Maureen Drouin is the Executive Director of Maine Conservation Voters and leads the organization’s electoral, accountability and legislative programs. As a Geology and Environmental Studies major at Bowdoin College, Maureen spent countless hours hiking cliffs, wading through streams, taking geologic measurements and observing the natural beauty of Maine. Before coming to MCV, she advanced conservation at the state, regional, and federal levels with several organizations including National Audubon Society, Sierra Club and the Northern Forest Alliance. Maureen graduated with honors from Bowdoin College and completed a one-year fellowship program with Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizing.
Beth Ahearn officially joined staff in 2012 after working as MCV’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. Contact Beth at email@example.com
Rani Corey Sheaffer is the Development Director of the Maine Conservation Voters. 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 Voters. 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.