Shenna joined the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine in June, 2018. Shenna is also a State Senator for Senate District 14 in Kennebec County. Shenna led the ACLU of Maine as Executive Director for eight years and served as Interim Executive Director for LearningWorks. Most recently, Bellows owned a nonprofit consulting firm providing services to a range of nonprofit organizations ranging from the Maine Women’s Lobby to the Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition. She was a key leader on the successful 2012 marriage equality campaign and co-chaired the successful 2011 statewide ballot campaign to restore same day voter registration. She served as a volunteer with the Peace Corps in Panama and AmeriCorps VISTA in Nashville. Shenna and her husband live in Manchester. Email Shenna.
David is an adjunct professor of Drama at the University of Maine at Augusta, and also works as a grant writer and consultant for non-profit organizations around the state. He has worked as a consultant with the HHRC since 2012, and joined the staff in the spring of 2013. Prior to coming to the HHRC, David spent 14 years leading The Theater At Monmouth, and has been a theater artist and arts administrator for more than 25 years. His first involvement in the HHRC was when he produced and acted in a professional production of The Diary of Anne Frank in the Michael Klahr Center in 2010. As a writer, David is a frequent contributor to The ArtsFuse, a Boston-based on-line source for arts reviews. David is a member of the Board for the MidMaine Global Forum, Everyman Repertory Theater, the Advisory Board of the New England Music Camp, and several organizational committees. David lives in Gardiner. Email David.
Southern Maine Regional Educator
Marpheen Chann, a Digital Strategy Consultant and Board Member of the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center, is a gay, first-generation Asian-American who was born into a Cambodian refugee family and adopted by an evangelical, white working class family. He is a Portland, Maine-based thinker, writer, and speaker on LGBTQ+ and immigrants’ rights, social justice and equality. He holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Southern Maine and a law degree from the University of Maine School of Law. Email Marpheen.
Western Maine Regional Educator
Piper is a graduate of the College of the Atlantic where she was in the teacher certification program and majored in human ecology. She has a master’s degree from the Teachers College at Columbia University where she has continued interdisciplinary doctoral work. Piper has direct classroom experience in social students and english as well as curriculum development and program evaluation experience. Piper served most recently as the Director of Education at Wolfe’s Neck Center. Email Piper.