About the MCA
High-speed Broadband for Maine
The Maine Connectivity Authority (MCA) is committed to expanding access to reliable, high-speed and affordable internet service statewide.
Led by an experienced staff and board appointed by the Governor, the MCA works to ensure three goals: That effective, accessible connectivity be universally available in the state; that there be secure, affordable, reliable, competitive, sustainable and forward-looking infrastructure that can meet future needs; and that all residents, businesses and institutions in Maine be able to take full advantage of the economic, health, educational and other opportunities available through connectivity services.
Established in 2021, the Maine Connectivity Authority (MCA) is a quasi-governmental agency funded through a combination of federal and state resources. MCA is charged with achieving the universal access of affordable high-speed broadband in Maine.
Focusing on projects, places and people, the MCA is advancing digital equity for all Mainers.
Brian Allenby, Program Operations & Communications Director
Chris Boniakowski, Senior Advisor
Andrew Butcher, President
Erin Clark, Grant Administration Senior Manager
Tyler Collins, Infrastructure Grant Manager
Maggie Drummond-Bahl, Strategic Partnership Director
Tanya Emery, Economic Development Director
Meghan Grabill, Research & Analytics Senior Manager
Kendra Jo Grindle, Community & Regional Partnerships Senior Manager
Dave Hack, Operations Manager
Rebecca Ingersoll, Accounting Manager
Jenna Ingram, Communications Manager
Meg Meadows, Digital Equity & Partnerships Grant Manager
Hillary Mordecai, Accounting Manager
Jessica Perez, Digital Equity Manager
Laurie Griffin Polland, Accounting Manager
Kevin Racelis, Broadband Infrastructure Project Manager
Kiera Reardon, State Policy & Agency Partnerships Manager
Margaret Reynolds, Infrastructure Grant Manager
Chris Waite, Broadband Infrastructure Senior Manager
David Wedick, Chief Financial Officer
Kwame Yeboah, Workforce Development Manager
MCA Board of Directors
Carlos Javier Barrionuevo, of Georgetown, who works for Georgetown Broadband LLC and serves on the Georgetown Comprehensive Plan Committee
Jim Carlson, Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at UniTel, Inc.
Hannah Carter, Associate Provost for Online and Continuing Education & Dean of Cooperative Extension at University of Maine
David Demers*, Ex-Officio, who is chief information officer for the University of Maine
Heather Johnson*, Ex-Officio, who is commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development for the State of Maine
Danielle Louder, Co-Director of Medical Care Development Inc.’s Domestic Public Health Division and Director of the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center
Nick Marquis*, Ex-Officio, who is the Acting Chief Information Officer for the State of Maine
Carlos Mello*, Ex-Officio, who is the CEO for the Finance Authority of Maine
Michael C. Reed, of Palermo, who is self-employed and has worked to spearhead and coordinate municipal broadband projects
Timothy R Schneider, General Counsel for Tilson Technology and previously served as a Maine public advocate