TTD’s community-based, volunteer Board of Directors steers the organization toward a sustainable future. They provide guidance by contributing to our culture, strategic focus, and fiscal health. They serve as ambassadors and advocates for our organization.
As TTD continues to move toward our strategic goals, we are pleased to welcome two new distinguished Directors
Susan Kamin, CNM, MSN, MPH, CSC, began her working life as a domestic violence advocate, completing SANE training for sexual assault nurse examiners. When graduating college as a psychology major, her first intention was a career working with domestic violence survivors but soon discovered a particular passion for midwifery.
Susan was drawn to the holistic nature of midwifery, which places equal importance on spiritual, emotional, and physical health. She appreciates how midwives give care to women, their families, and the community with respect and equity, and views midwifery as a form of activism.
Susan’s personal and professional focus on health care justice, wellness promotion, and sexual health is a natural fit with the mission of Through These Doors. She is owner/ practitioner of Lifecycle Women’s Health https://www.lifecyclewomenshealth.com in Brunswick Maine. and lives in the Mid Coast region of Cumberland County. Her pronouns are she/her.
Julianne M. Siegfriedt, Ph.D. is a sociologist and lecturer at the University of Southern Maine, teaching courses in Women & Gender Studies and Sociology such as Intro to Sociology, Family Violence, Sociology of the Family, Quantitative Research Methods, Introduction to Women and Gender Studies, Rethinking Gender and Culture, and Gender Race and Health.
In college, Julianne volunteered at her local Rape Crisis Center as a hotline advocate and has since had a passion for better understanding and teaching others how systems reinforce racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, ageism and other forms of oppression to shape the lived experiences of groups and individuals. Her courses always include an intersectional and sociological lens and she is committed to centering more marginalized voices in not only her teaching but research as well.
Julianne’s research has included such themes as sex trafficking and sex work, as well as homelessness and prisoner reentry programs for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. With one of Julianne’s main areas of interest being societal structures and how interlocking systems re-enforce privilege, Through These Doors saw a clear ally to our work and are pleased to welcome Julianne to the organization.
Julianne lives in Cumberland County; her pronouns are she/her.
Welcome Julianne and Susan!!