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board of directors

 

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The Megunticook Rowing Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who are charged with supporting the mission and oversight of Megunticook Rowing.

FRONT: April Totman, Meg Webb, Kathleen Meil, Jo-Ann Cook, Robert Short, Aline Taylor, Pamela Delehey, John F. Romain

BACK: Max Black, Parker Chamberlin, John Fitzgerald

 
 
JO-ANN COOK, PRESIDENT   Jo-Ann’s parents always claimed that she had gills because as a young child she would not come out of the water. This was only the beginning of her love for being in and on the water - whitewater and sea kayaking, sailing the coast of Maine and the Caribbean. She first became involved with Megunticook Rowing in 2013 in the learn to row program, and then in 2016 as a rowing parent - her daughter now a coxswain for the Connecticut College Men’s Crew. Jo-Ann joined the Board in 2017; she is dedicated to supporting Megunticook Rowing to its fullest potential. She lives in Rockport with her family, and has a private psychotherapy practice in Camden.

JO-ANN COOK, PRESIDENT

Jo-Ann’s parents always claimed that she had gills because as a young child she would not come out of the water. This was only the beginning of her love for being in and on the water - whitewater and sea kayaking, sailing the coast of Maine and the Caribbean. She first became involved with Megunticook Rowing in 2013 in the learn to row program, and then in 2016 as a rowing parent - her daughter now a coxswain for the Connecticut College Men’s Crew. Jo-Ann joined the Board in 2017; she is dedicated to supporting Megunticook Rowing to its fullest potential. She lives in Rockport with her family, and has a private psychotherapy practice in Camden.

 
MEG WEBB, VICE PRESIDENT   Meg grew up swimming, sailing and canoeing on a lake in the Green Mountains of central Vermont, where she developed a love for water sports at a young age. Her first introduction to rowing however was when her daughter daughter quit the track team because it wasn't fun. Meg’s love of rowing may also be genetic, because her grandfather spent countless hours sculling on the Charles when he was at Harvard. [Her grandmother used to say he left his summa cum laude on the bottom of the river! ] Meg is a wannabe rower, parent of a coxswain and a college rower. She and her husband, Walter Love, practice medicine together in Waldoboro village. In her free time, Meg enjoys hiking, trail running, gardening, knitting and playing her fiddle.

MEG WEBB, VICE PRESIDENT

Meg grew up swimming, sailing and canoeing on a lake in the Green Mountains of central Vermont, where she developed a love for water sports at a young age. Her first introduction to rowing however was when her daughter daughter quit the track team because it wasn't fun. Meg’s love of rowing may also be genetic, because her grandfather spent countless hours sculling on the Charles when he was at Harvard. [Her grandmother used to say he left his summa cum laude on the bottom of the river! ] Meg is a wannabe rower, parent of a coxswain and a college rower. She and her husband, Walter Love, practice medicine together in Waldoboro village. In her free time, Meg enjoys hiking, trail running, gardening, knitting and playing her fiddle.

 
ALINE TAYLOR, TREASURER   Aline became involved with Megunticook rowing when her daughter, Charlotte attended a Learn to Row class in the summer of 2017. From that moment on, Charlotte was hooked on rowing and decided it was the sport for her. Charlotte is currently a coxswain for Megunticook Rowing. Aline joined the Megunticook Rowing board in January 2019 as Treasurer with the intention of providing greater support to this organization that has had such a positive impact on her daughter. When not being a rowing Mom, Aline enjoys kayaking in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter in Midcoast Maine.

ALINE TAYLOR, TREASURER

Aline became involved with Megunticook rowing when her daughter, Charlotte attended a Learn to Row class in the summer of 2017. From that moment on, Charlotte was hooked on rowing and decided it was the sport for her. Charlotte is currently a coxswain for Megunticook Rowing. Aline joined the Megunticook Rowing board in January 2019 as Treasurer with the intention of providing greater support to this organization that has had such a positive impact on her daughter. When not being a rowing Mom, Aline enjoys kayaking in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter in Midcoast Maine.

 
JOHN F ROMAIN, SECRETARY   John began his rowing career with the Ithaca College Lightweights. During his junior & senior years he and Jerry Dietz coached the fledgling new women’s program to Dad Vail 8’s victory in the 1styear of the event offered at 2k. Moving on to DC, John rowed with the Potomac Lightweights and began sculling. Finally arriving in the Boston area and able to join the Cambridge Boat Club John was recruited to support the Head of the Charles ® Regatta, year 1 picking up trash then 6 years later serving 2 stints as Regatta Director. Since 1992 John has managed the HOCR Start Line, with a lot of help. Other interests & distractions include several years as Scoutmaster of Troop 60 in Sudbury, Mass., the family yurt in Rome on Great Pond and long walks with his ‘Pup Ellie.

