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Elaine McKechnie

Elaine has lived in Gloucester for the past 25 years and has been involved with

several non-profit organizations on the North Shore. She understands, on a personal

level, the devastating effects addiction and mental health issues have on an

individual, their family and community. Elaine firmly believes that everyone should

have access to the vital resources necessary for their recovery, regardless of

financial status. She joined the board of The Sunrise Fund to help support this

mission. She will use her philanthropic experience and connections with other

community supporting positions to help The Sunrise Fund grow its impact.

Jessica Lindley

Jess first came to Gloucester when she was six years old and has been fighting to get back ever since! She moved full time to Gloucester six years ago. She has been clean and sober for 29 years and has been very active in the recovery community. Jess is honored to be a part of a group that is making a direct difference in people’s lives. Her background is in non profit fundraising. It is her hope that this experience will help addicts across Cape Ann.

Jackie Latham
Christian Maki 
Vice President 
Michael Laurie
Justine Laurie

Jackie was born in Gloucester Mass.  and has lived on the North Shore for all of her life.  She is the younger sister of Jillian Latham, of whom the sunrise fund was made in memory of.  The reason she wanted to start the sunrise fund was to help families get the funds they need to give a struggling family member a chance at recovery.  

Christian is also born and raised in Gloucester Mass and was a very close friend of Jill.  Christian is a recovering addict himself and has recently celebrated his 7th year in sobriety on December 1st.  He is an active member in the 12 step community and sponsors many addicts as they journey through the 12 step process.  

Michael went to middle school and high school with Jill Latham, for whom this foundation was started. He views this position as a way to serve the community in which he lives and raises a family. Michael spent 11 years in the US Army. Michael served in two combat deployments, Iraq in 2009 and then Afghanistan in 2012. He is currently pursuing his MBA from Boston University while simultaneously working for MIT's Lincoln Laboratory as the Advanced Technologies Group, "Operations Supervisor." 
Justine is a Gloucester native, who left for 11 years to accompany Michael (Secretary) while he served in the US Army, and just returned in 2017. She is a Certified Public Accountant with her own practice here in Gloucester, and previously in North Carolina and New Mexico. Justine joined this board as this cause is near and dear to her heart, and serving as treasurer she is able to give back in the way she best knows. Justine and Michael also have two young children, Ella (7) and Kellan (4).

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