John Kaminski, Esq., President
John is an attorney at Drummond Woodsum in Portland. He is listed in the current Edition of Best Lawyers in America, a guide to leading lawyers in the country, in the field of Tax Law, is a frequent speaker at professional seminars and has taught courses in business and tax law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine School of Law and the University of New England. In Spring semester 2016, he is teaching Business Planning to third-year law students.
Michael Stevenson, PhD, Vice President, Treasurer
Michael R. Stevenson earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University and has served higher education for over thirty years in a progression of faculty and administrative roles in Indiana, Ohio, Arizona, and Maine. He has earned national recognition for leadership and for outstanding contributions in teaching and scholarship to the science and profession of psychology. His scholarly work has appeared in a wide variety of books and periodicals; and he has offered lectures, workshops, and seminars for professional and lay audiences in Asia, Canada, the Middle East, South Africa, and across the United States.
Bryn Gallagher, Secretary
Bryn Gallagher is in her third and final year at the University of Maine School of Law. Bryn works at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic as a Student Attorney where she has represented more than two dozen youth and adults facing criminal charges. In 2015, Bryn earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a focus on Criminology from the University of Southern Maine. While working on her undergraduate degree, Bryn interned both with Maine Youth Court and the Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
Justin Burkhardt is a Marketing Strategy Manager at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Portland. In this capacity, Justin is responsible for developing marketing, communications and advertising strategies to increase the company’s brand awareness within the state.
Prior to moving to Maine, Justin served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen in Washington, D.C. where he provided support to the Senator on a wide range of political, operational and management issues.
Justin and his partner, David reside in Cape Elizabeth. An avid swimmer, Justin spends most of his spare time in the swimming pool or in the open waters off Maine’s coastline. When on dry land, Justin and David can be found exploring the outdoors with their two dogs, Melvin & Sylvester.
Michael is a professional consultant working in the pharmaceutical industry helping to bring new innovative drug therapies to patients around the world. He is a Program Manager and Business Process Solution Architect for cell therapy manufacturing and supply for the commercialization of drug products. Michael enjoys spending his down time with his son Drew 16, partner Domenic and his 3 children Gianna, Gabriella and Nico.
Dr. Thomas Courtney, M.D.
Dr. Courtney recently joined FPC’s Board in July of 2012. He has served as the Chief of Infectious Diseases at Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) since 1993. He is also Vice President of Medical Staff at SMMC. Originally from Washington, D.C., Dr. Courtney now resides in Saco, Maine, having practiced medicine in the area since 1988.
Bio coming soon.
Jimmy Lucibello, innkeeper of Bourne Bed & Breakfast in Ogunquit, has been an active advocate in the fight against AIDS for more than thirty years. Jimmy received the 2010 Cameron Duncan Award, which recognizes service to the community living with AIDS, and in 2013, was recognized as one of the “The POZ 100” unsung heroes in the fight against AIDS. Jimmy has been both an organizer and the top individual fundraiser of the Southern Maine AIDS 5K Walk/Run each year since its inception. As a client, active volunteer, and former employee of FPC, Jimmy brings a unique well-rounded perspective to his position on the Board of Directors.
David Masengesho is a graduate student in Statistics at University of Southern Maine and a part time instructor of statistics course at USM. Prior coming to the US, David worked as statistician for Rwanda’s institute of statistics. He has worked as field organizer for Maine people’s Alliance, hotel receptionist in Washington DC and has volunteered with LearningWorks, Equality Maine, and Southern Maine Works Center.
Tim Stein, Esq.
Timothy D. Stein is a principal of the firm Lourie & Cutler. His practice focuses are estate, tax and business planning. He has extensive experience in advising individuals with high net worth regarding sophisticated tax planning matters and operations and issues regarding family offices. He also has significant experience in international income and estate tax planning, as well as international and domestic asset protection, including the establishment of both offshore and domestic trusts. In the area of business planning and transactional work, Mr. Stein has both broad experience and technical expertise in areas of LLC, partnership, and corporate taxation, mergers, acquisitions and other reorganizations. Finally, he serves as chief tax counsel to multiple significant private foundations, and is responsible for their tax compliance, structuring and planning.
Tim received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980 and a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1983. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, U.S. Court of Claims, and the U.S. Tax Court.
Tim was also one of the earliest board members of GLAD (Boston) where his partner Wayne Fette also served on the board. Together, Tim and Wayne have been tremendous supporters of our New England GLBT community. Since Wayne’s passing in 2015, Tim has continued their good work. It was an honor to name our Frannie Peabody Prevention and Testing Program in Wayne Fette’s memory.
Elizabeth Tarantino is a Vice President and Operations Project Manager for Bank of America. Liz is passionate about community reinvestment, completing over 400 hours of personal volunteer service annually, and has been recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for the past 11 consecutive years. Liz serves as the Community Officer for Bank of America’s Maine chapter of the LGBT+ Employee network, working to promoting a safe, equitable and inclusive environment and fostering a workplace that recruits, develops and retains top LGBT talent.