Board of Directors

Sherrie L. Benner - Board Chair
Sherrie L. Benner
Board Chair

Sherrie L. Benner joined the Board of Directors in 2012. She resides in Gorham and was just elected to the Gorham Town Council. With a degree in history, she started her career in the field of law and has worked with several large law firms including Thompson, McNaboe, Ashley and Bull, and Norman Hanson & DeTroy. However, her enjoyment of real estate and working more directly with her clients prompted a career change by becoming a licensed real estate agent. As a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty, she often works with elderly clients that are facing the challenges associated with selling their homes and transitioning to retirement living. As a way to say thank you and to give back, Sherrie has pledged a percentage of her real estate commissions to be donated to ITNPortland.

Kimberly Labbe Mills

A Brunswick, Maine native, Kimberly earned her AB in Mathematics from Bowdoin College in 1982 and MS (accounting)/MBA from Northeastern University in 1984. She currently works in Portland at a small accounting firm, performing tax and general accounting services. She belongs to the Maine Society of CPAs and is a member of the advisory board of the Society of Bowdoin Women. Kimberly has four (adult) children, lives in Brunswick, enjoys running, and has been a Sugarloafer since 1966.

Rick Beaulieu, ITNPortland Board Member
Rick Beaulieu
Board Member

Rick is the president of Springer's Jewelers; a retail jewelry store now in its fourth generation of family ownership. Springer's Jewelers was established in 1870 by George T. Springer. In 1925 Rick' s grandfather Edmond Beaulieu, Sr. took over the well established company. Today the business continues to thrive having added locations in Bath, Maine and Portsmouth NH. Springer's is a proud member of the American Gem Society an exclusive not for profit association that ensures its members adhere to ethical standards that not only comply with governing laws, but go beyond that, to ensure that you are buying from jewelers who have the knowledge and skill to help you make the most informed buying decision.

Rick is a graduate of Cheverus High School in Portland and was further educated at Sophia College in Japan, Regis College, Denver, CO. and received he's BA in Business Administration from Babson College. Rick is a member of the MS Society, The Cumberland Club, and The Woodlands Country Club.

Rick, his wife Nancy and his three children live in Portland and are avid supporters of many local charities including The Maine Chapter of the National MS Society, The Children's Museum of Maine, The Make a Wish Foundation and the local chapters of the Salvation Army.

Andrew J. Bernstein Board Member at ITNPortland
Andrew J. Bernstein
Board Member

Andy is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Maine School of Law. During his 31 years as an attorney, he has worked for Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, at UNUM where he held numerous positions, including Chief Litigation Counsel, General Counsel to the Disability Benefits Organization, head of the anti-fraud department, and Vice President and head of the Disability Claim Appeals, Litigation Support, Training, and Audit Department.

Following his departure from UNUM, he also was the General Counsel of Disability Reinsurance Management Services, Inc, a reinsurance intermediary. Andy's primary areas of expertise are litigation and trial practice, legal advisor to claims, appeals, underwriting, and management operations of insurance reinsurance companies, and social security disability claims. He has spoken at numerous insurance industry forums on a wide range of topics, including insurance litigation, fraud detection and prosecution, effective and fair claims practices, and social security disability claims. He currently represents claimants in Social Security disability cases.

In addition to his involvement with ITNPortland, Andy is a member of the Alumni Board at the University of Maine School of Law, and the Class Agent for his law school class of 1980. He is also a past president of the Board of Directors of Congregation Bet Ha'am.

Andy lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine with his wife Karla.

John McGinnis, ITNPortland, Board Member
John McGinnis
Board Member

John grew up in South Portland, Maine and is a product of Maine public schools. He holds degrees from the University of Maine, University of Southern Maine and California Southern University. A retired railroad transportation executive who has lived throughout the United States, John retired and returned to his native state after a 30 year career in marketing, sales and industrial development. John currently is employed part-time at Kaplan University as an academic assistant and senior tutor for legal studies students.

John has served on the Board of the University of Southern Maine Alumni Association, and as an advisor and mentor for students at the University of Iowa business school. In addition he has volunteered as a client intake interviewer at the Lawyers Volunteer Project, a volunteer researcher at the Maine Civil Liberties Union and with ILAP-Maine and is a past driver for ITNPortland.

John has served on the arbitration board of the National Grain and Feed Association in Chicago, been a city council member in Mt. Vernon, Iowa and has served as a member of the Windham, Maine Ethics Board. A past partner of Research Associates , John did eligibility research for Social Security disability claimants.

John currently resides in Windham, Maine.

James P. Stoddard
James P. Stoddard
Board Member

Born and raised in Nutley, New Jersey. Attended University of Colorado and earned a Bachelors Degree in 1967. Career in Wall Street spanned 1967- 1986 as an Investment Advisor to Institutional clients. In 1987, I entered into Commercial Real Estate as a salesman in New Jersey. That career lasted until  2006 when my wife, Betsy and I retired to Maine. We reside in Cumberland Foreside. I joined ITN in March of 2007 as a volunteer driver which I still enjoy to this day. Betsy and I are members of St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church in Falmouth. I serve as a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Vestry, chairman of Buildings and Grounds and sing in the Choir. I recently was on the Discernment Committee to hire a new Rector which was accomplished this Fall. I am also on the Board of St Mary Schola which is a professional singing ensemble devoted to performances of master works from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Eras. My passions are skiing, singing, golf and crossword/jigsaw puzzles. Bets and I share three sons and enjoy five grandchildren.

Sally Wigon