Who We Are

Maine Philanthropy Center Board of Directors | 2023


Morgan Hynd | Director, The Bingham Program

Vice Chair

Gabriela Alcalde | Executive Director, Elmina B. Sewall Foundation


Phil Walsh | Executive Director, Maine Initiatives


Finance Committee Chair
Kati Denham | Senior Tax Manager, BerryDunn

Nico Chin | Founder, Up with Community

Deborah Ellwood | CEO and President, Maine Community Foundation

Jennifer Hutchins | Executive Director, Maine Association of Nonprofits

Erik Jorgensen | Senior Director of Government Relations and Communications, Maine State Housing Authority

Susan Onion | Director and Trustee, The Onion Foundation

Governance Committee Chair
Gioia Perugini | Associate Director of Philanthropic and Family Office Services, Hemenway & Barnes, LLP

Brendan Schauffler | Network Facilitator, Oxford County Wellness Collaborative

Julia Sleeper Whiting | Co-Founder and Executive Director, Tree Street Youth

Lisa Sockabasin | Director of Programs and External Affairs, Wabanaki Public Health & Wellness

Ian Yaffe | Director, Office of Population Health Equity, Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Courtney Yeager | President & CEO, United Way of Kennebec Valley

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Maine Philanthropy Center Staff

Jeannette Andre | President & CEO

Robert Burnett | Senior Manager, Information Systems and Research

Emilie Eames | Senior Associate, Programs and Communications

Sarah Lentz | Director, Strategic Initiatives, Culture, and Community

Our Community

We are foundations (corporate, private, public, family, and community), nonprofits, individuals, and other philanthropic practitioners. Maine is the epicenter of our work and we come together to build relationships, deepen knowledge, and move resources. Our diverse membership is our strength; allowing us to facilitate cross-sector collaboration, create shared understanding, dismantle ineffective silos, and shift power to ensure that Maine is a leader in advancing equity.


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