The Mission has welcomed two new staff members to its leadership team since this summer, Christy Oliveri, Ed.D. and Sally Clinton.
Christy shares, “All of these programs are about increasing not only aspirations after high school, but also helping students access and succeed in higher education. They provide so many possibilities to youth Downeast. I grew up in Maine, and I wish I had access to some of these programs myself.”
Christy previously served as the Associate Dean of Student Success at Eastern Maine Community College where she led the college’s accommodation and disability services, counseling and advising programs, as well as residence life. In addition, she managed the college’s TRIO program, which provides services to students who are first-generation, income-eligible, or have a disability. The goal of TRIO is to increase collegiate retention and graduation rates of participants. Prior to that role, Christy spent 15 years working at colleges on the West Coast.
As the new Chief People Officer, Sally oversees the Mission’s human resources department focusing on professional development, planning, assessment, and volunteer and community relations.
“The Mission’s commitment to becoming a learning organization, supporting wellness for staff, and nurturing a positive, inclusive, and empowering culture in the organization and beyond is inspiring and exciting,” Sally says. “It is an honor to join the Mission and I am excited to support the team.”
With more than 20 years of experience working as a human resources and systems specialist in the nonprofit sector, Sally was a nonprofit consultant, owned a wellness studio, and was a Transformational Life and Health Coach on the Blue Hill peninsula. Through her work, she specializes in time management, communication, leadership skills, self-care, wellness, and healthy living. Sally founded and ran a nonprofit in Pennsylvania for almost ten years, gaining wide-ranging experience in all aspects of human resources and nonprofit management.