Barbara Taback Schneider is the former Executive Director of Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation, a non-profit offering adaptive sports and recreational programming to people with disabilities. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School, Barbara came to Maine to clerk for a judge and then joined the firm of Murray Plumb & Murray, where her practice centered on civil litigation, mediation and arbitration, with an emphasis on commercial, construction, and business disputes. Before attending law school, Barbara worked in non-profit administration and ran a small organization that presented continuing education programs for nurse practitioners. Barbara has been on the Board of Directors of the Cleaves Law Library, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine’s School of Law, and the President of the Cedars Nursing Home Auxiliary. She has served as an Advisor to young women at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School as part of the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute. Currently living in Bethel, Barbara spends her weekends with young alpine skiers as part of the coaching staff with the Gould Academy Competition Program.
George Hill has served as the President and CEO of Maine Family Planning since 1991. He has overall responsibility for all of Maine Family Planning’s operations, including Maine Family Planning’s 18 clinical sites and educational services, as well as legal, legislative, and community organizing activities. In 1994, he oversaw the development of the Augusta-based Parker Harris & Russell DeJong Center for Reproductive Health, which was created to provide abortion care in Central Maine. In 2015-2016, he raised private funds for the implementation of medication abortion via telemedicine in all 18 of Maine Family Planning’s health centers. In 2017, he helped raise sufficient private funds to initiate what became the Reproductive Empowerment Project, a program that provides reproductive and sexual health education to women experiencing substance use disorder in settings where they are already receiving services—drug treatment programs, sex trafficking safe houses, homeless shelters and needle exchange programs—and making reproductive health services available in those settings available via telemedicine.
Prior to joining Maine Family Planning, he served as Vice President of Program Services for Planned Parenthood of New York City where he oversaw a clinical program serving more than 33,000 New Yorkers annually and where he planned, developed and directed Project Street Beat, a mobile medical clinic serving the educational and medical needs of young sex workers in the South Bronx and Brooklyn.
Before becoming involved in reproductive and sexual health, he worked as Deputy Director of Program Development for Victim Services Agency (now Safe Horizons) where he was responsible for planning and developing a survivor-centered treatment program for child victims of incest and for developing innovative permanent and transitional housing options for survivors of domestic violence. On weekends, he trained emergency room personnel employed by public hospitals throughout New York City in rape evidence collection and patient-centered interviewing.