Matt Dunlap of Old Town is Maine’s Secretary of State. He served as the state’s 47th Secretary of State from 2005 until January 2011. Previously, he served four terms in the Maine House of Representatives, representing Old Town. He was recognized as Maine’s Public Administrator of the Year in 2008.
Matthew serves on the Board of Directors of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, and was also Executive Director. He is on the Board of the Windover Art Center in Newburgh.
An award-winning outdoor writer for the Northwoods Sporting Journal, Matthew is a University of Maine alumnus with degrees in History and English. He lives in Old Town with his wife Michelle Dunphy and their daughter Emily.
gkisedtanamoogk (key-said-TAH-NAH-mook) is Wampanoag from the community of Mashpee located on Massachusetts’ Cape Cod. He is family member of Nkeketonseonqikom, the Longhouse of the Otter, and is married with three children.
gkisedtanamoogk’s interests pertain to the social, political, legal and spiritual life of Wabanaki Nations. gkisedtanamoogk has been an Adjunct Instructor with the Native American Studies and the Peace and Reconciliation Programs on the Orono campus of the University of Maine since 2005.
gkisedtanamoogk engages in many activities of advocacy and interest to Indigenous Peoples, including cross-border issues, the Wabanaki Confederacy and building cross-cultural relationships.
Dr. Gail Werrbach has been a faculty member at the University of Maine School of Social Work for the past 25 years. She is currently Director and Associate Professor at the School.
Her research interests and publications are in the areas of child mental health, community mental health training, Indian child welfare services and international social work.
Gail has received and administered four Indian Child Welfare training grants that provided support for Native American social work students. She was co-principal evaluator of a five-year project for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township. She also has been the principal investigator for two international social work initiatives.
Gail is married, has one son and lives in Bangor, where she sings in a community chorus.
Sandy White Hawk is a Sicangu Lakota adoptee from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Sandy is the founder and Director of First Nations Repatriation Institute, which serves as a resource for adoptees, and to enhance the knowledge and skills of practitioners.
Sandy organizes Truth, Healing & Reconciliation Community Forums that bring together adoptees/fostered individuals and their families, and professionals. She has also initiated an ongoing support group for adoptees and birth relatives.
Sandy is an Indian child welfare consultant who received the Women in Wellbriety Dana Tiger Award for Creating Change in Nations and the Outstanding Native Women Award from the University of Minnesota. She was named one of the 50 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World and the “50 Most Influential and Cool People” of Madison, Wis.
Carol Wishcamper has an organizational development consulting practice, working primarily with nonprofit organizations in Maine.
Formerly, she served as Chair of the Maine State Board of Education and was a member of numerous gubernatorial and legislative study commissions. She represented the board on the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and as the regional representative to the National Association of State Boards of Education.
Carol also has been Chair of the Maine Center for Educational Services and the Maine Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, where she co-chaired the St. John River Campaign.