Malory Shaughnessy, Executive Director
Malory Shaughnessy, MPPM, has over 35 years of advocacy and public policy experience. She has worked at all levels of government from legislative staff in the office of Congressman Tom Andrews in the early 1990s, to working on projects for the Maine Legislature’s Office of Policy and Legal Analysis, and serving as a Cumberland County Commissioner. As a Commissioner, she served as President of the Maine County Commissioners Association and represented Maine Counties on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Counties. She was a long term member of the Public Health Work Group and State Coordinating Committee working to create a system for Public Health in Maine, and was a founding member of the Cumberland Public Health District. Nominated to Chair the Maine State Sentencing & Corrections Practices Commission by Governor Baldacci, she worked to make positive changes to Maine’s sentencing and bail practices.
Malory received her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Muskie School of Public Service, and her BA in political science and economics from the University of Missouri. She is an alumni of the Institute for Civic Leadership Pi class, and a County Leadership Institute Fellow through the National Association of Counties’ partnership with NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Malory serves on the Board of Visitors for the Muskie School of Pubic Service and the Board of Directors for the Maine Women’s Lobby.
Leslie Clark, Center Director
The Portland Recovery Community Center (PRCC)
Leslie M. Clark, MSW, is the new director of the PRCC and will be working to grow its reach, and establish the Center as an independent non profit. Most recently she served as founding Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Portland Health, the community’s federally qualified health center. Prior to assuming leadership of GPH, Leslie served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Counseling Center, a private, non-profit accredited family service and mental health organization in Portland, providing a diverse array of behavioral health and community wellness services to people of all economic levels.
Leslie has a deep and diverse range of experience and has been instrumental in developing and expanding programs to meet emerging or existing unmet community needs, and in championing new initiatives, funding, and public policy that supports quality services. As someone who has been in recovery for over thirty years, Leslie is honored to be a part of PRCC in this vital work.
Leslie is an alumni of the Institute for Civic Leadership Lambda class, as well as the Hanley Leadership Development Program.