Paying it Forward

KMA - Pay It ForwardKMA team members strive to make a difference in their communities, personally and professionally, through KMA and on their own.

Here are just a few of the ways our employees help enrich the lives of their friends, family, neighbors, and people they don’t even know.

Kim Anania, KMA Owner


  • Volunteer for Children’s Museum Annual Silent Auction
  • Member/Board of Directors Friends of Casco Bay/ Casco Baykeeper


  • Board of Directors for First Lutheran Children’s Programs
  • Board of Directors for Ruth’s Reusable Resources
  • Volunteer for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Volunteer for Maine Women’s Fund


Karen Dobbyn, KMA HR Consultant

  • Chair Advisory Board Greater Portland Salvation Army Corps
    • Chair of Development Committee
    • Chair of Champions for Kids Event
    • Co-Chair Adult Rehabilitation Center
    • Member of Nominating Committee
    • Member of Program Committee

Lynne Gawtry, KMA HR Consultant


  • Class Agent, Class Reunion Chair – Waynflete School
  • Fundraiser/Participant – Maine Cancer Foundation, Tri for the Cure
  • Fundraiser/Participant – Maine Lung Association, Trek Across Maine


  • Board and Vice President of Membership,  Professional Human Resource Association
  • Board President of local cooperative non-profit school
  • Annual Fund Chair, Alumni Fund Chair, Alumni Advisory Council at Waynflete School
  • Alumni Reunion Committee Bowdoin College
  • Search Committee Member – Yarmouth Schools, Assistant Principal
  • Board Trustee, Chair Governance Committee – Yarmouth Education Foundation
  • Board Trustee, Development/Programming/Executive Search Committees – Yarmouth Historical Society
  • Classroom Facilitator/Mentor – Junior Achievement

Kristen Kellner, KMA HR Consultant

  • United Way of Mid-Coast Maine (Safe and Healthy Community Council member)
  • CHANS Home Healthcare (Hospice volunteer)
  • Lincoln County Healthcare (Hospice volunteer)
  • Pet Visitor for Highland Retirement Community
  • Support Buddy for the Lymphoma Research Foundation

Anita Krieg, KMA HR Consultant


  • Member of the National Human Resources Association (NHRA) and Rochester, NY Affiliate
  • Member of Rochester NHRA Charity Auction Committee
  • Volunteer for Rochester, NY Community Outreach Efforts for Disadvantaged


  • Membership Chair for Society for Human Resources Management Chapter
  • Board of Directors Member for Chamber of Commerce
  • Workforce Development Chair for Chamber of Commerce
  • Community College Clerical/Technical Advisory Committee Member
  • Non-Profit Personnel Committee Member
  • Non-Profit Social Justice and Peace Chair
  • Non-Profit Education Coordinator and Teacher
  • Volunteer in Private and Public Schools and Nursing Home

Tara Marquis, KMA HR Consultant

  • Volunteer for Maine Women’s Fund
  • Member, Board of Directors, HRASM
  • Member, Programs Committee for HRASM
  • Board Member, Girls on the Run

Mary Mickiewicz, KMA Office Manager

  • Portland High School Consolidated Boosters Rep
  • Past Treasurer, Lyman Moore PTO
  • Past Treasurer, Lyseth PTA
  • Past Board Member of cPort Credit Union

Debby Olken, KMA HR Consultant


  • Falmouth-Cumberland Community Chamber of Commerce (Member)
  • BNI Portland Chapter (Member)


  • Human Resources Association of Southern Maine (Board of Directors, Certification Chair)
  • Freeport School Board (two terms, collective bargaining team)
  • Freeport Community Services (Board of Directors)
  • Freeport Community Education (Board of Directors)
  • Freeport Schools (volunteer parent)
  • Member, Falmouth-Cumberland Community Chamber of Commerce

Rebecca Russel Spear, KMA HR Consultant

  • Volunteer for Maine Chapter of March of Dimes
  • Chair of March of Dimes Annual Signature Chef Auction
  • Captain of a walk team for March for Babies
  • Head Fundraiser for cooperative non-profit school
  • Board Member for Evans Spear Memorial Fund
  • Assisting in the Annual Battle of the Bay Triathlon


Take the KMA “Pay it Forward” Challenge

Do one good thing—big or small—for someone else this week, and do it without the expectation of getting something in return. Simply ask recipients to “pay it forward” by doing something nice for someone else!

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