Ms. Starmer joined LA in July, 2017 as a consultant, assuming the title of Interim Head of School in June 2018. Beginning her 48-year career in education as a social studies teacher at Hingham High School, she went on to spend 27 years at Milton Academy in Milton, MA, where she occupied a number of teaching and administrative roles. In 2000, after seven years as Upper School Principal at Milton, Ms. Starmer moved to Newtown, PA to become Head of School at George School, a Friends boarding and day school of 540 students. Over the course of her 16 years as head at George School, Ms. Starmer oversaw a thorough review of the school’s curriculum; helped to secure what is still the largest single gift given to an independent school in the US; increased the school’s geographic, racial, socioeconomic, and academic diversity; and oversaw significant improvements to the school’s buildings, grounds, and infrastructure. In 2016 she retired with her husband to their family home in Sandwich, NH. She began doing part-time consulting later that year. In her free time, Ms. Starmer enjoys hiking, gardening, reading, and spending time with friends and family, especially her two young grandchildren.
The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH: BA in History
Boston University, Boston, MA: MEd in Curriculum and Teaching
Wellesley College Centers for Research on Women, Wellesley, MA: Visiting Scholar
Harvard University School of Education, Cambridge, MA: Visiting Practitioner
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.
Sarah Maurer is the current Vice President of the Board of Trustees. She and her husband Todd live in Bristol at The 1812 Farm. They co-own and operate King Eider Pub with her sisters. Sarah grew up in upstate New York in the Rochester suburb of Fairport. She attended Bethany College, in Bethany, WV and spent 18 years working at IBM and Siemens AG in sales and management before moving to Maine.
Lisa Masters ‘83 is the current treasurer of the Board of Trustees. She has a BA in business from USM, and works at Camden National Bank in Damariscotta. Her sons Tom ‘13 and Nathan ‘18 are both LA grads, and her youngest Jake, will graduate in 2023, She is married to Steve Masters ‘79. They live in Bristol with Nathan and their youngest son Jacob, who attends Bristol School.
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.
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.
Ann Cable McFarland ‘73 grew up in Newcastle and now lives in South Bristol with her husband Alden McFarland ‘65. After graduation she spent 2 years at Mt Allison University in Sackville, NB before transferring to USM where she studied Social Work, Psychology and Sociology. She is a retired realtor who was active locally and at the state level. Ann is involved with the Lion’s Club and has served on various Boards, including Skidompha Library and PWA. She writes, “I support numerous organizations through membership & commitment - community matters!”
Bill Morgner holds a BS in Biology from UMO and has worked in the HVAC industry for over 33 years. He is president and co-owner of Mid Coast Energy Systems as well as a master tradesman. His many affiliations include: Aging Demographic & Economic Development, Co-founder of JEDI (Jobs- Education-Development- Initiative), Board member of ME Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors, Member of ME Contractors & Builders Alliance, Co-owner of a real estate holdings company and property management company.
Karen Moran grew up in Massachusetts. She received her BSN from Boston College and her JD from Suffolk University Law School, where she attended in the evening while working as a nurse. She writes, “I have been able to combine my degrees in my work--defending hospitals, physicians, and nurses in civil litigation, and working as in-house legal counsel for Miles Hospital and an independent contractor for the Attorney General’s Office” Her family moved to Maine in 1990 and her 3 children, Brendan, Patrick and Katie are all LA graduates. She and her husband Sean Moran, MD live in Damariscotta.
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.
Hugh Riddleberger lives with his wife Louise in Nobleboro and New Orleans. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Harvard. Before joining the LA Board he helped found the Maine Music Outreach program with Liz Matta, and he describes himself as “an advocate for excellent, community-based schools.” He attributes his passion for education as being based in the fact that he was an “underachieving student until my future wife diagnosed my learning disability and then turned me on to good schools and teachers who can make a difference.
Bruce Lutsk and his wife Jane, a Thomaston native, moved to Newcastle in 2005 following his retirement from practicing law in Hartford, Connecticut for over 30 years. A Bowdoin graduate, Bruce holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Harvard, a PhD from Duke, and a law degree from the University of Connecticut. He served as a Signal Corps Officer in the U.S. Army for two years and was stationed in Korea and at the Pentagon. Since moving to Maine, he has served as Treasurer and President of the Damariscotta River Association, and on the boards of Skidompha Library, Lincoln Health, and the Miles Memorial Hospital League. He is currently treasurer of the Miles Memorial Hospital League Board. Between them, Jane and Bruce have four children and four grandchildren.
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.