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Meet the Staff

 

Dan Barlow, Public Policy Manager. Dan joined VBSR as Public Policy Manager in the fall of 2010. He represents VBSR members at the Vermont Statehouse, lobbying on topics such as health care reform, clean energy and employment issues. Previously, Dan worked as a political reporter for the Vermont Press Bureau, was the recipient of the 2009 New England Associated Press award, and was a frequent guest on various Vermont news and analysis television and radio programs. Dan lives in Barre with his girlfriend, Phayvanh Luekhamhan, and their cat, Luna. He also serves on the Barre Cemetery Commission. danielb@vbsr.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Campbell, Executive Director

Jane came to VBSR in 2016 after spending nine years with the Vermont Historical Society (VHS), where she served as Director of Development. In her time at VHS, Campbell led the efforts to complete capital, annual and debt reduction campaigns and managed the organization’s community relations and outreach. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of Copley Hospital Foundation, and from 1992-2002, Campbell served as VBSR's first full-time Executive Director. During her first tenure at the helm, VBSR became a player in Vermont’s political world, advocating for livable wages and sustainable development legislation. Under her leadership, the organization also created a sister 501(c)3 non-profit organization for research and education and more than quadrupled in membership, growing from 80 members to 365. (VBSR currently has 760+ members.) Jane is excited to be back! She and her family live in Morrisville, and in her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities and serving as a board member of the Governors' Institute of Vermont. Janec@vbsr.org

 

 

 

 

 

Russ Elek, Communication and Membership Manager.  Russ Elek, an Ohio native, moved to Vermont in 2011 and joined the VBSR team in August of 2012 as Program Assistant. Now as VBSR's Communication and Membership Manager, Russ is VBSR's lead for event planning and coordination, membership relations and organizational communication. He has spent his entire professional career working with non-profits in communication-based roles and serves as a volunteer Communication Consultant and Coordinator for the Williston Church of the Nazarene and as a board member of Full Barrel Cooperative Brewery & Taproom. He is also a three-term member of Burlington's Community Development Block Grant Committee. When not in the office or shaking hands, Russ can be found on the golf course, playing basketball, or watching Notre Dame Football with his wife and sons. russe@vbsr.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucie Kidd, Bookkeeper/Office Manager
Lucie joined the VBSR team in December 2015. She brings many years of experience assisting in the ongoing financial health of non-profits in both New York and Vermont. When not at work, Lucie is an avid gardener in the summer and quilter in the winter, living in South Hero with her husband Russ and their family of furry friends. luciek@vbsr.org

 

 

 

 

 


 

Roxanne Vought, Vermont Intern Program and Special Projects Manager. Roxanne joined VBSR in the spring of 2013 as our Internship Program and Special Projects Manager.  A graduate of UVM, Roxanne started her career through a series of internships with Burlington area non-profits, and continued with management positions at Vermont Mozart Festival, UVM Lane Series and Carbon Harvest Energy. Prior to joining VBSR she spent 8 years with UVM Continuing Education, where she helped students of all ages connect with opportunities for learning, enrichment and professional development. A frequent performer and teacher, Roxanne lives in Burlington with her husband, Nate Plasha, and enjoys time outside, in the kitchen, on stage and in the classroom.  roxannev@vbsr.org

 

 

 

 

Wendy Wilson, Manager of Local First Vermont. Wendy joined VBSR in March 2015. She enjoys meeting Vermont business owners and helping them engage more Vermonters in buying local and keeping their dollars in Vermont. Prior to her role with Local First, Wendy had a 17-year career as communications director for Energy Action Network, Vermont Commons School, and Chittenden Solid Waste District. She is passionate about conveying the conservation ethic and promoting sustainability. Wendy lives in Bristol with her two teenage daughters. She also serves on the Bristol Energy Committee. wendy@localfirstvermont.org

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