Nick Filler (Chair) Conway, Massachusetts
Nick had been coming to Isle au Haut since 1975 and with his wife, Colleen, purchased a house on Birch Point in 2015 where they spend five months each year. Nick practiced law for 25 years and ran a manufacturing company for 10 years in western Massachusetts.
Charlie Hopkins Upton, Massachusetts
Charlie grew up in Brewer, Maine. He and his wife, Donna, started to visit Isle au Haut in the summer of 1985, staying at his family’s property in Head Harbor. Now retired from a 35 year career in computer hardware and software development, Charlie spends more time on the island in the spring, summer and fall seasons. As well as joining the ICDC board, he has been working on efforts to bring modern and reliable broadband internet to the entire island community.
Ellie Kastanopolous Isle au Haut, Maine
Ellie is no stranger to Isle au Haut. She first came to the island on a houseboat in 1979, raised 4 children here, and lived on the boat in the thorofare for half of the year and in Head Harbor for the rest . She has recently returned to live full-time on the island, and enjoys the quiet of Head Harbor in winter. Ellie brings to the board 30 years of experience in the field of affordable housing in Maine and other communities across the country.
Bob Olney (Secretary) Freeport, Maine
Bob Olney grew up spending summers on Isle au Haut. He is an elementary school teacher at Waynflete School in Portland, Maine
Dana Perry (Treasurer) New Canaan, Connecticut
Dana is a seasonal resident, CPA (inactive), MBA and is the CFO of BBDO NY, which is a division of Omnicom Group, a Fortune 500 company. Dana, a marathon runner, rock climber and sailor makes his home in New Canaan, Connecticut with wife Corliss and daughter Elizabeth.
Catherine Richards Olney Freeport, Maine
Catherine spends part of the year on Kimball Island across from the Town Landing of Isle au Haut. She was integral in founding the Coastal Studies for Girls, the country’s only residential science and leadership semester school for 10th grade girls.
Derrick Sibbald Isle au Haut, Maine
Derek grew up on the island and attended our one room school house. After living and fishing in Massachusetts, he has returned to lobster.
Robin Tannenbaum Portland, Maine
Robin is an architect in Portland whose husband and his family have strong ties to Isle au Haut. Robin donated her considerable talent to the design of one of our latest buildings – Village House. She and her husband, Peter Burke, have two sons; the whole family loves spending as much time as possible on the island.
Carl Wilson Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Carl spent his childhood summers at Head Harbor on Isle au Haut. He is the director of the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) Bureau of Marine Science. Now he and his wife, Anne, and children continue the family connection to our island.