The Resilience Hub is supported by a small 3-person board of directors as well as a broader, more informal Advisory Circle of active program participants.

We are a lean, efficient organization and our team expands and contracts depending on the programs and projects we decide to take on.  We maintain minimal overhead and infrastructure in order to stay as responsive and agile as possible in a rapidly changing world.

Meet Our Core Team

Lisa_2014Lisa Fernandes is the founder and volunteer Board President of The Resilience Hub. She also is the lead facilitator of our Permaculture Design Courses.





Heather Foran is our Permablitz Coordinator, brings a range of talents to dynamic shared work and participatory learning programs.





Julie McLeod is our Design Services Coordinator and also has expertise in Permaculture for Children and Educators. She is a permaculture designer and comes to The Resilience Hub with farming, place-based education, and an adventure education background. In addition to designing outdoor spaces she enjoys designing and facilitating experiences that help to re- connect children and adults alike with the natural world around them.

shana2Shana Hostetter is our Lead Permaculture Designer. She brings her background in art, graphic design, farming, landscape design, and gardening to her work at the Hub. She spends her weeks being a part-time farmer and part-time designer. The diversity of her work lets her enjoy the mix of working with livestock one day and performing a permaculture consultation the next. She earned her Masters in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design from The Conway School in Western Massachusetts and is a graduate of the Advanced Permaculture Design Course. Observing and Interacting with the natural world in conjunction with her education allows her to apply her knowledge and experience of building resilient landscapes into her designs.

And More!

JW-portraitJesse Watson of Midcoast Permaculture joins us on special projects and co-facilitates our Permaculture Design Course and Advanced Permaculture Design Course.




Contact us if you’d like to get more involved in the work of building local resilience or if you have a project in mind.