Board of Trustees

Patricia Gautier, Board President

Patricia Gautier

Board of Trustees President

Books and libraries have always been an important part of her life! Pat retired after 25 years of working with students as the librarian at Edward Little High School. She is still reading and learning! Being on the APL Board of Trustees has been an honor. She thanks the APL staff for their work and customers for your continued support of APL.

Lisa Cesare, Board Vice-President

Lisa Cesare

Board of Trustees Vice President

Lisa has been a Minot resident for over 30 years and served the community on the board of selectman for the past eight years. She is proud to serve on the APL board of trustees. She has fond memories of hanging out in the kids room at the Lewiston Library reading Nancy Drew on a Saturday morning with the neighborhood kids.

Liza Dimitri, Board Secretary

Liza Dimitri

Board of Trustees Secretary

After being a stay at home mom for many years, Liza recently returned to teaching science at Oxford Hills Middle School. Outside of teaching, she loves to spend time with my husband, three sons and English setter, Daisy, at the beach or playing board games at home.

Michael Malloy, Board Treasurer

Michael Malloy

Board of Trustees Treasurer

Michael is the managing attorney at The Malloy Firm, an Auburn law practice. He is proud to give back to APL and committed to increasing literacy and civic engagement. When he retires from law, Michael’s ambition is to spend his days as a librarian and his nights driving a ski trail groomer while blasting blues guitar riffs and drinking good coffee.

Heidi McCurdy, Superintendent of Schools Appointee

Heidi McCurdy

Superintendent of Schools Appointee

Heidi has been a librarian at Edward Little High School for 25 years.
When she doesn't have her nose in a book, she enjoys traveling, playing golf, and spending time with her family and friends.

Nicole Rancourt, Minot Selectboard's Appointee

Nicole Rancourt

Minot Selectboard's Appointee

Nicole (she/her), a recovering public educator, grew up in Auburn and now resides in Minot. She works for the Maine Humanities Council, loves dogs, enjoys all vegetables, believes books have the power unite us and libraries are for everyone.

Peggy Deblois, Board Trustee

Peggy Deblois


Peggy is a writer and marketing director, and former high school teacher. She is an advisor with the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute, working with a group of young women at Lewiston High School. Her recently-published first novel, The Toll Road North, brings her around the state for book events.

Sharon Bergeron, Board Trustee

Sharon Bergeron


Sharon, from Auburn, is a lifelong member of APL bringing a background of non-profit finance in support of the Library’s mission.

Ralph Harder, Board Trustee

Ralph Harder


From Ralph's first encounter with the Hardy Boys detective series in the Milford Public Library growing up in 1950’s New Jersey, books, libraries and librarians have guided him and been a refuge on his life’s journey. Since moving here in 1986, his family feels fortunate to have this important resource.”