Board and Staff
John D. Adams, Chair (he/him/his)
John is an active member of the Lincoln County Midcoast Unitarian Fellowship and professional voice coach and singer. He has served on the Boards of Oratorio Chorale, Hartwood Regional Theater Company and the Midcoast UU Fellowship. John lives in the midcoast with his partner of 24 years.
Ralph Moore, Vice Chair (he/him/his)
Ralph is an educator and one of the founding members of the Watershed School in Camden. He has served on the boards of the Camden Conference and the Coastal AIDS Network. He is the retired rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Rockland. He lives in Rockland with his wife.
Ellen Sudow, Secretary, Governance Chair (she/her/hers)
Ellen splits her time between Tenants Harbor and Washington, D.C. A retired attorney and mediator, Ellen serves on the board of the Southern Poverty Law Center (Chair of the Governance Committee); The Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund of For Love of Children (Chair), and the Rocking Moon Foundation (VP/ Treasurer). She previously served as a board member of SMYAL, an LGBT youth organization in Washington, DC.
Emily Cantillo, Treasurer, Finance Chair (she/her/hers)
Emily is a Compliance Manager at First National Bank in Damariscotta. She lives in South Bristol with her husband and children. She is a parent of a transgender elementary school child.
Amy Paine, Development Chair (she/her/hers)
Amy is a graduate student studying policy at the Muskie School of Public Service. She brings extensive experience working with at-risk youth and strong connections throughout Maine. Her strengths include fundraising, leadership, planning, and development. She is Chair of the Board’s Development Committee and and believes that strong development is the foundation of success. She lives in Bangor with her chihuahua, London.
Jess Anderson, Board Member (She/her/hers)
Jess is the Director of The Leadership School at Kieve Wavus Education. She brings with her a passion for teaching and learning and decades of experience working with youth. She lives in Dresden Maine with her husband and son.
Melissa Bellew, Board Member (she/her/hers)
Advocacy is Melissa's passion. As a retired public defender & private attorney from Kentucky and the current CEO of the Penobscot Bay YMCA, Melissa's career has been steeped in providing a voice to those who often cannot speak or argue for themselves. Melissa has been in the YMCA movement nationally for the past 8 years, where she serves as the current national Vice-Chair of the LGBTQ+ Resource Network. Melissa resides in Rockport.
Maulian Dana, Board Member
Maulian is a Penobscot Nation Tribal Citizen and currently serves as their Tribal Ambassador. She represents the tribe in local, state, and federal governments and helps manage government relations and diplomacy for the tribe. She was appointed to this position in September of 2017. Prior to this role she served as an elected Tribal Council Member and the Human Resources Director for Penobscot Indian Nation Enterprises. Maulian is a graduate of the University of Maine Orono with a BA in Political Science and has a twenty year career in activism around the harm of racist stereotyping and Indian sports mascots. In her first session as Ambassador she helped to pass two pieces of legislation: one that banned Indian mascots in Maine public schools and one that changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day in Maine. She feels strongly about taking a stand for marginalized groups and has worked hard to advocate for LGBTQ and Two Spirit Maine citizens through her platform as Ambassador. Maulian lives at the Penobscot Nation with her two daughters, Carmella and Layla; her partner Lloyd; and her dog Olive.
Ned Kane, Board Member (he/him/his)
Ned Kane is a retired cross-functional non-profit executive who splits his time between Maine and Palm Springs, CA. Most recently, Ned was the Development & Operations Director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine. Having held positions at non-profits of all sizes and types, Ned carries experience in organizational operations, finance management, human resources, communications and fundraising. Ned holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Communications from New York University.
Danielle O. Twomey, Board Member (she/her/they/them)
Danni is and has been an active member of the Queer and Trans community for over forty years. She graduated from USM with a BA in chemistry in 1984 and currently manages the Lab and QA Group for the Air Bureau, Maine Department of Environmental Protection. She is a Veteran of the USAF, environmental chemistry consultant, entrepreneur and former business owner, father to two sons, and a grandmother to two granddaughters.
Jeanne Dooley, MSW
Jeanne has extensive experience in organizational development and management through her work as the former state director of Massachusetts Office of AARP and former Director of Strategic Planning for Boston Senior Home Care. She has led OUT Maine's transformation from a small midcoast nonprofit with a local focus to a statewide change agent. Jeanne lives in Waldoboro.
Sue brings more than 25 years of experience working with school superintendents, administrators and other school staff through her work on local and state school boards. She volunteered with the Trans Youth Equality Foundation in Portland, assisting with support groups. As the parent of a trans son, her first-hand experience in supporting the transition process and working with family issues around transitioning give her expertise that supports both youth and families. Sue lives in South Thomaston with her partner.
Lane is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Prior to joining OUT Maine, Lane worked as a prevention educator in Knox and Waldo Counties. They also have experience working with youth in other settings throughout the state. In college, they were an active part of the campus queer community and they remain active in social justice initiatives in the midcoast. Lane lives in South Thomaston.
Rachel is a 2005 graduate of the University of Maine in Orono with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Art History. Rachel brings her experience in website development, marketing and event planning to the team. She has volunteered for many local non-profits, including WRFR-LP, Rock Coast Rollers, Penobscot School, Youthlinks, and Aldermere Farm and had been waiting for the right opportunity to join the non-profit world full-time. Rachel lives in Rockland.