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Our Team

The Loaves & Fishes Board of Trustees is supported by the time and energy of our 100+ volunteers. Want to volunteer? Click the "Learn More" button below! (Board photos courtesy of Down East Photography.)

Officers & Staff

Co-Presidents
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Max
Dietshe

Vice President

Trenton

Max recently retired from a career in corporate communications and user experience design to work on marketing and development for the pantry. He and his wife, novelist W.S. Winslow, moved full-time to their Trenton "camp" in 2019. 

Pantry Manager

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Jessica
Seavey

Hancock

Jessica grew up in Southwest Harbor and began volunteering at an early age. She and her family now make their home in Hancock – they have two girls and one on the way! When not at the pantry, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding and hiking.

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Margaret (Muffet)
Stewart

Treasurer

Lamoine

Muffet and her husband, Doug, moved to Maine from Philadelphia in 2017. She has 50 years' experience as a bookkeeper and Parish Administrator and is currently the Parish Administrator at two churches on MDI. In her off time she enjoys kayaking and volunteering.

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Tracy Shaffer

Ellsworth

Tracy moved to Ellsworth after retiring from Verizon post a 25+ year career. An ordained deacon in The Episcopal Church, Tracy remains an active Rotarian after serving as President of the Ellsworth club in 2018-19. 

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Ellsworth

Clyde is a Special Education Teacher working in the younger grades. He's a community member who has served as a volunteer firefighter for 25 years, as well as a member of the Ellsworth Rotary Club. A trustee since 2016, Clyde enjoys golf and the outdoors in his downtime.

Clyde Cushing

Board of Trustees

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Joe
Bruno

Blue Hill

A retired financial IT executive and lifelong optimist, Joe resides in Blue Hill with his partner, Rachel. He's been playing golf and guitar since youth and enjoys volunteering, cooking, practicing and teaching yoga, hiking and travel.

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Debra Gillespie-fowles

Ellsworth

A retired housing coordinator and case manager, Debra grew up in Massachusetts and lived in Guilford for almost 25 years before moving to Ellsworth. She is a tireless volunteer for the pantry.

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CAROLYN
STWERTKA

Blue Hill

Daniel
Wilkey

Lamoine

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