Jessica Abbott is the Certified Prevention Specialist Substance Use Prevention Coordinator here at Healthy Oxford Hills.
Jessica has worked in area physician offices before joining Healthy Oxford Hills. Jessica lives in South Paris with her husband and 2 children. In her free time she enjoys spending time in nature with her children, and husband.
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5210 Let’s GO! is a multi-sector childhood obesity prevention program. Sarah works with early childhood educators in both home-based and school based settings as well as helping school districts within Oxford County to update, promote and implement their wellness policies.
Sarah serves on the board for the Alan Day Community Garden and volunteers for Edible Main Street. She grew up on a farm, and attributes her passion for healthy eating and active living with her time spent in the garden pulling weeds and picking beans. When she is not at work, she is busy playing outdoors with her family: skiing, hiking, biking or playing in the garden.
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Carl Costanzi coordinates the 5210 Let’s Go! Oxford County program for Western Maine Health. 5210 Let’s Go! is a multisector childhood obesity prevention program. He is also involved with the healthy eating and active living work of the Oxford County Wellness Collaborative and with the Maine Outdoor Coalition working to get people in Maine connected to the outdoors. He participates in the two local community food councils, The Local Food Connection and Community Food Matters as well as the Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative. Before moving to Maine in 2004 Carl was a research molecular biologist in Philadelphia. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Western Foothills Land Trust and the Bryant Pond Learning Center. He lives in Norway with his wife Carolyn and dog Dakota and has three adult sons.
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Jim Douglas has been the Director of Healthy Oxford Hills since 2012. Jim is responsible for securing and administering the ten or so grants that fund all of HOH’s staff and projects. His job is to provide whatever support the rest of the HOH team need to do their work. HOH is part of the public health system of Maine, and so Jim acts as a local liaison with state and district partners (we are part of the Western Public Health District which includes Oxford, Androscoggin and Franklin counties.) He is actively involved in the Oxford County Wellness Collaborative, serving on several committees and working on its mission to involve all sectors and stakeholders of Oxford County in a collective framework initiative to dramatically improve the health and wellness of all residents of our county. Jim is passionate about community-building. He currently serves on the Boards of the Oxford County United Way and Norway Downtown.
A native of Maine, Jim has worked in a variety of human service related fields, including substance abuse rehabilitation, mental health, juvenile justice, hospice bereavement support, nonprofit management, and more. He lives in Norway with his wife Patti-Ann and their German Shepard Juno. They enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, biking, chasing balls, kayaking and swimming. Their two sons and families live nearby in Maine.
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Kate Goldberg is a Community Nutrition Educator with the Maine SNAP Ed program. She works delivering nutrition programming primarily in pre-schools, schools,
after-school and at summer meal sites. She loves to see children excited for “the healthy food lady” and their willingness to try new fruits and vegetables. Kate holds a Masters in Social Work and feels very lucky to combine working with people through her love of physical activity and healthy eating. She lives in Bethel with her husband, cat, dog and 4 chickens. In her free time she enjoys gardening, hiking, yoga and being with her three daughters.
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Holly Utt is a Community Nutrition Educator with the Maine SNAP ED program. She is excited to utilize her years of teaching experience, both in the elementary classroom and the kitchen, to promote healthy food choices through the SNAP-Ed program for children and adults. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Virginia, as well as a cooking certificate from L’Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda, Maryland. Holly volunteers on the programs committee at McLaughlin Garden. When she isn’t cooking, Holly is either hiking with her fiancé, Jeff and their black lab puppy, Morey, or playing golf.
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Emily Eastman is the Tobacco Prevention Coordinator for Oxford County. Her job responsibilities include collecting and updating existing Tobacco policies as well as supporting facilities to adopt a new policy. Emily graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health. After college Emily worked as a Site Coordinator for a local Elementary school, where she developed and facilitated before/after school enrichment programs as well as running a 5 week summer program for kids. When she is not working Emily enjoys spending time outside, being with her family, and cuddling her two kitties, Milo and Tigger.
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Brendan Schauffler is the Network Facilitator for the Oxford County Wellness Collaborative, based out of Healthy Oxford Hills. In this role he helps to support collaboration among numerous partners including those serving on the Collaborative’s workgroups. He helps with boosting the capacity of the group by aiding in strategic alignment and supporting the Collaborative’s Steering Committee. Brendan has a professional background in project management, writing, editing, and crafting messaging for marketing and outreach, supporting collective impact work, and public health. He has completed extensive graduate studies in community planning and development. He lives in Norway with his wife and two children, and spends his spare time at the gym, swimming, playing and reading with his kids, DJing, watching nature documentaries, and gardening.
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Emily Knapp is the Strategic Support Coordinator for the Oxford County Wellness Collaborative and Office Manager for the Healthy Oxford Hills.In her role Emily will provides critical support functions within the Collaborative, helping to facilitate OCWC’s community events and workgroups, supporting strategy implementation, and assisting with data input and analysis within an online strategy management system. Along with this new role, she will continue to work part time as Office Manager for Healthy Oxford Hills. As Office Manager she will be in charge of usual office duties such as management of supplies, updating event calendars and websites, and creating monthly newsletters, among other tasks. Emily enjoys listening to music, nature walks with Bailey (in pic), and loves to spend time in the river during the summer.
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