ROCKLAND — Sue Campbell named executive director of OUT Maine, effective immediately. Sue has served as Interim Executive Director since May and was OUT Maine’s Deputy Director previously. She has been with OUT Maine since 2015, overseeing OUT Maine’s programming, educational outreach, and operations.

“The OUT Maine Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the appointment of Sue Campbell as Executive Director.“ said Melissa Bellew and Emily Cantillo, Board Chairs. “OUT Maine is a leader in designing community-based, target programming and training that lifts up LGBTQ+ youth in Maine’s isolated and under-resourced regions. We stand strong and fight to protect LGBTQ+ youth in Maine against the ever-growing threats against LGBTQ+ youth. Sue’s demonstrated leadership and commitment to the rights of LGBTQ+ youth in Maine are unparalleled. OUT Maine’s Board of Directors stands ready to continue our work for Maine’s LGBTQ+ youth under Sue’s leadership.”

Sue has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years. She also has over 15 years of leadership experience with school superintendents, administrators, and other school staff through her work on local and state school boards. As the parent of a trans son, her first-hand experience in supporting the transition process and working with family issues around transitioning give her expertise in supporting youth and families.

“I am very proud and honored to lead this great organization as we continue to pursue systemic change that creates a better world for all,” Campbell said. “I look forward to building strategic partnerships and continuing to build on this incredible legacy which has already contributed so much to our community.”

OUT Maine has an ambitious goal: to create more welcoming and affirming communities for Maine’s diverse queer youth in all of their intersectional identities by changing the very systems that serve them. For more information, visit www.outmaine.org