Knox County Homeless Coalition has announced that veteran development professional, Amy Root, will fill a newly created position with the nonprofit: director of strategic sustainability. Root, formerly development director of LifeFlight of Maine and most recently the director of education and innovation at Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, will be working closely with individuals in the community who share and support the vision of KCHC, as well as assisting with collaborative partnerships for efficient delivery of services for the community.

“I believe the Coalition is at a critical tipping point,” said Root, “No longer a small shelter start-up, the comprehensive, full-service organization focused on prevention, is poised to be a game-changing state leader and innovative model for addressing homelessness. I am excited to join the fierce team that rolled up their sleeves and pivoted priorities during the onset of the pandemic, and who have not let off the gas since. Armed with my fundraising background and strategic planning experience, this is a great fit. Personally, though, it is the mission that is lighting my fire. I look forward to sharing the success stories and vision for the future—I’m all in!”

To find out more about how you can make a difference to those who are experiencing homelessness in the Midcoast, or to support KCHC’s vision and focus on prevention, contact the Coalition at 593-8151 or