Who We Are

Maine Philanthropy Center Board of Directors | 2024


Gabriela Alcalde | Executive Director, Elmina B. Sewall Foundation

Vice Chair

Nico Chin | Founder, Up with Community


Jennifer Hutchins | Executive Director, Maine Association of Nonprofits


Finance Committee Chair
Kati Denham | Senior Tax Manager, BerryDunn

Marpheen Chann | President and Founder, Khmer Maine

Deborah Ellwood | CEO and President, Maine Community Foundation

Jake Grindle | Senior Program Officer, Maine Health Access Foundation

Morgan Hynd | Director, The Bingham Program

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

Jess Maurer | Executive Director, Maine Council on Aging

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

Julian Rowand | Senior Director, Maine Initiatives

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

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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