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Maine Governor's Staff





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William Thompson

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:18:12 EDT

William Thompson is a Senior Policy Advisor counseling Governor LePage on education-related legislation and regulation, housing matters, and matters relating the Finance Authority of Maine and the Maine Bond Bank.

Thompson most recently served as a Policy Management Analyst in the Governor's Office of Policy and Management. His prior experience includes working as part of the Washington, D.C., staff for Senator Susan Collins. He held a presidential appointment at the Department of Homeland Security as Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs and has also worked in the Maine Senate as Director of Communications, the Maine House as the Director of Policy and as the Director of Policy for Speaker of the Maine House Bob Nutting.

Thompson graduated from Colby College with degrees in Philosophy and Government and holds a MA from George Mason University in Political Science. He lives with his wife Michelle in Brunswick with their daughter and twin boys.



Jonathan Moynahan

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:53:24 EDT

Jonathan Moynahan serves as a Deputy Director of Constituent Services in the Office of the Governor, providing assistance to Maine citizens in resolving constituent concerns.

He has worked extensively in the banking sector, including managing a portfolio of commercial accounts, developing contracts and business validation. Moynahan was previously a candidate for the Maine House of Representatives, managed campaigns for the City Council of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and served as an intern in the Indiana Legislature.

A 2013 graduate, Moynahan holds a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Southern Indiana. He is a resident of Eliot.



John H. Doyle

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:00:46 EDT

John H. Doyle is the Deputy Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the area of public safety in the Office of the Governor.

Prior to joining the Office of the Governor, Doyle's broad legal experience included time working in the Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the corporate and securities group of a large law firm in Washington, D.C., and as an in-house corporate counsel.

A graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia School of Law, Doyle is admitted to practice law in Maine, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Doyle and his family now reside in West Baldwin, at his wife's historic family homestead where they continue the family's farming tradition.



Micki Mullen

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:43:02 EDT

Micki Mullen is a Senior Policy Advisor, counseling Governor LePage on a variety of policy areas, including regulations and legislation related to employment, workers' compensation, professional and financial licensing and oversight and economic development.

Mullen has served Office of the Governor most recently as Deputy Director of Boards and Commissions and previously as Governor LePage's executive assistant from his inauguration until 2015. From 2015 to January 2018, she worked in Preti Flaherty, and previously served several years in the Department of Economic and Community Development with a focus on marketing Maine products, developing Maine's export market, and economic development.

In addition to her government service, Mullen was a financial advisor, paralegal, and business owner. She holds an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine at Augusta.

She is a resident of Hallowell.



Holly Lusk

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:52:37 EST

Holly Lusk is Governor Paul LePage's Chief of Staff and Legislative Director.

She served as Deputy Chief of Staff upon her return to the LePage Administration in November 2017 until her appointment to chief of staff in January 2018.

An attorney, Lusk practiced at Preti Flaherty in the firm's government affairs, health law and litigation groups. In her previous tenure in the Office of the Governor as the Senior Advisor for Health Policy, she advised Governor LePage on issues relating to health, welfare, insurance, professional licensing and financial regulatory matters.

Lusk holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in International Relations and French Studies, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law. She lives in Harpswell with her husband and children.



Paulina Hersey

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:45:57 EST

Paulina Hersey joined the administration in September 2017 as the special assistant to the director of boards and commissions. In this role, she assists in determining the needs of various board and commissions, identifying upcoming term expirations, and supporting the appointment review process by determining the eligibility and interest of an incumbent for reappointment and reviewing other potential candidates.

Prior to joining the Office of the Governor, Hersey served as a Public Relations intern with an event management firm in Boston and also previously interned for the Office of the Governor and for First Lady Ann LePage.

Hersey holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature with a minor in Art History from Emmanuel College in Massachusetts. She resides in Waterville.



Madeline Malisa

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:57:39 EDT

Madeline Malisa serves as Governor LePage's Chief Legal Counsel and advises the Governor on a wide array of legal issues.

She previously served as Deputy Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor, advising the Governor on a variety of policy areas, including regulations and legislation related to labor, workers' compensation and professional and financial licensing and oversight.

Prior to joining the administration, Malisa was in the private practice of law in Portland. As a civil litigator, her expertise included insurance defense, workers' compensation and family law.

Malisa is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and the University of Maine School of Law. She is admitted to the bars in Maine and Massachusetts.



Andrew Bracy

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:13:21 EDT

Andrew Bracy joined the administration in February 2017 as the deputy director of boards and commissions. He was promoted to legislative policy coordinator in July, and he ensures the Governor and staff are fully informed about all legislative matters and acts as a liaison between the Executive and Legislative branches of government. Bracy tracks legislation in progress, handles legislative inquiries and communicates with legislators and legislative staff regularly. In addition to these duties, Andrew became the Senior Policy Advisor for transportation issues in January 2018.

