Ed has worked on issues of education and economic development in Maine’s nonprofit sector for over a decade and served in a variety of roles at the Maine Development Foundation, the Maine Center for Economic Policy and other organizations. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a master’s from the University of Maine. When not in the office you can try to find Ed somewhere in Maine’s North Woods.
Jason has worked as a teacher, college and career counselor, director of studies, and academic dean at Maine Central Institute (MCI), a town academy in Pittsfield. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Farmington in secondary education English, a master’s degree from the University of Southern Maine in educational leadership, and a doctorate in organizational leadership studies from Northeastern University. His dissertation focused on how school leaders foster and support innovation at their schools. Jason is the current chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Maine School of Science and Mathematics. He is a member of the Maine STEM Council, Maine STEM Collaborative, and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Code.org Regional Partners.
Dolly started working in education advocacy in 1998 as the program director for the Maine Coalition for Excellence in Education, the forerunner of Educate Maine. In addition to directing MTOY, she works with the Education Leaders Experience team. She is a proud University of Maine alumna – go Black Bears!—and she and her husband, Tom, are longtime residents of Bucksport. They have two adult children, Brian and Keely, and an Irish Shorty Jack Russell, Weezie.
Amanda handles the organization’s financial, human resources and operational functions, and provides programmatic and event planning assistance. She earned her undergraduate degree from Wheaton College, and a master’s in public administration, with a focus on nonprofit management, from the University of Southern California. Amanda enjoys the Maine outdoors with her husband and family.
Angela brings a wealth of workforce experience to her role on the TechHire Maine initiative in eastern and northern Maine. She was a Workforce Development Specialist at Eastern Maine Development Corporation and Workforce Coordinator at the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board; and has worked on several jobs-related federal grant programs. She is a steering committee member of Building Bridges, a business and education partnership through the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the 2018 class of Bangor Region Leadership Institute. She is passionate about matching students and adults with educational programs and quality job opportunities in Maine.
Angela earned her BS in Business Administration from the University of Maine at Augusta and is currently completing her master's in Organizational Communication.
Chanel will work primarily on the TechHire Maine initiative in western and southern Maine. As a Student Success Advisor and TAACCCT Grant Student Navigator at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC), she was responsible for supporting more than 300 students with registration and career planning as part of the Maine Is IT initiative; federal grant reporting; and working with a team to implement the grant program successfully. Chanel worked closely with southern Maine employers to develop a pipeline for SMCC students into high quality internships and jobs. She is also an adjunct faculty member at SMCC, where she teaches students how to be successful in college, financial literacy, and career planning. She is an active volunteer, as the Chair of Represent, an organization that seeks to highlight Maine's diversity, and a member of the Portland Global Shapers Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.
Chanel earned her BA from Howard University and her master’s from Boston University.