Our Board & Staff

OUR BOARD

Bill McMurray is an independent educational consultant living in Portland. Prior to starting his consulting practice, College Search U, in 2013, he worked as a college admission counselor for thirty-four years, including positions in both colleges and private high schools. Bill grew up in Brunswick, graduated from Brunswick High School then Bates College, and earned his masters in higher education from the University of Vermont. After 25 years in Massachusetts and California, he returned to Maine in 2008 and brought his love of cycling home with him. In 2016, he discovered Portland Wheelers at the Great Maine Bike Swap and began volunteering as a pilot. Bill brings to his work with the board a keen interest in grant writing / fundraising and recruiting more volunteers. In his free time Bill enjoys long-distance cycling events (usually for charities), golf, politics, craft beer, and following the Red Sox and San Francisco Giants.

Mandy Yates, CTRS, is the Director of Life Enrichment for The Park Danforth in Portland, Maine. Mandy’s professional background includes behavioral health, chemical dependency, developmental disability, rehabilitation and senior care. She has spent her career as a Recreational Therapist helping diverse clientele from 4 to 101 years of age through a wholistic approach to wellness inclusive of adaptive recreation. Service as a past Board member for Club W! and a variety of committees and community groups have provided additional opportunities to enrich the lives of others. Mandy loves sailing, skiing and traveling with her husband John. As an athlete and lifelong recreation enthusiast with a passion for empowering others, Mandy is excited to be part of such a unique program providing enrichment, empowerment and the pure joy of freedom from limitation through the act of going for a bike ride.

Ray Richard recently retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 31 years as a local letter carrier. He and his fiancée, Kristin, live in Portland, though they love to go camping in their vintage motor home. Ray is also the father to three daughters and has three grandchildren. He enjoys many interests, including downhill skiing, photography, spending time in his workshop, making his own craft beer, and cycling. He serves on his condominium association’s board, volunteers at The Cedars, is a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, and proudly served in the U.S. Navy. Excited to be a Portland Wheelers pilot, last season, he volunteered for the most shifts of any recruit. He says he likes it so much because it combines his passion for cycling with his love of meeting people. Ray brings a fresh perspective to the board and hopes to help the organization more fully utilize social media.

Rob Petrillo is a recently retired high school English teacher. He lives in Westbrook with his partner Debra and their cat Ollie. Since leaving public education, Rob has been volunteer tutoring at Portland Adult Ed, piloting for Portland Wheelers, and taking OLLI courses at USM (senior college). He is currently serving on the board of directors at the Windham-Gorham Rod & Gun Club. Rob enjoys traveling, biking, tennis, ballroom dancing, music and the performing arts, and dabbling in poetry and other forms of writing. His passion for language and communication, combined with a lifelong interest in human nature, is something he hopes to keep sharing with all the wonderful people he meets, while giving rides as a pilot. Also, after thirty-plus years of working with teens in the classroom and adults in all facets of educational administration, Rob is confident he has the skills and experience to help Portland Wheelers grow.

OUR STAFF

Doug Malcolm, RN, Founder-Director, is from South Portland. Father to three adult children, he’s a Registered Nurse having worked most recently on the traumatic brain injury floor of New England Rehab Hospital. Self-employed most of his life, Doug has started four successful small businesses and helped launch numerous start-up nonprofits. He was the founder and first Executive Director of Maine Initiatives: A Fund For Change – a public foundation still going strong almost 25 years later. Doug is excited to help bring Portland Wheelers to life and see it attracting so many others. He’s especially jazzed about its core mission of “ride therapy” – this new and therapeutic way to get out and play for a huge, though, mostly invisible segment of our community: people of all ages living with significant disabilities, who “cannot ride a bike by themselves, but would love to go for a ride.”

OUR ADVISORY COUNCIL

We rely on the wisdom and reach of our Advisory Council to help us in many ways. This group includes:

  • Peter Adams, Executive Director (former), Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation
  • David Brink, Owner, CycleMania
  • Maureen Carland, MA, RN, NHA, Admin., Maine Veteran’s Home – Scarborough
  • Kevin Carley, Community Activist
  • Heather Chandler, Founder & President, The SunriseGuide
  • Maddy Corson, Community Activist
  • Nick Danbrie, Associate Broker, RE/MAX By The Bay
  • Bill Dexter, MD, Director,Sports Medicine Program, Maine Medical Center
  • Dennis Fitzgibbons, Executive Director, Alpha One
  • Nancy Grant, Executive Director, Bicycle Coalition of Maine
  • Troy Moon, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Portland
  • Tom Morrione, MD, Medical Director, New England Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Diane Richard, Recreation Therapist, Iris Network: Vision With No Limits
  • Neal Sullivan, Executive Director, Pine Tree Society
  • Kara Wooldrik, Executive Director, Portland Trails