Robyn Merrill

Robyn is the executive director of Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP), a public interest organization working to find solutions to poverty and improve the lives of people with low income in Maine. Prior to assuming this role, she was a Senior Policy Analyst with MEJP and clerked for the Maine Superior Court. Before becoming an… Read more »

James Martin

Jim provides clinical and programmatic leadership to one of Maine’s most comprehensive and largest behavioral health care organizations for children, adults and families. Jim is responsible for oversight of services that address emotional disturbances, mental illnesses, behavioral disorders, and learning disabilities. In addition, Jim helps manage a network of educational programs, preventive services, community-support services,… Read more »

Stephanie LeBlanc

Stephanie is leading Oxford County Mental Health through an ongoing process of continuous quality improvement, strategic planning, clinical program expansion and maintaining collaborative community partnerships. Prior to joining OCMHS in May 2014, Stephanie served as the Manager of Adult Clinical Services & Quality Management at Tri-County Mental Health Services. Stephanie lives in Bethel, Maine and… Read more »

Liz Cotter Schlax

Liz assumed leadership of United Way of Greater Portland in January 2015. As President & CEO, she guides United Way’s strategies that achieve community change in the areas of education, financial stability, and health to improve people’s lives. Liz started her United Way career at United Way of Dane County (Madison, WI) in 1998 after… Read more »

Shawn Yardley

Shawn spent 17 years in public child welfare at the Maine Department of Human Services as a caseworker, supervisor and regional administrator. He was Director of Adoption for the Bangor office of MAPS for 2 years and from 2001 to 2004 he was the director of the River Coalition, an organization dedicated to primary prevention… Read more »

Eliza Townsend

As the former Executive Director of the Maine Women’s Policy Center, Eliza worked to improve the social and economic status of women and girls around the state. Prior to joining MWPC in 2011, Eliza represented part of Portland in the Maine House of Representatives for 8 years, then moved into the non-profit sector when she… Read more »

Jason Parent

Jason is a resident of Caribou and an Aroostook County native. Prior to joining ACAP in 2015, Jason was the Director of Advancement at the Aroostook Medical Center. He was also Director of Development and College Relations and Executive Director of the NMCC Foundation and Alumni Association at Northern Maine Community College; and Director of… Read more »

Rilwan Osman

Rilwan was born in Somalia and lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for more than 10 years prior to arriving to the U.S in 2004. In 2008, Rilwan led the formation of an organization to educate and empower Somali Bantus in the Lewiston-Auburn area. The organization started providing youth programs like soccer, academic support… Read more »

Catherine (Cat) Myatt

Cat joined Bangor Housing in 2012 as the Director of Community Outreach, working to create and implement programs that would enhance the experiences and opportunities of families in the public housing community. In 2014, she opened the Boys & Girls Club of Bangor, a positive place for kids that has quickly become a second home,… Read more »

Kaylene Mitchell

At SMCC, Kaylene served on the President’s executive team, and was tasked with making student success the central priority in every college effort, budget and innovation. Previously, she served as Dean of Advancement for the institution. Kaylene worked in the Maine Legislature as the Special Assistant to the Speaker of the Maine House and as… Read more »