Lynn Brandsma




Board of Directors



Lynn joined the ACLU of Maine's board in 2022. She is a university professor, licensed clinical professional counselor, and a board-certified music therapist.

She has extensive experience in community-based work, including moderating a town hall meeting on race relations between community members and police in suburban Philadelphia in 2015, as well as serving as an intermediary between racially diverse community members and K-12 schools. Lynn also served on the committee to hire a new police chief in Biddeford, Maine, in 2023.

Lynn earned her PhD in counselor education from the University of Arkansas, her Master of Science in Human Services from Illinois State University, and her Bachelor of Arts in music therapy and music education from Wartburg College. She has served on the faculties of Villanova University, Chestnut Hill College, Lincoln University, and most recently, the University of New England. Earlier, Lynn had a private counseling practice in suburban Philadelphia for 15 years.

In addition to volunteering her time with the ACLU of Maine, Lynn has served on various community boards, including the Ardmore, Pennsylvania Library, Box Lunch & A Book (a summer reading program for youth), and United Way of Southern Maine.