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Jere G. Michelson is President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Libra Foundation in Portland, Maine, with oversight responsibility for all financial and operating aspects of the Foundation's interests. Mr. Michelson joined the Foundation in 2001 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and subsequently advanced to Senior, and then Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer preceding his current role.
Prior to joining Libra Foundation, Mr. Michelson was a member of the management group at the accounting firm of Baker Newman Noyes, LLC in Portland serving in the firm's corporate tax department where he consulted primarily on closely-held corporations and shareholders with multi-state operations. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of CPAs and Maine Society of CPAs.
Mr. Michelson currently serves as a member of the United States Service Academy Review Board for the Southern Maine Region, appointed by Senator Susan M. Collins, to review qualified candidates expressing interest in attending one of the United States' Military Academies. He also serves as vice-chair of Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine's flagship tertiary-care teaching hospital. In addition to Trustee, Mr. Michelson is the former chairman of the Finance Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee.
Mr. Michelson is a Trustee and member of the Audit Committee of MaineHealth, parent company of Maine Medical Center, Maine's largest healthcare system. He is a Director of Gorham Savings Bank, a $1 billion community bank serving the southern Maine area and past Trustee and Treasurer of Breakwater School, an independent co-educational preschool, elementary and middle school for 3 year olds through grade 8.
Locally, Mr. Michelson is a past Director and coach of Scarborough Little League, past coach of Scarborough Soccer Club and co-founder, past Trustee and coach of Travel Baseball of Southern Maine.
Mr. Michelson is a Director of Pineland Farms Potato Company, Inc. and Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc., both closely-held corporations and program-related investments of Libra Foundation.
Mr. Michelson received his bachelor's degree cum laude in Accounting from the University of Southern Maine and his master's degree summa cum laude in Taxation from Thomas College. He lives in Scarborough, Maine, with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children.