Maureen Drouin is the is the Executive Director of the Maine Conservation Alliance. Before coming to MCA, Maureen was the Northeast Regional Representative – Manager for the Sierra Club in Portland where she advanced conservation at the state, regional, and federal levels. Maureen has worked for National Audubon Society on their Wildlife Refuge Campaign and served as Regional Outreach Director for the Northern Forest Alliance. She graduated with honors from Bowdoin College with a coordinate major in Geology and Environmental Studies and completed a one-year fellowship program with Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizing. She and her husband Mathew and daughter Lily live in Hallowell.
Beth officially joined staff in 2012 after working as MCA’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.
Rani Corey Sheaffer is the Development Director of the Maine Conservation Alliance. She brings more than ten years of fundraising, organizing and political experience to her position. She has 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 database and fundraising 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 in Hallowell with husband, Jeremy, and sons Samuel and Benjamin.
Data and Communications Coordinator
Gianna Short is the Data and Communications Coordinator for the Maine Conservation Alliance. She recently completed a graduate program in Food and Resource Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and has a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas. This year, she is participating in the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)'s pilot Communities of Impact program and in Maine Association of Nonprofit's Sustainable Food Systems Leadership Institute. Gianna volunteers on the Public Policy Committee for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), and she also serves as the coordinator for Environmental Concerns area at Common Ground Fair. She currently lives on a farm in Washington, Maine.
Maine Conservation Alliance
Olde Federal Building
295 Water Street, Suite 9
Augusta, ME 04330
Tel: (207) 620-8811
Fax: (207) 620-8813