“Michael’s Dad”, born in Biddeford Maine and a 1974 Graduate of Biddeford High School. He graduated with honors from Maine Maritime Academy in 1978 and sailed 22 years in the United States Merchant Marine as Chief Engineer of Product and Chemical Tankers both in domestic and international trades.
Danielle M. Williams
Michael’s eldest sister was born and raised in SACO, Maine. After attending Thornton Academy she received her BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine, Continuing her education in the field of interior design.
Danielle is the mother to three children, Luke, Richie, and Michael. She currently owns her own interior design company and is the managing partner of Williams Brothers Construction Inc.
She is so proud of the accomplishments of this foundation and is passionate about her work within it. Danielle has been an advocate for patients and families affected by TBI and Epilepsy. She has attended brain injury and epilepsy conventions as a representative for the Michael T. Goulet TBI and Epilepsy Foundation. Through networking and increasing publicity of the foundation and other similar organizations, Danielle hopes to increase the knowledge and awareness of brain injury prevention as well as advocate for treatment changes.
Noel is a registered nurse in the adult/pediatric special care unit at Maine Medical Center. She was honored to care for Michael and his family after his last seizure in October 2010. Noel is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern Maine and a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.
Michael’s brother in law was raised in Saco, Maine. He attended Thornton Academy, graduating in 2001. In 2002, John was selected in the fourth round of the NHL Draft. He was the 114th overall pick to the Vancouver Canucks. He went on to attend four years of college at Boston University, where he played ice hockey for the Terriers.
Lauren, born in Natick, Massachusetts, graduated from Livermore Falls High School in
2011 with honors and as a top ten student. She currently works as a Certified Nursing
Assistant and is finishing up her senior year as a nursing student at Saint Joseph’s
College, Class of 2016, in Standish, Maine. She had the honor of receiving the Michael
T. Goulet Traumatic Brain Injury and Epilepsy Foundation Scholarship at St. Joseph’s
College, after experiencing a traumatic brain injury in 2011 due to a motor vehicle
accident. She continues to follow her dream of becoming a nurse, with the goal of
becoming a Neuropsychologist. She was honored by Goodwill Industries in October
2012 as one of the Most Inspirational Clients of the Year and received an award from
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, the granddaughter of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Lauren became a member after meeting the Michael T. Goulet Traumatic Brain Injury
and Epilepsy Foundation family in February of 2015. Her reason for joining the
foundation is related to her personal experience in 2011, and her passion for the
promoting and educating about brain safety. For her, she hopes to inspire others and
help them reach their goals and dreams because, “You define who you are; other
people, events, and experiences should not.”
Dr. Michael A Burman is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of New England. He received his B.A. In Psychology from Carleton College in 2001. He went on to earn a Ph.D. In Biological Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota in 2006. He joined the faculty at UNE after positions at the University of Delaware and Bates College. In addition to teaching, he is active in faculty governance and advancing the research mission of the University. His laboratory is currently funded by National Institute of Mental Health and focuses on the intersection of memory and emotion, with a focus on the biological mechanisms underlying early life anxiety. He has published 10 peer-reviewed scientific papers on these topics. In addition, Dr. Burman coordinates UNE’s active neuroscience K-12 outreach program, which reaches over 2,000 area students each year with lessons about the brain, brain safety and brain health. He is active nationally in k-12 neuroscience outreach and works with a variety of groups on neuroscience related curricula and activities.
Andrew R. Turcotte
Andrew is regionally recognized for leadership as a consultant, educator, provider, and innovator in the fields of EMS and public safety. His body of work, spanning nearly 20 years, includes the development and implementation of operational and strategic solutions for individual organizations, as well as the broader systems in which they operate.
Mr. Turcotte currently serves as the Fire Chief for the City of Westbrook, where he oversees all areas of the operation. He previously served with Lifeflight of Maine as a Flight Paramedic and HPS facilitator. He also served with Pinellas County EMS, overseeing the Specialty Services division which included Critical Care Services as well as leading Lifeflight Miami as the Operations/Clinical Manager.
Chief Turcotte holds degrees in Paramedicine, Community Paramedicine and Nursing. A graduate of the Medical Leadership Transport Institute’s Certified Medical Transport Executive program and a Business Administration Certificate from the University of Southern Maine, Certificate in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University, Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCEMT-P) from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Additionally, he holds advanced provider certifications to include Critical Care Nursing (CCRN), Critical Care Flight Nurse (CFRN), and Flight Paramedic (FP-C).
Chief Turcotte also holds instructorships in ACLS, PALS, BLS, PHTLS, and is a lead Paramedic Instructor (IC) for Maine EMS. He is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, an active member in the EMS section and is also a member of NH1 DMAT Team.
Robert Faucette MD
Dr. Faucette is a Board-Certified Pediatrician, affiliated with Maine Health, and a graduate of UMASS Medical School. He has provided Pediatric care in Saco since 1982 and as Michael’s Pediatrician provided compassionate guidance as Michael was recovering from his traumatic brain injury.
Ed Bilsky PhD
Dr. Bilsky received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Arizona in 1996, with a focus on opioids, pain and addiction. His laboratory conducts translational research funded through federal, state and private grants. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals and presents nationally and internationally. Dr. Bilsky engages diverse audiences including medical/health-professional students, K-12 schools and the public as part of education, outreach and advocacy. He is a 2019 Mayday fellow and received the 2011 American Osteopathic Association Research Mentor of the Year Award and 2014 Patient Advocacy Award from the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
David Seder MD
Dr. Seder is a pulmonary/critical care physician and Director of Neurocritical Care at Maine Medical Center. A graduate of University of New Mexico he is a clinical researcher, Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine among other professional Society participations, a member of the Board of Directors of the Neurocritical Care Society. Dr. Seder cared for Michael when he was at MMC and has been a Foundation Board Member since inception.