Amy Fisher joined Maine Farmland Trust as president and CEO in August 2021. After only four months on the job the PFAS "Forever Chemical" contamination crisis hit Maine farms and Amy led the organization's response, creating a model for how land trusts can take action nationally on this critical food and farmland safety issue. Amy brings significant leadership experience to the role having served for the previous seven years as executive director of the foundation for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) where she became interested in farming through her work with the shellfish aquaculture industry. Prior to joining VIMS, Amy was based in New England, with roles at Boston University, Simmons University, and St. Francis House. She launched her career as a grassroots organizer and led national electoral skills training and organizing efforts to get young people to vote leading up to the 2004 elections. She is a graduate of Bates College and holds an MBA in finance and nonprofit management from Boston University.
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- D05: Coming Soon to Land Near You: “Forever Chemical” Contamination
September 09, 2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM