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
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
Burlington
Community Leader

Michael Metz
  Julie Peterson
  Betsy Rathbun Gunn

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

  Julie Peterson
Brattleboro
Associate Director
Southeast Vermont Learning Collaborative
  Betsy Rathbun-Gunn
Sandgate
Director, Early Childhood Services, United Counseling Service

Margaret Seely
 
  Tim Volk
Meg Seely (Vice Chair)
Bridgewater
Community Leader


Will Stevens
Shoreham
Co-Owner
Golden Russet Farm & Greenhouses
  Tim Volk
Charlotte
Partner
Kelliher Samets Volk

  James G Wheeler Jr  
Sarah Waring
Montpelier
Executive Director
The Center for an Agricultural Economy
  Jake Wheeler (Chair)
East Burke
Attorney, Director
Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC