Board of Directors

Jed Davis

Board President

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Jed Davis, who serves as president of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, grew up in New York City, where he practiced law for seven years after graduating from Yale Law School. He served as a lawyer in the U.S. Navy Reserve JAG Corps.

In 1971, Davis moved to an old farm in Fayette, where he still lives and where he helped raise three wonderful children. He has served as town manager of Fayette and Readfield. He has been in a law partnership, in Augusta, with Jim Mitchell since 1976. Recently, Mitchell’s wife, Libby, joined them.

Committed to issues of social justice, Davis was a founder of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine in 1985, and still serves on its board; is chairman of the board of the Augusta Boys & Girls Club for Teens; is chairman of Fayette’s Planning Board; and he served for a number of years on the board of Spurwink Services. He is proud to be on the board of this important organization.

Doug Warren

Board Director

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Doug Warren grew up in Brunswick, attended Brunswick High School and graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in English.

He spent 32 years in the newspaper business as a writer and editor at The Portland Press Herald, The Miami Herald and The Boston Globe, where he worked for 21 years. He also taught journalism and advised the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, at the University of Texas at Austin.

Doug and his wife, Pam Berry, a small business owner and professional photographer, have two children, Emma and Jackson. He spends much of the year at their home on Orr’s Island and also resides in Austin.

Amanda Cooley

Board Director/Secretary

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Amanda Cooley is the community relations director for Kennebec Savings Bank, a $1.1 billion state-chartered community bank headquartered in Augusta. In her role, she oversees the bank’s charitable giving program and press relations. Prior to joining the bank, she held positions at Husson University and Colby College in fundraising, marketing, and communications. At Colby, she was responsible for coordinating the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Convocation and an annual conference for student journalists.

She graduated summa cum laude from Husson University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration as well as an MBA. In 2012, she earned a Master of Science in Human Relations, also from Husson. She resides in Waterville with her husband, Tim, children Claire and Isaac, and a pet tarantula.

Gabe Souza

Board Director

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An Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and photographer, Gabe spent five years on staff at the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and has worked for a variety of editorial clients.

Over the past 10 years, he has captured images in over 19 countries, spanning five continents. The first photographer to win the National Press Club Award, Gabe has a passion for telling compelling stories through images. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Denver Post, and many more publications.

Gabe co-owns a 1985 BMW 325 race car named “Wilhelm,” has a borderline unhealthy obsession with coffee, and is determined to watch a game in every Major League Baseball ballpark before the age of 30. He has 3 years and 16 ballparks to go.

Nick Mills

Board Director

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Nick Mills teaches journalism at Boston University and is a columnist for the Maine Outdoor Journal and Huffington Post. He has traveled the globe in his 45-year career reporting from Iraq, Kosovo, Beirut, Tajikistan, Portugal, Vietnam and other hot spots.

A primary focus for Mills is helping the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting explore non-newspaper markets for its stories and provide counsel on the center’s educational programs.