2014–present     Janet Lewis, Executive Director

  • Healthy Families—Early Childhood Interest Group
  • Healthy Eating—Magic Food Bus expands to Penobscot in 2016 and Brooksville in 2017. Community Garden Project (2016). Garden Camp at Brooksville Elementary School (2017)
  • Healthy Aging—Thriving in Place Downeast (TiPD) implementation grant for 3 years, 2014–2017. Choices That Matter Community Conversations—advance care planning for peace of mind (2017). Age-Friendly Coastal Community, in collaboration with AARP Maine (2017)
  • Catalyzing Rural Health Transformation, MeHAF planning grant (2018)
  • Development of Community Resource Guide in collaboration with Blue Hill Memorial Hospital
  • Food security screenings and resource promotion for seniors as part of EMHS's Partnerships to Improve Community Health
  • Healthy Peninsula becomes a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization (2016)


2013–2014     Barbara Peppey, Interim Director

  • Thriving in Place planning grant from Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF)
  • Magic Food Bus, Farms and Families
  • Early Childhood Work Group
  • Funding from Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and Eastern Maine Healthcare System

2012–2013     Denise Black, Director

  • Early Childhood Work Group conference 2013
  • Magic Food Bus (expanded to Blue Hill 2013) 
  • Funding from Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

2009–2012     Amy Vaughn, Director

  • Ready By 21—Real World 101, Mentoring
  • Magic Food Bus (started in 2011 in Sedgwick, 2012 Deer Isle/Stonington)
  • Early Childhood Work Group and Conferences (2011, 2012)
  • Healthy Peninsula loses HMP status and funding December 2011
  • Healthy Peninsula Board decides to continue its work with private funding

2001–2009     Barbara Peppey, Director

  • Healthy Peninsula started as a Healthy Maine Partnership (one of 31 in the state and 4 in Hancock County)
  • Funding is solely from state
  • Mandated priorities are: obesity, nutrition, exercise, child/school health, tobacco and drug (primarily alcohol) use prevention
  • School health curriculum
  • Good Food Project—mini-grants for greenhouses and gardens