Our Team: Helping You On Your Journey
At the Worthington Scholarship Foundation (WSF) our staff works hard to be a resource to our scholars for both scholarship support and throughout their entire post-secondary education journey. From applying for financial aid to utilizing campus resources and more, our support staff is proud to guide, advise, and mentor our scholars.
Julie is a development professional with 30 years of experience in hospital, education, and social services fundraising. She began her career at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston managing the hospital’s annual fund campaign, events, and committees. She raised funds for Suffolk University Law School’s capital campaign and later served as a reunion class liaison. She has served as vice president and president of a parent teacher organization, and co-chaired a public elementary school technology campaign that raised over $100,000. Her particular interest in poverty alleviation led her to Lutheran Social Services of New England where she developed fundraising opportunities to provide shelter, education, and life skills for homeless teenage mothers in Massachusetts and Nurturing Minds in Africa, a secondary school for vulnerable girls in Tanzania, where she served as a volunteer, board member, and program officer. Julie is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder and holds a B.A. in political science. She lives with her husband and two sons and, in her free time, enjoys skiing, hiking, and taking long road trips.
Director of Student Support
Jay comes to the Worthington Foundation with broad experience as an educator. After graduating from the University of Maine, he earned a Master’s degree in environmental education and advanced coursework in educational psychology and educational administration. He has served as a teacher, special education director, superintendent, university lecturer, researcher, non-profit executive director, and federal lobbyist. Jay brings to the foundation a passion for mentoring and advocacy, executive experience, and a love of Maine and its people.
Robin works to connect with our partner high schools, distributes information to our new scholars, and promotes our scholarship program. Robin has significant experience in the education and non-profit sectors. She has worked as a high school counselor, an outreach counselor for an educational non-profit, a college admissions counselor, and a college academic and career advisor. Robin also worked in membership and development at the Farnsworth Art Museum. Robin’s volunteer experience includes leadership roles with the Rockland Toy Library, the Camden-Rockport PTA and AIO Food Pantries Weekend Backpack Program. Robin earned her undergraduate degree and a Master’s in Student Development from the University of Maine. She is a Mid Coast native who resides in Rockport.
Student Account and Office Manager
Sebastian was a Worthington Scholarship recipient upon graduation from Oceanside High School in 2013, while obtaining a B.S. in Business Administration in both Finance and Business Management at the University of Maine. “I’ve always been so thankful for the support I received from the Worthington Scholarship – it definitely reduced the financial burden of attending college”, he stated. Sebastian is a lifelong resident of Owls Head and is pleased to remain in Maine, in “such a beautiful area, close to family and friends. I’m thankful that the Worthington Foundation is helping me yet again by providing me this career opportunity. I look forward to helping current and future Worthington Scholars.”