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.

Lisa Cashdan  
 
Lisa Cashdan
Norwich
Community Leader
  Carolyn Dwyer (Vice Chair)
Essex
Management Consultant
  Mark Foley, Jr.
Rutland
President, MKF Properties
Peter Kinder
 
 
Peter Kinder
East Dorset
Co-founder and Former President, KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.
  Spencer Knapp (Secretary)
Shelburne
Senior Vice President & 
General Counsel 
University of Vermont Health Network
  Allyson Laackman (Treasurer)
Burlington
Community Leader

Michael Metz
  Betsy Rathbun Gunn
  Margaret Seely

Michael Metz
South Burlington
President
Michael Metz & Associates, Inc.

  Betsy Rathbun-Gunn
Sandgate
Director, Early Childhood Services, United Counseling Service
  Meg Seely (Chair)
Bridgewater
Community Leader



  Tim Volk
 
Will Stevens
Shoreham
Co-owner
Golden Russet Farm & Greenhouses

Tim Volk
Charlotte
Partner
Kelliher Samets Volk
  Sarah Waring
Montpelier
Executive Director
The Center for an Agricultural Economy
James G Wheeler Jr
 
 
Jake Wheeler
East Burke
Attorney, Director
Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC