2019 Maryann Hartman Award winners announced

Editor’s note: Story updated Feb. 7.

The 2019 Maryann Hartman Awards recognizing the inspirational achievements of Maine women will be presented to retired professor of economics and women and gender studies Susan F. Feiner of Portland, Deputy Attorney General and Chief of the Criminal Division for the State of Maine Lisa Marchese Eames of Cumberland Center, and pediatric dermatologist Janice L. Pelletier of Orono.

The women will be honored in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. March 27 at Buchanan Alumni House at the University of Maine. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and the Rising Tide Center at UMaine.

Feiner joined the faculty at the University of Southern Maine in 1995 with a joint appointment in economics, and women and gender studies. Her unique perspective facilitated the advance of interdisciplinary and feminist economics, particularly in the higher education curriculum.

Marchese Eames has fulfilled several roles in the Office of the Maine Attorney General, where she has served as deputy attorney general in charge of the Criminal Division since 2014. She has chaired the Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel for more than 10 years in an effort to reduce the incidence and impact of domestic abuse.

Pelletier, a pediatric dermatologist, is active in the national and state chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics, having served as president and vice president of the Maine affiliate. She currently directs the pediatric dermatology section of Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. She is also an adjunct associate professor in the School of Biology and Ecology.

Maryann Hartman Awards recognize Maine women whose achievements in the arts, politics, business, education, health care and community service provide inspiration for women. The awards honor the legacy of the late associate professor of speech communication who was a distinguished educator, feminist, scholar and humanitarian.

To RSVP to attend the ceremony or to request a reasonable accommodation, call 207.581.1228 or email umaine.wgs@maine.edu.

Contact: Margaret Nagle, 207.581.3745