Our board members represent local businesses throughout the South Portland area. Their positions are vital to the South Portland Business Association and its members, as they make important decisions which affect the whole community.

  • Brian Tanz


    Brian Tanz, CBA & CVA is the principle member of Centric Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm focused on business advisory, financial consulting and valuation services. With over 30 years of accounting and financial experience while working with a wide variety of small and middle market businesses, Brian has developed a comprehensive background in which to …

  • Mark W. Eves

    Vice President

    Mark W. Eves has been practicing law for approximately 36 years. He has extensive experience in business and real estate transactions throughout the United States and abroad. Today his practice consists of business and real estate transactions to the extent of approximately 70%, and estate planning to the extent of approximately 30%. A significant part …

  • Kevin Countryman

    Board Member

    After 18 years business experience within Portland’s Semiconductor industry, Kevin is able to bring another level of organizational understanding to our valued membership. He’s been an active participant in the recreation of the SPBA; the oldest/newest business association within Portland, Oregon. He considers himself very fortunate to own Rilassi Coffee House & Tea, located within …

  • Richard Rizk

    Board Member

    Rizklaw is a personal injury and insurance law firm dedicated to help everyday people, like you. Rizklaw was created by Richard Rizk a former insurance company lawyer and high level claims examiner. Mr. Rizk knows how insurance companies evaluate, defend and pay claims because Mr. Rizk advised and defended insurers for many years. Hire the …

  • Ben Weinstein

    Board Member

    After graduating college, I left the cold winters of Massachusetts to return to my native Oregon.  Armed with a History Major from a small liberal arts school, I (naturally) started my own insurance and financial business and have placed in the top one hundred representatives every year.  When not helping small businesses and families improve …

  • Chad Seegmiller

    Board Member
  • Chris Hatfield

    Board Member

    Bio coming soon.

  • Danielle Brunner

    Board Member

    Danielle Brunner believes that her patients are her teachers. She takes the time to listen to each patient, understand their health concern, and choose the right traditional Chinese medicine technique to bring your body and qi into harmony. She utilizes acupuncture, cupping, essential oils, homeopathy, moxa, Neuro Emotional Technique and Chinese herbs to help patients …

  • Brad Nase

    Board Member

    Bio coming soon.

  • Cathy Newman


    Cathy Newman earned a B.S. in education at Illinois State University and spent a year in public schools in the north suburbs of Chicago before heading to Chicago to begin work as an assistant in a large Montessori school. After her elementary-level training in Bergamo, Italy, Cathy returned to Near North Montessori and worked as a …

  • Malea

    Event Chair/Board Secretary

    Malea has been actively involved with the South Portland Business Association since 2008 and a Board Member since 2009. As the Events Coordinator, Malea strives to bring residents and businesses together for fun events in a positive atmosphere and introduce each other as a means to build communication and success within the community. Malea enjoys …

  • Pam Lemire

    Executive Director

    As a lifelong resident of Portland, Pam Lemire is passionate about the evolution of our city. After having lived in several other neighborhoods she has returned to the John’s Landing area and is committed to participating in the continued growth of the area both for business and residential issues. Pam has a 40 year career …

  • Joseph Krahn

    Web Designer & Developer

    Ironically growing up, my design sense was inspired by sidewalk chalk cities that mapped out routes for our bicycles. I was ultimately inspired to become a web designer as a result of this creative outlet. After landing my first client, I realized how much I enjoyed the process. Since starting in web, I have contributed to several startup …