BOARD MEMBERS

Meet The Team

Founder and President of the Board

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Elizabeth McLellan, RN, MSN, MPH

Elizabeth McLellan received her degrees from American University, Northeastern University, the University of Southern Maine, and Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health. McLellan has spent her career working as a leader in nursing and healthcare administration. In recognition of her leadership, compassion, and service, McLellan has received numerous awards including the Hanley Center Leadership and Humanitarian Relief Award in 2010, the Red Cross Real Hero Award in 2011, the Outstanding Non-Profit Award in 2012, and the Northeastern University Social Impact Award in 2014.

elizabeth@partnersforworldhealth.org

Director of Operations

Julie Forsyth, 
MBA

A Portland native, Julie lived “away” for 30 years, returning two years ago.  She received her MBA from Boston University and her BA from Harvard College.  She lives in Portland with her husband, Matthew, and their two children. Julie comes to Partners for World Health with more than twenty-five years of experience developing, marketing, running and optimizing brands for a wide variety of companies, and contributing to the communities in which she has lived.

julie@partnersforworldhealth.org

Volunteer Coordinator 

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Kelsey McSweeney

Kelsey made the move to Portland in the Fall of 2017.  After earning her BA from Providence College, she spent several years living and working in Boston.  Kelsey comes to PWH with a background in merchandising and sales, as well as a passion for working with people.

kelsey@partnersforworldhealth.org

Meet The Team

Operations Coordinator

Founder and CEO

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Elizabeth McLellan, RN, MSN, MPH

Elizabeth McLellan received her degrees from American University, Northeastern University, the University of Southern Maine, and Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health. McLellan has spent her career working as a leader in nursing and healthcare administration. In recognition of her leadership, compassion, and service, McLellan has received numerous awards including the Hanley Center Leadership and Humanitarian Relief Award in 2010, the Red Cross Real Hero Award in 2011, the Outstanding Non-Profit Award in 2012, and the Northeastern University Social Impact Award in 2014.

elizabeth@partnersforworldhealth.org

Chief Operating Officer

Julie Forsyth, 
MBA

A Portland native, Julie lived “away” for 30 years, returning two years ago.  She received her MBA from Boston University and her BA from Harvard College.  She lives in Portland with her husband, Matthew, and their two children. Julie comes to Partners for World Health with more than twenty-five years of experience developing, marketing, running and optimizing brands for a wide variety of companies, and contributing to the communities in which she has lived.

julie@partnersforworldhealth.org

Volunteer Coordinator 

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Calshir (Cal) Richerson

 A GA native and a US Army veteran with a background in Information Technology, Calshir has been a proud Maine resident for a year. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Leo University in Religion and Humanities. Cal has 6 Years of Case Management experience assisting individuals with barriers that prevented them from obtaining and/or sustaining employment. She brings a background in international cultures and non-profit experience to PWH.

 "Laughter is food for the soul"

calshir@partnersforworldhealth.org

Warehouse Manager

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Jeremy Foy

I moved to Portland, Maine from New Hampshire in 2018 to be closer to family.  I have 4 grandchildren in Portland -- 2 in Maine and 2 in Oregon!

 

My professional background is in Logistics and Warehouse Management. Most recently, I worked for Nestle Poland Springs in Poland, Maine. While living in New Hampshire I worked for Goodwill of Northern New England as Warehouse and Logistics Manager. At one time, I also ran a local delivery company that operated in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and visiting Maine’s beaches with my wife, Betsy and our dog Cody. Of course, I also spend as much time as possible with my grandchildren! I look forward to leading the PWH warehouse team as we prepare to ramp up our efforts to collect and distribute more medical equipment to our local communities and throughout the world."

jeremy@partnersforworldhealth.org

Marie Keller, RN

Marie has been a nurse for 49 years. She graduated from the University of New England located in Southern Maine when it was still known as Westbrook College.

 

She spent most of her nursing career in PACU and home-health. Today she can be found helping others who are going on medical missions and supplying SIM labs with medical equipment.

marie@partnersforworldhealth.org

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Paul Golding

Paul Golding was born and educated in the UK and has spent the last thirty years in the US working in Development and Communications in Higher Education, Public Health and Social Services .

paul@partnersforworldhealth.org

Operations Manager

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Laura Garlo

A Massachusetts native, Laura has been happily living in Portland for over 5 years now. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Accounting & Finance degree from Bentley University and a Master of Science, Global Studies & International Relations degree from Northeastern University. Laura brings a background in intercultural exchange, non-profit/social enterprise management and global public health administration to PWH.

 

She is a humanist by nature and strives to embody global citizenship in all parts of life. 

laura@partnersforworldhealth.org

Bookkeeper

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Bobbi Fraser

Bobbi joined the team in March of 2022

I am 63 and live in South Portland.  I love animals, to walk, sew and crochet blankets.  I have worked for big corporations as well as small companies from being bookkeeper to HR Director and Controller.  My career has mostly been doing accounting, something I love.  I hope to be with PWH for a very long time.

bobbi@partnersforworldhealth.org

Bio Med Engineer

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James Siulinski

Jim is a Maine native who has retired from a career in semiconductor product development.  His lifelong interest in technology has led him through many areas of engineering including software and hardware development and worldwide product support.  He is currently reinventing himself as a biomedical engineer at PWH.  Jim is also an avid hiker, woodworker and photographer. 

jim@partnersforworldhealth.org

Medical Supply Program Coordinator

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Laura Darnell

 

With experience in disability advocacy and care, Laura brings a passion for accessibility for all to her position as Medical Supply Coordinator at PWH. She is excited to play a role in distributing medical supplies and equipment to those in need in the local community and beyond. 

 

A Massachusetts native, Laura recently moved to Portland after over a decade in San Diego, California. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling with her partner Cindy. She looks forward to becoming a part of the PWH community, and Portland as a whole.

ldarnell@partnersforworldhealth.org

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Operations
Coordinator

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Grace Piette

Grace  graduated in the spring with her Bachelors of Animal Science, with a minor in English from the University of New Hampshire. She plans to continue on to graduate school for a master's in Global Health.

 

Grace is always looking to strengthen her knowledge about healthcare. She hopes to make a career for herself in the sexual and reproductive health field, ensuring all women have access to quality healthcare.

 

 

grace@partnersforworldhealth.org 

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