Schoodic Institute welcomes two new board members

WINTER HARBORSchoodic Institute at Acadia National Park has elected Vicki Goldstein of Winter Harbor and Key Largo, Fla., and Ivan Fernandez of Milford to the board of directors.

“We are so fortunate to have a great board of directors advancing our mission of inspiring science, learning, and community for a changing world,” said Schoodic Institute President and CEO Nicholas Fisichelli. “Vicki Goldstein has been a longtime member of our community and brings a great depth of experience working with several nonprofit organizations. Ivan Fernandez is a leading scientist at the forefront of climate change response in Maine.”

Goldstein grew up in Akron, Ohio. After an early career as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch, she sailed around the world and began publishing stories and photographs in Sail magazine, The New York Times and the Roto section of Knight Ridder Newspapers. Since relocating to Winter Harbor some 35 years ago with her husband, Alan Goldstein, she has turned her attention to the fleet of Winter Harbor Knockabouts about which she wrote a book, “The Fortunate Fleet.”

Fernandez is a professor in the School of Forest Resources, Climate Change Institute and School of Food and Agriculture at the University of Maine. Fernandez is a soil scientist and biogeochemist with a research focus on understanding the impact of air pollution and climate change on ecosystems, particularly forest health. A lead author of the Maine’s Climate Future series of statewide climate change assessment reports, Fernandez represents the University of Maine in the USDA Northeast Climate Hub, is a member of the 2021 Governor’s Maine Forest Carbon Task Force, a member of the Maine Climate Council and co-chairs the Maine Climate Council’s Scientific and Technical Subcommittee and is a member of the council’s Natural and Working Lands Working Group.

Schoodic Institute, a nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, supports science and learning for everyone in Acadia and beyond.

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