Board Members

Board of Directors

Nichole Francis | President
  • Aroostook Band of Micmacs
  • Term began March 2019
Catherine St. John | Secretary
  • Houlton Band of Maliseets
  • Term began August 2019
Eric Nicolar | Treasurer
  • Penobscot Nation
  • Term began August 2019
John J. Dennis
  • Aroostook Band of Micmacs
  • Term began September 2019
Gabe Paul
  • Penobscot Nation
  • Term began May 2016
Christopher Phillips
  • Houlton Band of Maliseets
  • Term began April 2022

At-Large Members

Martha Bentley
  • Osher Map Library Foundation
  • Term began April 2022
Laura Buxbaum
  • Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
  • Term began December 2016
Susan Hammond
  • Penobscot Nation
  • Term began September 2005
Jeffrey Nathan
  • Term began October 2009
Jacob Pelkey
  • Northern Maine Development Corporation
  • Term began April 2022
Vick Rusbult
  • Eastern Maine Development Corporation
  • Term began April 2022

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board serves as a mentoring resource to the Four Directions management team, as well as assists in providing access to funding sources, partnerships, and networks essential to our continued growth and success.

Maggie Dana | Tribal Chief
  • Passamaquoddy at Pleasant Point
Kirk Francis | Tribal Chief
  • Penobscot Indian Nation
William Nicholas | Tribal Chief
  • Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township
EDWARD PETER-PAUL | Tribal Chief
  • Aroostook Band of Micmacs
Clarissa Sabattis | Tribal Chief
  • Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians
William Lucy | Executive Vice President, commercial Services
  • Katahdin Trust Company