Emerald Forcier is a Maine Native and has been a “Y Kid” since age 6. Emerald first began participating in YMCA programming through Camp Jordan’s session for families of children with cancer, now called Camp Hope. After 10 years as a camper, Emerald began attending Leaders School, and later became a Camp Jordan Counselor. She considers YMCA Camping to be the most influential experience of her childhood. The YMCA gave Emerald an incredible sense of belonging, and the YMCA core values instilled a passion for leadership and community change.
After a number of years away, Emerald returned to the Bangor YMCA as the Camp Jordan Director. After three incredible summers, she moved to Bali, Indonesia where she served as the General Manager of an international experiential education program.
Now back in the United States, Emerald is thrilled to be at the Bangor YMCA again, serving as the Director of Development & Community Engagement. Emerald is proud of the profound impact our YMCA programs have on families from all backgrounds. She is truly passionate about communicating our incredible work to the Greater Bangor Region, and working to ensure that our programs are always meeting the community’s needs.