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 El Congregation)

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

Theodate Lawlor, Acting Treasurer (Still Water Sangha)

Dr. Sandy Caron, Secretary (UMaine Faculty)


Dominique DeSpirito (UMaine Student, Interfaith Group Co-Founder)

Rabbi Darah Lerner (Rabbi, Beth El Congregation)

Laurie Cartier (Retired UMaine Staff, Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor)

Mary Cathcart (Retired UMaine Staff, Saint James Episcopal Church)

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

Joanie Ellis (Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor)

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)