MAINEUSA’s Project Team


Katy Taylor. PAE Liaison Program Design. Coordinator Participatory Research & Evaluation. Past Director Leadership and Capacity Building, Literacy Partners, NY, Past activities include serving in Mayor’s Office of Human Capital Development, City of New York, Senior Policy Advisor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Deputy Director of the NYC Commission on Human Rights in the 1980’s.



Rachel Morales. Documentarian. Photographer. Wabanaki Liason. Senior Associate Director Office of Admissions/USM; Master’s in Adult Education. Long-standing relationships with Pasmaquoddy and Penobscot Tribal members, immigrants, refugees & Portland’s working-class African American and white communities.




Dinah Minot. Project Partner. Participant. Exec Director Creative Portland. Outreach visual artists, musicians, performers, writers in immigrant/refugee/asylum seekers. Organize pop-up performances at PAE, City Hall, Creative Portland.




Chris Dwyer. Evaluation Design, Reviewer. Longtime associate of TMI, senior vice president of RMC Research, a national firm engaged in research and consultation in areas related to the well-being of families, children, and communities, specifically education, the arts, literacy, media, and health care and prevention. Board NEFA. City Councilor Portsmouth NH.



Carrie Losneck. Communications Director. Documentarian. Second Eyes. Community organizer, she came to Portland from the Huu aht reservation on Vancouver Island CA. Former Bd of Haymarket Foundation, radio produce, past AAW coordinator, community liason. Audio Work: NPR, MPBN, NYT liason. Her radio work has been featured on Maine Public Radio, NPR, and Marketplace.