Anne Schink is a consultant in volunteer management, training, and facilitation offering services to nonprofit organizations, public entities, and faith-based organizations. From 1995 to 2009 Anne was the Program/Training/Disability Officer at the Maine Commission for Community Service. During that time she worked directly with AmeriCorps program directors, staff, and members to strengthen programs through training and technical assistance. She organized conferences, training events, and small meetings. Anne has also provided professional coaching support to program directors and staff on grants management, program design, goals, objectives, and evaluation. As the Disability Coordinator she supported programs to recruit, retain, and include individuals with disabilities in all parts of the AmeriCorps programs.
Anne previously worked as a large group facilitator in public policy, worked in a public policy consulting firm, and provided leadership in many nonprofit organizations. She also serves on the InforME Board which was created to support the State of Maine’s development of e-government and e-commerce. Anne continues her volunteer activities with the League of Women Voters, Jump Start, and her church. She has two grown daughters and lives in South Portland.
Jane is an Extension Educator with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. She brings over 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of experiential community development programs for youth and adults. Over the years she has launched several innovative Extension programs, from Voices, a school-based enrichment program for teens, to the Mid-Coast Home-Based Business Conference, the first statewide conference for home-based business owners in Maine, to producing and hosting Doing Business, a live, public affairs radio show. As a result of her community facilitation work, her latest innovation is the collaborative creation of Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills, Levels 1 and 2. The Training Series is designed to help local citizens as well as professional staff learn how to get work done more effectively and efficiently in group meetings. Jane is working collaboratively to research the societal impact of having skilled community facilitators, Extension customers’ perception of focus groups, and meeting the learning styles of New England’s fishermen. She is a member of the International Association of Facilitators and the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals.
Laura Rog is the Director of Training and Technical Assistance for generationOn. Her team works with educators and nonprofits to inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to make their mark on the world. Laura began her career as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Albion Central School District in New York. After a successful year of service, Albion Central School District hired her to coordinate federal grants and run the Finger Lakes Service Learning Institute where she provided service-learning training and programming across the region and state. In addition, she has worked with K-12 students, supervised elementary student leadership councils, facilitated weekend enrichment classes for middle school students, and taught after-school and night school classes at the senior high level. Laura’s interests include adolescent development, nontraditional learning environments, and youth voice, which have led her to international work with Tanzanian students to document water needs in their schools, as well as teaching abroad in Japan in the year prior to joining generationOn.