Love Maine Radio #311: Kristen Farnham and Christina McAnuff

Today’s guests are Kristen Farnham, the vice president of development at Spurwink, and the executive director of the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute, Christina McAnuff.


Christina McAnuff, executive director at Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute

Christina McAnuff is the executive director of the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute, a 501(c)(3) organization with school partnerships in all 16 Maine counties. With a degree in French and Fine Arts from Dickinson College, McAnuff has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, training, and program development. From advertising in New York City to a dotcom in Portland, Maine, McAnuff’s early career helped identify her strengths in communication and connecting with people. Transitioning to roles in marketing and corporate training further engaged her desire to meet, learn from, and collaborate with people from different organizations and cultures. As director of Global Navigator High School Programs at the Council on International Educational Exchange, a nonprofit focused on facilitating meaningful intercultural exchanges, McAnuff combined her skills in program development and communication with her passion for working with youth. Now, as executive director of the Olympia Snowe Institute, McAnuff is responsible for the development and delivery of a three-year program to build the confidence, aspirations, and leadership skills of Maine girls. She is committed to creating a network  of accomplished and caring Maine women that not only mentors and encourages the next generation of Maine leaders, but also one another. McAnuff lives in Cape Elizabeth with her husband and three children.

Kristen Farnham, vice president of development at Spurwink

Kristen Farnham leads the fundraising, marketing and communications teams at Spurwink, a state-wide nonprofit organization that provides behavioral health and education services for children, adults, and families. A graduate of Middlebury College and Boston College Law School, she joined Spurwink in 2015 after working with educational organizations and nonprofits, as well as in private practice. Farnham loves connecting people with each other, ideas, and opportunities to make a difference.