Staff

Susan Gallo, Executive Director (smgallo@mainelakessociety.org)

Susan Gall0 began her role as executive director in November of 2018 and brings 20 years of experience delivering education and outreach programs, including management of the statewide Maine Look Project, Fish Lead Free Project and the Maine Amphibian Monitoring Program at Maine Audubon. Her experience and passion for lake conservation, program management and fundraising, and successful collaboration with conservation partners and the public makes her a strong leader for our organization for years to come.

Brooke Hafford MacDonald, LakeSmart Program Manager

Brooke Hafford MacDonald recently completed an MS in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Maine where she studied lead poisoning in Maine’s Common Loons and attitudes about lead tackle. She has worked as a ranger in Acadia National Park, and as a field biologist with Biodiversity Research Institute. Brooke brings to MLS a deep knowledge of social science, and an understanding of the many factors that motivate, or limit, behavior change.  Her energy and enthusiasm for working with people and volunteers, along with her background in ecology and conservation, make her an incredibly valuable asset for the LakeSmart program, and a great new addition to the MLS staff team.

Barbara Barrett, LakeSmart Assistant

Mary Kerwood, Bookkeeper

Phil Mulville,  Lake Educator and Boat Program Youth Instructor

Lake Educator for the Maine Lakes Society captaining ‘The Melinda Ann’ MLS’s Floating Classroom.  The joy of teaching by participation in hands on learning. Phil comes from a long line of Great Pond residents, his family for generations have enjoyed the north western shore on Great Pond. His Great grandfather owned “lakeshore farms” in Rome, He is proud to say that he has enjoyed the majority of his summers on Great Pond.  He is has been working for the Town of Belgrade, Center for All Seasons since 2008: running the summer program ‘Camp Loon’, and as a jack of all trades, assisting with youth events and after school program.

Prior to coming to Belgrade Lakes full time, he worked for many years with Environmental Non-profits: ‘The Lloyd Center for the Environment’ in Dartmouth Massachusetts for 10 yrs. teaching marine biology and sea kayaking, and in Minnesota for 5 yrs. running summer canoe camps.

Drew Morris, Administrative Assistant