Karen works across teams at Island Institute to maximize the contributions of individuals through personal and organizational professional development. She also oversees the technical and administrative aspects of our human resources operations.
Suzanne is responsible for designing the organization’s strategic approach to sharing information and experiences across all areas of its work in order to further the sustainability of communities in Maine and elsewhere.
Peter provides leadership to the Institute’s financial operations, and also supports its small business development efforts. As a lifelong Mainer and resident of a coastal community, he embraces the Institute’s mission around sustainability of Maine’s coastal areas, and is proud to bring his professional experience to the benefit of such important work.
Frances coordinates and participates in the retail store and gallery’s day to day activities, including vendor recruitment and relationship management; merchandising; purchasing; and management of Archipelago’s staff.
Peter works collaboratively across organizational teams in the areas of revenue, expense, and grant tracking. He is also responsible for the oversight of organizational assets and provides additional support for the …
Ginny is responsible for managing the day-to day-accounting activities of Island Institute, including preparing for annual audits, providing advice in areas of compliance, preparing and interpreting budgets, and offering additional financial support as it arises.
Janet supports the Island Institute's development efforts by helping to identify available grant opportunities and work with Island Institute staff to prepare and submit proposals, packages, and acknowledgements for grant awards.
Kelsey helps individuals and families make an impact in their communities through the work and programs of the Island Institute. As a Major Gifts Officer, she helps build the Institute's visibility and resources by growing philanthropic revenue and enhancing fundraising efforts in the Mount Desert Island (MDI) region.
Joyelle manages our donor database and is responsible for maintenance, data integrity, and staff training within the Funder Relations Team. She produces reports and analysis to support fundraising activities and works closely with the Operations and Finance team to ensure accurate tracking of philanthropic revenue.
Lynn performs a variety of support functions that contribute to the day-to-day operations of the Development department, including data entry, managing the organizational switchboard, processing acknowledgement letters, and maintaining files.
Colleen is passionate about helping individuals and families make a meaningful impact in their communities through an investment in the work and programs of the Island Institute. In her role as Major Gifts Officer, she helps build the Institute's visibility, impact, and financial resources by growing philanthropic revenue and enhancing fundraising efforts in the Casco Bay region—primarily focusing on Portland and the surrounding communities.
In her role as a community development officer with the Island Institute, Robin spends the majority of her time on the Education team, where she provides support for the Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC) and manages other student-centered programming.
Community Development Officer - Data Analytics and Translation
Meghan collaborates across the organization and is responsible for data analysis and translation for project teams, as well as GIS work involving capturing, analyzing, and managing geographic data. She serves on the …
As a Community Development Officer, Kendra Jo leads our Broadband team as they work to achieve national average connectivity for all island and coastal communities in Maine. She also provides support to our Island Fellows, Energy, and Aquaculture teams.
Senior Community Development Officer - Sustainable Community Infrastructure
Stephenie works with island and coastal communities to strengthen diverse economies, future resiliency, and environmental connections. Currently, she is responsible for strategizing projects across the Broadband, Energy, and Sea-Level Rise teams.
Craig provides business support and coaching to island and coastal entrepreneurs in communities that are highly dependent on natural resources. He also designs and implements projects across a portion of our …
Community Development Officer - Marine Business Specialist
Peter works with and supports island and coastal fishermen through the Island Institute’s shellfish and seaweed aquaculture business-development and small-business Launchpad programs. By serving on project and other cross …
Kate provides programming support for the Island Institute's Sea Level Rise, ILEAD, and Island Fellows Teams and designs the scope and direction of the organization's education and leadership programming.
Andy is responsible for supporting Institute programming surrounding a diverse array of community development initiatives, including Island Fellows, the Energy program, and the organization's leadership development and support efforts.
Community Development Officer - Education Specialist
Yvonne works closely with island and coastal schools and education organizations under our ‘Enhancing Education and Leadership’ strategic priority area—working collaboratively to develop projects, support teacher professional development, and strengthen networks to address the unique educational challenges and opportunities schools face.
Christa serves as project lead on the Education team, supporting student and adult college and career readiness programs, and also supports the Broadband team on community outreach and digital literacy programs.
Emma uses her interdisciplinary background to support people and organizations in their sustainability efforts. She currently leads the Island Institute's energy team and climate work, where she guides communities to transition to cleaner, more resilient, and more affordable energy.