Jonathan P. LaBonte, Executive Director
Jonathan joined Maine TREE in 2020 after extensive community and natural resource-based work with State Government, the Androscoggin Land Trust, and others, including three terms as Mayor of the City of Auburn. Since first earning his degree in chemical engineering in the University of Maine’s pulp and paper program, he has built a career developing partnerships to ensure community and organizational successes in and around his hometown, spanning public health, transportation, economic development, natural resources, and recreation. Jonathan is excited to build on existing partnerships, and seek out new ones, to help Maine people of all ages learn about these values and inform research about their impacts.
Cathy Jo Herlihy, Office Manager
CJ grew up in Skowhegan and is a Skowhegan High School graduate. She has worked in the administrative field for 30 years; this is her second stint working for the TREE Foundation. She worked for TREE for over six years; she ran the office from her home when her son was young. She previously worked for the Family Planning Association of Maine and the Maine State Nurses Association. She lives in Winslow with her husband.