Swathi Sivasubramanian

Swathi joined the Portland Empowered team in 2023, and is primarily supporting Portland Empowered’s strategic visioning and planning process. Based out of the Catherine Cutler Institute at USM, Swathi manages and supports a range of initiatives, all working to create consistent and accessible pathways for young people to meaningfully participate in local and state-level decision […]

Sarai Manyiel

Sarai Manyiel, M.S. Ed. has been with Portland Empowered since April 2023. She is a former teacher and will forever be an educator at heart. She is passionate about community advocacy, education, and collective wellness. She loves working with youth, parents, and young emerging leaders at PE. 

Jackie Rogers

Jackie Rogers of Portland Empowered

Jackie joined the Portland Empowered (PE) team in 2019. She works to provide robust and consistent support of youth, families, and other PE staff. She feels passionate about styles of communication that build our capacity for love and listening, so we can be courageous as we work through the process of change. She is deeply […]

Pious Ali

Pious has been deeply involved with Portland Empowered since its inception in 2010 at the City of Portland Refugee Service. As the founding director, he played a pivotal role in its establishment and continued growth. When the organization relocated to the University of Southern Maine Cutler Institute in 2014, Pious demonstrated his commitment by following […]