Maureen Drouin

Maureen Drouin Executive Director

Maureen leads the organization’s electoral, accountability and legislative programs. As a Geology and Environmental Studies major at Bowdoin College, Maureen spent countless hours hiking cliffs, wading through streams, taking geologic measurements and observing the natural beauty of Maine. Before coming to MCV, she advanced conservation at the state, regional, and federal levels with several organizations including National Audubon Society, Sierra Club and the Northern Forest Alliance. Maureen graduated with honors from Bowdoin College and completed a one-year fellowship program with Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizing. She lives in Hallowell with her husband, Mathew Scease, and daughter Lily. Contact Maureen at maureen@maineconservation.org

Rani Sheaffer

Rani Sheaffer Deputy Director

Rani's career spans over two decades of environmental and conservation work in the political arena. She currently leads MCV's development and communications programs and has been on staff since 2008. Previously she worked as the Director of the Massachusetts Environmental Collaborative, Field Director for the Center for Environmental Citizenship, Field Organizer for the Sierra Club, and as a volunteer for the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters. While raising her two young children, she worked part-time with Maine Rivers to establish a membership program. She is a 1996 graduate of Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizing and a 1995 graduate of Hartwick College with a degree in political science and environmental studies. She lives with her family in Hallowell. Contact Rani at rani@maineconservation.org

Beth Ahearn

Beth Ahearn Director of Government Affairs

Beth officially joined our staff in 2012 after working as MCV’s contract lobbyist for the 2010 and 2011 legislative sessions. Beth has a lifelong commitment to protecting Maine’s air, land and water. She has been a whitewater rafting guide in the Forks and was a sailing instructor on Penobscot Bay. She received her J.D. from the University of Maine in 1988 and was an assistant district attorney in Cumberland and Androscoggin counties. Beth was staff attorney for Maine Audubon from 1991 – 1996. From 2000 – 2005, she represented the best interests of children as a guardian ad litem in custody cases. Most recently, Beth was a lobbyist with Moose Ridge Associates, where her clients included conservation, social justice and domestic violence organizations. She lives with her family in Freeport. Contact Beth at beth@maineconservation.org

Kathleen Meil

Kathleen Meil Director of Policy & Partnerships

Kathleen leads MCV’s Clean Energy for All campaign and facilitates the Environmental Priorities Coalition, a partnership of 34 environmental, conservation, and public health organizations. Throughout her career—as a clean energy policy advocate at the regional non-profit Acadia Center, energy efficiency professional at Maine’s largest home performance company, educator at public and independent schools, and candidate for public office—Kathleen has worked to build healthy communities that are environmentally friendly and economically strong. Before joining MCV, she advanced opportunities for Mainers to adopt clean, affordable, local energy. Kathleen holds a BA in Science Education Policy and English Literature from Kenyon College, and a MEd in Elementary Education from Lesley University. She chairs the Friends of the Rockport Public Library and serves on the boards of Trekkers, a youth-development organization, and Megunticook Rowing. Kathleen lives with her family in Rockport. Contact Kathleen at kathleen@maineconservation.org.

Abigail Bradford

Abigail Bradford Outreach Manager

Abbie works with MCV members, volunteers and Mainers across the state to make their voices heard so that we can protect our common home and future. A lifelong Mainer, Abbie studied Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, Orono and has worked on a small organic farm; conducted GIS and field work as a Scientific Research Assistant; waitressed in restaurants from the midcoast to Sugarloaf; organized college students for NextGen Climate during the 2016 election; and directed Environment Maine’s canvass office for two summers. Prior to starting at MCV, Abbie worked as a Policy Analyst for the nonprofit think tank Frontier Group where she authored reports focusing primarily on zero waste and clean energy issues. Abbie lives in Stillwater. Contact Abbie at abigail@maineconservation.org.

Will Sedlack

Will Sedlack Civic Engagement Manager

While born away, Will Sedlack got to Maine as fast as he could. Will started coming to Maine as a child when his mother and father drove the family up to Southwest Harbor from Carlisle, PA every summer. Will and his new wife Maye live in Portland where they enjoy gardening, fishing, boating, and exploring all that Maine has to offer. Will is a 2010 graduate of the University of Vermont, a 2016 graduate of the Muskie School of Public Service, and a 2019 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. In a prior life, Will was a teacher at Gorham High School. He is looking forward to building relationships and coalitions to help ensure a bright carbon-free future for Maine. Contact Will at Will@maineconservation.org.

Stacie Haines

Stacie Haines Development Director

Stacie connects with donors whose passion and values are aligned with MCV’s mission to protect and conserve Maine’s environment through the political process. Since earning her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies at the University of Vermont, Stacie has committed her professional career to protecting the natural world. Over the last twenty years, she has worked in the environmental field in the Peace Corps in West Africa, at the Vermont Alliance of Conservation Voters, at The Food Alliance in Oregon, at Maine Audubon, and most recently, leading the membership program at the Natural Resources Council of Maine for more than a decade. Stacie’s personal interests are aligned with her professional interests. When she’s not connecting with MCV members, she is exploring the many rivers, mountains, lakes, forests, and beaches around Maine with her husband, Efrain, and their two school-age children. Contact Stacie at stacie@maineconservation.org.

Francesca Gundrum

Francesca Gundrum Communications Manager

Francesca plans and implements communication strategies that engage Maine people in our work and forward our policies and campaigns. Francesca grew up on a lake in Upstate New York where her family owns a small sustainable lumber company. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Environmental Studies in 2017. Francesca is particularly passionate about wildlife conservation, and has worked as a biologist for the Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit in South Africa, Allied Whale at the College of the Atlantic, and Maine Audubon’s Coastal Birds Crew. In 2019, she received her MS in Human Dimensions of Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine where she investigated public perceptions of the controversial bear hunting referendums in Maine. Francesca is a certified ocean naturalist, budding birder, and avid hiker. Francesca lives in Windham. Contact Francesca at francesca@maineconservation.org.