Nancy Schafer

President of the Board


Nancy (She/Her) grew up spending her summers in Northeast Harbor and is calling it home more and more. She is a film producer and has spent her entire career in the film business, first starting the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and then moving to New York and running the Tribeca Film Festival. For the past decade-ish she has been out on her own as an independent producer, making both fiction and non-fiction films.


I believe people should have access to healthy food and that one of the best ways to create open and engaged communities is through a good meal. As a volunteer at Open Table MDI I saw that this simple idea of creating good meals and inviting people in to share them resonates powerfully throughout the MDI community. I’m glad to help the organization grow and provide more and more good meals to people in need.