Maureen Drouin

Maureen Drouin Executive Director

Maureen is helping to build Maine’s environmental movement into a powerful political force. Since her time as Executive Director, Maureen has grown MCV from a staff of two to ten and more than quadrupled the organization’s budget. Working with MCV’s board, staff, and partners, Maureen is advancing the organization’s interconnected goals of environmental protection, climate action, voting rights, and racial equity. She has helped create and grow coalitions to advance climate action and environmental protection including Maine’s Environmental Priorities Coalition. Before coming to MCV, Maureen worked on conservation at the state, regional, and federal levels with several organizations including the National Audubon Society, Sierra Club, and Northern Forest Alliance. Maureen graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in geology and environmental studies and completed a one-year fellowship program with Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizing. She currently serves on the Natural and Working Lands Working Group of the Maine Climate Council. Maureen loves walking and hiking in all weather, drinking strong Irish tea, growing vegetables (especially garlic), collecting eggs from her chickens, and cheering at her daughter’s soccer games. She lives in Hallowell. 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. An organizer at heart, she previously worked as 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 state and federal climate action and Clean Energy for All campaigns, manages the organization’s civic engagement and organizing work, and serves on the Steering Committee of the Maine Climate Council. She also facilitates the Environmental Priorities Coalition, a partnership of environmental, conservation, and public health organizations. Kathleen began her career as an elementary school teacher and remains committed to education and collaboration as the foundation for transformative change. She chairs the board of Trekkers, a youth mentoring organization in Midcoast Maine. Kathleen holds an MEd in Elementary Education from Lesley University and a BA in Science Education Policy and English Literature from Kenyon College. She lives with her family in Camden. 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 on Westport Island. Contact Abbie at abigail@maineconservation.org.

Will Sedlack

Will Sedlack Program Manager

As Program Manager, Will is responsible for overseeing the organization's approach to the development of offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine, the future of voting rights in Maine, and the Federal and State judiciary. Will also programs Maine Conservation Voters' Lunch & Learn program, which averages over 125 attendees per week. In a previous life, Will was a High School teacher and believes in the power of teaching as a form of engagement.

Will holds a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, a Masters in Policy, Planning, and Management from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, and a B.A. in English and Political Science from the University of Vermont. Will and his wife Maye Emlein reside in Portland, where they garden at Cultivating Community's Libbytown Community Garden. Contact Will at will@maineconservation.org.

Greta Warren

Greta Warren Operations Director

Originally from Damariscotta, Greta and her husband moved to Harpswell from New York City in 2017 to raise their family in a close-knit community, surrounded by the great outdoors. Greta’s career has taken her through the cultural non-profit sector, the advertising and creative technology arena, and back home to MCV, where she works as Operations Director -- doing her bit for future generations of Mainers. She’s passionate about climate action, community engagement, and hiking. Contact Greta at greta@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.

Gina Sawin Administrative Coordinator

Gina brings to MCV her lifelong love of the Maine coast and Maine farmland, as well as experience as a small business owner and event manager, board member and grant writer for Maine Coast Waldorf School, various civic posts and appointments, and as a fine artist whose primary focus has been the tenuous relationship between wild animals and a changing environment. She is currently focused on bird migration as a metaphor for a universal quest for survival. She lives on a farm in New Gloucester with her husband, conservation leader Charles Gauvin. Contact Gina at gina@maineconservation.org.