Adirondack Foundation has announced the hiring of Connie Prickett, Stanzi Bliss, and Janine Scherline.
With the arrival of new staff, the Foundation is also marking the retirement of Vice President Melissa Eisinger and bidding farewell to Communications Officer Chris Morris, who is pursuing a nonprofit journalism venture.
In the new role of Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives is Connie Prickett, of Wilmington. She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Education from Lesley College, a bachelor’s in sociology from Montclair State University, and has more than twenty years of experience working for nonprofits in the Adirondacks. Most recently, she worked for the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, where she held various roles since 1999, including fundraising, communications, marketing, and community engagement.
Prior to arriving at the foundation, Director of Donor Services/Communications Stanzi Bliss, of Lake Placid, spearheaded marketing initiatives as Digital Content Fellow at The Wild Center. Previously, she was Senior Digital Marketing Specialist at Adworkshop. She graduated from St. Lawrence University with a bachelor’s in Economics, Fine Arts, and African Studies and also served as a Community Economic Development Agent in Senegal West Africa for the United States Peace Corps.
Director of Donor Services/Development Janine Scherline, of Peru, is the former Director of Development for Mountain Lake PBS. More recently, she was the Associate Director of Development at SUNY Plattsburgh. A trained and professional musician, Janine has been adjunct instructor of clarinet at SUNY Plattsburgh since Fall 2002. She holds a master’s in Clarinet performance from Ithaca College, as well as a bachelor’s in Music Industry from James Madison University.
The new staff members join Executive Director Cali Brooks, Chief Financial Officer Russ Cronin, Program Officer Andrea Grout, and Data Management Officer Martha Bullock.
Adirondack Foundation is the community foundation serving the Adirondack region. For more information, visit their website or call (518) 523-9904.
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