After fifteen years on and off Broadway (to my Greek grandmother’s dismay), I returned to Yale to earn my law degree and joined a large New York law firm. After the loss of my husband, I moved with my small son to Maine.
I was fortunate. Mainers’ profound sense of civic engagement offered a gift: a new life of working with extraordinary people and organizations in the public interest. Today, my new home and consultancy are located in Portland.
I call on 30 years’ diverse experience to work with nonprofits and other mission-driven organizations on daily effectiveness and pursuit of vision. The variety among my clients is one of the best parts of my job, and I enjoy absorbing and organizing new information to help people make decisions – whether in human services, arts, commerce, finance, education, risk and homeless prevention, or health care. The challenges and rewards are satisfying.
I’m also pleased to present Maine Association of Nonprofits’ Advanced Board Boot Camp statewide and have been honored to receive recognition for volunteerism in women’s health care and with United Way. I was appointed to a judicial review panel for a U.S. District Court vacancy, have drafted election reform legislation, and, for the University of Maine, have served on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council, and on the President’s Board of Visitors. I currently serve on the ACLU (Maine) legal panel and am a member of the International Women’s Forum.
I graduated from Yale Law School, Yale Music School, and Brown University cum laude in Comparative Literature, have training in mediation, and am familiar with French, Spanish and, to a lesser extent, Greek (sorry, grandmother).