Elissa Wynne, Child Development Director, joined Penquis in August 2016. She is responsible for overseeing Head Start, Early Head Start, child care services and Pre-K partnership programs in Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox counties. Prior to joining the Penquis leadership team, she spent seven years serving children and families at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services in child welfare, child abuse prevention and managing multiple federally-funded child care programs. Elissa holds Bachelors and Masterâ€™s degrees in Social Work, both from the University of Maine. Her priority in Child Development is to increase access to high-quality early education for Maineâ€™s low and moderate income citizens and to ensure Penquisâ€™ continued leadership and excellence in the early care and education field.
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