Maine Women's Lobby

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Eliza Townsend, Executive DirectorEliza Townsend

Eliza Townsend is the Executive Director of the Maine Women’s Lobby and the Maine Women’s Policy Center.  Eliza brings extensive professional experience to the organizations, along with a strong track record of working collaboratively with a wide range of people. Eliza served eight years in the Maine House of Representatives before moving from public service into the non-profit sector by becoming the first Executive Director of the Maine League of Conservation Voters & Maine Conservation Voters Education Fund. Additionally, Eliza served as the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Conservation... Read More


Danna Hayes, Director of Public Policy 

Danna joined the Maine Women's Lobby in the spring of 2013. Previously, Danna worked as a community organizer for the Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative where she worked to expand access to federal nutrition programs, advocated on behalf of low-income Mainers and strengthened the emergency food system. Danna is a graduate of Vermont Law School. While in law school, she worked for New Hampshire Legal Assistance, the Vermont Attorney General's Civil Rights Unit and the Vermont Department of Education Office of General Counsel... Read More


Kathy Kilrain del Rio, Director of Program & DevelopmentKathy Kilrain del Rio

Kathy joined the Maine Women's Lobby and Maine Women's Policy Center in the spring of 2012. In addition to overseeing programs and events, she coordinates the communications and development efforts of both organizations. She previously served on the Board of Directors of both organizations and acted as Board Secretary and Chair of the Development Committee. Upon making Maine her home... Read More



Molly Bogart, Administrative Assistant Molly Bogart

A native of Maine, Molly grew up in Brunswick and graduated from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Political Science. During college, Molly spent the summer of 2012 as an intern for MWL/MWPC. After graduation, she worked as a recruiter for the Maine Migrant Education Program... Read More