Board, Staff & Advisors

OUR BOARD

Jessica Atlee is the Resource Development & Stewardship Manager for the local nonprofit WinterKids, which helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through education and fun, outdoor winter activity. She has a BA in psychology with minors in philosophy and marketing, and a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Public & Nonprofit Management, both from the University of Southern Maine. In her free time, Jessica enjoys running, lifting weights, snowshoeing, spending time with her family, and crocheting. She came to Portland Wheelers through her participation in the Lift 360 Emerging Leaders program, and her passion is in increasing accessibility of outside physical activity for all. She is looking forward to bringing her experience in nonprofit, social media, and development to Portland Wheelers.

Ann Irving is a retired Ergonomics Consultant. She received her BS in Occupational Therapy and her MBA from Boston University. After years in direct patient care and hospital management she transitioned to ergonomics consulting in industry to prevent repetitive strain injuries. Her passion for social services included 18 years as a board member including board president for Minuteman Senior Services covering 16 towns in Massachusetts. She volunteers at Community Bicycle Center in Biddeford, teaches boating courses with the United States Power Squadron, and is a certified ski instructor. She is an avid cyclist, was introduced to Portland Wheelers at the New England Parkinson’s ride in 2016, and began volunteering for PW as a pilot in 2017. Ann is looking forward to bringing her board experience to the organization. She is excited to share her love of cycling and the outdoors with those who, otherwise, have difficulty accessing it.

Greg Knight is a Senior Healthcare Consultant for Baker Newman Noyes. At BNN he specializes in Medicare and Medicaid cost reports and third-party reimbursements. Greg received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Maine. He currently serves as treasurer for the NH/VT chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He is an alumnus of the Lift360 Emerging Leaders program, an innovative curriculum that prepares young professionals across all sectors to serve on nonprofits as board members. Greg is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys spending his spare time volunteering, hiking, surfing, boating, and playing ice hockey. He’s excited to use his leadership skills to help Portland Wheelers expand its outdoor adapted biking fun for people with disabilities.

Max Kodis-Beach is the Community Support Coordinator at Choices Are For Everyone, Inc. (CAFE). CAFE is a non-profit that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and autism. Previously, he was CAFE’s Shared Living Coordinator and has 6 years of experience providing direct care for adults and children with IDD and autism. For the past 3 years, Max has coached and coordinated CAFE’s Special Olympic team. A Virginia native, Max moved to Maine after graduating from College of the Atlantic with a BA in Human Ecology. A resident of Portland, Max enjoys bowling, ping pong, and building PCs. Max was first introduced to Portland Wheelers in 2015 when he set up a ride for a client. In 2017, Max had the opportunity to ride with many clients for the entire season. He hopes to bring to the board his experience working with the disabled population.

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.

Sue Wall finds that piloting for Portland Wheelers allows her to share her love for sunshine and physical activity. She is also happily transferring multiple skills from an accounting career to the administrative work of Portland Wheelers. And her terms on boards at her condo association, her church, the Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust, and the Cumberland Historical Society have given her valuable experience to contribute to the Portland Wheelers board. In her free time Sue is outdoors, fighting invasive species, gardening, kayaking and biking until the snow falls, then gettig out on cross-country skis in the woods. If forced indoors she reads anything and everything, works puzzles of all kinds, fine-tunes talks on her Civil War ancestors which she presents with her sister, and plans her next outdoor adventure somewhere in her native grand state of Maine!

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.

OUR STAFF

Doug Malcolm, Founder / Executive Director, lives in 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 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, therapeutic way to get out and play for a large, 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
  • Kevin Carley, Community Activist
  • Heather Chandler, Founder & President, The SunriseGuide
  • Maddy Corson, Community Activist
  • Nick Dambrie, 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
  • Neal Sullivan, Executive Director, Pine Tree Society
  • Kara Wooldrik, Executive Director, Portland Trails