Our leadership model is based around the empowerment of community members.  As an organization, CCLT is run by a board of directors elected by the land trust membership at the annual meeting. One third of our board of directors is reserved for homeowners. All homeowners are members of the corporation and come directly from the disadvantaged communities most impacted by issues of gentrification and poverty.

Our goal is to promote a board composition of 1/3 Lessee Representatives, 1/3 General Representatives and 1/3 Public Representatives in order to strive for a balance of expertise within the board.

Currently, we are looking for Public Representatives, people from other organizations or non-profits, who can bring their knowledge and skills to our board. Examples include professionals in banking, accounting, non-profit management, realty, and law to name a few. Send us a quick message below if you are interested.

Watercolor by Janis Behm

Board List & Biographies

Raymond Gale – President, Sedgwick homeowner for more than 20 years and father of 4 children. Currently holds lieutenant position in Sedgwick and Blue Hill Fire Departments and is Training officer in Blue Hill.

Kelly Samperi resident of Sedgwick, mother of four, Kelly brings her commitment to community to the board.

Charles “Kim” Coit is a graduate of Boston College Law School and Yale University. His career has been in real estate and real estate education, first as Associate Professor at the University of Southern Maine, then as Director of Training at Mark Stimson Associates and currently as a partner in a Maine proprietary real estate school.  He has written and published 3 real estate text books. 

Rosalani Moore – Secretary is the Assistant Director of HOME, Inc. where she works closely with disadvantaged families developing pathways out of poverty. Rosa has a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and certification as a Behavioral Health Professional. Rosa coordinates fundraising and grant writing for CCLT and resides in Verona Island.

Brad Sealfon is a licensed arborist and homesteader in Prospect. With a passion for community engagement and housing rights, and a background in management, marketing, and communications, Brad also serves on the board of Downeast Restorative Justice and contributes to the efforts of the Waldo County Homeless Coalition.

Beth Sullivan has a long history of community organizing and is an experienced gardener. She is enthusiastic about developing a strong robust community in Sedgwick.

Gerald Botta – Treasurer is the administrator of the Homeless Shelter at HOME, Inc. and member of the Maine Bar. He graduated with honors from University of Maine School of Law. He also helps coordinate and fundraise for CCLT. Currently, living in Ellsworth.

Clint Clagget – Land Advocate is the manager of the wood production at HOME, Inc, and has been involved with the construction of many of the houses built on CCLT land over the last 30 years. Clint also has experience with forest management and serves as land steward. He is a homeowner in CCLT’s Patten Pond community.

Millie Grimes is a master gardener and former social worker who bring 30 + years of experience working with low income people and connecting them with the natural world.  Millie lives in Stockton Springs.

Genevieve White is a resident of the Patten Pond Community in Orland and she is the daughter of one of the original leaseholders.

Advisory and other Members

Timothy Maney VP Bar Harbor Bank – Strategic Planning

Shannon CarpenterFinancial Consultant