Joanna Crispe Joins MDF Team

HALLOWELL, Maine – February 13, 2020 – Maine Development Foundation (MDF) is thrilled to announce that that Joanna Crispe has joined our team as a Program Coordinator. In this role, Crispe will support the various functions of MDF’s Economic and Community Development team, which includes MDF’s Maine Downtown Center and helping staff the FOR/Maine (Forest Opportunity Roadmap) coalition, of which MDF is a key partner.

“Joanna’s experience with systems, logistics and communications will serve our communities, our programs and MDF well,” says Rosie Vanadestine, MDF’s Senior Team Leader of Economic and Community Development. “Joanna’s professional and personable style will fit well within our team and provide top notch customer service to internal and external stakeholders. We are excited to have her onboard.”

Crispe brings to MDF extensive experience with project and program design, community engagement, coalition building, and organizational capacity building. She has managed projects and programs for a variety of nonprofit organizations including the United Way of Greater Portland, the Maine Association of Nonprofits, the Municipal Art Society of New York, and the South Portland Land Trust.

“I am excited to be joining the talented team at MDF,” says Crispe. “I look forward to working with our cross-sector partners toward shared goals of equitable and sustainable prosperity for the state of Maine.” Joanna Crispe began her work with MDF on January 27th and can be reached at