IHT announces new Executive Director

We are excited to announce that IHT’s Board of Trustees has appointed Julia Zell as its new Executive Director.  Julia was appointed IHT’s Development Director in April 2019 and has also been serving as Interim Executive Director since the departure of Paul Miller in July 2020.  Julia is a 2014 graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has been an Island resident since 2017.

We conducted a nationwide search for a new Executive Director and received applications from many impressive candidates.  In the end, however, we recognized that we already knew the right person for the position.  Julia has brought enormous passion and energy to her work at IHT.  She has quickly built strong relationships with donors, volunteers, staff, Board, and our Island neighbors.  We are very excited to have her to help guide the organization through the many challenges ahead.

Julia stated: “I am honored to have the opportunity to help lead IHT through these unprecedented times. We have been reminded of how connected we are, how challenges affect us all. Being able to take a walk outside and find some quiet comfort in this rugged and beautiful landscape, having the opportunity to learn and grow in this place, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for this privilege. Thank you to IHT’s staff and Board for all their support and hard work!”

Please join me in extending her our congratulations.

Bill Wiegmann
Board Chair