NRCM Staff

To reach staff members of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, please call their phone number listed below
or call the main voice mailbox to leave a message at (207) 622-3101.

To contact NRCM staff by email, email with the name of the staff person you are trying to reach in the subject line.
Your email will be forwarded to them promptly.

Thank you.

Nick Bennett

Nick Bennett

Staff Scientist and Healthy Waters Director
(207) 430-0116

Nick provides scientific expertise to NRCM’s more technical work. He also heads up the organization’s Healthy Waters program focused on protecting and restoring Maine’s aquatic wildlife and habitat. Learn more about Nick.

Vanessa Berry

Vanessa Berry

Sustainable Maine
Outreach Coordinator
(207) 430-0144

Vanessa connects with people and communities around Maine as a member of NRCM's Sustainable Maine program. Learn more about Vanessa.

Josh Caldwell standing in front of State House

Josh Caldwell

Climate & Clean Energy
Outreach Coordinator
(207) 430-0142

Josh connects with organizations, businesses, and Maine residents to advance climate and clean energy policy on the state and federal level. Learn more about Josh.

Beth standing outside in front of ocean

Beth Comeau 

Communications Manager and Webmaster
(207) 430-0106

Beth manages NRCM’s online Action Network, responds to questions and comments that come in via the address, keeps looking great and updated, and performs a range of tasks in the busy Communications Department. Learn more about Beth.

Pete Didisheim

Pete Didisheim

Senior Director, Advocacy
(207) 430-0113

Pete is a member of the senior leadership team and provides overall strategic leadership of NRCM’s advocacy work, including serving as the organization’s senior advocate before the Maine Legislature. Learn more about Pete.

Colleen smiling

Colleen Donohoe

Events Manager
(207) 430-0127

Colleen manages the Philanthropy Department’s busy calendar of events and helps maintain the organization’s centralized event resources. Learn more about Colleen.

Colin Durrant

Colin Durrant

Media Relations & Advocacy Communications Director
(207) 430-0103

Colin is NRCM’s media relations director and works broadly with staff on advocacy messaging strategy.  Learn more about Colin.

Marc Edwards

Marc Edwards

Regional Outreach Coordinator
(207) 430-0146

Marc connects with people, organizations, businesses, and communities around Franklin County as a member of NRCM’s outreach team. Learn more about Marc. 

Anya Fetcher in front of State House

Anya Fetcher

Federal Policy Advocate
(207) 430-0118

Anya is charged with leading NRCM’s efforts to influence federal policies that affect Maine’s environment and people. Learn more about Anya. 

Fiona Gordon

Fiona Gordon

Director of Leadership Giving
(207) 430-0125

Fiona focuses on cultivating and expanding NRCM’s dedicated Katahdin Circle members. Learn more about Fiona.

Daniel Harris

Daniel Harris

Application Analyst, Constituent Engagement Systems
(207) 430-0183

Daniel is charged with a wide range of database-related tasks, including list pulls, data maintenance, research, and analysis. Learn more about Daniel.

Leisa Hodgkins

Leisa Hodgkins

IT Manager
(207) 430-0111

Leisa keeps the logistics of NRCM’s advocacy team running smoothly and ensures work stations are up to date and high-functioning. Learn more about Leisa.

Diana Jagde

Diana Jagde

Donor Engagement Coordinator
(207) 430-0130

Diana handles logistics associated with NRCM’s Katahdin Circle, including planning and communicating about the impact of this donor recognition society. Learn more about Diana.

Kristin Jackson

Kristin Jackson

Digital Outreach Manager
(207) 430-0114

Kristin supports NRCM’s outreach and public engagement efforts by designing and executing NRCM’s online organizing strategy. Learn more about Kristin.

Toby Kilgore

Toby Kilgore

Grants Manager
(207) 430-0123

Toby secures and administers grants for our Forests & Wildlife and Sustainable Maine programs. Learn more about Toby.

Nancy Murray

Nancy Murray

Executive Assistant
(207) 430-0179

Nancy assists the CEO with a wide range of administrative tasks, from scheduling and travel plans to organizing and maintaining executive materials. Learn more about Nancy.

Sarah Nichols

Sarah Nichols

Sustainable Maine Director
(207) 430-0170

Sarah channels her passion for waste reduction and a clean environment filled with happy people into directing NRCM’s efforts in support of policies that take at aim at those issues and hold corporate polluters accountable. Learn more about Sarah.

Codi Riley

Codi Riley-Havu

Gifts, Records, & Stewardship Coordinator
(207) 430-0128

Codi is a member of the philanthropy team, managing records and gifts, including gift processing and data updates. Learn more about Codi.

NRCM CEO Rebeccah Sanders

Rebeccah Sanders

(207) 430-0179

Rebeccah leads NRCM’s vision and efforts to address the major opportunities and threats facing Maine’s land, air, waters, and wildlife. She provides guidance across the organization and is NRCM’s leading ambassador. Learn more about Rebeccah.

Rebecca Schultz smiling in front of State House

Rebecca Schultz

Senior Advocate for Climate & Clean Energy
(207) 430-0175

Rebecca's deep knowledge of climate change science and policy helps NRCM create and maintain strong networks across diverse environmental advocacy groups. Learn more about Rebecca.

Jack Shapiro smiling in front of State House

Jack Shapiro

Climate & Clean Energy Director
(207) 430-0112

Jack leads the Climate and Clean Energy team that is working in support of policies that address climate change and the threats it poses to Maine’s environment and communities. Learn more about Jack.

Marlisa Simonson

Marlisa Simonson

Senior Director, Philanthropy & Strategic Advisor
(207) 430-0108

Marlisa leads the Philanthropy Department’s efforts to engage individuals and organizations in NRCM’s work. A member of the senior leadership team, she also focuses on specific HR-related projects. Learn more about Marlisa.

Melanie Sturm in front of State House

Melanie Sturm

Forests & Wildlife Director
(207) 430-0109

Melanie is the Forests & Wildlife Director advocating for protection of Maine's special places, including our North Woods. This includes working to ensure sustainable land use practices. Learn more about Melanie.

Emmie Theberge

Emmie Theberge

Outreach Director
(207) 430-0105

Emmie leads NRCM’s outreach, organizing, and public engagement efforts to deepen relationships with people across Maine and build enduring power that will strengthen and protect our environment. Learn more about Emmie.

Allison Wells

Allison Wells

Senior Director, Communications 
(207) 430-0180

Allison leads NRCM’s organization-wide communications to strengthen NRCM’s role as a champion for Maine’s environment. She is a member of NRCM’s senior leadership team. Learn more about Allison.

Banner photo: Allagash Wilderness Waterway, by Emmie Theberge