Elizabeth founded Partners for World Health in 2009 while working full time as a Nurse Administrator. She currently, serves on numerous boards in Portland and is strongly affiliated with The Portland Museum.
Elizabeth speaks at many conferences and facilitates a community global health education series. Additionally, she runs five medical missions each year. She recruits medical professionals, physicians and nurses to provide high-quality education, primary care and surgical services, while also training local medical professionals in those countries.
She has continued to devote and volunteer her time to PWH, and as her organization has grown, she has attracted a superbly talented staff to further develop and promote the mission of PWH.
President and Founder
Partners for World Health
Elizabeth McLellan, RN, MSN, MPH
Elizabeth is a former elementary and middle school teacher. She most recently taught in Portland, and previously worked in schools in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and the former Czechoslovakia.
During her 25 years in Falmouth, Elizabeth has been involved with a number of non-profit organizations focused on education, land conservation, historic preservation, and the local library.
Elizabeth and her husband Kurt have two adult sons.
Partners for World Health, Board
Elizabeth klebe, m.ed
Douglas is currently a Vice President in the Finance Team at TD Bank where he has spent the last 15 years of his career. Doug is a former Scout Leader and Scoutmaster. He is also the former Treasurer of the Scarborough Band Boosters and the World Affairs Council of Maine.
Doug has visited over 60 countries on 6 continents including substantial time in the developing world. He lived in London, England for 11 years.
Between his wife Karen and himself, he has 3 adult children – Dan, Eric & Sarah.
Vice President, Commercial Finance
Ken has more than 25 years of experience in investment management and research. He was formerly a director in the institutional equity business at Deutsche Bank and began his career at Morgan Stanley in San Francisco.
He was named an “all-star” by the Wall Street Journal and has been quoted in the Financial Times, New York Times and BusinessWeek. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the UC Berkeley and did post graduate studies through Yale in Hong Kong.
He serves on several community boards, including the Portland Museum of Art, Portland Symphony Orchestra and the Crewe Foundation.
Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Richard is a retired physician with extensive clinical, educational, administrative, and research experience.
He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a fellow with clinical experience in Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine.
He is also serving on several other health-related non-profit organization boards and committees.
Richard corbin, MD
Michael worked at Maine Medical Center up until his retirement in 2008. He was the General Surgery Residency Program Director from 2000-2008 and Director of the Pediatric Surgery Service.
He remains active in the surgery department, bringing surgical residents and attendings to East Africa for educational projects each year. His association with PWH began many years ago while obtaining medical supplies for these overseas surgical projects in East Africa.
Michael has been awarded many inspiring awards including: the American College of Surgeons' 2018 Surgical Volunteerism International Award and the Maine Medical Association's 2019 Humanitarian Award for Medical Volunteerism!
When he is not traveling, Michael resides in Cumberland with his wife Christine; together they have four daughters and four great grandchildren. In his free time, Michael enjoys fly fishing, bicycling and squash.
Maine Medical Center
michael curci, MD
E'nkul is deeply involved in the Congolese Community. Currently he holds positions on the Board of Prosperity Maine, Scholarships for Maine Immigrants, Portland Empowered with The Muskie Institute at USM and is the Vice President of The New England African Art and Entertainment Community Association.
Director of Continuous Quality Improvement
Granite Bay Care, Inc.
E'nkul Kanakan, MBA
Kristen has more than 20 years of public relations and marketing experience, with a focus on strategic communications for the arts and tourism industries.
She is a publicist for the Peabody Essex Museum and has previously held positions at the Portland Museum of Art, Shelburne Museum, and the Currier Museum of Art.
Kristen Levesque PR & Marketing
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Nancy serves on the board of the Portland Museum of Art and the Mountain Club on Loon. She is on the Advisory Comm for CMCA in Rockland.
Her professional background was primarily in sales management and sales training. She also formed my own training company, consulting with both individual and corporate clients.
Nancy and her husband were travelers, visiting 84 mostly developing countries. She says it was a helluva ride while it lasted! She is an avid skier and a hard worker for causes in which she believes - PWH being one of them.
Trustee and Vice President
Portland Museum of Art
Arul's foundation, Beam On is a non profit for bringing cheer to people and families locally and across the globe.
Arul is the State Grassroots Captain for New Hampshire/Massachusetts for the Grassroots Government Relations Subcommittee of the Government Relations Council of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
He also serves as the Vice Chair to the Global Health Committee of the Massachsetts Medical Society.
Founder and President
Arul Mahadevan, MD
Michael joins PWH with a background in business and accounting. He acquired his BS in Business from University of New Hampshire and his Masters degree in Accounting from Northeastern University.
He formally served as the Treasurer for Art Guild of the Kennebunks.
Michael resides in South Portland with his wife Patty Collins. In his free time, he stays active on the golf course and running.
Baker Newman Noyes
South Portland, Maine
michael meserve, cpa
Judy joins PWH with a background in management consultant, specializing in organizational management, training and corporate strategy. For the last 15 years of her career she worked for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care as the Vice President of Sales and Member Services.
After retiring she taught a course on strategy at her Alma mater, Babson College. Judy has held positions on multiple boards throughout New England: Unior League of Boston, Gilday Center, Holderness School, Embrace A Vet, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and 185 Fore Street Home Owners’ Association.
Judy resides in Portland with her husband, Sam. Together they have three children and seven grandchildren. In her free time, Judy volunteers as a docent for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. She is a lifelong gardener, skier, and sailor. She enjoys travel, theater, the symphony, opera and, of course, volunteering.
With over 20 years of real estate advisory experience, as a company owner and top producing broker, Michele has cultivated meaningful relationships in the community.
95% of her business comes from repeat clientele and trusted referrals. Her personalized and thoughtful approach, along with strategic negotiating skills, authenticates her impactful presence on the Partners for World Health Board.
Partners for World Health resonated for Michele. “Elizabeth McLellan’s passion and commitment to a cause that means the world to her is not only inspiring, it is a call to action. She supports global and local communities, and that means something to me.”
Michele spends her time between Portland, Freeport, and Naples, FL. When she is not working on behalf of her clients and supporting Bates College and the Portland Museum of Art, she enjoys trekking with her golden retriever, Kingston and cultivating her gardens.
Senior Vice President and Broker
Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty
Andrew is one of 4 founding partners of TRSS Wealth Management LLC, a financial planning and investment management firm in South Portland, Maine.
He has spent twenty years as a financial planner and investment advisor. Andrew also spends his time as a winter ski instructor for those who are visually impaired at Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation.
Andrew is married to Annie Stickney, who has been a nurse for 35 years, and full time interior designer for the past 10years; they have 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren.
Partner and Founder
TRSS Wealth Management, LLC
South Portland, Maine
For over 25 years, Christopher has been serving the legal needs of businesses and entrepreneurs. He often serves as general counsel to clients and his experience covers the spectrum of the business cycle, from start-up, to investment and growth, to succession planning and exit strategies.
Chris also has considerable experience with business disputes and has successfully handled commercial litigation in both state and federal courts