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Alex Gaeth  Alex Gaeth     207-221-2306, x205

Executive Director

About: Alex is a lifelong Mainer, residing with his partner and children in Nobleboro where he grew up. He enjoys activities on the lake, hiking, golf and spending time with family. Alex is honored to be able to have a career that touches so many lives on so many levels. The power of a Wish extends beyond the Wish Kid and Wish Family to the community of volunteers and donors who transform lives with their generosity.

Alex's Wish: To play at the birthplace of golf, St. Andrews with his Dad. 


Kate Vickery  

Kate Vickery     207-221-2306, x202 

Senior Program Director

About: Kate manages all aspects of mission delivery and oversees the granting of all wishes statewide. She also handles referral intake and eligibility, medical outreach and makes sure we're adhering to all policies and procedures relative to mission delivery. 

Kate's Wish: To go to the Olympics, either summer or winter. 


Lani Geistwalker    207-221-2306

Operations Coordinator

About: Lani is currently the Operations Coordinator of the Make-A-Wish Maine Chapter. She enjoys having such a supportive role among the Office Team and enjoys helping out with the Program side of operations anytime possible. Lani loves to spend time with her cat, her dog, and her four little chickens, but has a hard time trusting anyone who doesn’t share her love of cheese.

Lani's Wish: To be a star on Broadway  


Mackenzie Perry    207-221-2306, x209

Wish Coordinator

About: Mackenzie is a Maine native and a true caregiver with a love for planning and being creative. She is totally a cat person, but some dogs can win her over. She love to be outdoors during our beautiful, Maine summers, and only wish that they lasted longer.  Mackenzie fell in love with the mission of Make-A-Wish while working as an intern during college, where she learned the true meaning of a wish. 

Mackenzie's Wish:  To take a year off to travel the world. 

Meredith New  

Meredith Jones Plaud    207-221-2306, x203

Donor Care Manager

About: Meredith joined the Make-A-Wish Maine team in 2012. Prior to this, she worked in development at private schools for over six years, most recently working in Major Gifts at the University of New England. In her free time she writes mystery novels and enjoys baking and trying new recipes. 

Meredith's Wish: To visit Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort and stay in a glass igloo beneath the Northern Lights. 


Rebekah Roy    207-221-2306, x204 

Marketing Manager

About: Born and raised in Maine, Rebekah enjoys all that the pine tree state has to offer between the months of May and December. She is responsible for the marketing and communication efforts of the branch, as well as elevating the Make-A-Wish® Maine brand by making everything a little more “Make-A-Wishy”. 

Rebekah's Wish: To go to the Wizarding world of Harry Potter.  


Samantha Elliott    207-221-2306, x206

Events Manager 

About: As a born and raised Texan, Samantha is definitely “from away” but after living in and visiting many cities around the country, Portland feels the most like home. She loves trying new restaurants, hiking, and taking advantage of all the wonderful seasonal activities New England has to offer!

Samantha's Wish: To travel to Paris and tour every museum. 

 Whitney Miller 

Whitney Miller 207-221-2306, x207

Volunteer Manager

AboutWhitney is a Maine native and has been with Make-A-Wish Maine since 2013. She loves working with people and is responsible for the chapter’s volunteer program. In her time outside of work, she chases her small children, pretends to love football with her husband and tries to read books in peace! 

Whitney's WishTo go on a European Cruise


Mackenzie Perry    207-221-2306, x209 
Wish Coordinator


Mackenzie's Wish:  

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Make-A-Wish® Maine
477 Congress Street
Suite M1
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 221-2306
Toll Free (800) 491-3171