Staff and Board


Susan Potters, Executive Director

Susan Potters has been Executive Director of the Maine Alliance for Arts Education since 2014. Susan’s association with MAAE began as a board member in the 1990’s. In 1997 Susan organized an Arts Education Census for the 53 schools in the Greater Bangor Region in conjunction with a community-wide conference, “The Arts in Our Schools, k-12.” The success of that event led MAAE to set up its first regional office in Bangor with Susan as its director. Eventually the Bangor Region Office was expanded to include the whole two-county Penquis Region. As part of her MAAE work, Susan developed “Building Community Through the Arts” for the region’s high schools in 1999 and has directed the program ever since. As a high school English teacher in New York City before moving to Maine in the early 80’s, Susan’s own experience in theater and dance made her comfortable with integrating the performing arts into the classroom. Susan’s arts education work was also influenced by her experience as Executive Director of the Bangor Region Arts Council and as board president of the region’s Arcady Chamber Music Festival. Both were influential in the community inclusion she brought to her projects then and still does today as MAAE’s statewide director.

Board of Directors

Stephen Wicks, Interim Board Chair, Orono

Sandra Ruch, Secretary, Belfast

Liam Campbell, Treasurer, Brunswick

Joan Staffiere, Veazie

Zachary Fisher, West Newfield

Con Fullam, Windham

Jen Roe, Portand

Senator Rebecca Millett, Cape Elizabeth

Anna Woolf, Winter Harbor

Isabelle Woollicott, Student Intern, Kittery



Rich Abramson, Arundel

Julie Richard, Maine Arts Commission

Argy Nestor, Arts Education Specialist, Maine Arts Commission

John Rohman, Bangor

Jasmine Ireland, Bangor

Michael Edgecomb, Spruce Head

Elizabeth Watson, Portland

Emily Cain, Orono

Mazie Hough, Orono

Robin Brooks, Topsham