University of Maine Fred Hutchinson Center Advisory Board Members
Dr. Lucille Zeph, Interim Associate Provost & Interim Dean of Division of Lifelong Learning
Janet Waldron, Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance
Dr. Stewart Marrs, Associate Provost & Dean for Undergraduate Education
David Beebe, Senior College President
Dr. Gail Werrbach, Director School of Social Work
H. Allen Fernald
Dr. Carol Robbins
Dr. Larry Theye
Joe Slocum, Belfast City Manager
Teri Young-Hise, Director of Nursing, WCGH
Martha Piscuskus, Director, Waterfall Arts
Brian Carpenter, Superintendent, RSU 20
Joyce McPhetres - Emeritus member
Advisory Board Member Bio's
BA-Political Science from Yale
MA-Public Administration from George Washington University
Instructor of Meteorology & Celestial Navigation at US Naval Academy
Staff member, President Kennedy, Task Force on Poverty
First director of National Recruitment & Screening for the Job Corps
Director, Office of Evaluation, US Dept of Labor
Coast Guard, 100 ton skipper’s license
Charter Captain of Hinckley Yachts in Caribbean
Two term member of the Belfast City Council
First President of the Senior College at the Hutchinson Center
Board member of the Waldo County Community Action Agency (WCAP) and of United Midcoast Charities (UMCC)
Brought up in Ohio I served in the Army for three years before attending Ohio State U. I have a degree in History from OSU and a masters in History from Arizona State. I also have a second Masters in School Administration. The best thing I ever did was to marry Shirley Warner in 1958. After a thirty year career as a high school history teacher and boys varsity soccer coach, Shirl and I retired to Maine.
We have two daughters living in Conn. and two terrific grandchildren. I served for 10 years as president of the Belfast Arts Council, six years on the board of the Camden Conference, I am the longest serving member on the board of the Mid Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, past member of Bay Chamber board, current member of boards of our Senior College and Hutchinson Center Advisory Board. To keep busy I have an out of print and used book business, Prescott Hill Books.
Dr Stuart Marrs
Dr. Marrs is the Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education. Dr. Marrs taught at the National University of Costa Rica, Indiana University, and since 1985 has been teaching at the University of Maine where he presently occupies the administrative position of Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education. Stuart Marrs received his doctorate from Indiana University School of Music. During his career as a performing musician, Dr. Marrs toured the US, Europe, and Latin America as soloist, conductor, clinician, and teacher. In 2005, he authored the groundbreaking analytical DVD: Stuart Marrs on Elliott Carter: Eight Pieces for Four Timpani - Performance and Analysis, which has received international attention.
As soloist, clinician, orchestral timpanist-percussionist, conductor, and teacher, Dr. Marrs' professional experience spans nearly 40 years and three continents. His principal orchestral positions include the orchestras of Louisville, Bolivia, and Costa Rica. His freelance experience includes such diverse areas as TV, Ice Capades, jazz, symphonic orchestra, experimental groups, solo and chamber recital performances. Stuart Marrs has an extensive international profile having taught and performed in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Belorus, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, El Salvador, Bolivia and Costa Rica.
Carol Barr Robbins
B.A. from UMaine Orono with Master’s and Doctorate Degrees from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. An educator who has served as a high school teacher, guidance counselor, supervisor of counseling services and assistant superintendent of schools in a large urban school district (31,000 students) in Newport News, Virginia. Her most recent position was that of Superintendent of Schools in MSAD #34, the school district from which she graduated high school. Retired from education in 2001. Presently works as an active volunteer in organizations in the Mid-Coast Area. Married with a blended family of 6 children and 14 grandchildren. Interests include travel, photography and making a difference in her community.
Judy Stein is a retired management consultant. She was the founding partner of a boutique firm that specialized in working with executives who needed to explain complex ideas. Her clients were in the US, Europe and the Far East. Before founding “Strategic Communications,” she worked as a securities analyst, a writer and editor and Director of the Communications Skills program at the Yale School of Management. She moved to Belfast in 1994 and has served as President of Belfast Free Library Board and President of Camden Conference. She co-chaired the campaign that raised the funds for the Hutchinson Center expansion.
Janet Waldron serves the University of Maine campus as Vice President for Administration and Finance. Under her exceptional leadership as CFO, the campus has developed a comprehensive master plan; renovated its dining and auxiliary services; strengthened its environmental, safety, and risk management programs; increased efficiencies, and subsequent savings, with improved procurement practices and energy management strategies; strengthened its community relationships; and, despite economic challenges, maintained a balanced budget. Ms. Waldron also serves the University as an adjunct faculty member. She has over 30 years of experience in agency administration; information technology; and financial, human resources, risk, and capital facilities management.
Gail B. Werrbach, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
Dr. Werrbach is Director and Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Maine School of Social Work. Dr. Werrbach holds a B.S. in Social Work from the University of Vermont, a M.S.W. from Simmons College, and a Ph.D. in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. She joined the faculty at the University of Maine in 1988 where she has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in social work practice, social work ethics, family therapy, and work with children and youth. She has been the School’s project director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Children’s Bureau Indian Child Welfare Training grants, and has been the project evaluator for several child mental health and substance abuse prevention projects developed by the Indian Township Health Center. She is currently the U.S. project director for the U.S. Department of Education, EU-US Atlantis Program international exchange grant: Global Work with Immigrant Children. She teaches, publishes, and practices in the area of work with children and families.
Dr. Lucille A. Zeph
Dr. Lucille A. Zeph is interim associate provost and dean of the Division of Lifelong Learning at the University of Maine. Since 1992, she has served as founding director of the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD). Lu is associate professor of education at UMaine and holds a doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership (Vanderbilt, 1983). She joined the University of Maine faculty in 1979 as coordinator of graduate study in severe disabilities and developed and directed specializations in severe disabilities, early intervention, and interdisciplinary disability studies.
Lu has published and presented extensively in areas that support inclusive communities. She has been honored for her lifetime contributions to advocacy, public policy, and systems change, resulting in opportunities for all, including people with disabilities.