because M.o.M.s are here when
we need it most
Born and raised in New York and New Jersey, Allison moved to Portland from Washington, DC in 2011. Professionally, Allison is a Meeting, Event and Wedding planner. Allison is currently the Manager of Corporate Events and Assistant to the President at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Allison holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from The Catholic University of America. Allison resides in Scarborough with her husband Tom, daughter Grace and twins Nora and Caden. In her leisure time, Allison enjoys playing soccer, working out and coordinating events and parties for her friends and family.
And is training for the NYC marathon this fall!
Darcie lives in North Yarmouth with her husband, Jared, and 3-year-old twin boys, Eli and Miles. Prior to having her twins, she loved sleeping in, drinking hot coffee, and sitting down for an extended period of time. Now she enjoys endless snuggles on weekend mornings, answering all the “why?” questions, and playing all the random games her twins can think up.
After her twins were born, she stepped away from her career to focus on surviving--I mean raising the boys. Two-and-a-half years later, she is back to work at the Council on International Educational Exchange (yes, with Allison Gjeltema!).
Meals for New MoMs & Member Spotlight
Aubrey grew up in Rhode Island and attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, where she met her husband Ryan. She moved to Maine in 2007. She was working in higher education until welcoming her triplets in May 2018- who joined older brother Connor (born in 2015). Aubrey lives in Saco with Ryan, Connor and the triplets, Karoline, Dylan and James.
In her spare time, she enjoys organizing, cooking and reading.
She really enjoys the MoM nights out with the GPMOM club. It is some awesome adult time where you can share similar experiences with other MoMs- as well as get some great tips and/or advice.
Dunia moved to Portland in 2015. She joined the group when she was pregnant and fondly remembers attending her first Spa night, surrounded by supportive mamas who reminded her that she would be successful.
She often speaks at the Maine Med Twins class and enjoys connecting with other Moms, particularly those with multiples.
She works full time and recently joined the board as the Webmaster.
In her free time she loves the outdoors, food and practices and teaches Vinyasa and Pre-Natal Yoga.
Treasurer & Philanthropy
Naleen relocated to Maine four years ago with her husband and daughter from Colorado. She works full time as accountant for a large corporation.
Since having boy/girl twins last August, life has gotten a lot more complicated and exhausting, but also much more fun and full of an unimaginable amount of joy! When not working or “moming”, Naleen enjoys running, hiking, and reading.
Joining the group has been such a great experience for her- with no family in the area, it has been nice to get support and friendship from other women experiencing the craziness that multiples bring!