Veteran Friendly Faculty and Staff

Below is a list of faculty and staff who have identified as Veteran-friendly by volunteering their time and efforts to support veterans on the UMaine campus and/or attending the Student Veterans at UMaine Training Workshop. Identified veterans will be distinguished by an asterisk (*) by their names.

MBS Corps and UMVA volunteering in front of the Memorial Union

Veteran Advisory Committee Members:

Nory Jones (Chair) –  Professor, Maine Business School

Tony Llerena  (Co-Chair) – Coordinator of VETS, Student Life – (Ex-Officio)

Captain Sean Christensen* – UMaine Marine ROTC

Jessi Parent* – President, Student Veterans Association – (Ex-Officio)

Paul Gagnon* – Former UMaine Career Center (now retired)

Sharon Oliver – UMaine Admissions Office

Andrea Gifford – Assistant Dean of Students, Student Life

Joe Miller* – Graduate Student Veteran

Adria O. Horn* – Director, Bureau of Veterans’ Services – (Ex-Officio)

James Settele* Captain, USN, (ret.) – Director, SPIA

Todd Zaroya* – College Success Programs


Veteran Friendly Staff & Faculty: 

Thomas Banister* – ROTC

Sean Harmon* – ROTC

Beth Coffin – Bursars Office

Katherine O’Flaherty – Honors College

Alan Parks – Student Support Services

April Boulier – Counseling Center

Bud Walkup – Student Wellness Resource Center

Carol Toner – Maine Studies

Catherine Athay – Student Support Services

Dan Robbins – Counseling Center

Erin Straine – Education & Human Development

Farahad Dastoor – School of Biology & Ecology

Holly Costar – Counseling Center

Barbara Smith – Student Life – CNTSP & VETS Associate

Kate Axelsen Foster – Career Center

Michael Lyman – Counseling Center

Nancy Boyington – Hutchinson Center

Sharon Barker – Women’s Resource Center

Tim Waring – School of Economics

Shannon Field– School of Forest Resources

John Mahon*, Professor, Maine Business School