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.

Lydia Brownell    
Lydia Brownell
Senior Fund and Contract Manager
Email Lydia
802-388-3355 ext. 227

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

  Stacie Fagan
Vice President for Philanthropy 
Email Stacie
802-388-3355 ext. 252

Jane Kimble
Philanthropy Associate
Email Jane
802-388-3355 ext. 286
  Janet Malcom
Grants Specialist
Email Janet
802-388-3355 ext. 233
  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
  Brockton Corbett
Dave Rahr Community Philanthropy Fellow
Email Brockton
  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.

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

  David Morrissey
Email David
802-388-3355 ext. 228

  Richard Ruane
Information Systems Manager
Email Richard
802-388-3355 ext. 232

Heather Seeley
Payroll Administrator
Email Heather
802-388-3355 ext. 279

  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
  Bobby Lussier
Environmental Philanthropy Associate
Email Bobby
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
Visit their website


The Curtis Fund

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


The Curtis Fund
Visit their website