The Maine Seacoast Mission has welcomed Jenny Jones as the interim Downeast director at its Mission Downeast campus in Cherryfield. Jones has worked with nonprofits in Downeast Maine for almost a decade, most recently as the community resource representative for eastern and northern Maine at the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Through this position at Good Shepherd, Jones worked directly with Mission Downeast food security program staff in Washington County.
“We couldn’t be more excited about Jenny joining us,” said Mission President John Zavodny. “She brings a wealth of leadership training and experience with education, youth development, program evaluation, service programs and food security. Jenny knows Downeast Maine and her passion for service is contagious.”
“I am excited to be a part of the Washington County community as a representative of Maine Seacoast Mission. This is an organization that has created such deep trust with many,” Jones said. “From past work experience I couldn’t help but be impressed with the collaborative and creative mindset of Washington County’s nonprofits, towns and citizens to strengthen their communities. I decided I wanted to be a part of the incredible work.”
Prior to her position at Good Shepherd, Jones was the executive director of the Bar Harbor Food Pantry. She is a College of the Atlantic graduate and earned her master’s degree in environmental education from the University of Minnesota.