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New Leaders Council

Our Board


Board Leadership

Amy Russell, Chapter Co-Director, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Director of Client Services for Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine. She grew up on Great Cranberry Island, off the coast of Acadia National Park, and ventured away for college, graduating from the University of Arizona in 2006 with B.A. in Sociology. Amy returned home to Maine and completed her Masters from the University of New England School of Social Work in both clinical and organizational and community practice in 2010. She spent several years working with people experiencing homelessness in Portland and supervising case management staff and nascent social workers at the Preble Street Resource Center. Amy is published in Empowering Workers & Clients for Organizational Change (2014). She was a 2016 NLC Maine Fellow and served on the Maine Chapter Board as the Curriculum Co-Chair for the 2017 Institute before transitioning to her current role as Chapter Co-Director.

Alyssa Dean-Littlefield, Chapter Co-Director

Fenna Robbins, Chapter Co-Director


Board Committee Chairs and Members


  • Nils Werner


  • Jesse Juntura
  • Kirsten Dargis


  • Nicole Benham

Finance and Fundraising

  • Tess Parks
  • Gregory Ingrao


  • Kalie Hess
  • Ruth Hanselman


  • Stefanie Millette
  • Ava Gurekian


  • Sarah Kelly
  • Marshall Archer

Other Board Members

  • Harlan Cutshall
  • Matt Caston
  • Sam Underwood
  • Adam Pontius
  • Rebecca Cornell du Houx
  • Kathryn Ende
  • Kyle Bailey
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