Lincoln Academy Board of Trustees

Nancy Starmer : Chair
Nancy Starmer

Nancy Starmer joined the LA community in 2017 as a consultant to the board, then served as Interim Head of School during the 2018-19 school year. At Milton Academy in Boston, where she spent the first 27 years of her career, she wore many hats as a history teacher, dorm head, mid-level administrator, and ultimately Upper School Principal. In 2000 she was named Head of School at George School, a Friends boarding and day school in PA, retiring in 2016 (just in time to become involved in—and fall in love with--Lincoln Academy). She currently lives in Sandwich NH where she also serves on the local district school board.

Jennifer Ribeiro : Vice Chair
Jennifer Ribeiro

Jennifer Ribeiro holds an AB from Bowdoin College, a MA from the University of Southern Maine in Education and a CAS in Educational Leadership from the University of Maine at Orono.  She has worked in public education for over 27 years and is currently employed as the principal of the Bristol Consolidated School. Jennifer and her husband Jay live in Nobleboro where they raised two children who are graduates of Lincoln Academy, Julia ‘15 and David ‘17.

Faustine Reny : Secretary
Faustine Reny

Faustine Reny ‘01 is the current Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. She has a BS in Accounting from Lasell University in Newton, MA, and a MS in Accounting from Suffolk University. She is the Operations Manager at R.H. Reny, Inc and a co-owner of the family business. She lives in Bristol with her partner Nicholas Plumer and their children Cordelia and Wesley - who will be 5th Generation LA grads in the ‘30’s!

Judi Hilton : Finance Chair / Board Member
Judi Hilton

Judi Hilton ‘91 grew up in Jefferson, ME. After graduating from LA she went to college in Boston and has lived there ever since, with the exceptions of a few years in Silicon Valley and London for work. She owns a home in Jefferson, and splits her time between there and Boston. She was most recently the COO for a global corporate real estate consulting firm.

Paul Anderson : Board Member
Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson was born and raised in Washington state, and landed in Pemaquid more than 20 years ago. He and his wife Kathy became year-round residents of Maine in 2006 when he retired from his role as Chairman of Duke Energy. Prior to that the Andersons lived many places in the US and overseas, including four years in Australia. Paul holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from Stanford. In addition to Lincoln Academy, he serves as  a trustee for the Maine Maritime Museum.

Elizabeth Allen : Board Member
Elizabeth Allen

Elizabeth (Betty) Allen holds an AB from Mount Holyoke and an MS and Ph.D. in geology from the U. of Delaware. She lives in Newcastle, and is honorary grandmother to a handful of past, present and future LA students. A founding board member of Frances Perkins Center, Betty previously worked as a geologist in the energy industry, and founded the Methane Resources Group and the Sudanese Visual History Program. She has served as adjunct professor of Geology at UMO and Mount Holyoke, a fellow at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, and a trustee at Mount Holyoke.

John D Eraklis : Board Member
John D Eraklis

John D. Eraklis is a career filmmaker and has been CEO of a Los Angeles based production company for the past 20 years, specializing in animated features and documentaries. A graduate of Suffield Academy (CT) and the University of Rhode Island, John grew up in Connecticut and spent summers in Maine. After the birth of their first child John and his wife Laura made the decision to relocate to Maine (they currently live in Bristol) to raise their children. Their daughter is a member of the Class of '24, and two younger children attend South Bristol School.

Steven Hufnagel : Board Member
Steven Hufnagel

Serving on the Lincoln Academy board is a chance for Steven to combine his personal and professional commitment to local education. Steven is Executive Director of Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust (formerly DRA and PWA), where he has worked for 18 years to connect community with nature through trails and educational programs, often partnering with Lincoln Academy. He and his wife, Liza Fleming-Ives, are residents of Damariscotta with one current and one future LA student: Audrey '24 and Nathaniel '26. They're avid hikers and big fans of water in all its forms: fresh and salt, liquid and frozen. 

Steven earned his BA from Williams College and MS from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

Juliet Kelsey-Holmes : Board Member
Juliet Kelsey-Holmes

Juliet is a proud member of Lincoln Academy's Alumni class of 1992 and Wheaton College's Alumni class of 1996. She started her recruiting career in Boston with Martin Grant Associates, Inc. in 1998 after initially turning the position down a year earlier to wait on tables in Boothbay Harbor for one last glorious Maine summer (she has no regrets). Since then, Juliet has successfully built the national Employee Benefits, Healthcare and Financial Services recruiting division for MGA.  Juliet and her husband Justin Holmes also started another business here in Maine called Maine Business Advisors, LLC, a business advisory and brokerage firm.  Juliet has been volunteering (with Dennis Prior '91's encouragement) to support the development office at Lincoln Academy for many years, most notably leading her amazing 1992 Class in dominating the Alumni Community Challenge each year! Juliet lives in Hallowell with her family (Justin, Helaena, Graeff & Elias) but her heart will always be with Walpole and the greater LA Community.

Bob Manning : Board Member
Bob Manning

During the decade following graduation from the University of Maine, Bob was a teacher and later principal of a middle school near Bangor. In 1980, Bob & Rachel made a decision to make their life in the mid-coast and raise their sons in Bristol. This led to a career in shipbuilding with a 2002 transition to marine transportation in tug and barge operations. Before retirement in 2016, Bob managed global sea lifts, primarily in the energy sector.

Sara Mitchell : Board Member
Sara Mitchell

Sara Mitchell was first introduced to life in Maine when she attended the Chewonki Semester Program as a junior in high school, returning in 2000 to make Maine her home. Since then, she has served on the boards of Chewonki, Central Lincoln County Ambulance, Sheepscot Valley Children’s House, and AOS93, serving as the AOS liaison to the LA Board in 2018-19. Sara, her husband John, and their two sons live in South Bristol where she is currently finishing her term as Chair of the South Bristol School Board. Their oldest son Michael is a member of Lincoln Academy's Class of '26 and youngest, Colin, in 7th grade at South Bristol.

Chris Olson : Board Member
Chris Olson

Chris Olson ‘83 is an investment manager in Chicago. He has a BA in Political Science from Middlebury College, an MBA at the Wharton School and an MA in East Asian Studies. He has lived abroad in Sweden, Taiwan and Japan, and currently works as a principal and portfolio manager for High Pointe Capital Management. He serves as chairman of the board for the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, where he lives with his wife Charlene. They have two children who attended the Latin School of Chicago and are currently attending Princeton University.

John E. Ormiston : Board Member
John E. Ormiston

John E. Ormiston has been involved with university and secondary schools for most of his adult life. He worked at Yale University for almost 20 years, as Director of Principal Gifts for the Office of Development as well as Assistant to the President and Assistant to the VP for Development. In the secondary school world, he was the Director of Development and External Relations at both Taft and Berkshire Schools. A native of Marblehead, MA, John graduated from Yale in 1971. His father was a Maine native, and his family frequently vacationed in Pemaquid. John is now a permanent resident of New Harbor where he lives on land his father purchased in 1957. John serves on multiple boards, including the Yale Hockey Association, the CLC YMCA, the Coastal Humane Society, the USPA Foundation, the Phelps Association, the Pemaquid Trail Association, and the Community Energy Fund.