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.

Katy Smith Abbott, Vice Chair

Katy Smith Abbott, Vice Chair

Middlebury

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

Adrienne Major, Secretary

Adrienne Major, Secretary

Westminster West

Professor of English at Landmark College. Read Adrienne’s full bio.
Joy Facos, Treasurer

Joy Facos, Treasurer

Montpelier

Principal at ESG Research Associates in Montpelier. Read Joy’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.

Todd Daloz

Todd Daloz

Middlesex

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

Sarah Dopp

Sarah Dopp

South Burlington

Past president of the Vermont Historical Society and the Chittenden County Historical Society boards. Read Sarah’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.

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.

Morgan Moore

Morgan Moore

Barnet

Principal, Newbury Elementary School. Read Morgan’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

Westtown, NY on Abenaki Land

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

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.

Luis Vivanco

Luis Vivanco

Burlington

Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont, and Director of the UVM Humanities Center.

Yasmine Ziesler

Yasmine Ziesler

Huntington

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