JOHN F ROMAIN, SECRETARY

John began his rowing career with the Ithaca College Lightweights. During his junior & senior years he and Jerry Dietz coached the fledgling new women’s program to Dad Vail 8’s victory in the 1styear of the event offered at 2k. Moving on to DC, John rowed with the Potomac Lightweights and began sculling. Finally arriving in the Boston area and able to join the Cambridge Boat Club John was recruited to support the Head of the Charles ® Regatta, year 1 picking up trash then 6 years later serving 2 stints as Regatta Director. Since 1992 John has managed the HOCR Start Line, with a lot of help. Other interests & distractions include several years as Scoutmaster of Troop 60 in Sudbury, Mass., the family yurt in Rome on Great Pond and long walks with his ‘Pup Ellie.

ROBERT SHORT   In 1997 I read a newspaper article about a rowing program for high school students starting in Oklahoma City. Our daughter signed up and our entire family became part of an organization that has grown to become a regional center for rowing. Soon, I too, was rowing 3 times a week in a mixed masters 8+ crew. Racing in the Head of the Hooch and the Marathon Regatta were among the highlights. In 2008 I retired from a 35-year career as a geophysicist and we moved to Lincolnville and opened a B&B. With the hectic summer schedule, there was no time for rowing. But one Sunday morning at Megunticook Lake I learned about a new rowing group forming. I couldn’t resist and have been associated with Megunticook Rowing since. Regardless of your athletic ability, you can learn to row. You won’t regret it!

ROBERT SHORT

In 1997 I read a newspaper article about a rowing program for high school students starting in Oklahoma City. Our daughter signed up and our entire family became part of an organization that has grown to become a regional center for rowing. Soon, I too, was rowing 3 times a week in a mixed masters 8+ crew. Racing in the Head of the Hooch and the Marathon Regatta were among the highlights. In 2008 I retired from a 35-year career as a geophysicist and we moved to Lincolnville and opened a B&B. With the hectic summer schedule, there was no time for rowing. But one Sunday morning at Megunticook Lake I learned about a new rowing group forming. I couldn’t resist and have been associated with Megunticook Rowing since. Regardless of your athletic ability, you can learn to row. You won’t regret it!

JOHN FITZGERALD   I joined the board of Megunticook Rowing in 2018. I coached rowing at Kent School (CT, 1984-96) at the club level for several years before being asked to take on the Girls’ 3rd Boat. My rowers and I shared many successful and memorable seasons. I moved to the Camden/Rockport area in 1971 but my career teaching high school mathematics took me away. During that time, my wife, Abby, and I purchased a sailboat and spent summers sailing the coast of Maine with our 3 children while stationed at the family summer home in Camden. We moved back permanently in 1998, renovating that home to make it year-round. I taught at the local high school until retirement in 2018. I like ‘messing about with boats’ and have taken on several projects for the organization where my skills are helpful.

JOHN FITZGERALD

I joined the board of Megunticook Rowing in 2018. I coached rowing at Kent School (CT, 1984-96) at the club level for several years before being asked to take on the Girls’ 3rd Boat. My rowers and I shared many successful and memorable seasons. I moved to the Camden/Rockport area in 1971 but my career teaching high school mathematics took me away. During that time, my wife, Abby, and I purchased a sailboat and spent summers sailing the coast of Maine with our 3 children while stationed at the family summer home in Camden. We moved back permanently in 1998, renovating that home to make it year-round. I taught at the local high school until retirement in 2018. I like ‘messing about with boats’ and have taken on several projects for the organization where my skills are helpful.

APRIL TOTMAN   April’s first rowing experience was watching her uncle compete at the Head of the Charles when she was 10 years old. After watching her uncle,and later her brother, row competitively in college, she first picked up an oar while studying abroad in England. She rowed for the University of Lancaster in 2, 4, and 8 sweep boats, with the prize being tankards to fill after the races at local pubs. She returns with the desire to row again and help to develop the Master’s program so that rowing will continue to be accessible for people of all ages, whether competitively or for fun. She lives and works in Camden as a Registered Nurse while raising her 2 sons.

