Welcome Our New Board Members

David Keffer and his wife, Jan, moved into The Highlands Retirement Community from Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 2016.  They have two children and five grandchildren split between Portland, Maine and Chicago.  His educational background includes degrees from Amherst College and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.  His career included time with Price Waterhouse (now PWC), CIGNA Healthcare, and work as Director of a mutual fund administrative services start-up enterprise on Wall Street, expanding to Portland, Maine.  He has always enjoyed sports, skiing, hiking, and the outdoor life, having spent a brief period in the Forest Service west of Missoula, Montana.  Dave says, “Hiking in new environments always gives us a better appreciation of the natural local geology and vegetation.” 



John Shattuck has been the Economic and Community Development Director for the Town of Topsham since 2008.  In this role, he works to retain and recruit high quality businesses and jobs to Topsham, as well as support the enhancement of community cultural and recreational amenities, including the preservation of natural areas and rural open space.  John also serves on the board and executive committee of the Midcoast Economic Development District (MCEDD), an organization he led for many years as president, advocating for regional cooperation to increase the efficiency and impact of municipal planning and economic development. John is a lifelong hiker and former Registered Maine Guide who values the restorative power of our natural environment.