BOARD MEMBERS

Meet The Team

Founder and President of the Board

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 

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

Warehouse Manager

Mike Mathews

In February 2020, Mike separated from the Army after serving for ten years. While in the military he served as an Infantryman. He served in three separate units, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the 1st Cavalry Division, and the 10th Mountain Division. Additionally, he had the additional duty of Unit Movement Officer, which was a logistics heavy position.

 

Mike was also able to obtain an Associate’s degree in General Studies from Central Texas College, and will be completing his Bachelor’s degree in Transportation and Logistics Management from American Military University in July of 2020.

 

His hobbies are typically anything to do with the outdoors. He is an avid hunter, fisherman, and also enjoy hiking and canoeing.

michael@partnersforworldhealth.org

bio med advisor

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

Development & Communications Coordinator

Michaela Veillette

Michaela graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with her BS in Public Health. She started interning with PWH through an AmeriCorps program in January 2019 and joined the PWH team shortly after.

 

Michaela comes to us with a lifelong passion for global health and community engagement. 

michaelav@partnersforworldhealth.org

Operations Coordinator

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

Founder and President

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 

Kelsey O'Brien

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

Bookkeeper

Mamadou Coulibaly

Mamadou began working as Bookkeeper in November, 2019.

Originally from Mali, Mamadou most recently ran his own digital project design company and also has a background in accounting.  He holds a bachelor's degree in Computerized Management and a master's degree in Finance-Banking.  Mamadou lives in Lewiston with his wife and three small children.

mamadou@partnersforworldhealth.org

Bio Med Engineer

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

Savannah Balsamo, OTR/L

Savannah is a Rhode Island native who migrated north to Bangor to attend Husson University. She graduated with her B.S. in Healthcare Studies in 2017 and her M.S. in Occupational Therapy in 2019. After successfully passing her national board exam and obtaining her Maine state license to practice , she married her husband and settled in Biddeford. Savannah has spent several months on humanitarian aid trips to Nicaragua and Albania and spent three months in Salt Lake City, UT working with newly arrived refugees from across the globe. She hopes to continue pursuing her passion for occupational therapy and serving those with barriers to healthcare both in the local community and in developing nations.

savannah@partnersforworldhealth.org

40 Walch Drive 

Portland, Maine  04103

PWH is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Tax ID # 32-0276903

Main Office: 207-774-5555

Medical Supplies: 207-705-9020

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