Meet Our Board of Directors

The Foundation uses a governance model that provides a thoughtful framework to help guide our volunteer board of directors in determining the strategic direction of the Foundation and creating a vision for our work in the state of Vermont. Directors are chosen for their sensitivity to and knowledge of the state's key issues and are elected by our 150 Community Foundation Members. Learn more about our members and see a list of our board alumni.

Deb Brighton   Lisa Cashdan  
Deb Brighton (Treasurer)
Salisbury
Fiscal Analyst
  Lisa Cashdan
Norwich
Community Leader
  Carolyn Dwyer
Essex
Management Consultant
Jay Kenlan
  Peter Kinder  
A. Jay Kenlan, Esq. 
Wallingford
Attorney
A. Jay Kenlan, Esq., PLLC
  Peter Kinder
East Dorset
Co-founder and former president, KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.

  Spencer Knapp (Secretary)
Burlington
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
University of Vermont Health Network

  Michael Metz   Julie Peterson

Allyson Laackman
Burlington
Community Leader

  Michael Metz
South Burlington
President
Michael Metz & Associates, Inc.
  Julie Peterson
Brattleboro
Associate Director
Southeast Vermont Learning Collaborative
Betsy Rathbun Gunn   Margaret Seely   Tim Volk
Betsy Rathbun-Gunn
Sandgate
Director, Early Childhood Services, United Counseling Service
  Meg Seely (Vice Chair)
Bridgewater
Community Leader
  Tim Volk
Charlotte
Partner
Kelliher Samets Volk
James G Wheeler Jr    
Jake Wheeler (Chair)
East Burke
Attorney, Director
Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC