• Meet Our Ignite 2018 Conference Speakers

  • Recruit & Retain Volunteers

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  • Jason Ketterick, is Community Impact Director for Youth & Volunteers for United Way of York County. As a certified Service Enterprise trainer, he helps regional agencies increase their impact by leveraging human capital to increase organizational capacity. Since moving to Maine in 2014, he worked as an Environmental Literacy Educator at Maine Audubon before joining the United Way team in January 2015. He previously held the Education and Stewardship Programs Manager position at Tread Lightly! in Salt Lake City, Utah and worked as the national youth education lead with the Center For Outdoor Ethics in Boulder, Colorado.

     

     

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  • Jen Hayes is the Horse Program Director at Oceanwood Camp & Conference Center in Ocean Park, Maine.  She brings over 22 years of riding instruction to both individuals with and without disabilities, innovative program development, and volunteer recruitment & retention practices.  A volunteer herself, Jen has participated in numerous fundraising efforts & activities for not-for-profit organizations in MA, NH, & ME, has sat as a Board Director for the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce (NH) and currently holds a Board Member seat on the Biddeford + Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

  • Thrive in a Multigenerational Workplace

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  • Mary Kozicki LaFontaine, the Regional Director of the Southern CareerCenters, has over 25 years experience in the private and public sectors; prior to her current position, she managed the Lewiston CareerCenter.    She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a Masters in Adult Education from the University of Southern Maine. In addition, she teaches at USM-LAC, is President of the Central Maine Human Resources Association and serves on several other civic and business association boards. She recently served on the LA Metro Chamber of Commerce Board including one term as chair, as an Auburn City Councilor for two terms and the Auburn School Committee.

  • Cultivating Internships

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  • Cynthia Simon is the director, College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office at the University of New England. Cynthia's expertise in experiential education spans over 30 years. She holds a Master's degree in Environmental Education and has completed the National Society for Experiential Education's Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. Her background includes professional work in the international, corporate, not-for-profit, and small business sectors, with 20 years in higher education and UNE. In 2008, Cynthia established the College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office, a professional office committed to academic credit-bearing internships, and sits as the director. The CAS Internship Office supports students and the community in building exemplary internships wherein students practice their academic learning and skills and through which businesses and organizations receive the talent and support of UNE students. 

  • ESL Residents - An Untapped Resource

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  • Jerry Mopembe, is the Unum Program Manager for Talent Acquisition. He oversees the design and reporting on diversity hiring across various business functions working closely with the talent acquisition team and across the enterprise with key human resources and business partners, as well as external suppliers to broaden Unum's diverse pipeline. He develops, implements and manages
    the diversity recruiting program and initiatives to improve overall diversity of the workforce, including comprehensive sourcing and recruiting strategies.
    Jerry partners with management to effectively use data and analytics to identify trends and create solutions. He is from Kinshasa, D.R. Congo. He has a MBA from the University of Southern Maine and attended the University of South Africa.

  • Enrich Community Transportation

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  • Craig Pendleton currently serves as Executive Director of the Biddeford+Saco Chamber of Commerce+Industry.  He is a seven-year member of the Biddeford Saco Old Orchard Beach Transit Committee, which oversees Shuttlebus-ZOOM public transit. He is also an ex-officio member of the Saco Economic Development Commission.

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