2010 – 2011 Bloggers
Corrine Handy Regional Coordinator: Corrine is responsible for providing thorough and informative support to VMCs in the form of resources, correspondence, and development opportunities. As a former Volunteer Maryland Coordinator in VM Class 22, Corrine worked to build the capacity of youth development program The Power Project by recruiting volunteers and managing the volunteer program at the St. Francis Neighborhood Center. Holding a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and French and a Master’s of Arts in Intercultural Communication, Corrine is looking to start a non-profit organization that focuses on preparing and training volunteers to do service abroad. In addition, she hopes to one day own a restaurant offering food that reflects the culture of the African Diaspora.
Megan Stransky, Regional Coordinator: Megan is responsible for supporting a group of Volunteer Maryland Coordinators focusing on the issue areas of education, human needs, public safety, homeland security, and the environment. Megan was a Volunteer Maryland Coordinator in VM Class 22 at the Cylburn Arboretum Association, where she worked to develop a youth component and strengthen the existing volunteer program. In 2009, Megan graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was a trip participant and two-time trip leader with the Alternative Breaks Program, which fueled her passion for community service and volunteerism.
Maureen K. Eccleston, Director: Maureen takes a lead role in staff supervision, fund raising and financial management, evaluation, and training. Maureen joined VM in January 2008 as the Project and Resource Manager, responsible for overseeing the VISTA program. Maureen’s history with national and community service began as a member of AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) in 1999. Since then, she served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member, a Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator with the Florida Alliance for Student Service, a Service-Learning Coordinator with NCCC, and a Program Manager for the national office of Experience Corps. Currently working toward a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management, Maureen lives in Baltimore with her husband and family of plants.