WINTER HARBOR — The Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park has announced the hiring of Alyne Cistone as the Institute’s new director of advancement. She is a Kenyan born attorney and now a resident of Mount Desert Island. She previously worked for Amnesty International, Ursuline College, College of the Atlantic and Island Housing Trust.
She currently serves on the College of the Atlantic Board, volunteers for the SPCA and is the East Africa liaison for World Ocean Radio.
“I am deeply humbled and extremely excited at the opportunity to work with a dedicated group of people towards supporting Schoodic Institute’s work of providing research and lifelong-learning opportunities within Acadia National Park. I am particularly looking forward to working with surrounding communities and fostering and creating opportunities for collaboration.”
“Alyne’s charismatic enthusiasm, dynamic personality, great energy and passion for the community are great assets,” said Mark Berry, President and CEO of Schoodic Institute. “I am delighted that she is joining the leadership team at Schoodic Institute. Her skills and efforts will be instrumental as we develop the capacity of Schoodic Institute and seek the support necessary for the outstanding work already underway.”
“We also are advertising for a new director of programs,” added Berry. “They will provide strategic leadership in development of new programs and partnerships in science, education and art.”
Schoodic Institute is based within Acadia National Park in an inspirational location at Schoodic Point.