Meet Our Staff

Office of the President

Dan Smith

President & CEO
Email Dan
802-388-3355 ext. 223

  Kim Haigis
Assist. to the President & Events Manager
Email Kim
802-388-3355 x244


For media inquiries or information about publications.

Felipe Rivera

Chief of Staff & Vice President for Strategy and Communications
Email Felipe
802-388-3355 ext. 243

  Zoe Pike
Communications Manager
Email Zoe
802-388-3355 ext. 285


Community Philanthropy

For questions about establishing a fund with the Community Foundation.

Emilye Pelow Corbett, CAP®
Philanthropic and Planned Giving Advisor 
Email Emilye
802-388-3355 ext. 230

Stacie Fagan
Interim Vice President for Philanthropy & Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Email Stacie
802-388-3355 ext. 252

  Jane Kimble
Philanthropy Associate
Email Jane
802-388-3355 ext. 286
Elisabeth Marx
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Email Elisabeth
802-388-3355 ext. 241

  Martha Trombley Oakes, CAP®
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Email Martha
802-388-3355 ext. 225

Grants and Community Investments

For questions about our grantmaking or nonprofit capacity-building services.

Celia Cadwell
Program and Grants Specialist
Email Celia
802-388-3355 ext. 222
  Sarah Daluisio
Administrative Associate & Office Manager
Email Sarah
802-388-3355 ext. 224
  Chelsea Bardot Lewis
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Email Chelsea
802-388-3355 ext. 295

Sarah Waring
Vice President for Grants and Community Investments
Email Sarah
802-388-3355 ext. 283

Carolyn Weir, CAP® 
Senior Philanthropic Advisor for the McClure Foundation & Program and Grants
Email Carolyn
802-388-3355 ext. 239


Kevin Wiberg
Philanthropic Advisor for Community Engagement
Email Kevin
802-388-3355 ext. 284

Finance and Operations

For questions about accounting, finance, fund administration, grant checks, and fund distributions.

Lydia Brownell  
Lydia Brownell
Senior Fund and Contract Manager
Email Lydia
802-388-3355 ext. 227
  Deb Dabrowski, CPA, CGMA
VP for Finance & CFO
Email Deb
802-388-3355 ext. 229
  Hannah Deming
Email Hannah
802-388-3355 ext. 271
Lori Hancock
Assistant Controller
Email Lori
802-388-3355 ext. 231
  Laurie Lowy
Email Laurie
802-388-3355 ext. 237

  Janet Malcolm
Grants Specialist
Email Janet
802-388-3355 ext. 233
David Morrissey
Email David
802-388-3355 ext. 228
  Richard Ruane
Information Systems Manager
Email Richard
802-388-3355 ext. 232
  Jamie Stone
Email Jamie
802-388-3355 ext. 245

The Vermont Women’s Fund

A component fund of the Community Foundation. For questions, please contact:

Meg Smith
Email Meg
802-388-3355 ext. 301

High Meadows Fund

A supporting organization of the Community Foundation. For questions, please contact:

Gaye Symington
Email Gaye
802-388-3355 ext. 381
  Will Lathrop
Environmental Philanthropy Associate
Email Will
802-388-3355 ext. 382  
  Nina McDonnell 
Grants Administrator
Email Nina
802-388-3355 ext. 383

Betsy Hands
Program Officer
Email Betsy
802-388-3355 ext. 381

Addison Community Athletics Foundation

A supporting organization of the Community Foundation. For questions, please contact:

Erin Morrison
Program and Communications Manager
Email Erin

Let's Grow Kids

A supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation.To learn about their staff, visit their website.


Let's Grow Kids
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