BAR HARBOR – Bar Harbor resident Sharon Linscott has been selected by the Island Connections Board of Directors as the organization’s new executive director following a nationwide search. She begins her leadership on Jan. 3.
“We are delighted that Sharon has accepted the job,” said Becky Heden, chairwoman of the search committee. “We had a fantastic pool of candidates and an extensive search process. Sharon’s experience, attention to detail and passion for Island Connections’ mission will serve the organization well.”
Linscott comes to the job having previously served as project analyst for the Musson Group, town clerk for Bar Harbor and in several roles for Birch Bay Village. She succeeds outgoing Executive Director Doreen Willett, who has led the organization for six and a half years and is relocating out-of-state in March.
Island Connections is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization founded in 1997. It provides transportation for seniors and people with disabilities on MDI and the surrounding area to vital medical appointments, along with combatting food insecurity by delivering Meals on Wheels and providing grocery shopping and other services. The organization annually coordinates more than 4,800 rides by volunteers to fulfill its “neighbors helping neighbors” service model.
“I am very excited to work with such a strong organization that provides an invaluable service to our community,” said Linscott.