The Resilience Hub is supported a Board of Directors and 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.
Nick D’Amore (Board President has kept his feet planted in a variety of fields over the last 7 years, balancing his interests and commitments to food justice, grassroots activism, experiential education, and hospitality. He believes in our ability to build networks of equitable support through collaboration, creative problem solving, and radical dependence. Nick’s values resonate strongly with the social aspects of permaculture, and he’s dedicated to learning the agricultural principles that support them.
Eileen Murphy’s journey with the Hub started when she stepped onto the Board of Directors in May 2021. She has a background in tool engineering, organic farming and permaculture landscaping, and is taking the lead on programming for the Hub. After graduating from UMaine Orono with a degree in Engineering and a minor in Sustainable Agriculture, she went to work for the summer as Eliot Coleman’s intern working on Four Season Farm with the Slow Tool Project in collaboration with the Stone Barns at Blue Hill and Johnny’s Selected Seeds. During that period she designed hand tools for the small-scale farmer, some of which are the preliminary prototype for tools sold at Johnny’s today! She brings a passion for permaculture, collaboration, tools, and hosting events.
Mihku Paul is a Maliseet writer and activist engaged in community organizing and outreach for Gedakina. She tends to the Medicine Wheel Garden in South Portland, facilitates a regular gathering for off-reservation urban Indigenous women in southern Maine, and teaches gardening and other workshops through the Resilience Hub.
Christopher Pezzullo is originally from New York’s Long Island but has lived with his family in Maine since 1989. Chris practices Pediatrics atMercy Hospital, and is the Clinical Director at the Maine Primary Care Association—the membership organization for Federally Qualified Health Centers. He is a Maine Master Gardener and is excited about the intersection of permaculture and native plants. He currently lives in South Portland with his wife and dog and has 2 adult children.
Aaron Parker is a workshop facilitator for the Hub and organizer at Mt. Joy Orchard. He runs Edgewood Nursery in Falmouth, which specializes in unusual edible and medicinal plants.