Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Matthew Botein

Matthew B. Botein has been a director of Northeast and the Bank since December 29, 2010. He is Co- Founder and Managing Partner of GPC. Prior to founding GPC, Mr. Botein was co-head and Chief Investment Officer of BlackRock Alternative Investors, the alternative investing unit of asset manager BlackRock Inc. In that capacity, he directly oversaw investments in opportunistic strategies, as well as hedge funds, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and alternative solutions, totaling in excess of $117 billion. Prior to his role at BlackRock, he was a partner at hedge fund Highfields Capital Management and a principal in the private equity department of The Blackstone Group. He has been instrumental in the formation, acquisition or development of numerous financial services enterprises, including PennyMac Financial Services Inc., Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, ABR Reinsurance Limited, Home Partners of America, and Cyrus Reinsurance Limited.

Mr. Botein currently serves on the boards of PennyMac and Aspen, as a strategic advisor to technology-enabled real estate investment platform Cadre Inc., and as a Senior Advisor to BlackRock Inc. He previously served on the boards of First American Corporation and CoreLogic Inc., as well as numerous private companies. He also serves as a trustee of Boston Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and on the investment committee of both institutions, chairing that of Boston Medical Center. He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility for Harvard University. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School, where he was awarded Baker and Loeb scholarships. 

Member of the Risk Committee
Member of the Loan and Investment Committee
Cheryl Dorsey

Cheryl L. Dorsey is the president of Echoing Green, a global nonprofit that supports emerging social entrepreneurs and invests deeply in their ideas and leadership. A social entrepreneur herself, Cheryl received an Echoing Green Fellowship in 1992 to launch The Family Van, a community-based mobile health unit in Boston. 

Cheryl has served in two presidential administrations and currently serves on several boards including The Bridgespan Group and Skoll Foundation. She has received numerous awards, including the Pfizer Roerig History of Medicine Award, the Robert Kennedy Distinguished Public Service Award, and the Manual C. Carballo Memorial Prize. Cheryl has been named one of "America's Best Leaders" by US News & World Report and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School and one of The Nonprofit Times' "Power and Influence Top 50." She has a medical degree from Harvard Medical School and her master's in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School.


Bill Mayer has been a director of the bank since 2021. Mr. Mayer is a retired partner from Goodwin Procter. Mr. Mayer served as corporate and regulatory counsel for financial institutions and financial institution holding companies, ranging from global and larger U.S. banking organizations to regional and community banks. Mr. Mayer also participated in missions for USAID, the World Bank, and the IMF to address financial sector issues in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. A former chair of Goodwin’s Pro Bono Committee for 10 years, Mr. Mayer maintained an active pro bono practice, serving as chairman of the board of KickStart International, a nonprofit devoted to designing and marketing appropriate technology to African farmers, and chairman of the board of RefugePoint, a nonprofit organization founded to protect and develop solutions for refugees worldwide. He was also on the board of The Chocorua Lake (NH) Conservancy. In addition, Mr. Mayer also served as counsel and board advisor to a number of other nonprofit organizations. 

Mr. Mayer graduated Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College, received a Master's Degree from the University of Dar es Salaam, and a J.D. from Virginia Law School, where he was an editor of the Virginia Law Review.

Chair of the Risk Committee
John Orestis

John C. Orestis has been a director of Northeast and the Bank since 2007. Mr. Orestis has been the owner, Treasurer and Chief Development Officer of Schooner Estates Retirement Community in Auburn, Maine since 2006 as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer of North Country Associates in Lewiston, Maine since 1981. Mr. Orestis received his Juris Doctorate from American University and was a senior Partner at Skelton, Taintor, Abbott & Orestis, Attorneys from 1968 to 1987, specializing in business and tax law.

Mr. Orestis has served on many government and civic organizations throughout Maine, including the Maine Healthcare Organization and the Maine Economic Growth Council. Mr.Orestis was the former mayor of the city of Lewiston and is widely recognized by many of the Bank's customers as having a particular interest in senior citizens by virtue of his substantial investment in senior care.

Member of the Risk Committee
Member of the Loan and Investment Committee
David Tanner

David Tanner has been a director of Northeast and the Bank since December 29, 2010. He is also the Managing Director of Three Mile Capital LLC, a private investment company.  Until June 30, 2017, Mr. Tanner was the Managing Director of Arlon Group LLC, the investment group affiliated with Continental Grain Company, and served as Executive Vice President and a member of the Management Committee of Continental Grain Company since 2006. Previously, Mr. Tanner served as a Founder and Managing Principal of Quadrangle Group, LLC from 2000 to 2006; Managing Director at Lazard Freres & Co. and Managing Principal at Lazard Capital Partners from 1998 to 2000; and Managing Director at Warburg Pincus LLC, with which he was associated from 1986-1997. Mr. Tanner serves on the Boards of Directors of Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc., The Coastal Companies, and CiCi’s Holdings, Inc. Mr. Tanner is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, Trustee of the New York University School of Law, Director of Lawyers for Children and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Tanner received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in History from Princeton University, his Diploma of Economics from the London School of Economics, and his Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law. 

Member of the Risk Committee
Member of the Loan and Investment Committee
Judith Wallingford

Judith E. Wallingford has been a director of Northeast and the Bank since 1994. Ms. Wallingford is the recently retired President of The Maine Water Company, a water utility serving various communities in Maine, and prior to that served as Treasurer and Controller for Consumers Water Company. Ms. Wallingford joined the Board as a result of Northeast's acquisition of Brunswick Federal Savings, F.A. 

Ms. Wallingford is a Certified Management Accountant and holds a BA from Bowdoin College. 

Richard Wayne

Richard Wayne is responsible for all of the bank's business divisions including the Northeast Community Banking Division, ableBanking, and the Loan Acquisition and Servicing Group. Prior to joining Northeast, Mr. Wayne co-founded Capital Crossing Bank, in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served as its President and Co-Chief Executive Officer from 1991 until its sale in February 2007. Capital Crossing Bank was a national leader in the acquisition and management of commercial loans, purchasing over $2 billion of loans.

He holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, a LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law and a B.S. in Accounting from Syracuse University.

Chair of the Loan and Investment Committee
Board Diversity Matrix  (As of August 12, 2023 and 2022)
Total Number of Directors 7
Gender Female Male Non-Binary Did Not Disclose Gender
Directors 2 5 - -
Part II: Demographic Background
African American or Black 1 - - -
Alaskan Native or American Indian - - - -
Asian - - - -
Hispanic or Latinx - - - -
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander - - - -
White 1 5 - -
Two or More Races or Ethnicities - - - -
Did Not Disclose Demographic Background -