About Vermont Humanities

Board of Directors

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Judith Chalmer, Chair

Judith Chalmer, Chair

Burlington

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

Beverly Colston, Vice Chair

Beverly Colston, Vice Chair

Winooski

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

Adrienne Major, Secretary

Adrienne Major, Secretary

Westminster West

Professor of English at Landmark College. Read Adrienne’s full bio.
Morgan Moore, Treasurer

Morgan Moore, Treasurer

Barnet

Principal, Newbury Elementary School. Read Morgan’s full bio.

Joy Facos

Joy Facos

Montpelier

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

Shanta Lee Gander

Shanta Lee Gander

Brattleboro

2020 recipient of the Arthur Williams Award for Meritorious Service to the Arts. Read Shanta’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.

Vera Longtoe Sheehan

Vera Longtoe Sheehan

Westminister, VT and Westtown, NY

Director of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association and founder of the Abenaki Arts & Education Center.
Read Vera’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.

Luis Vivanco

Luis Vivanco

Burlington

Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont, and Director of the UVM Humanities Center. Read Luis’s full bio.

Yasmine Ziesler

Yasmine Ziesler

Huntington

Chief Academic Officer for the Vermont State Colleges System.