Our Team

Rene R. Morin, CPA, CEBS, President

Rene started with DPS from day one, June 18, 1992. Prior to joining DPS, Rene was with Austin Associates, P.A., CPAs in central Maine for a brief period and with Advantage Payroll from 1977-1991. He has served on numerous non-profit Boards of Directors in central Maine. Professionally, he has served on the Advisory Council of Hartford Life and was the Program Chairman and Director for the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone Extension: x2101
Email: rene@downeastpension.com






Denise Randall, RPA, Vice President

Denise is Director of Operations, she has been with DPS since October 1, 1998. Prior to that she worked at Key Trust Company for eight years. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, and she has earned the Retirement Plans Associate designation through the Certified Employee Benefits Program. Denise is a member of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.



Phone Extension: x2104
Email: denise@downeastpension.com







Lyn Batura

Lyn is a Senior Plan Consultant, and has been with DPS since 1996. Prior to DPS she had several years of accounting experience with a Portland CPA firm. She has taken classes at the University of Southern Maine, and is currently pursuing the Retirement Plans Associate designation through the Certified Employee Benefits Program. Lyn is a member of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone Extension: x2112
Email: lyn@downeastpension.com







Debbie Bosse

Debbie is an Plan Administrator, and joined DPS in 2013. She has 11 years of previous administrative, finance, payroll and human resources experience. She has taken classes at the University of Southern Maine.

Phone Extension: x2125
Email: debbie@downeastpension.com









Michelle M. Carson, RPA

Michelle is a Sales Consultant and Senior Plan Consultant, and has been with DPS since 2005. Prior to DPS she had over 10 years of bookkeeping experience. She earned the Retirement Plans Associate designation through the Certified Employee Benefits Program, and is currently pursuing the Compensation Management Specialist designation. Michelle is a member of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.


Phone Extension: x2118
Email: michelle@downeastpension.com







Mark L. Charest, RPA

Mark is a Manager, and has been with DPS since 2002. Prior to DPS he worked in trust operations at H.M. Payson. He received his MBA at the University of Southern Maine, and earned the Retirement Plans Associate designation through the Certified Employee Benefits Program. Mark is a member of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone Extension: x2113
Email: mark@downeastpension.com







Jennifer D. Christiansen, CEBS

Jennifer is a Plan Consultant, and has been with DPS since 2006. Prior to DPS she worked for Key Services Corporation and Investors Bank & Trust Company, and had over 7 years of experience in plan administration and investing. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration at the University of Maine, and has earned the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist and Retirement Plans Associate designations through the Certified Employee Benefits Program. Jennifer is a member of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone Extension: x2119
Email: jennifer@downeastpension.com





Michelle A. DiPietrantonio, QKA

Michelle is a Senior Plan Consultant, and has been with DPS since 2015. Prior to DPS she worked for another third party administration firm and has over 25 years of experience in the retirement plan administration field. She received her Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine, her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Husson College, and earned the Qualified 401(k) Administrator designation from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). Michelle is a member of ASPPA and the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone Extension: x2127
Email: michelled@downeastpension.com





Crystal Emerson

Crystal is an Plan administrator, and joined DPS in 2014. Prior to DPS she had 9 years of experience in finance at TD Bank.

Phone Extension: x2126
Email: crystal@downeatspension.com










Tricia Fifield

Tricia is a Senior Plan Administrator, and has been with DPS since 2008. Prior to DPS she had 4 years of experience in pension administration at Healey & Associates.

Phone Extension: x2121
Email: tricia@downeastpension.com










Connie Flynt

Connie is our Senior Accountant, and has been with DPS since 2004. She has over 30 years of experience in business and finance. She has taken courses through the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario.

Phone Extension: x2122
Email: connie@downeastpension.com









Dulcey Greco

Dulcey is a Plan Consultant, and joined DPS in 2015. She has over 20 years of experience in retirement plan administration. Prior to DPS she worked for TPS Group, TD Bank, Benefit Strategies, Key Services Corporation and Walker Associates. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy at Bentley College. Dulcey is a member of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone Extension: x2129
Email: dulcey@downeastpension.com








Melissa Guilbeault

Melissa is a Plan Consultant, and has been with DPS since 1997. She received her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Andover College, and is currently pursuing the Retirement Plans Associate designation through the Certified Employee Benefits Program. Melissa is a member of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone Extension: x2115
Email: melissa@downeastpension.com








Rachel A. Kiel

Rachel is an Accounting Supervisor, and joined DPS in 2012. She has 24 years of previous administrative, finance, payroll and human resources experience.

