Champions Board for Maine Girls Collaborative Project

Champions Board members are selected to give the project a balance of desirable expertise and regional representation, including industry representatives, informal learning educators, gender equity experts, science and mathematics education representatives, and educational policy experts.

Board members were selected to give the project a balance of desirable expertise and regional representation, including industry representatives, informal learning educators, gender equity experts, science and mathematics education representatives, and educational policy experts. The Board meets at least twice yearly in person, via teleconference, or webinars. Current Champions Board members are:

  • Christine Bright, Director of Central Maine Programming
    Hardy Girls Healthy Women
  • Darylen Cote, Director of TriO Upward Bound
    University of Maine at Presque Isle
  • Deb McGann, Chemistry Instructor
    Maine School of Science and Mathematics
  • Leslie Blanchette, Education Counseling Professional
  • Stephanie Virgilio, Graduate Student
    MST at the University of Maine Member of the Penobscot Nation
  • Sylvie Boisert
    Communications Consultant
  • Lyn Mikel Brown
    Co-founder, Hardy Girls Healthy Women Professor of Education and Human Development, Colby College
  • Shelly Chasse-Johndro
    Director and Instructor, Project Opportunity and Project Reach
  • Jane Disney
    Staff Scientist and Director, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
  • Maria Girouard
    Consultant, Dawnland Consulting
  • Christy Hammer
    Associate Professor, Social and Behavorial Sciences University of Southern Maine at Lewiston-Auburn
  • Karen Horton
    Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology at the University of Maine
  • Janet May
    Coordinator of Transition & Adults, University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies
  • Susan McKay
    Professor of Physics and Director of Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research University of Maine
  • Gilda Nardone
    Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community, University of Maine Augusta
  • Sheila Pendse
    Program Development Associate, Dean's Office, College of Engineering
  • Elena Perrello
    Vice-President, American School Counselor Association
  • Lisa Phelps
    Program Administrator, Cooperative Extension 4-H
  • Deanna Prince
    Instructor, Eastern Maine Community College
  • Kristie Rabaska
    Active Member of SWE Senior Environmental Engineer, Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc.
  • Deborah Rooks-Ellis
    Assistant Professor, University of Maine
  • Sarah Ruef-Lindquist
    Chief Executive Officer, Maine Women’s Fund
  • Rosemary Winslow
    Intergovernmental Liaison for US Congressman Michael H. Michaud in Maine's 2nd District; 4th term as Waterville City Councilor