Leslie Forstadt

Leslie ForstadtHuman Development Specialist
York Village #1 Rm. 210, Orono, ME 04469
Phone:  207.581.3487
Email:  leslie.forstadt@maine.edu

Leslie Forstadt’s current work has two primary programming areas in human development: farm families, and resilience building. With farm families, Leslie’s work includes:

With resilience building, Leslie’s work includes:

  • A founder and current Board member of the Maine Resilience Building Network
  • Presentations and workshops supporting resilience in individuals and groups through stress-reduction training
  • Working with UMaine Cooperative Extension in staff development to address needs around personal sustainability


  • PhD in Educational Psychology, University of Iowa, 2006; focus on positive youth development, alternative education, and high school dropout

Work Related Certificates:

  • 40-hour Mediation Certification, Family and Community Mediation
  • Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies, SALT Institute for Documentary Studies

Professional Organizations:

  • Maine Association of Mediators
  • Zero to Three
  • Maine Resilience Building Network
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • National Association of County Extension Agents