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Liz Cotter Schlax

What is your role at UWSM? I have the great privilege of leading United Way of Southern Maine’s phenomenal staff team to work in and with our community to achieve long-lasting positive change.

What’s your favorite work moment so far? My favorite moments are when UWSM connects with new partners. I believe with my whole heart that people and organizations want to be part of positive change. Strengthening the social fabric of our community by helping to find a place for each organization and individual to connect and contribute truly inspires me to come to work each day.

How do you take your coffee? I take my coffee and my tea with milk, no sugar.

What’s your favorite book? Long-time favorite: “All the King’s Men” by Robert Penn Warren. Recent favorite: “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

What’s on your bucket list? Hike the Milford Track again, this time with our children.