Summer Update from Acting President Nancy Kennedy

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From our Board Chair –

Dear Friends,

As we move into the last days of summer – and the last weeks of camp – I am excited about the new beginnings the fall brings.  I think you will enjoy meeting Acting President Nancy Kennedy in this short video as she shares her enthusiasm and commitment for the joyful work we have done over the last academic semester and summer season.  As the year turns ‘round it is heartening to know that the core of what we teach remains unchanged, though it takes different forms.  The energy, creativity, and passion of our staff and faculty is reflected in the faces of the young people whose photos illustrate Nancy’s video, and is amplified by their excitement for each other and the adventures they share.


Roseanne Saalfield
Chewonki Board Chair

P.S. I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to Nancy in person at Homecoming Day on Saturday, September 16! 

More About Nancy Kennedy

Nancy joined our staff eight years ago and has served as the Director of Girls Camp, Director of Camp Chewonki, and Executive Vice President before stepping into her current role last year

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from the University of Maine, a Master of Divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies from the University of New Hampshire. She has also received training in Mindfulness and Restorative Practices, respectively. Nancy served several Congregational Churches and was a professor at both Lynchburg College and Randolph-Macon Women’s College before returning to Maine to work in the nonprofit world in various leadership and mentoring roles.

Nancy is also a board member of several Maine based organizations and represents Chewonki as Chair of the Board of the Wiscasset Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she continues to serve as an ecumenical chaplain at Maine Medical Center and Miles Memorial Hospital.

Nancy lives in Newcastle, Maine with her husband, Joe, son Nicholas, and their dog Loki. She enjoys hiking, swimming, running and travel. A life-long learner, Nancy appreciates a good cup of coffee and a bagel, and welcomes opportunites to connect with others in meaningful dialogue and action.

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