Facing Maine started in 2011 as a small grassroots support group founded by Fran Philbrook and Amanda Rapier. They are parents of children who are affected by craniofacial conditions.
Both families wanted to meet others who were going through a similar journey, to share experiences, learn more, and build a community of support and friendship.
In 2014, with the help of over 70 supporters, they launched Facing Maine and began to promote awareness and advocacy.
In June of 2016, Facing Maine became an official 501(c) (3) nonprofit and is now providing financial assistance, educational programing, and community connection.
Facing Maine connects, supports, builds awareness, and advocates for individuals, children, and families affected by cleft and craniofacial conditions living in Maine.
BOARD OF MEMBERS
Amanda Rapier - Founder President
Julia Howland - Treasurer
Rachel Battarbee - Secretary
Kim Hatfield - Board Member
Alice Smith - Board Member