Community Compass has hired its first Executive Director. Scott Hamann joined the organization in December of 2018, and is honored to have the opportunity to impact the lives of families and individuals in Hancock County who are struggling to make ends meet.
“My life’s work has been spent ensuring everyone in our community has their basic needs met,” Hamann said. “I look forward to leading Community Compass, and supporting our Neighborhood Navigators as they help families escape and stay out of poverty. Our work is about breaking the cycle and supporting community resiliency.”
Previously, Hamann was a data analyst and program manager at Good Shepherd Food Bank, served three terms in the Maine legislature, and was appointed twice to the Health & Human Services Committee where he led on public assistance policy. He was also twice appointed to the National Conference of State Legislatures “Hunger Partnership” where he collaborated with food insecurity experts and policymakers around the country to advocate for solutions to hunger in America. He holds an MBA from the University of Southern Maine.
Board president Bob Holmberg describes Hamann as bringing great commitment and energy, as well as management and policy skills to the young program.