Susan Gallo, Executive Director (

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.

Drew Morris, Office Administrator

Drew, of Topsham, joined the staff of Maine Lakes in 2018. A graduate of Northeastern University in Boston with a journalism degree, he began his professional career as a beat reporter for the Kennebec Journal in Augusta. He has since worked at a public relations firm in Denver, managed several small business both in Denver and Augusta, dispatched ambulances in Nashua, NH, and had the fortunate experience of living in France for 7 years, where he and his wife helped her parents run a 32-bedroom hotel. Drew and his family, including two children, returned to Maine in 2010 to be closer to his family. His parents have owned a year-round residence on Cobbosseecontee since 1990. Drew is especially appreciative of the time he has spent with his father and brother fishing is many exoctic places including Brazil, Peru, Panaman, Costa Rica and Mexico.