MANCHESTER — The Maine Resilience Building Network announced that Kini-Ana Tinkham has been named executive director. Tinkham, formerly the interim executive director, has been leading a plan of strategic growth focused on enhancing the population health of Maine. Her hiring comes as the network transitions to a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Tinkham brings nursing and business degrees to her new role as well as over three decades of experience working in healthcare and non-profit public health organizations. As a maternity/labor and delivery nurse, her passion for teaching and supporting new families rooted her career in education, advocacy and mentorship. Her past work includes not-for- profit health care leadership and advocacy at the state and national level to decrease intimate partner violence and promote healthy relationships and systemic change.
“I am honored to be part of the effort to bring the organization to the next level, contribute to cross sector collaborations to advance childhood health equity and resilient-informed policies and work along-side MRBN’s membership to advance strategies to build safe and resilient families and communities across Maine. The MRBN work, backed by science, is timely,” said Tinkham.
The Maine Resilience Building Network’s mission is to promote resilience in Maine’s communities, children and families by increasing the understanding of impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the importance of building resilience through protective factors such as positive relationships that promotes wellbeing and reduces poor health outcomes.
Since 2012, the Maine Resilience Building Network has built a strong statewide member network with over 900 members and has trained over 20,000 individuals from schools, healthcare, coalitions and organizations. To learn more, visit maineresilience.org.