Jennifer Rice

In her role, Jen provides executive support to the leadership team including office and human resource administration. Before coming to the Foundation, Jen worked as a Business Immigration Case Coordinator (paralegal) at Pierce Atwood LLP, where she assisted clients with hiring and maintaining immigration status for foreign health-care professionals. Prior to that, Jen served for… Read more »

Alexis Mann

Alexis is a Senior Program Associate at the Foundation. In her role, she helps to advance the Foundation’s core funding strategies in support of the Foundation’s mission to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in Maine. Alexis has a Ph.D. in Social Policy and Sociology from Brandeis University and a B.A. from Hamilton College. Her… Read more »

Andrew Colvin

As Communications Director, Andy works not only to highlight the Foundation’s work with its partners, but also raise awareness of the challenges facing low-income Mainers and effective strategies to address them. Andy comes to the Foundation with over 10 years of experience in non-profit and government communications. Most recently, he served as Deputy Communications Director… Read more »

Erin Clark

Erin is an operations enthusiast with over 20 years of program management experience in Maine’s philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. In her role as Grants Manager, she creates and oversees systems to ensure that organizations have a smooth application and grantee experience, and that the Foundation’s staff and leadership can effectively track the full lifecycle of… Read more »

Lauralee Raymond

As one of the first hires of the Foundation, Lauralee spends her days working with the John T. Gorman Fellows, overseeing the Direct Services Grant Program and John T. Gorman Fellowship, and connecting with community leaders about their opportunities and challenges. Prior to joining the Foundation, Lauralee was the Policy Director at the Maine Department… Read more »

Jennifer Beck

Jennifer is the Foundation’s Vice President, Programs having previously held the position of Senior Program Associate.  In her role, she works with staff to advance the Foundation’s mission with a focus on developing and implementing programmatic strategy, directing research and evaluation, and overseeing grantmaking for the organization. Jennifer has a Ph.D. in Social and Personality… Read more »

Michael Bevilacqua

Michael has 25+ years of non-profit finance and operations experience. Prior to joining the Foundation, Michael worked as CFO & Chief Operating Officer of United Way of Greater Portland. Before this, Michael worked as Controller for the Maine State Housing Authority and in public accounting for KPMG where he led financial audits of non-profit and… Read more »

Nicole Witherbee

In 2022, Nicole became President & CEO of the John T. Gorman Foundation after serving for 10 years as Chief Program Officer, a role in which she directed its programs, research, and evaluation. She has a Ph.D. in Social Policy from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Before coming to… Read more »