Board of Directors
Ellen Zeman is Chair of the VFN Board of Directors, a parent*, and a senior institutional research analyst at Champlain College.
Craig Giles is Vice Chair of the VFN Board of Directors, a parent* and the Vice President of Planning and Analysis for Northern Power Systems.
Tom Stretton is Treasurer of the VFN Board of Directors, a parent*, and a partner at McSoley and McCoy, CPA and Business Advisors. Tom is a CPA with extensive experience with all types of for-profit and non-profit entities.
Laurie Gunn is Secretary of the VFN Board of Directors and the Vice President of Human Resources at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
Abigail Adler, M.D. is a pediatric hospitalist at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, caring for children with complex medical conditions and their families.
Kristen Bigelow-Talbert is a parent* and the Project Director for Bi-State Primary Care Association.
Tammy Carroll is a parent* and a Program Manager at NuHarbor Security.
Mary K. Dennison is a parent* with long-time connections to Puppets in Education.
Lanie Kanat is a parent* and a Nutrition Counselor for Healthy Attitudes VT, LLC.
Kim Keiser is the Vermont Project Director for the Turrell Fund.
Andreas Koenig is a parent*, UVM Assistant Professor, Vermont Interagency Coordinating Council co-chair, and a graduate of the Vermont Leadership Series.
Jennifer McDonald is an attorney with Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC and a graduate of Leadership Champlain.
Pam McCarthy is CEO/President of the Vermont Family Network.
Valerie Richardson is a parent* and special educator.
Mariah Riggs is a parent* and Main Street Landing Director of Performing Arts.
Charlotte Safran is a parent* and the Coordinator of Patient and Family-Centered Care at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital.
Liv Smith-Hammond is a self-advocate and recent graduate of the Community College of Vermont.
Beth Wilson is a parent* and an investment advisor/financial planner at Poulos Advisors, Inc.
* Indicates parent of a child with special needs