Jay Prindall, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick board chairman, recently announced the appointment of John Burrell, Sue Descoteaux and Thomas Mahoney to the board of directors, and Mary Herman and Tom Stevens to the advisory board.

“I am very pleased to share that among our accomplishments in the first few months of 2016 at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick is the addition of three new members to our board of directors along with two new advisory board members,” Prindall said. “We are very excited about the talent and experience of our new board members.”

Burrell is a Knights of Columbus field agent serving the Midcoast and central Maine area. His career includes more than 20 years as a football coach, most recently at Bowdoin College. He and his wife, Stefany, live in Brunswick. He joined Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2012.

Descoteaux, a Brunswick resident, is a residential loan processor/ closer at Casco Bay Title, responsible for the processing of residential and commercial loans. She also serves as a representative on the Merrymeeting Board of Realtors.

Mahoney, a Harpswell resident, is a health management professional who currently serves as a program manager for Healthy Lincoln County where he works with schools, parents and businesses on developing drug-free communities and develops health and wellness policies in the schools. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maine.

Herman, a Brunswick resident and former first lady from 1995 to 2003, has spent nearly four decades working to help Maine businesses and organizations connect with the resources they need to grow. She works as a facilitator and strategist in her consulting business, Mary J. Herman Consulting.

Herman has degrees in special education/learning disabilities and nursing. She served as the executive director of Downeast Health Services’ Calais Family Planning, as leader of the Maine Women’s Lobby team, chaired the Maine Family Literacy Task Force, and initiated READ to ME, which provided every entering Maine kindergartner a new book.

Stevens, a welding superintendent of Bath Iron Works, has served as co-chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters annual Bowl for Kid’s Sake event for the past two years.

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