Phone Extension: x2123
Email: rachel@downeastpension.com










Karen Labbe

Karen is a Plan Consultant, and has been with DPS since 2008. Prior to DPS she worked for Healey & Associates, and has 25 years of experience in the pension administration and accounting fields. She received her Associates Degree in Accounting from Champlain College, and has taken the ASPPA Pension Administrators Course. Karen is a member of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone Extension: x2120
Email: karen@downeastpension.com








Laura Larrivee, RPA

Laura is a Senior Plan Consultant, and has been with DPS since 2002. Prior to DPS she worked for the Maine State Retirement System. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration at the University of Maine, and earned the Retirement Plans Associate designation through the Certified Employee Benefits Program. Laura is a member of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone Extension: x2110
Email: laura@downeastpension.com








Leander MacVane, APA

Leander is a Manager and has been with DPS since 2009. Leander has 20 years of experience in the retirement plan administration field. Prior to DPS she worked for Walker Associates, Key Trust Company, Trust Company of Maine, and most recently, Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker. She has earned her Accredited Pension Administrator designation through National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA). Leander is a member of NIPA and the Maine Employee Benefit Council.

Phone Extension: x2111
Email: leander@downeastpension.com






Elaine M. Rivard, RPA

Elaine is a Plan Consultant, and has been with DPS since 2006. Prior to DPS she had 37 years of experience in business administration, bookkeeping and payroll management. She earned the Retirement Plans Associate designation through the Certified Employee Benefits Program, and has taken classes at the University of Maine. Elaine is a member of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone Extension: x2117
Email: elaine@downeastpension.com








Shelly Smith, RPA

Shelly is a Senior Plan Consultant, and has been with DPS since 2002. Prior to DPS she worked in corporate recruiting, accounting and customer service. She has taken classes at Central Michigan University, Tacoma Community College and the University of Southern Maine. She earned the Retirement Plans Associate designation through the Certified Employee Benefits Program. Shelly is a member of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone Extension: x2116
Email: shelly@downeastpension.com







Savannah Spaulding

Savannah is a Plan Administrator, and joined DPS in 2015. She has a strong background in customer service, and has completed courses in business math and business management.

Phone Extension: x2130
Email: savannah@downeastpension.com








Susan Thurlow

Susan is a Plan Consultant, and joined DPS in 2015. She is a graduate of Husson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business. She has 20+ years of experience in the accounting industry and specifically 9 years in retirement plan administration. She is currently pursuing her Accredited Pension Administrator designation from NIPA. She is a Notary Public for the State of Maine. Susan is a member of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone Extension: x2128
Email: susan@downeastpension.com







Nancy E. Twitchell, QKA

Nancy is a Senior Plan Consultant, and has been with DPS since 2006. Nancy has 18 years of experience in the retirement plan administration field. Prior to DPS she was the supervisor of the retirement division at another third party administration firm. She earned the Qualified 401(k) Administrator designation from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). Nancy is a member of ASPPA and the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone Extension: x2114
Email: nancyt@downeastpension.com







Stacy J. Viola, APA

Stacy is a Senior Plan Consultant, and has been with DPS since 2009. She has 23 years of experience in retirement plan administration, and prior to DPS she worked for Casco Bay Administrators, Benefit Options and Benefit Strategies. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Management at Thomas College, and earned the Accredited Pension Administrator designation from NIPA. Stacy is a member of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone Extension: x2124
Email: stacy@downeastpension.com







James Wolfrum, Jr., ERPA

Jim is a Senior Plan Consultant, and joined DPS in 2012 from Penobscot Pension Services. He has worked on the administration of defined contribution and defined benefit plans for 30 years. He maintains a designation of Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA) from the IRS, has received degrees in history and chemistry from Rutgers University, and studied post-graduate Actuarial Mathematics at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Phone: (207) 236-7701
Email: jim@downeastpension.com







Jeannie L. Wood

Jeannie is a Plan Consultant, and joined DPS in 2012 from Penobscot Pension Services. She has over 12 years of experience in the retirement plan administration field. Prior to DPS she worked in the human resources field in the resort industry and the non-profit sector. She has taken classes at the University of Maine and has taken the ASPPA Pension Administrators course.

Phone: (207) 236-7701
Email: jeannie@downeastpension.com







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