Margo Beland – Finance Director/Board Secretary
Margo joined the Foundation in 2003. She is responsible for MDF finances and operations. Margo provides support to the MDF Board of Directors, membership services, and annual meeting. Prior to joining the Foundation, Margo worked as office manager for the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Margo has worked as an administrator for a law firm and a construction company. Margo is a member of the Leadership Maine Upsilon class and has an Associate’s Degree from Thomas College.
Ed Cervone – President & CEO
Ed joined MDF in 2007 as the program director for the Maine Economic Growth Council and was named President & CEO in October 2012. Ed also works with the Capitol Riverfront Investment District (CRID), the Policy Leaders Academy, and various research projects. Prior to joining MDF, Ed worked as a policy analyst and researcher in Maine public policy forums. Additionally, Ed has worked in the private sector as a manager for sales and manufacturing companies. Ed received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his Master’s from the University of Maine.
Maggie Drummond-Bahl - Program Director
Maggie joined the Foundation in May 2011 as the program director for the Maine Employers’ Initiative. A native Mainer, Maggie received her Bachelor’s Degree from Colby College. She has thirteen years of nonprofit public policy experience, working on efforts to expand statewide historic tax credit, uniform building and energy codes, and establishing the first capital investment program for downtown revitalization - now the Communities for Maine’s Future program. She is a member of the Leadership Maine Tau class, a 2009 recipient of the ‘Downtown Visionary Award’ and lives in Bath with her husband.
Roxanne Eflin - Senior Program Director
Roxanne joined MDF in 2009 first as Program Director for the Maine Downtown Network and now as Senior Program Director for the Maine Downtown Center. She served as Executive Director of Maine Preservation for ten years and, prior, worked extensively in downtown revitalization and historic preservation in the public and private sectors and through her consulting business. Roxanne is a member of the Rho class of Leadership Maine and serves on the Executive Committee of Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission and Communities for Maine’s Future Selection Panel. She has a Master’s in Urban Planning and Historic Preservation from the University of America and is a Certified International Tour Manager.
Dianne Heino – Executive Assistant
Dianne rejoined the Foundation in 1998. Dianne supports the Leadership Maine recruitment and alumni program, Maine Employers' Initiative, the Alfond Scholarship Foundation,and is the office database specialist. Dianne previously worked for MDF for a total of ten years as bookkeeper and an administrative assistant. She has an Associates Degree from the University of Maine at Augusta.
Cheryl Miller – Senior Program Director
Cheryl joined the Foundation in 2000. Cheryl is program director for Leadership Maine. Cheryl's experience ranges from running her own small business to directing a large YWCA in Erie, PA. Since moving to Maine in 1988 she has worked as director of volunteer services for CMMC in Lewiston, and is past executive director of the National Kidney Foundation of Maine. She is a Leadership Maine alumnus (Epsilon class), a recipient of the Kenneth M. Curtis Leadership Award. and holds a Bachelor's Degree from Lake Erie College for Women in philosophy and religion, with post graduate credits in mental health counseling and business and accounting.
Ryan Neale – Program Director
Ryan joined MDF in 2010 and is program director for the Maine Economic Growth Council. Ryan also works on various research projects and MDF programs. Prior to joining MDF, Ryan worked in the Washington, D.C. office of Senator Olympia Snowe, and in human resources in the private sector. Ryan received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Maine, and his Masters Degree in Community Planning and Development from the Muskie School of Public Policy at the University of Southern Maine, where he interned for a number of organizations throughout the state.
Amanda Roggio – Program Assistant II/Technology Manager
Amanda joined the Foundation in 2003. Amanda supports the Maine Downtown Center, Leadership Maine, and Policy Leaders Academy and oversees the website and social media. Amanda also designs promotional materials and manages the office's technology. Amanda previously worked for the Foundation for a total of three years as an administrative assistant and served in the Maine Army National Guard and the Army.