MCCS Welcomes a New Staff Member!
Laurel joined the Commission staff in January 2018. As Grants Officer, Laurel is responsible for overseeing the administration and monitoring of the Commission's AmeriCorps programs. She assists grantees in understanding and completing required state and federal procedures, while developing an updated grant administration manual and other materials.
Before joining the Commission, Laurel worked as Volunteer Coordinator at Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP) in Brunswick, overseeing their pool of over 1,200 volunteers annually. When she first arrived, she worked on the USDA Summer Food Service Program that provides federally funded meals to youth. While at MCHPP she connected with the Commission and she became a certified Service Enterprise Trainer.
Laurel has volunteered on the planning committee of the Volunteer Administrators of Mid Coast Maine, and as Secretary on the Teen Center Advisory Committee in Brunswick. She is familiar with National Service programs as a result of her service in AmeriCorps VISTA.
Laurel received her bachelor's degree in Sociology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 2015 she earned her Certification in Volunteer Administration, demonstrating her knowledge of professionalism and ethics in the nonprofit sector.