Our Leadership

Hardy Girls Healthy Women is guided by the wisdom of fifteen members of our Board of Directors, ten members of the National Advisory Committee, fourteen members of our Girls Advisory Board, six staff, and hundreds of volunteers.  Find out more:

Board of Directors

Hardy Girls Healthy Women's Board of Directors is made up of 15 dynamic women from around the state as well as members from Massachusetts and New York. These women are responsible for the financial health of the organization and for providing organizational oversight through participation in sub-committees on programming, development and business.

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 Anne Belden Nancy Gilbert Brenner Lyn Mikel Brown Pam Cobb Lynn Cole  Karen Heck 

 Lisa Lessard Mary Madden Claudia Marroquin Yana Mayayeva Mary Lou Tobi Schneider, Esq.

National Advisory Committee

Hardy Girls Healthy Women's National Advisory Committee consists of ten women from around the country who provide distinction, knowledge, and experience to HGHW in our efforts to impact the lives of girls across the US, with the goal of creating a world in which all girls and women experience equality, independence and safety.

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Marsha ClarkNancy Gruver Jessica Henderson Daniel Firuzeh Mahmoudi Peggy Moss

 Peggy Orenstein Sage Salzer Deborah Slaner Larkin Dr. Deborah L. Tolman Dr. Janie Victoria Ward 

Girls Advisory Board

Our Girls Advisory Board (GAB) is made up of fourteen fabulous girls in 9th-12th grade. GAB works with our board of directors and staff to engage in opportunities for leadership experience, social action projects, and of course, to keep HGHW current on what's going on in girls' lives today.

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 Cassidy Emma GAB Samantha Darby Gracelyn  GAB-Izzy
  GAB-Julia Lanie Lily Marisa Nicole Simone


Hardy Girls Healthy Women's staff is made up of women with a passion and talent for working with girls. They're working hard alongside both girls and women to create hardiness zones throughout Maine and across the country.

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  Kelli McCannell Christine Bright Lindy Graham, Director of Southern Maine Programming Dana Hernandez, Training Institute Manager  Rachel Coffey, AmeriCorps VISTA/Training Institute Coordinator Rebecca Labbe Jessica Leighton