Laura Mitchell, Executive Director

Laura Mitchell brings fifteen years of experience in managing programs, and management consulting in the nonprofit and business sectors in Maine. She has also worked building and leading coalitions for economic development, leadership development, and public health. Before consulting, Laura directed programs at the United Way of Eastern Maine, Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, and worked for Eastern Maine Development Corporation. Laura also gained experience working in commercial real estate in Boston, and for a start up in San Francisco.


Laura is an alum of UMaine with an M.S. in Environmental Science with a concentration in Resource Economics and Policy. She brings a personal passion to MAHC’s work having spent part of her childhood in public housing and knows first hand that affordable housing is the foundation for health and economic success. 


Laura has volunteered on a city’s planning board and historic preservation commission, briefly served on a town council while her time allowed, sat on a land trust board, has coached her two kids’ soccer, nordic ski and basketball teams, and volunteered in their schools. Laura believes in the power of building positive relationships, creating partnerships for positive change, and achieving meaningful outcomes together.