Office of Philanthropy Staff

Nicole McSweeney

Chief Marketing and Philanthropy Officer
Phone: (207) 626-1809
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NICOLE MCSWEENEY is the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. Nicole first joined MaineGeneral in July 2002 as a marketing and communications specialist and has been promoted to increased responsibility, impact and leadership.

Nicole grew up in Bath, Maine. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern Maine and received her MBA from Thomas College. Nicole serves on the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and has served on multiple boards and marketing and fundraising committees for non-profits in Kennebec County.

Nicole lives on Maranacook Lake in Winthrop with the love of her life, Joe, and shares that moving to the lake was a strategic move to get her blended family of grown children and grandchildren to visit often! 

Office location:
MaineGeneral Medical Center, 35 Medical Center Parkway, Augusta

Mailing address:
PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903

Sarah Kalagher

Director of Philanthropy
Phone: (207) 626-7234
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SARAH KALAGHER joined the Office of Philanthropy in the fall of 2018. Her previous roles at MaineGeneral included oversight of the Volunteer Services program and building relationships in Waterville as the Director of Thayer Operations. Sarah graduated with honors from the University of Southern Maine and is currently working towards her MBA at Thomas College. Sarah was born in Augusta at Kennebec Valley Medical Center and often jokes that she was born into the MaineGeneral family. Growing up in Gardiner, Sarah is rooted in our communities, and now lives in Chelsea with her husband John and their two children, Norman and Barrett. 

Office location:
Ballard Center, 6 East Chestnut Street, Augusta 

Mailing address:
PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903



Linda Allen

Donor Development Specialist
Phone: (207) 626-7237
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LINDA ALLEN joined the Office of Philanthropy in 2003, after working many years in family businesses and raising her children. 

Linda grew up in Gardiner and now resides in Winthrop with her husband Marty and three kids: Jacob, Chelsea and Madison. Active in her Winthrop community, she has served on the Board of Education, Business Guild, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Winthrop Education Corporation and at the Winthrop United Methodist Church.

Mailing address:
PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903

Anna Cooney

Development Officer
Phone: (207) 626-7239
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As Development Officer for the MaineGeneral Health Office of Philanthropy, Anna develops and facilitates strategies for donor-relationship cultivation, community engagement, planned giving and other initiatives in support of MaineGeneral’s mission to enhance the health of our patients, families and communities. Anna believes a culture of philanthropy includes fostering community partnerships and support “beyond the check” to create and sustain opportunities for long-lasting positive impact.

Anna joined the MaineGeneral team in January 2022, coming from a regional private foundation whose mission advances educational, economic and social, racial and ethnic equity in Arkansas. Before that, Anna was the associate director of development for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO), where she managed annual fundraising and grant cycles to support music education and outreach for thousands of children and to make live, professional symphonic music accessible to all Arkansans. Her career journey also includes experience in digital information accessibility and office administration.

Anna and her husband, Nathaniel, live in Hallowell and enjoy hiking and exploring the outdoors together. Her hobbies include browsing bookstores, libraries and antique stores; hosting dinner gatherings; amateur bird-watching; attempting to keep her plants and flowers alive; and visiting far-flung family and friends. She spent two decades freelancing as a professional classical musician and private music instructor in Texas, Virginia and Arkansas before relocating to Maine during the spring of 2021. You may not hear a strong southern accent when talking with Anna, but “y’all” is happily ensconced in her vocabulary. She looks forward to becoming more connected and involved in the life of her new home community.

Anna earned her Master of Music in Harp Performance from Shenandoah University and her Bachelor of Arts in Music from The College at Southwestern, now Texas Baptist College.

Mailing address:
PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903

Ashley Tetreault

Director of Grants
Phone: (207) 626-7236
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ASHLEY TETREAULT joined the Office of Philanthropy in February 2019. She spent the last 8 years working in Maine as a public health evaluator. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Maine at Farmington, with minors in psychology and athletic coaching, and her MBA with a concentration in Project Management from Southern New Hampshire University.

Ashley is a member of Delta Mu Delta and serves on the Board of Healthy Communities of the Capital Area in Gardiner.

Ashley was born and raised in Spencer Massachusetts and now lives in Augusta with her family: Kevin, Karter, Isabella, and their fur baby Aspen.

Mailing address:
PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903

Natalie Corrigan Labbe

Philanthropy Coordinator
Phone: (207) 626-7238
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NATALIE CORRIGAN LABBE joined the Office of Philanthropy in November 2021. Natalie comes to us with many years working in our community though the Kennebec Valley YMCA. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management from Thomas College in 2019 and  her MBA in 2022.

Natalie resides in Sidney with her husband, Forrest, their daughter, and two golden retrievers, Jax and Josie. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and spending time on Messalonskee Lake. In the winter you can find her at Sugarloaf on the weekends hitting the slopes. One day, Natalie hopes to visit and run a race in all 50 states. 

Mailing address:
PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903

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