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!

Officers

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Charlie 
Dayhoff

Executive Director

Prospect Harbor

Charlie and his wife Samm moved to Hancock County in 1995 and currently reside in Prospect Harbor, where they tend a large vegetable garden and raise chickens. Charlie brings 20+ years of private, non-profit management experience to Loaves & Fishes.

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Andy Matthews

President

Surry

Andy and her husband Tom, both retired educators, made the permanent move from Georgia to Maine in 2011. Andy connected with Loaves and Fishes as a pantry volunteer in 2012 and has served as Board President since 2018.

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Armstrong

Secretary

Surry

Betsy retired as a specialist for the blind and visually impaired in New York City and found a new life in Maine in 2012. Betsy came to Loaves & Fishes via St. Andrew Lutheran's long service and affiliation with the pantry.

RHONDA
PARKER

Treasurer

Ellsworth

Born and raised in Ellsworth, Rhonda retired after 23 years with the State of Maine. She currently works part time, is a frequent volunteer and serves as treasurer for several nonprofits.

 

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Clyde Cushing

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.

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Max Dietshe

Communications, Marketing & PR

Trenton

Recently retired from a career in corporate communications and user experience design, Max and his wife, novelist W.S. Winslow, moved full-time to their Trenton "camp" in 2019. Max holds 98.6 degrees from Fahrenheit U.

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Mary Doherty

Ellsworth

A former RN, Mary spends time in retirement as a grandmother, Master Gardener Volunteer and greeter at MDI's Land and Garden Preserve. She enjoys spending time in the outdoors hiking, kayaking, camping and XC skiing.

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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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PETER GORMLEY

Surry

A retired lawyer, Peter worked nearly four decades in international financial compliance in the US and Europe.  He and his wife Ellen have had ties to Maine for many years.

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Ken Hoogerhyde

Pantry Manager

Lamoine

A retired mechanical contractor, Ken and his wife Pam, a retired Special Ed teacher, moved to Lamoine in 2015. He's been a pantry volunteer, trustee and manager since 2016. 
 

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Mario Panaro

Ellsworth

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Tracy Shaffer

Ellsworth

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Carolyn Stwertka

Blue Hill

Tracy moved to Ellsworth after retiring from Verizon after 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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Rebecca
Wing

Ellsworth

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Christine Wellman

Boxford, MA

An ex-scientist and retired lawyer, Christine enjoys sailing, tennis, painting and judging science fairs.

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Carolyn moved to Maine from upstate NY in 2017 to start her job as a local pediatrician. In her free time she enjoys hiking and being outdoors with her husband, young son, and two dogs. She is an active member of the Ellsworth Rotary Club.