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Board of Directors

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Katy Smith Abbott, Chair

Katy Smith Abbott, Chair

Middlebury

Associate Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at Middlebury College. Read Katy’s full bio.

Todd Daloz, Vice Chair

Todd Daloz, Vice Chair

Middlesex

Associate General Counsel for the Vermont State Colleges System. Read Todd’s full bio.

Sarah Dopp, Secretary

Sarah Dopp, Secretary

South Burlington

Past president of the Vermont Historical Society and the Chittenden County Historical Society boards. Read Sarah’s full bio.
Joy Facos, Treasurer

Joy Facos, Treasurer

Montpelier

Principal at ESG Research Associates in Montpelier. Read Joy’s full bio.

Jim Alic

Jim Alic

Ludlow

Has held positions at Ford Motor Company, RCA, Reed Exhibition Companies, Advanstar Communications, and IBM. Read Jim’s full bio.

Judith Chalmer

Judith Chalmer

Burlington

Former director of Inclusive Arts Vermont, a nonprofit focused on arts and disability​. Read Judith’s full bio.

Beverly Colston

Beverly Colston

Winooski

Director of the Mosaic Center for Students of Color (MCSC) at the University of Vermont​. Read Beverly’s full bio.

Rolf Diamant

Rolf Diamant

Woodstock

Adjunct associate professor in the University of Vermont’s History Department/Historic Preservation Program. Read Rolf’s full bio.

Huck Gutman

Huck Gutman

Burlington

Retired Professor of English at the University of Vermont and former Chief of Staff in the Office of Senator Bernie Sanders. Read Huck’s full bio.

Chris Hadsel

Chris Hadsel

Burlington

Director of the “Curtains Without Borders” conservation program. Read Chris’ full bio.

Adrienne Major

Adrienne Major

Westminster West

Professor of English at Landmark College. Read Adrienne’s full bio.
Meg Ostrum

Meg Ostrum

Montpelier

A consultant working with cultural organizations, public agencies, and artists throughout the country. Read Meg’s full bio.

Mary Otto

Mary Otto

Norwich

Retired high school English teacher and teacher consultant. Read Mary’s full bio.

Steve Stettler

Steve Stettler

Weston

Former Producing Artistic Director of the Weston Playhouse, Vermont’s oldest professional theatre. Read Steve’s full bio.

Randall Szott

Randall Szott

Barnard

Represents the Windsor 4-1 district in the Vermont House of Representatives. Read Randall’s full bio.

Bob Taylor

Bob Taylor

Colchester

Elliot A. Brown Green and Gold Professor of Law, Politics, and Political Behavior at the University of Vermont. Read Bob’s full bio.

Robert Wells

Robert Wells

South Londonderry

Retired marketing and advertising strategist. Read Robert’s full bio.

Jessamyn West

Jessamyn West

Randolph

Consultant, researcher and international public speaker on library science and digital divide issues. Read Jessamyn’s full bio.

Yasmine Ziesler

Yasmine Ziesler

Huntington

Chief Academic Officer for the Vermont State Colleges System. Read Yasmine’s full bio.