Acadia Senior College

Board Members

2017-2018 Board Members

Ruth Rossi Blaney – Degrees from Vassar and Fordham; Lawyer (retired) for Morgan Stanley, New York City; Membership & Volunteers Committee.

Michael Blythe – Degree from Oxford University in Literature; HM Royal Marines; Structural Engineer, in offshore oil industry, West Africa, Persian Gulf, India, Indonesia and Far East.

Ruth Braun – M.Sc. degree from Johns Hopkins University. She has taught junior and senior high school science. She also taught Environmental Geology, Physical Geology, and Historical Geology at Bloomsburg University, and has taught Geology for Acadia Senior College. Duane and Ruth Braun are coauthors of Guide to the Geology of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park.

Ann CaswellExecutive Committee. Degrees from Connecticut College, UC Berkeley, Arcadia University; high school English teacher, New Hampshire native; book group, cooking club, Footloose Friends; Blueberry Jammers; Membership & Volunteers Committee.

Abigail Conrad - a developmental biologist who served as faculty at Kansas State University, has settled in Bar Harbor, full time, after 40 years of summer affiliation with the MDI Biological Laboratory.

William DohmenVice President. Retired banker. Retired University Professor. Taught ten English literature courses for ASC. Past President of ASC. Also past Treasurer, and Finance Committee Chair.

Linda Dunn - has retired from her work as a maternal/fetal medicine physician in Philadelphia. Since settling in Somesville, she has been active in the Abbe Museum and the Rhoades Park Butterfly Garden as well as ASC.

David Einhorn – Degrees from University of Pennsylvania, London School of Economics, Georgetown Law School. Practiced law in New York, New Jersey and Maine. Jax Lab 22 years. ASC Instructor.

Nathaniel FentonPresident. Practicing law in Bar Harbor since 1972; former Chairman of the Bar Harbor School Board, Chairman of the MDI High School Board;  Chairman of the Bar Harbor Warrant Committee; currently: Boards of Island Housing Trust, Friends of Acadia and MDI Historical Society, and Finance Committee of MDI Hospital.

Janice Kenyon - chairs the ASC Events Committee, moved to Southwest Harbor from Vermont. She and her husband, George Soules, are software developers and run a software consulting business.

Ward MacKenzieTreasurer. Degrees from Worcester Polytechnic and Dartmouth; Executive in computer and telcom industries; Board, MDI Community Sailing Center; ASC members since 2000; chair of ASC Finance Committee.

Linda Martin - comes from a nursing and healthcare background, served for 25 years as director of the Health Center at Hampden-Sydney College. Linda has served on the Bar Harbor Warrant Committee and currently serves on the Town Board of Appeals and Board of Assessment Review.

Sandy McFarlandSecretary. 8th generation MDIslander. MBA from University of Maine, Orono. Management Staff, Jackson Lab for 45 years. Bar Harbor and MDI High School boards; YMCA board; Bar Harbor Town Council; MDI Historical Society board; Bar Harbor Yacht Club; National Ski Patrol; summer Tour Guide.

Daniel Poteet – Harvard; University of Illinois, PhD, Medieval English Literature; Senior arts college/ liberal arts college administrator; Schoodic Institute Council of Advisors; Maine College of Art Trustee and Vice Chair; ASC Board Member, Advancement Committee Chair and Finance Committee member, and past president; Abbe Museum Finance Committee; Jesup Memorial Library Campaign Steering Committee.

Charles Stanhope – Univ. of Maine, Catholic University of America- Library Science; US Army, ACOO at US Library of Congress; Volunteers: ASC Curriculum-Chair, Maine Arts Commission-Chair, Southwest Harbor Public Library and Maine Historical Society Boards.