Cait Vaughan (she/her) is a white queer & genderqueer femme survivor who grew up in a working poor New England family. She is the National Grassroots Organizer with GRR! where she is blessed to learn, scheme, and dream alongside her elders. Cait is also a community-rooted doula, accompanying poor folks and people who use/d drugs through birth and abortion. She builds community and lends her time with New Hampshire’s abortion fund and a Maine-based needle exchange program. Cait dances each morning while she makes her coffee, reads a lot of sci-fi novels, and serves at the leisure of a very spoiled cat named Teddy.
Elayne Richard (she/her) is the Education Coordinator for GRR!, motivating young people, grandmothers, and others to use their voices and become activists in the fight for reproductive rights and justice so that future generations do not have to re-live what older generations experienced prior to Roe v Wade. Her activism dates back to the 70s – attending the National Women’s Conference in Houston in 1977, working at an abortion clinic, anti-war demonstrations, and as a children’s case manager. After 50 years, she will not concede. Elayne embraces the idea that having conversations with others, one person at a time, is the surest way to bring about change in these tumultuous divisive times. Elayne and her husband have lived in Fairfield, Maine for the past 37 years. They have three sons, a daughter in-law and two grandchildren.
Haillee (she/her/ella) is from the great state of North Carolina. Haillee is GRR! Admin & Development coordinator. She joined GRR! because, as a Black woman who lives in the south, generations of collective trauma surrounding reproductive justice have taught her that owning one’s body is necessary. In addition, Haillee is inspired by GRR!’s commitment to intergenerational organizing, education & advocacy. In her free time, Haillee can be found rolling around in the grass with her sweet pup, Huey P., or stumbling through a Spanish conversation at the local panderia.
Kelli McCannell (she/her) is GRR! executive director. She is a Maine transplant from San Diego who went to college in Washington state, thus living in three corners of the country. She joined GRR! after decades of work at other large and small nonprofits such as the WIC program, Girl Scouts, and Hardy Girls Healthy Women. Kelli started attending protests on the shoulders of her father and now attends with her own children. She frequently cries listening to Storycorps, reads lots and lots of books, takes up time-consuming art (braided rugs, quilting, cross stitch, printmaking…), and loves being outside. Kelli lives in Rockland, Maine, with her three sons, her husband, and the family dog, Vanilla. Her favorite thing about GRR! is being a part of a group of folks who own their anger, their care, and their love.
Lucy Hull (she/her) is GRR! resident Development Pro. She has been protesting against war and misogyny and on behalf of reproductive rights and a healthy environment since she was a teen. Her work building boats and houses in the ‘70s and ‘80s was satisfying, as was a year traveling by sailboat with her husband when their first child was born. Lucy was development director for a school/camp/environmental education center for 17 years in her home state of Maine. She has been part of GRR! from its earliest days, and has loved seeing its evolution from the activism of a small group of friends to a vibrant national organization. Working in community with others, and caring for the community around her is Lucy’s joy. She and her husband of 40 years have two children and three grandchildren.
GRR! Advisory Board
Working With Founder, Judy Kahrl
Meet Julia “Judy” Kahrl
Meet Lucy Hull