Here’s a little movie about our organization: https://youtu.be/xuPU1VsIJxM
Dana Bateman is a Boston native happily living in Maine with her family since 2008. Dana has served on multiple boards and committees in Brunswick, all related to children, education and community building. She is the co-founder and Education Director of the Personal Genetics Education Project, which is an organization dedicated to engagement and conversation about emerging ethical, social and legal issues in genetics. She lives with her husband Jack and two teenage children. Dana has loved the mission of TEAN since it’s inception and is honored to be part of the board.
Celina Harrison grew up in Turner, Maine, and then attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She then worked for several years in the defense sector, while simultaneously completing her Master’s in Business Administration. Celina and her husband Matt moved to Brunswick when they started their family, and have a daughter Norah, and son Trent. Since 2010 Celina has been teaching engineering part time at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. She also began serving on the Brunswick School Board in 2019. In her spare time, you can find Celina drinking coffee and more coffee. Celina Harrison grew up in Turner, Maine, and then attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She then worked for several years in the defense sector, while simultaneously completing her Master’s in Business Administration. Celina and her husband Matt moved to Brunswick when they started their family, and have a daughter Norah, and son Trent. Since 2010 Celina has been teaching engineering part time at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. She also began serving on the Brunswick School Board in 2019. In her spare time, you can find Celina drinking coffee and more coffee.
Maggie Vaughn Jansson
Maggie Vaughn Jansson was born and raised in Brunswick, moved away to Ithaca, New York during high school, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. After working for several years as a community health educator in Minneapolis, she attended the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Public Health degree while working as a Pediatric Emergency Department nurse at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 2010, Maggie and her husband Peter made the decision to move to her hometown to raise their family, which now includes two young sons. Since 2014, Maggie has worked as the Pediatric Nurse Case Manager for CHANS (Community Health and Nursing Services), part of the MidCoast-Parkview Health System. She is grateful for this opportunity to work with TEAN to support the same community and school district that supported her.
Erin Mangalam and her family moved to Maine ten years ago after having lived multiple times on both coasts. They chose to live in Brunswick because they were drawn to the vitality of the community, and they have been grateful they made that decision every day since. Erin has a degree in history from Brown University and an MSW from Boston College, and she works part time in the Treasurer’s Office at Bowdoin College. In her spare time, she support’s her husband Kiran’s small practice in integrative and osteopathic manipulative medicine in Brunswick and shuttles her three children to their multiple sports and artistic activities. Erin is honored to be a part of TEAN and is continually impressed by the generosity of her neighbors.
Sarah Singer is a Brunswick resident and real estate agent raising three children and two dogs. In 2010, she and her husband John Kosinski and son Caz relocated to Maine to be closer to family and in search of a better quality of life. She has been active in the community ever since working to organize a grassroots group that lobbies for school funding and community engagement. She served as a board member for Seeds of Independence prior to founding TEAN. In January of 2015 she joined the Brunswick school board as the representative from District 7. In 2016 she and Teresa Gillis co-founded TEAN in an effort to help directly support the needs of a growing population of homeless or economically at risk of young people in the Midcoast region.
Elizabeth Sokoloff is an active Brunswick community member who is passionate about schools and education. She was a Department Chair for 15 years at a rural high school in Maine before she and her husband Andy left for Kazakhstan to adopt their son Lyle, now a 5th grader at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary. She serves on the Grants Committee of the Brunswick Community Education Foundation where she enjoys helping to fund our teacher’s most innovative and creative ideas. An avid volunteer in the schools, she is a member of the Coffin School Principal’s Advisory Committee and has served as an Event Chairperson for the Community for Coffin for the past 3 years. In January of 2017 she joined the Brunswick School Board as the representative from District 6. Elizabeth is thrilled to be a part of TEAN and knows her ability to organize and make things happen will benefit this amazing effort.