Meet the Commission Staff!
Maryalice joined the Commission staff on April 1, 1995 and served as Grant Program Officer until she was appointed Director in May 1996. Maryalice's responsibilities include supporting the volunteers who serve as Commissioners, serving as liaison to external partners, strategic planning, program development, external communications, intergovernmental relations, and representing the Commission on regional and national initiatives.
Previous work included 15 years as Executive Director of two Maine Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies, a year with USDA Cooperative Extension as evaluator of a national project, and five years with Univ. of Connecticut Cooperative Extension. She earned her master's degree in counseling from UMaine and her bachelor's from St. Joseph College in Connecticut.
Training and Program Development Officer
Michael joined the Commission staff in April of 2010. As Program Development & Training Officer he is responsible for outreach and pre-application training for organizations interested in using National Service as a solution. He also trains AmeriCorps grantees on best practices and leads Service Enterprise training. In addition, he co-chairs the State Emergency Donations Coordination Team where the Commission has responsibility for managing volunteers during statewide disasters.
Prior to joining the Commission, Michael was Director of the Maine Transition Network, a nonprofit providing training to schools and agencies helping youth with disabilities transition from school to adult life. He was also a teacher and school district administrator for almost two decades and brings experience guiding volunteers as the onetime director and coordinator of volunteers for the NAMES Project-Maine; AIDS Memorial Quilt.
Jamie joined the Commission staff in January 2019. As Grants Officer, she is responsible for overseeing the administration and monitoring of the Commission's AmeriCorps programs. She assists grantees in understanding and completing required state and federal procedures, while developing an updated grant administration manual and other materials.
Prior to taking this position, Jamie was the Public Assistance Program Delivery Manager for FEMA. She earned her masters degree in public policy from the University of Southern Maine as well as her bachelor in geography and anthropology.
Before moving to Maine for university studies, she served an AmeriCorps term in Baltimore, MD, where she was volunteer coordinator at the Village Learning Place. Jamie also served in the US Air Force.