at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. Born in Portland and a graduate of Greely High School in Cumberland, Kevin’s interest and commitment to STEM curriculum started early. Since returning to Maine and seeing his own children enter school, he has gained a better appreciation for the inequities in STEM education across Maine and aims to support MMSA and related initiatives to enrich K-12 learning. Kevin and his family live in Falmouth.

Jeff Hecker
University of Maine, 
Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training

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Jeffrey Hecker received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UMaine in 1986 after earning the B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois. He began at UMaine in 1986 as director of the Psychological Services Center, the training clinic for UMaine’s doctoral program in clinical psychology. Dr. Hecker is a clinical researcher whose work focuses on understanding and treating anxiety, and on risk assessment. He is the author of two books and scores of journal articles and presentations. 

Angela Lett
Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, Interim Director of Development & Communications

Angela is an experienced non-profit professional with more than 15 years of experience in a variety of nonprofit settings, including The Boston Conservatory, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Michigan State University, the Women’s Lunch Place, The Food Project, and Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers. After a sabbatical from the nonprofit world to work as a Boston EMT, she is thrilled to join the Eliot School and once again work to support and promote artists and the art they create. Angela holds a BM and MM in Voice Performance from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Kevin London
Fairchild Semiconductor, SVP Human Resources (Retired)

Kevin recently retired from Fairchild Semiconductor as SVP of human resources after 34 years in the semiconductor business in a range of responsibilities. Fairchild has 9000 employees in 25 countries.

Lily Lu
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Corporate and Securities Counsel

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Lily Lu is an attorney at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., a global leader in pet healthcare innovation headquartered in Maine. She leads the corporate and securities group of the in-house IDEXX legal team, which is responsible for corporate governance matters, securities law compliance and reporting, stock and executive compensation matters, global subsidiary governance, and securities and corporate finance transactions. Prior to joining IDEXX in 2014, she was a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, where she practiced corporate law for almost 17 years, and her pro bono work focused on asylum matters and immigration reform.

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Lily’s interest in advancing STEM education grew out of her personal experiences as a young learner; her ninth grade Earth Science class introduced her to the geocentric and heliocentric models of the universe and the revolutionary idea that competing scientific theories may both be legitimate – until future observations, data and math are available, providing greater evidentiary support for one theory over another. She believes that advancing STEM education will help build the next generation of fair-minded critical thinkers in our community.

In addition to serving on the board of directors of the Maine Math and Science Alliance, she currently serves on the boards of directors of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and the ACLU of Maine (where she is the Equity Officer), and previously served on the board of directors of the Asian American Arts Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring greater representation, equity and opportunities for Asian American artists and cultural organizations. Lily holds an A.B., magna cum laude, in Social Studies from Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, and she lives with her husband, two daughters and various pets in Falmouth.

Andrea Mercado
U. of Wisconsin-Madison–WIDA Consortium, Professional Learning Specialist

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Andrea Mercado currently works as a Professional Learning Specialist with the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she provides professional development to increase equitable access to quality learning in the content areas for Multilingual learners. She has over 20 years of experience in public education focused on working with Multilingual Learners and marginalized populations in Fort Lauderdale, New York City and Lewiston, Maine. Her prior experiences in the classroom include teaching science from grades 2-5 and teaching middle school science in a Spanish bilingual school. As a board member for Maine Association for Young Children, she advocates for Outdoor Learning Initiatives in the state and increased integration of science in the early years. 

Margo Murphy
Camden Hills Regional High School, Science Teacher

Margo Murphy

Margo Murphy is in her 37th year teaching earth and environmental sciences and is currently at Camden Hills Regional High School (CHRHS), in Rockport, ME. Murphy has received several awards including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the Presidential Innovation award for Excellence in Environmental Education, and the National Outstanding Environmental Educator from SeaWorld and NSTA. She is a National Board Certified teacher.  

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Margo has worked with students and staff on several large sustainability projects over the years which has earned Camden Hills Regional HS recognition as a green school through the national green ribbon program.  She  received her B.S. in forest management and her M.Ed. in secondary science education from the University of Maine, Orono.

Joel Pike
ND Paper, Inc, Director of Energy Strategy

Joel Pike is the Director of Energy Strategy for ND Paper covering the North American facilities.  He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine and has held many roles in the Maine Pulp and Paper industry.  Joel is active in the Maine STEM community by mentoring and volunteering for multiple robotics programs.  Joel is a Trustee for the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone as well as a Director on the RSU #73 School Board where he chairs the Policy Committee.

Erica Beck Spencer
University of California, Berkeley—The Lawrence Hall of Science
Curriculum Developer and Professional Development Specialist

Erica Beck Spencer

Erica Beck Spencer is a curriculum specialist for the research-based Full Option Science System (FOSS), an award-winning active science program developed at UC Berkeley. She spearheaded the Taking FOSS Outdoors feature of this program, taking this indoor program and incorporating regular outdoor activities in the schoolyard, and has taught thousands of educators about teaching outdoors. Prior to working for FOSS she taught elementary school in Portland, Boston, and Cambridge. She has served as a board member for numerous organizations including the Learning Works After School Program, the Maine Environmental Education Association, and Rippleffect. She resides in Portland, Maine, with her two teenagers. 

Ruth Kermish-Allen

MMSA Board Advisors

Kevin Frasier, Finance Committee Member

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