Why Did You Get Involved in the MIHC?
Janmarie Toker has always been close to the Irish community in Portland and is absolutely delighted to be able to represent the MIHC as someone who lives and loves the Irish experience. Her connection to St. Dominic’s Church goes back generations. Her grandparents John Joseph Brennan and Catherine Mulkerrin Brennan were married here, as were her paternal great grandparents Bartley Brennan and Bridget McDonough Brennan. In addition to serving on the board, Janmarie is an ambassador to the Carna Emigrants Centre in Connemara, Ireland.
Janmarie graduated from St. Patrick’s School, Catherine McCauley High School, Bates College and the University of Maine School of Law. She serves as senior partner and attorney at McTeague Higbee where she specializes in representing injured longshore workers.
Janmarie’s grandparents John Joseph and Catherine Mulkerrin Brennan both emigrated from Carna at different times and there were many other relatives, including the Mulkerrins, Greenes, and McDonoughs who all have family roots in the area. Janmarie was particularly close to her late grandmother Catherine, who along with her husband raised eight children including Janmarie’s mother Mary Brennan Toker. All of the Brennans were raised in a tradition of public service and have made numerous contributions to Maine’s history.
Interests & Hobbies
Janmarie is married to her husband Greg, a financial planner and together they have two wonderful sons Gregory and Brennan.