Board & Staff

Current Board Members

MEG ADAMS, Board Member

Meg Adams spent years working in the field of planning and Landscape Architecture both in San Francisco and Boston. She has had a lifelong love of the outdoors, of public open spaces and of art. A graduate of Bowdoin College, with a BA in Asian Studies, Meg also holds an MLA from U.C. Berkeley, where she taught drawing and graphics in the architecture department. She has served on several non-profits in Boston including chairing the education committee at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Since relocating to Portland in 2020, Meg has become involved in several local non-profits and is excited to join TEMPOart.

DAVID EATON, Treasurer

David Eaton has over 38 years of experience in commercial real estate financing, providing successful lending solutions for various clients, including healthcare, multi-family and senior housing companies nationwide. He has originated or underwritten over $250,000,000 of real estate loans in the state of Maine and New England. David has specialized in FHA and Fannie Mae eligible properties as a HUD approved underwriter of Multi-Family and Healthcare Facility Loans. He now brings this experience to residential mortgage origination, with an understanding of and commitment to service needs of customers undertaking important and complex financial transactions.

Born and raised in Needham, Massachusetts, David has been a Portland resident since 1977, and recently served for 5 years on the Portland Planning Board.  David holds a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from Yale University. 

ALISON GIBBS, Board Member

Alison Gibbs worked for many years in the fields of journalism and corporate communications before pivoting to nonprofit arts work in Maine. She served for three years as Marketing Director at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and four years as Gallery and Communication Manager at L/A Arts, the arts agency of Lewiston and Auburn. In addition to the TEMPOart Board, she currently serves on the L/A Arts Board and on the Advisory Board of the Maine Jewish Museum.


Betsy Griffin served as Project Manager for Special Exhibitions, Collections Galleries, and Renovations at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she worked for nearly a decade before returning to her home state of Maine.  At the MFA, highlights of her role included: overseeing multimedia exhibitions, such as Megacities Asia and Women Take the Floor; managing & budgeting the renovation of the Art of the Ancient World Wing, the Dutch and Flemish Wing, the Impressionism Wing, the Islamic Galleries, and new Egyptian Galleries; and giving public gallery talks about her favorite collections pieces and installation projects.  Betsy now works in project management on a local, Portland-based team at CashStar (Blackhawk Network).  She is thrilled to be back home in Maine, where she lives with her husband and Bernese Mountain Dog.  Betsy holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College and an M.A. in the History of Art and Architecture from Boston University. 

DAWN NG, Board Member

Dawn Ng is director of partnership development at the Roux Institute. Ng plays an integral role in shaping and implementing the strategic partnership vision of the Institute.

Working with Oxfam and other global non-profits, Ng has spent most of her career with an international focus on grant portfolio management and high socioeconomic impact program development. She has forged dozens of partnerships across disciplines and sectors in nearly 20 countries.  Ng has a BA from Cornell University and a MA from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

After years based in the Netherlands, she is happily back in her hometown Portland to work on growing opportunities for the state of Maine. 

ALICE SPENCER, Founder and Chair

Alice Spencer is a painter and printmaker. Her work has been shown throughout New England and abroad. She has served on the boards of the Maine College of Art, Greater Portland Landmarks and the Waynflete School as well as serving on as on the advisory boards of SPACE Gallery and Safe Space Radio. A founder of the Peregrine Press, a printmaking cooperative in Portland, she has taught printmaking at the Haystack School of Crafts, MECA’s Continuing Studies Program and in Tanzania and Mongolia. She served for 15 years on the City of Portland Public Art Committee, 12 years as its chair, as well as chaired the committee that wrote the city’s guidelines for temporary public art. In 2009 Spencer received the statewide Art Honors award for Leadership in the Arts and an honorary doctorate, both from the Maine College of Art. Spencer is the founder of TEMPOart.


Dick Spencer is an attorney with Drummond Woodsum and MacMahon in Portland specializing in land conservation, municipal law and public finance.

Dick had been active in Portland’s non-profit sector. He is a co-founder of Portland Trails and Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, and as a long-term board member of the Maine Charitable Mechanics Association (Mechanics Hall). He also served in the Maine legislature as the House Chair of the Judiciary Committee.



Meredith G. Healy is Portland-based artistic administrator and theater director. She recently finished an apprenticeship with Portland Stage where she worked as the Assistant Director and Dramaturg for Native Gardens (dir. Jade King Carroll), Talley’s Folly (dir. Sally Wood), Searching for Mr. Moon (dir. Julia Gibson), Senior Living (dir. Judith Ivey), and Sabina (dir. Danilo Gambini and Daniella Topol). Meredith is a Co-Founder and Artistic Producer for Eleven & One Theatre Collective, a small new-works theater company in Portland. Prior to moving to Maine, Meredith worked extensively with the Wilbury Theatre Group in Providence, RI and was their Director of New Works during the 2018-2019 Season. Meredith is a proud graduate of Wellesley College, where she was a double-major in Psychology and French. 

Advisory Board

James Brady, Christopher Branson, George N. Campbell, Jr, Cyrus Hagge, Alison Hildreth, Pandora LaCasse, Ann Willauer, Caron Zand