Vanessa Park, MFA:


Advancement Director

Vanessa Park is Fairwinds’ Director of Advancement, coordinating and overseeing all marketing, communications, outreach, and fundraising. She moved to Nantucket in February of 2019 from the Hudson Valley of New York, where she lived for many years, raising her two children, skiing, experiencing rural life, and doing meaningful work. A New York City native and graduate of the University of Virginia (BA) and Columbia University (MFA/fiction), Vanessa was an English teacher at an independent school and then made a career change into development and communications seven years ago. In addition, since 2007, she has had her own part-time editing and writing business called Vanessa‚Äôs Red Pen. She is serving her second term on the board of Postpartum Support International. Vanessa is a blogger, a dancer, and a mother of two grown-up artists, a musician son and a poet daughter.