MMA Parents Association

The Maine Maritime Academy Parents Association is made up of parents and friends of MMA students interested in helping the school provide the best possible education and experience. Most of us have students who presently attend MMA. We act as a support network and as an information resource for you.

Announcements / News

There are no current announcements.

Goals of the MMAPA are to:

  • Serve as a liaison between parents and the Academy
  • Be a focal point for dissemination of information
  • Actively support Academy programs and activities

The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for students at Maine Maritime and provide a communication link for parents and families.

Meet the Board

Lisa Sanborn Gray is the owner of Silkweeds in Searsport Maine. She is the mom of Cody Gray who graduated in May 2017 from IBL program.

Sue MacLeod is currently the Postmaster of Bucksport, Maine. She is actively involved in volunteering with several organizations, such as boy scouts, little league, and a high school booster club. Sue is the mother of Brady MacLeod, a 5th year student in the MSE program and Riley MacLeod, a sophomore in the IBL program.

Denise Perkins-Fields works at a small local bookstore and owns her own business, All Dressed Up Couture, making children’s dress up clothes. Denise’s son, Nate Perkins-Fields, graduated in May 2017 from the VOT program.

Linda Burgess is the owner of and a stylist at Classic Cuts Salon in Bucksport, ME.  She is a member of the RSU #25 School Board and serves on the Curriculum and Finance Committees.  She is also involved with Troop 102 of the Boy Scouts of America.  Linda is the mother of Justin Burgess, a member of the Class of 2020.  Justin is a Marine Engineering Technology major.

You are always welcome to contact us with your questions and concerns. We may have had many of the same questions when our children first started at the college. We will be glad to answer them as parents of MMA students.

Please email the Parents Association at or contact our MMA Liaison, Deidra Davis, Dean of Students, at, (207)326-2138.