Board Members

Board of Directors

FDDC’s Board of Directors is made up of tribal members and representatives from key sectors of the banking, small business, community development, and housing community. The board plays a key role in linking FDDC to the tribal governments and to the non-Native community at large. The board is responsible for setting corporate policies and strategies, assisting in fundraising and budgeting, and overseeing the fiduciary functions. All board members have diverse and extensive backgrounds and expertise.

The current Board of Directors is listed below:


Lisa Sockabasin –PRESIDENT
Director, Office of Health Equity
Maine Center for Disease Control
(Rep: Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township)

Tribal Family Advocate & Prevention Coordinator
Penobscot Nation Department of Social Services
(Rep: Penobscot Tribe)

Charles Boothby –SECRETARY
Boothby Associates

Jennifer Pictou –TREASURER
Dawnland Tours, LLC
(Rep: Aroostook Band of Micmacs)

Susan Hammond
Executive Director
Four Directions Development Corp

Clayton Cleaves
Former Tribal Chief
Passamaquoddy Tribe –Pleasant Point
(Rep: Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point)

Aaron Greenlaw
Housing Director
Maliseet Housing Authority
(Rep: Houlton Band of Maliseets)

Jeffrey Nathan
U.S. Customer Service Operations
Bank of America

Richard Silliboy
(Rep: Aroostook Band of Micmacs)

Stan Meader
Director of Economic Development
Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians

John Moore
Senior Vice President
Bangor Savings Bank

Laura Buxbaum
Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Resource Development
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Gabe Paul 
Language Instructor
Penobscot Nation Cultural and Historic Preservation
(Rep: Penobscot Tribe)


Michael Bush
Housing Director
Penobscot Indian Nation Housing Authority  

Advisory Board

Four Directions also has an Advisory Board that includes the tribal Chief from each community, as well as experts in state, federal and other relevant programming. The Advisory Board serves as a mentoring resource to management and provides access to funding sources, partnerships, and networks essential to FDDC’s growth and success.  

The Advisory Board members are listed below:

Kirk Francis
Penobscot Indian Nation

Chris Roberts
Program Specialist
US Dept of Housing and Urban Development

William J. Nicholas Sr.
Passamaquoddy Tribe-Indian Township

Ron Phillips
Former President
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Edward Peter-Paul
Aroostook Band of Micmacs

William Lucy
Senior Vice President, Commercial Services
Katahdin Trust Company

Brenda Commander
Houlton Band of Maliseets

Keith Bisson
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.