Kini-Ana Tinkham, RN
Executive Director

Kini-Ana Tinkham, RN is the Executive Director of the Maine Resilience Building Network (MRBN). Kini  works to improve the health and well-being of children, families and communities by advancing the MRBN mission through capacity building, system integration, policy and advocacy. Kini has worked in  public health and healthcare for close to 40 years as a RN, educator, advocate, and leader. She brings  system transformation leadership to advance health equity, wellness and improved health and well being. In addition to her work at MRBN, her career expands across maternal and child health, home  visitation, school-based health centers, youth leadership, family planning, clinical healthcare delivery  and public health. Kini is a graduate of the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership Class VII. She has  experience leading the integration of intimate partner violence prevention service in Maine’s federally  qualified health centers and school-based health centers, planning and implementation of reproductive  health service in Maine’s school based health centers, building capacity of school-based health centers across Maine to improve access of medical and behavioral health care for adolescence, and supporting  youth advocacy at the state and federal level. She has served as a school board member and Chair of  the RSU #38 school committee and a past recipient of the Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN) Youth  Leadership and Advocacy award.  Contact:

Ruby Parker
Training and Engagement Director

Ruby Parker is the Engagement & Education Director for the Maine Resilience Building Network. Ruby provides education across the state to build awareness of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the importance of protective factors in building resilience.  Ruby provides opportunities for learning to parents, policy makers, professionals, and community members. Prior to joining MRBN, Ruby worked on a similar statewide education effort in the state of Maryland where she built a learning collaborative of professional trainers who worked to spread awareness through presentations designed to build self-healing communities. Ruby participates as a member of a number of coalitions, committees and task forces all aimed to address trauma and promote safe and supportive environments for children. Ruby obtained her education in Baltimore with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Goucher College and a master’s degree in Conflict Management from the University of Baltimore. Contact:

Maureen O'Brien
Development and Communications Director 

Maureen O'Brien is the Development and Communications Director for the Maine Resilience Building Network. Maureen worked as a broadcast journalist for 26 years, producing newscasts and special programming. After seven years in newsroom management at WCSH/WLBZ, Maureen went to work for Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG), as a project manager managing multi-year grant-funded partnerships between JMG and the school districts in Portland and Gorham. In that role,  she provided communication support, community outreach, and budget oversight. Maureen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from St. Michael's College. Contact:

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