Board of Directors

     Ellen Zeman is Chair of the VFN Board of Directors, a parent*, and the Learning Assessment Director 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 Community Health Quality Manager for Bi-State Primary Care Association.

Tom Borys is the Director of Finance for OneCare VT.

Mary K. Dennison is a parent* with long-time connections to Puppets in Education.  She is currently the Assistant Youth librarian at Brownell Library.

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.

Kevin Kelleher is a parent* and the UVMMC Manager of Pay Programs and Analytics.

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,* a former special educator and currently works as a Family Resource Consultant for the I-Team at UVM.

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.

* Indicates parent of a child with special needs

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