Jennifer Jones – Executive Director
Jenny, is a native of New Mexico but first came to the island in 2001 as an undergraduate student at College of the Atlantic. After finishing her degree in Education she left the island to travel and work. She attended Graduate school at the University of Minnesota where she focused on Environmental Education and Program Evaluation. Her personal and professional goal of working with and for communities is what brought her to the Bar Harbor Food Pantry in the fall of 2015. When she’s not busy working she enjoys baking up sweet treats and exploring Acadia National Park with her husband and two dogs.
Sara Graves – Pantry Manager
Board Members & Church Representatives:
Executive Board of Directors Team:
Ralph Rumill – Chair; MDI Community Member
Ralph a Bar Harbor resident, as well as a Bar Harbor born native grew up and has lived in Hancock County most of his life. Ralph has a strong career background in sales, marketing, customer service, audit, office management, and hospitality, even having worked for many years for a few different hotel properties here on Mount Desert Island. He currently works for RainWise Inc., in Trenton. He also serves in other volunteer capacities here in Bar Harbor at The Message Church, a local church where he and his wife of 15 plus years, Katy Rumill attend. Ralph joined the Pantry Board of Directors in June 2016, and served as Treasurer and now as Board Chair. Ralph is passionate about helping people in general and fulfilling the words of Jesus … “Feed my sheep.”
Kimberly Phillips – Vice Chair; MDI Community Member
JR Sandin – Treasurer; MDI Community Member
Board of Directors:
Katie Freedman – MDI Community Member, Healthy Acadia
Katie moved to MDI in 2001 to attend College of the Atlantic, and has made it her home, along with her husband Rahvi, two children, Adele and Sawyer, and dog Lilah. She is the Food Programs Director at Healthy Acadia, a public health organization serving Hancock and Washington counties. Katie has served on the Bar Harbor Food Pantry Board since 2008, where she has served as Secretary and Co-Chair. In her spare time Katie enjoys swimming, hiking, and cross-country skiing in Acadia National Park, depending on the season.
Andy Baron – Bar Harbor Congregational Church
Andy and his wife moved to Bar Harbor from Pennsylvania in 2013. During his working years he was a radiologist. They love living on MDI because of the easy access to so many outdoor activities. Two of their favorite activities are kayaking and hiking here on the island. As a retired transplant, Andy joined the board to connect with the community he is now part of.
Vicky Fernald– MDI Community Member
Vicky started coming to MDI in 1980, first as a seasonal worker in the restaurant industry but like so many of us she fell in love with the island charm and decided to put down roots. She married a sixth generation lobster fisherman and raised a family here on MDI. She first became aware of the BH Food Pantry back when we didn’t even have a single refrigerator! (we now have 3!) Hearing about the pantry sparked her interest in food insecurity in our community and she has been a part of the fight against hunger ever since. When is she isn’t busy working towards strengthening our community she enjoys hours of cycling along the coast, walking the carriage roads and paddle-boarding in the summer or cross-country skiing in the winter. She feels truly blessed to be a part of our community.
Bill Krenicki – Church of our Father
Debbie Lamson – First Baptist Church
Paula Moody – MDI Community Member
Paula has lived in Bar Harbor for many years and been involved with the educational community for all that time. She finds pleasure spending time outdoors, growing food and traveling to far away places. Paula has volunteered at the Serendipity and the pantry and joined the board in 2016.
Oka Hutchins – MDI Community Member
Okas’ commitment to community and Mount Desert Island brought her to non-profit work at MDI Hospital in 2013. An award-winning journalist and photographer, she has previously worked for news and feature publications in Maine, Oregon and North Carolina including the Mount Desert Islander, the Ellsworth American, the Raleigh News and Observer and Oregon’s Future Magazine. As the Public Affairs Officer at Mount Desert Island Hospital, Oka has led the development a partnership with renowned chef Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, bringing hands-on food education to Island children.
Julie Fulton-Kelly – Holy Redeemer
Nancy Patterson – The Message Church
Jim Vallette – St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church