Mark Hutchins, Chair
A native of Portland, Mark, along with his wife, Roberta
Mark has always been committed to the community that he grew up in. In the past, he was involved with two little leagues as a coach and their President. He was a treasurer of the City of Portland’s Youth Sports Exchange. He served on the board for the Friends of Evergreen Cemetery, the United Way Finance Committee, the St. Pius X Parish Council and is a member of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church’s Finance Committee.
Robert Kearney, Vice Chair
Biography soon to come!
Dorraine W. Diebold, Secretary
Dori has a passion for and a calling to public service. Dori has a BA in Political Science from the University of Maine and earned an MA in Public Policy and Management from the Muskie School for Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. Early in her career, Dori served in a research capacity on the Washington staff of Senator George Mitchell. Dori has
Jason R. Hanley, Treasurer
Jason has worked at WEX Inc. since 1997 and is currently the Vice President of Sales Operations. He is a Maine native who graduated from Bates College in 1993 and then received his MBA at the University of New Hampshire. Jason is involved in several non-profit organizations within the Portland community, and his father Ric’s enthusiasm for the Center and for all things Irish led him to join the Board this year. He currently lives in Falmouth with his wife, two children
Lois Galgay Reckitt
Lois Galgay Reckitt is a graduate of Brandeis (A.B.) and Boston Universities (A.M.) and for
Reckitt is currently a member of the House of Representatives in Maine’s 129th Legislature representing the ocean end of South Portland.
Biography soon to come!
Janmarie is a native of Munjoy Hill Portland Maine. She is married to Greg
Janmarie graduated From St. Patrick’s School, Catherine McCauley High School, Bates College and the University of Maine School of Law. She has been practicing
Janmarie’s grandparents John Joseph and Catherine Mulkerrin Brennan both emigrated from Carna at different times. They were married at St. Dominic’s
Janmarie has always been close to the Irish community in Portland and of course particularly close to her late Grandmother Catherine Brennan, to her mother Mary Brennan Toker, late uncle John Joseph Brennan, uncle Francis Patrick Brennan, late uncle “Jimmy” Brennan, uncle Governor Joseph Brennan, uncle Paul Brennan, late aunt Kathleen Brennan and aunt Sister Barbara Ann Brennan RSM. Our lives have been so much better because of our family, the many opportunities we’ve had, and what we have learned from them particularly the gift of faith.
Janmarie is an ambassador to the Emigrants
Hugh was born in Dublin, Ireland. He moved to the United States with his family when he was young. After graduating from South Portland High School, Hugh attended Bryant University in Rhode Island where he received his bachelor’s degree in finance. Hugh continues to work in finance and is also active in the local real estate market. He is a member of the Cape Elizabeth – South Portland Rotary Club. He loves traveling back to Ireland to visit his large extended family. Hugh lives in Cape Elizabeth with his wife, Margaret, and their daughter, Nora
Patricia McDonough Dunn, past Chair
Bio coming soon!
Patrick Vincent “Vinny”
O’Malley Director , Executive
Patrick Vincent “Vinny” O’Malley is the Executive Director of the Maine Irish Heritage Center. Vinny is the son of Irish immigrants from Connemara who were lifelong communicants at Saint Dominic’s Church which is the home of the Maine Irish Heritage Center. Vinny is a 40 year member of the Portland Longshoremen’s Benevolent Society (chartered in 1880 by Irish longshoremen) he continues to work on the waterfront intermittently. He has worked as a community organizer and as a health and safety activist. He spent five years as a Community Services Liaison for United Way of Greater Portland and was appointed by Governor John Baldacci as the labor representative on the Maine Unemployment Insurance Commission., a post he held for 12 years retiring from state service in October of 2015. He was one of the founders of the Maine Irish Heritage Center and served on the board for several years, and is actively involved in all things Irish here in Maine. He is a passionate Red Sox fan, a lifelong Portland resident. He and his wife Michele live in East Deering; they have one son Ian Seamus who lives in London