Who We Are

The Wilson Center is a vibrant space of welcome to people from the University of Maine and wider faith and civic communities. We are guided in fulfilling our mission by a multi-faith Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

Rabbi Bill Siemers, President (Rabbi, Beth Israel Congregation)

Anila Karunakar, Vice President (Director, UMaine Office for Diversity and Inclusion)

Theodate Lawlor, Acting Treasurer (Still Water Sangha)

Joanie Ellis, Acting Secretary (Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor)


Sister Miriam Devlin (Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception)

Rev. Mariah Hayden (Pastor, Church of Universal Fellowship)

John Bear Mitchell (UMaine Staff, Native American Programs)

Dina Yacoubagha (Islamic Center of Maine)

Dr. Sandra Hutchison (Baha’i Faith)

Peggy Day (Episcopal Diocese of Maine)

Melissa Ladenheim (UMaine Faculty)

Avinash Rude (Still Water Sangha)

Joey LeBlanc (UMaine Graduate Student, Jewish Faith)