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Therese Johnson, President

Beth Cossey, Vice-President 

Dianne Barth, Secretary 

Deb Fitts, Treasurer

Roy Gedat

Judith Graham, Pro Tem

David Johnson

Peg Puza



Eric Johnson

   Thomas Johnson   

Anne Overman

Margaret Lindsey Sanborn

Barbara Yates


Karla Leandri Rider

Executive Director

Karla has been the Executive Director of the Rufus Porter Museum since November 2018. Originally from Connecticut, she moved to Maine after attending college in Boston to continue her education and gain more experience in the museum field. Karla has had the privilege of working for a variety of grass-roots non-profit organizations in Maine including the Old York Historical Society, Victoria Mansion, the Maine People's Alliance, Maine Preservation, Museum L-A, and the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society.


Betsy Jewell Spekke

Museum Assistant

Betsy became the Museum Assistant in December 2020. Since graduating from Boston University in 1996, Betsy has garnered much museum experience, from curatorial research and administration, volunteer training, program development and tour presentation to gift shop sales and website maintenance. She is grateful for her time at a variety of museums, including Castle Tucker; the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine; and the Farnsworth Art Museum.