Healy hired as director of communications


PORTLAND — The ACLU of Maine has hired Rachel Myers Healy to be the organization’s first director of communications and public education.

Healy, who served as the ACLU of Maine’s field organizer from 2005 to 2007, returns to Maine after five years in the communications department at the ACLU nationwide headquarters in New York.

The Auburn native has extensive experience using media and communications tools to protect and promote civil liberties for Mainers and all Americans. Most recently, she served as a senior communications strategist with the nationwide ACLU Center for Justice. She will lead the ACLU of Maine’s communications and public education efforts on key civil liberties issues, including privacy, criminal justice reform and voting rights.