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Our Staff & Board

"ACOG truly makes this world a better place." 

- former ACOG Board Member

100% of girls surveyed feel that ACOG staff supports them and wants them to succeed!

“The passion {the staff has} for these girls and the impact they have on their lives never fails to hit me right in the heart and make my chest swell with pride to be even a small part of it all.” 


— Staci Nisbett, 

    ACOG Board President

Jennifer Roe, Executive and Artistic Director    |   jen@acompanyofgirls.org

Over the past 25+ years, Jen has worked at/for numerous non-profits both in and around Southern Maine and New York City, primarily in the areas of marketing, administration and design. After starting as an ACOG volunteer 15+ years ago, she worked as lead staff for ACOG’s elementary school programs before moving into her current role in 2011.  She feels incredibly lucky to have a job that can make such a difference, and really enjoys watching the girls grow and find their own creative ways to express themselves.  Jen is also a certified life coach for teenage girls, and serves on the Board of the Maine Alliance for Arts Education.


Susan Cassidy, Office Manager and Program Support    |   susan@acompanyofgirls.org

Susan works out all of our administrative details, and keeps the office running.  She also works as Program Support and is the Lead Teaching Artist for our Outreach programming with the Portland Mentoring Alliance.  Susan holds a Masters in Social Work, and a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Special Education.  


Sarah Morneau, Teaching Artist/Curriculum Coordinator

Sarah earned her degree in Creative Writing and has earned certification as a Montessori early childhood teacher.   Sarah spends her spare time in nature and playing harmony fiddle in a country blues string band.  She really admires ACOG and all the girls in it.  

Maliea Cross-Robertson, Program Assistant and ACOG Alumna

Malliea is a junior at USM studying Psychology.  Maliea was a member of ACOG starting in 4th grade.  She also was part of our initial ACOG Ambassadors group.  She has said of her time at ACOG that “Without ACOG I wouldn’t have had the experiences, the opportunity to practice communicating differently, or to learn how to be a helpful leader,” 


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ACOG Board of Directors 2021-22


We are so grateful to our board for being champions of our organization!​​


Staci Nisbett - Management Research Group — President

Kerrie Keller, United Way of Greater Portland — Vice President

Annelise Plourde, LL Bean — Secretary


​Kathy Damon, Home Instead

Deborah Galarneau, Galarneau Group

Carie Hollis, Abbott

Zach Nelson, IDEXX

Lisa Peterson, Bowdoin College

Molly Thompson, Pretty Flours

If you are interested in volunteering for one of our board committees (Fundraising, Marketing, Finance or Governance), please contact Jennifer Roe at jen@acompanyofgirls.org