Maine Family Planning is led by women and men committed to ensuring access to quality health care, education, and information for all Maine individuals and families.
Together with a staff and board of experts in reproductive medicine, advocacy, communications, business management, and law, these leaders offer commonsense solutions designed to protect women’s health and safety and our basic human rights.
Marcia DeGeer, a Maine native, received her Juris Doctor from New England Law/Boston and practiced in New York City with Skadden, Arps, Meagher, and Flom LLP before returning to Maine in 2010 to found her law firm, the Law Offices of Marcia E. DeGeer. Her practice focused on family law, elder law, wills, trusts and estate planning, real estate and probate. Marcia is a partner at Gallagher, Villeneuve, and DeGeer in Damariscotta, Maine. She is a rostered Guardian Ad Litem and a trained mediator. She serves as Governor on the Maine State Bar Association, as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and is a member of the Lincoln County Bar Association. Marcia lives in Nobleboro with her husband, Derek, owner of local bakery Hootenanny Bread, and her daughter.
George Hill has served as the President and CEO of Maine Family Planning (MFP) since 1991. He has overall responsibility for all of Maine Family Planning’s operations, including MFP’s 18 clinical sites, its 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 2015-16, he raised private funds for the implementation of medication abortion via telemedicine in all 18 of MFP’s ’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.