It is with both pride and regret that the Maine AIDS Alliance (MAA) announces the departure of Andrew 'Andy' Bossie, the organization’s Executive Director since 2007. His last day with MAA will be Friday, July 1, and later in the month Andy will take the helm of Maine Citizens for Clean Elections as their first Executive Director.
Over the past four years, MAA has been tremendously successful at protecting scarce federal and state dollars for HIV/AIDS prevention and care services. Under Andy’s leadership, the organization added fundraising to its portfolio of activities by taking on planning of the Maine AIDS Walk and introducing LIFE, a weekend of events in collaboration with Southern Maine Pride. The work Andy has done has dramatically increased the visibility of HIV/AIDS in Maine at a time when the spotlight has fallen off the disease, and raised thousands of dollars for AIDS services.
After July 1, our board of directors will oversee the day-to-day operations of MAA. Moving forward, we will focus our energy on raising critical funding for a landmark two-year study to evaluate HIV/AIDS services in Maine and developing a comprehensive plan for handling the disease in the future. We believe strongly that funding the study will be an enduring legacy for MAA, an organization that has spend the past 23 years spearheading HIV advocacy, technical support, and grant making for people in Maine affected by HIV/AIDS.
Andrew Bossie has been the catalyst behind many of MAA’s most important accomplishments, and we are grateful for his passionate leadership in such challenging times. While we are sorry to see Andy leave MAA, we are certain we’ll be hearing much more from him in the future as he continues to dedicate his significant gifts to improving life for all of us here in Maine.
We thank you for all of your support of Maine AIDS Alliance as we transition into the next chapter of HIV/AIDS advocacy, prevention, and care in Maine.