Senior Leadership Staff
After graduating High School Rob enlisted in the Navy and was stationed on the USS Saratoga (Aircraft Carrier) in Mayport, Florida. After the Navy he attended UMF to major in Math and Computer Science. Rob graduated from University of Maine at Farmington and started working at a Private
school in Sabattus Maine, Franklin Academy in 1989. He taught Math, Physical Education, and was the Head House Director. He received his
Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Maine at Orono in 1997. Rob started working at Averill High School on the campus of Good Will-Hinckley in 1990. He started as a Math Teacher and coach of many sports. In 1992 he became the Assistant Principal at Averill HS and in 1994 the Principal. In 1998 Rob was promoted to Director of Education/Principal of Schools at Good Will-Hinckley. In August of 2000, Rob earned his Ed.D in Educational Leadership from California Coast University. In 2002 he became the Director of Operations for the entire
Good Will Hinckley campus.
In March of 2004 Rob was given the opportunity to be a Principal at Windsor Elementary School, a Public Kindergarten through 8th Grade School. He served as Principal in Windsor, Maine until June of 2013. In July of 2013 Rob returned to Good Will-Hinckley/Maine Academy of Natural Sciences as the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. Currently, Rob serves as the Executive Director.
Angela Hesketh joined Good Will-Hinckley in July 2020 as the VP, Director of Finance. In this position she is responsible for financial management and administrative leadership for Good Will-Hinckley and Maine Academy of Natural Science. She provides oversight and recommendations on all financial matters as well as all information technology needs. She is the Treasurer of the Board of Directors as a non-voting member for both GWH and MeANS.
Prior to joining Good Will-Hinckley Angela worked for Home Care for Maine with several years of experience as the Controller of the nonprofit. She was a member of the leadership team overseeing financial, human resources, administrative and operational functions of the organization as well as providing financial information to the Board of Directors. Angela played an integral role in management to continue HCM’s mission allowing the elderly to stay at home where they want to be most.
Angela also has experience working at the State of Maine as a Senior Staff Accountant, Staff Accountant and Accounting Technician. One of her primary responsibilities was performing all financial aspects of the multi-million dollar Unemployment Trust Fund. She began her career in the banking industry working for Franklin Savings Bank. Angela is a highly effective financial leader with experience in finance, banking, human resources and operations. Angela graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.
My career at Good Will – Hinckley began in the summer of 1993, when I was hired as a Family Teacher at Hall Cottage with my wife Michelle. We instantly fell in love with the rich history, meaningful traditions and resilient mission of the organization…helping youth in need. Family teaching eventually led to work in the Independent Living program as an IL Advisor. In 1995, I found my home at Averill High School at GWH teaching English. From that point, through our suspension of programs in 2009, I also taught Health and P.E., served as the Director of Guidance, Director of Athletics, Assistant Principal, and coached soccer, cross country, basketball, track & field, softball and baseball. When our programs were suspended in 2009, I moved to Winslow Junior High School as the Health Teacher and Assistant Principal. During my time at WJHS, I finished a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Maine. In August of 2014, I returned home to GWH as the Director of College Step-Up and the Gear-Up Grant Coordinator. I eventually took on the role of Human Resources Director and Payroll Coordinator. I remained in that position until July of 2019, when I began my current role as the VP Director of Operations. In my free time I enjoy walks in the neighborhood with my beautiful wife and my loving dog Sunny, reading, fishing and carrying on with my high school buddies and puttering around the house.
Lisa has several years of experience assisting students and their families in finding the right “fit” for both educational and residential programs. Lisa has enjoyed working in various roles in the Admissions Office at Good Will – Hinckley for 16 years of her career. She has also worked for Maine General Medical Center and the State of Maine. Lisa grew up in Central Maine, graduated from Winslow High School, and attended the University of Maine at Augusta. In her role at the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, Lisa’s duties include educating potential students, parents, public school officials, and other community members about MeANS. Lisa has served as a Board member for a local parochial school and volunteers for local causes.
With over 24 years of experience in nonprofit youth-centered services in Maine, Michael has a proven record of hands-on operational leadership and success in executing a wide range of strategic initiatives in a variety of settings. During his tenure with Good Will - Hinckley, Michael has been involved in many executive-level development projects (i.e., fundraising, special events, grants, state contracts and marketing). He also directed Good Will - Hinckley's Independent Living Programs for 15+ years, managing an array of on- and offcampus housing options and a comprehensive life skills curriculum, as well as educational and vocational programs for homeless young adults and youth in care of the state. Michael currently serves as the Director of Campus Life, Physical Plant and the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) at Good Will - Hinckley and the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences. Michael lives in Benton - the "backyard" of Good Will - Hinckley, where he and his wife Lorene have raised their daughter Michaela. They are both devoted to this community and expect to remain here through retirement.
Michelle Theriault joined the Good Will-Hinckley (GWH) family in 2014 and is currently the Marketing and Development Director. Her role includes, but is not limited to, fundraising, planned giving, communications, events, and grants. Before coming to GWH, she did a lot of volunteering in the fundraising and events category and co-owned a business. Michelle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Management from Thomas College. Michelle is passionate about GWH and its mission. She believes in the philosophy of lending a helping hand and changing lives. Michelle feels fortunate to work for an organization that makes positive changes in young lives. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially time on the lake with her husband, two kids and granddaughter.
Katrina has several years of experience with the school nutrition program, ensuring that students receive wholesome, quality meals as well as assisting families in need. Katrina came to Good WillHinckley as an Administrative Assistant after spending 8 years at Windsor Elementary School working in their main office where one of her duties included the financial side of their nutrition program.
She now splits her time between her role as Kitchen Manager and the Accounts Payable Department at GWH. As kitchen manager she supports the kitchen staff as well as takes care of the financial side of the program and is always available to assist the families of both the Glenn Stratton Learning Center and Maine Academy of Natural Sciences with any concerns or assistance they may need.
Katrina grew up in Mid Coast Maine, attending Lincoln Academy and then later on Kennebec Valley Community College. She has served as a school board member for her children’s school as well as the treasurer for her local Boy Scout troop for many years.
I have been in the field of education in various capacities for over 27 years. Positions that I’ve held include teacher of general and special education, grades K-adult, education specialist at Job Corps, school psychologist, and special education director. I have worked in a wide variety of settings, including public schools in three states, Department of Defense Dependents Schools overseas, Maine Department of Education, and the university setting. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts degree in School Psychology, and an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology.
Through all of my experiences in education, I have been drawn to students who struggle with behavioral and emotional challenges. As a special education director for a local district, I became familiar with the program at Glenn Stratton Learning Center. I was impressed with the emphasis on building relationships with students and helping them to form positive relationships with staff and their peers. I saw students successfully transitioning back to the home district after gaining the skills they needed. So, when the position of Special Education Director for Glenn Stratton Learning Center became available, I did not hesitate to apply.
When not working, I enjoy quilting, gardening, baking, and riding my motorcycle.