Prior to joining the Office of the Governor, Bracy worked for the Town of Scarborough as a public safety dispatcher.

Bracy has a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Maine Orono, where he also minored in political science and Maine Studies and Legal Studies. Bracy resides in Portland.



Suzanne Brochu

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:24:47 EDT

Suzanne Brochu serves as the Office Manager for the Office of the Governor. Her major responsibilities include receptionist/administrative duties and office logistics, as well as the development and coordination of special office projects. Before joining the Governor's Staff in January 2011, Suzanne was the receptionist for the Governor's Transition team and a member of the campaign staff. Prior to that, she home-schooled her and her husband, Dan's four children, one of whom is a special needs child, and developed a customized curriculum for each to be successful. She served on the State Level Appeals Advisory Board and the SAD #49 Curriculum Committee, as well as quietly being active in her community and church. As a Gold Star Mother, she is very close to military and veterans organizations. Suzanne resides in Oakland with her husband and their youngest daughter, Sadie.



Lindsey McCormick

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:22:48 EDT

Lindsey has served as the Assistant to the Chief of Staff since September, 2016. She first joined the Office of the Governor in August 2015 working as the Special Assistant to Boards and Commissions.

Upon graduation in 2013 from Husson University with a B.S. in Business Administration: Hospitality Management, she took a job with the Boston Red Sox Double-A Affiliate Portland Sea Dogs working in group sales, merchandise and community relations.

Throughout college, Lindsey was active in her sorority, Student Government and completed internships in both marketing and event planning.

Originally from Sidney, she enjoys spending time boating on Messalonskee Lake.



Nicole Desjardins

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:05:11 EDT

Nicole Desjardins serves as the Scheduler for Governor LePage, handling all requests for appointments and events.

Prior to joining the Governor's Office in July of 2015, Desjardins spent more than eight years at Hampton Inn Waterville as the Director of Sales and Marketing. She served on the Mid Maine Chamber's executive board and Board of Directors for more than seven years and chaired the board in 2012.

A Rotarian for more than eight years, Desjardins served as the Ward 3 representative for the Augusta School Board. She is involved with her community and remains active on most of these boards today.

Desjardins resides in Augusta.



Michael Beardsley

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:09:10 EST

Michael Beardsley serves as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Governor. He advises the Governor on legislation and regulations related to agriculture, conservation and forestry; inland fisheries and wildlife; environment and natural resources; and marine resources.

Prior to joining the Office of the Governor, Mike served from 2013 to 2018 as the national director of marketing and sales for Santee Risk Managers, which provides insurance products to logging contractors nationwide. He previously served as the executive director of the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine.

He has also held several positions in the fields of banking, insurance, and financial services including time with TIAA, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, MBNA and Chubb.

A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and a minor in history, Mike lives in North Monmouth with his wife.



Nick Adolphsen

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:38:16 EDT

Nick Adolphsen is Senior Health Policy Advisor counseling Governor LePage on health care and health insurance-related legislation and regulation.

Adolphsen previously served as Director of Government Relations and Policy for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), where he worked from 2011 managing and developing legislation, budget proposals and implementing newly approved public laws.

Prior to his work at the Department of Health and Human Services, Adolphsen served the Maine House of Representatives Republican Office, where he worked on behalf of 13 State Representatives as a point of contact for constituents, resolving constituent matters involving various state agencies and local government officials, and provided detailed information on legislation. Adolphsen also was campaign manager for Maine State Senate candidates in 2010.

Adolphsen has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Maine, Orono.



Peter A. Steele

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 13:52:01 EDT

Peter A. Steele serves as the Director of Communications for the Office of the Governor. Steele's duties include strategic management and direction of executive communications, as well as coordination with state agencies.

Steele has worked in the newspaper industry for more than 25 years. He co-founded Twin City TIMES, Lewiston-Auburn's weekly newspaper, in 1999. Most recently, he served as communications director for The Maine Heritage Policy Center, a free-market think tank based in Portland.

Steele grew up in the newspaper business, starting as a teenager in the 100-year-old paper on Cape Cod run by his family, the Provincetown Advocate. After working for a decade as a reporter, editor and photographer at the Advocate, he became editor-in-chief of Boston's award-winning South End News. He is a 1987 graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine.



Stephanie Ham

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:42:02 EDT

Stephanie is the Executive Assistant to the Governor. She previously served as the Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Governor and Deputy Director of Constituent Services.

She graduated from the University of Maine in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education. After holding several positions in customer service and administrative support, she began work in 2008 for the Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner's office.

A native of Aroostook County, Stephanie now enjoys living and working in the greater Augusta area. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Kennebec Performing Arts Company and spends as much of her time as possible in the Maine outdoors with her family.