Board of Directors:

Matt Dexter, MS – Founder, President, Secretary & Executive Director

Matt founded CBF in 2014 as a single fundraising event to support surrounding cancer programs and has since lead the organization into something greater for Eastern Maine. He believes community collaboration and innovation is the secret to stronger cancer care in Eastern Maine. Matt is the Secretary of the Bangor Lions Club and serves on the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center Board of Directors. His leadership has been recognized with invitations to the Bangor Region Leadership Institute as well as the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Gen2End Leadership Summit & Capitol Day.
BA in Social Psychology from the University of Maine Orono | MS in Nonprofit Management from Lasell College. 


James Dexter – Treasurer

Jim has been a Program Manager for Teradyne for the past 26 years. Currently serving as Treasurer, Jim has been involved with CBF development since inception to honor his late spouse, Christine.
 


Robin Russel Ph. D, J.D. – Director

Dr. Russel is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Maine. She has taught in the areas of foundation practice, social welfare policy, research, child welfare, family violence, and spirituality and social work. She started her career as a legal services attorney specializing in juvenile and family law. Robin brings uniquely personal experiences as well as knowledge of others in the Maine cancer community to strengthen CBF’s mission. 


Becky Caron – Director

Becky is an Oncology Nurse at Eastern Maine Medical Center Cancer Care. Her hands-on experience with the cancer community in Eastern Maine strengthens CBF’s understanding of what the community seeks and how CBF can deliver. Her leadership and community engagement is also apparent through countless volunteer positions and her adjunct professor position teaching nursing at Eastern Maine Community College.
 


Jack Keenan – Director

Jack is a Bangor native currently living in Glenburn. Jack is an A. VP Portfolio Manager at Bangor Savings Bank. Outside of CBF and Bangor Savings, he plays an active part in the Bangor Lions Club.


Katherine Lavallee, MPH, CAC – Director

Katherine lives in Veazie and works at Northern Light Health – EMMC Cancer Institute in Patient Access Services. She is a seasoned outpatient leader with advanced practice operations skills in primary care, OB/GYN and hematology/oncology. Katherine plays an important role in bridging the gap for patients between clinical treatment and community resources.


Robert Smith – Director

Rob Smith is a father of 2 teenage children at Bangor High.  He is a financial advisor with Edward Jones after spending 15 years as a chemical engineer servicing the pulp and paper industry.  Rob also serves on the Board of Directors for Amicus here in Bangor.
 


Jamie Comstock – Director

Jamie lives in Orono and is the mother of two.  She is the Health Promotion Manager at Bangor Public Health and Community Services and has worked with partners locally and statewide since 2007 to build and strengthen Maine’s public health system.  She brings experience in program development, program management, and grant writing. 


Previous Directors:

Danielle Dexter (2014-2018)
Marc Edelman (2018-2019)
Robin Long (2017-2019)


Volunteers:

Sarah DeGeorge – Public Relations Coordinator

Sarah has been involved with CBF since inception, never letting an opportunity of outreach and promotion slip away. She offers years of experience in social media marketing, small business consulting, and public relations to deliver CBF’s mission and impact on our community. 


The Eastern Trek for Cancer Alumni Fund Committee:
Chair, Daniel Rossignol (ETC 2016, 2017, & 2018)
Alex Gonzalez (ETC 2015 & 2016)
Jordan Harris (ETC 2016)
Emily Loebs (ETC 2016)
Joe Johnson (ETC 2018)
Mark Smith (ETC 2018)
Victoria Wong (ETC 2019)
Caitlin Marino (ETC 2019)
CBF Program Steering Committee:
Jon Henry
Robin Russel
Ann Hawley
Becky Caron
Melody Joliat
Sheena Villard
Charlie Villard
Bill Libby
Robin Long
Lisa Dunning
CBF Innovation Advisory Committee:
Renee Kelly
Andrew Finch
Heather Drake
Larry Clifford
Toho Soma
Shawn Ell
Jessica Fogg
Lee Umphrey
Meg Callaway
Amanda Burgess
David Wihry
Tami Gower

Are you interested in joining the CBF team?

Please call us at (207) 517-0256