Paula Silsby joined the Board of Directors in 2014.
Silsby served as the United States Attorney for the District of Maine from 2001 to 2008. Prior to her appointment as United States Attorney, she served as Assistant United States Attorney handling civil and criminal cases, including serving as Senior Litigation Counsel and Chief of the office’s Criminal Division.
Silsby taught trial advocacy at Harvard Law School, the University of Maine School of Law, the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.
Throughout her 33-year career, she has received numerous awards for her work, including the University of Maine School of Law Maine Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award, the Deborah Morton Award, and the University of Maine School of Law L. Kinvin Wroth Award for Distinguished Aluma of the Year.
She is currently associated with the University of Maine School of Law Board of Visitors, the University of Maine School of Law Foundation Board, the Muskie School of Public Service Board of Visitors, and the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation Board. She was also a co-owner of Pine Grove Child Development Center for 25 years.
Silsby received a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College and Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law. She is a native of Ellsworth and lives in Portland.