Our Katahdin Staff

Michael R. Crowley, Executive Director

Michael R. CrowleyMichael is formerly the President of the EMHS Foundation and Vice President of EMHS health system headquartered in Brewer; he oversaw eleven Foundation locations throughout the state of Maine with a focus on donor centered philanthropy efforts supporting patient care, access to healthcare and wellness. The Foundation has fudiciary responsibility for $35 million in endowded donor funds and annually raises approximately $13 million towards the EMHS and its member organization missions.

He is a class of 1972 graduate of Stearns HS, a 1981 graduate of the University of Maine (Orono) with a BS in speech communications. His tenure as VP at UMaine Alumni Association and Executive Director at the Bangor Region Chamber have drawn from his family business experiences and exposure to a vast array of talented men and women connected with higher education, economic developmment and business and healthcare. Michael serves on several regional and state boards focused on economic/business development and education. He is president of the Millinocket Stearns St. Martin Alumni Association. He lives in Levant, Maine.

Millinocket has never left his heart and he is mindful of the sacrifices being made by his hometown community to chart a course for the region in unchartered waters. Respectful of who he is, the character of the place surrounding Katahdin, and the wealth of opportunity Michael joins the like minded Our Katahdin group. Tradition, respect for the legacy of the region, and optimism for the future of Millinocket and the Katahdin area motivate him to commit to Our Katahdin Investments priorities and eventually to again reside in his hometown. 

Lucy Van Hook, Director of Community Development

Lucy Van HookLucy is very pleased to join the Our Katahdin team to focus on community development. Over the past ten years, she has worked with inland and coastal communities throughout Maine engaging community members in innovative approaches to addressing local problems. As the Fisheries Program Manager with Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, Lucy worked with fishermen on policy and project solutions to sustain their businesses. Lucy helped develop a methodology to quantify greenhouse gas emissions from energy efficiency improvements in residential buildings to generate a new revenue stream to weatherize additional homes in Maine.

For several years, Lucy has been working with Maine foundations on community-based solutions for energy efficiency and improving community resilience. She has also spent many hours in a kitchen catering weddings, and enjoys throwing pots in her home studio. Lucy holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College, where she majored in Biology and Environmental Studies, and a M.S. in Climate Science and Policy from Bard Environmental Policy Center. Lucy lives in Millinocket with her husband, new daughter, and black fuzzy pup.

Josh McIntyre, Director of Economic Development

Josh McIntyreJosh McIntyre is a joint employee with Our Katahdin and Eastern Maine Development Corporation. He is a 10th-generation Mainer from Ellsworth whose grandfather was from Millinocket. Josh started his career working for U.S. Senator George Mitchell in Washington, DC, spent time as a stock and bond analyst in New York and Boston, and most recently worked in the loan department of a New Jersey economic development corporation. Josh focuses on economic development issues for Our Katahdin.

Paul Carney, Mill Site Maintenance

Paul Carney

Ray Streams, Mill Site Maintenance

Ray Streams

Matching Gifts

Thanks Hampden Electrical, another outstanding supporter of the Katahdin Region, for matching $1000 in donations to Our Katahdin projects.

Hampden Electrical

337 Perry Rd. Suite #1
Bangor, ME 04401

IDEXX, with its continued dedication to the health of Maine communities, has generously matched $1500 in donations to
Revitalize Hillcrest Park IDEXX Laboratories

Thank you Lisa Caruso and Jay Peavey for generously matching $500 in donations to the
Katahdin Area Communal Gardens
Peavy Realty "Your Professional Realtor Creating Results That Will Move You"