APRIL TOTMAN

April’s first rowing experience was watching her uncle compete at the Head of the Charles when she was 10 years old. After watching her uncle,and later her brother, row competitively in college, she first picked up an oar while studying abroad in England. She rowed for the University of Lancaster in 2, 4, and 8 sweep boats, with the prize being tankards to fill after the races at local pubs. She returns with the desire to row again and help to develop the Master’s program so that rowing will continue to be accessible for people of all ages, whether competitively or for fun. She lives and works in Camden as a Registered Nurse while raising her 2 sons.


MAX BLACK   Max is new to the Megunticook Rowing board, having just joined in January of 2019. While not yet a rower himself, Max grew up attending both sisters collegiate regattas and has two daughters looking to follow their aunts footsteps into the sport. Max has worked in restaurant development and Healthcare IT and is currently the Business Manager for McLean Borden Cottage in Camden. While not working, Max can be found wandering the woods and waters of Maine with his sidekick Hobbes.

MAX BLACK

Max is new to the Megunticook Rowing board, having just joined in January of 2019. While not yet a rower himself, Max grew up attending both sisters collegiate regattas and has two daughters looking to follow their aunts footsteps into the sport. Max has worked in restaurant development and Healthcare IT and is currently the Business Manager for McLean Borden Cottage in Camden. While not working, Max can be found wandering the woods and waters of Maine with his sidekick Hobbes.

 
KATHLEEN MEIL   Kathleen Meil never thought she'd be so committed to rowing. For years, she resented the sport for claiming so much of her best friend’s time... and then her daughter fell in love with Megunticook Rowing and everything changed. Kathleen has learned to love early mornings on Megunticook Lake and long weekends at far-away regattas, and is genuinely looking forward to her second season of learn-to-row classes. Kathleen began her career as an educator, earning an M.Ed. in Elementary Education and teaching kindergarten through fifth grade in public and independent schools for nearly a decade before shifting into clean energy advocacy. She is Director of Policy & Partnerships at Maine Conservation Voters | Maine Conservation Alliance.

KATHLEEN MEIL

Kathleen Meil never thought she'd be so committed to rowing. For years, she resented the sport for claiming so much of her best friend’s time... and then her daughter fell in love with Megunticook Rowing and everything changed. Kathleen has learned to love early mornings on Megunticook Lake and long weekends at far-away regattas, and is genuinely looking forward to her second season of learn-to-row classes. Kathleen began her career as an educator, earning an M.Ed. in Elementary Education and teaching kindergarten through fifth grade in public and independent schools for nearly a decade before shifting into clean energy advocacy. She is Director of Policy & Partnerships at Maine Conservation Voters | Maine Conservation Alliance.


PAMELA DELEHEY   Whether swimming, sailing, kayaking or rowing, Pam Delehey’s love of the outdoors keeps her on the ocean and the lake at every opportunity. Pam’s daughter, Hazel, joined the Megunticook rowing team as a sophomore and enjoyed several seasons of early morning practices and exciting regattas. Pam’s younger daughter, Charlotte, is looking forward to picking up the oars in future seasons and learning the wonderful sport offered in her backyard of Megunticook Lake. Pam joined the Megunticook Rowing board in 2019 and looks forward to contributing to the development of a long term strategy for the organization. Pam’s career in leadership development was launched as a sailing instructor for Outward Bound and later as Director for the Professional Development program. Currently, Pam is Managing Director for Brimstone Consulting Group, working with leaders and teams to drive effective change and developing emerging leaders. Pam lives in Camden with her husband, Neil and their 3 children, Hazel, Nolan and Charlotte.

PAMELA DELEHEY

Whether swimming, sailing, kayaking or rowing, Pam Delehey’s love of the outdoors keeps her on the ocean and the lake at every opportunity. Pam’s daughter, Hazel, joined the Megunticook rowing team as a sophomore and enjoyed several seasons of early morning practices and exciting regattas. Pam’s younger daughter, Charlotte, is looking forward to picking up the oars in future seasons and learning the wonderful sport offered in her backyard of Megunticook Lake. Pam joined the Megunticook Rowing board in 2019 and looks forward to contributing to the development of a long term strategy for the organization. Pam’s career in leadership development was launched as a sailing instructor for Outward Bound and later as Director for the Professional Development program. Currently, Pam is Managing Director for Brimstone Consulting Group, working with leaders and teams to drive effective change and developing emerging leaders. Pam lives in Camden with her husband, Neil and their 3 children, Hazel, Nolan and Charlotte.

JOLINE BLAIS

JOLINE BLAIS