Sara Gagné-Holmes, Former Executive Director of Maine Equal Justice Partners, Will Help Foundation Identify Program and Policy Opportunities
PORTLAND - The John T. Gorman Foundation has hired attorney and advocate Sara Gagné--Holmes to be a senior program associate.
Gagné--Holmes will help craft and implement strategies across the Foundation's four priority areas: Improving educational achievement for children, promoting successful transitions to adulthood for vulnerable older youth, helping struggling parents to support their families and enabling seniors to remain in their homes as long as possible.
"Sara understands the issues facing struggling Mainers," said Tony Cipollone, President and CEO of the Foundation.
Gagné--Holmes spent the last eight years as executive director of Maine Equal Justice Partners
, a nonprofit, civil legal aid and advocacy organization, whose mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people statewide.
has served as senior policy and legal adviser in Governor John Baldacci's Office of Health Policy and Finance, and prior to that was a private attorney, focusing on health care law.
Gagné--Holmes will play a lead role in the Foundation's policy and advocacy work and contribute to the on--going development of grantmaking strategies associated with the John T. Gorman Foundation
Gagné--Holmes received her bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, and her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.