Meet The Maine Animal Coalition Board of Directors

Beth Gallie (President)

Beth is an attorney and lives in South Portland, Maine with her husband and two companion animals.

Michael Angelone (Treasurer)

Mike was born and raised in Maine. He grew up in a family pizza business and went on to run his own shops.  After years of eating and selling cheese and meat, Mike evolved to a plant-based diet for ethical, environmental and health reasons.  Mike lives in Portland with his wife and adopted dog.

Patrick Liddy (Secretary)

Patrick grew up in the Farmington area and has been vegetarian since 2003. He has Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from the Muskie School of Public Service. Patrick lives in Portland with his wife and two cats.

Barbara Downey-Capasso

Barbara is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and a Certified New England based Health Coach. A life long anmal advocate and vegetarian for over 20 years, she is excited to see trends shift towards a vegan lifestyle. According to Barbara, "A whole food  plant based diet is where it's at for personal health as well as the health of our planet."  Barbara is also certified in Anusara yoga and is presently studying Ayurveda at the Himalayan Institute. Barbara lives in Falmouth with her husband John and the best cat and dog ever!

Val Giguere

Val is a professional environmental engineer with a love for all animals. Val previously served on the board of directors of Peace Ridge Sanctuary from July 2013-October 2016 where she held many responsibilities from animal care to fundraising/grant writing and research. Val has a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and has studied with Dr. Pam Popper of The Wellness Forum since 2011 where she most recently completed the Diet and Lifestyle Intervention course. Val is currently completing the ICL Leadership Intensive program with Lift360 a Portland based non-profit. In her free time, Val enjoys visiting and helping out a Graze in Peace Animal Sanctuary in Durham, ME where she can be found stealing kisses from the friendly farmed animals around the sanctuary. It’s here that she discovered a love for llamas!  Val lives with her 3 dogs and 2 cats.

Contacting the Board:

Contact any Board member at the general MAC e-mail address:  Please insert "Attention to: (Board member's name)" in the Subject line. Board members may also be contacted at the following address and phone number:

Maine Animal Coalition

142 High Street, Suite 322

P.O. Box 6683

Portland, ME 04103