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 MCA from a staff of two to ten and more than quadrupled the organization’s budget. Working with MCA’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 MCA, 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 MCA'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 Program Director

Beth joined MCA's staff in 2012. Her work entails lobbying for climate, environmental, and voting rights legislation as well as working to elect conservationists to office through. Beth has a lifelong commitment to protecting Maine’s air, land, and water. She received her J.D. from the University of Maine in 1988 and a B.A. in Environmental Policy from Brown University in 1982. Beth was staff attorney for Maine Audubon from 1991–1996. She enjoys nordic skiing, biking, sailing, birdwatching, and gardening. She lives with her family in Freeport. Contact Beth at beth@maineconservation.org.

Kathleen Meil

Kathleen Meil Director of Policy and Partnerships

Kathleen leads MCA’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.

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 MCA, where she works within the Development & Communications department to cultivate lasting relationships with our existing members, and expand our base to new audiences across the state. 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 MCA’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 MCA supporters, 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.

Gina Sawin Administrative Coordinator

Gina brings to MCA 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.

Maggie Somers

Maggie Somers Development and Communications Coordinator

Maggie’s dedication to advancing climate justice and protecting Maine's natural resources led her to MCV’s communications and development teams. A lifelong Mainer and lover of all creatures, big and small, Maggie graduated from the University of Maine in 2021 where she earned a B.A. and B.S. in marketing and mass communications.

At UMaine, Maggie worked for the university’s Marketing Department and as an Event Coordinator for the Franco-American Centre. Maggie was selected as a 2021 Innovate for Maine Fellow, which led her to an internship with Portland Rising, Maine’s first professional sports team to feature women, non-binary, trans, and genderfluid athletes. At Portland Rising, Maggie took on fundraising, event planning, and communications projects. Certified in Social Justice Leadership, Maggie strives to bring an equity lens to all of her work.

Originally from Bridgton, Maggie spent her childhood playing in the woods, swimming in lakes, and helping salamanders cross the road on “Big Night.” Maggie lives in Portland with her rabbit. Contact Maggie at maggie@maineconservation.org.

Kelt Wilska

Kelt Wilska Energy Justice Manager

As Energy Justice Manager, Kelt develops and leads campaigns to advance equitable climate action and clean energy solutions while building and nurturing partnerships that connect policymakers and impacted communities. His current issue areas include offshore wind development, clean transportation, and utility accountability.
Kelt's love for the environment and local communities comes from growing up on a small farm in Upstate New York and at his family's independent bookstore in western Massachusetts. Kelt is a 2017 graduate of Hamilton College and received his Master of Energy Regulation and Law from Vermont Law and Graduate School in 2022. He loves to run, read, fish, cross-country ski, and listen to music that your parents/grandparents/great-grandparents(!?) liked to listen to.