Molly Curren Rowles brings extensive experience in Maine non-profit management, public interest advocacy, and law.

I am thrilled to announce a pivotal moment for the ACLU of Maine. After an extensive search involving the staff and board, Molly Curren Rowles will join the team as its new executive director in May.

Molly brings a wealth of experience in public interest advocacy and nonprofit management. Her diverse background includes areas such as religious liberty, housing access, refugee resettlement, and domestic violence advocacy.

We’ve been busy since I joined the team as the interim executive director and got a front row seat to our staff’s work. I’m confident that Molly is the right person to build upon the ACLU’s tradition of leading the fight to extend the Constitution’s promises to all people in Maine.

Most recently, Molly served as the executive director of the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, where she led program development, capacity building, and community engagement. Her collaborative efforts with organizations like HIAS resulted in tangible outcomes, such as the successful resettlement of over 300 refugees in Maine since 2022.

Earlier, Molly spent seven years at Pine Tree Legal Assistance, specializing in complex family law cases and domestic violence advocacy. She then served as the York County Attorney, providing direct representation in many types of cases, including consumer, eviction, public benefits, and habitability. In 2016, she returned to Pine Tree to build and manage a new statewide intake program so people in all corners of the state could seek the legal assistance they deserved.

Please join me in welcoming Molly as she prepares to start in May. Under her leadership, we will continue to be at the forefront of the fight for justice, equality, and dignity for all of Maine’s people.