Earthplace recently appointed Marie Dalton-Meyer as its interim executive director to replace John Horkel, who is retiring Nov. 1 after 27 years. The announcement came from Julia Mally, Earthplace board president.

Dalton-Meyer is a leadership consultant with Third Sector New England, a Boston-based group that provides management and leadership resources to nonprofit organizations, according to a news release. Her primary responsibility will be to oversee the day-to-day operations of Earthplace and to help position the organization for its future.

Marie brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management and board service.