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 …Read More...
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. firstname.lastname@example.orgCollapse
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. …Read More...
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 volunteering for the local high school. email@example.comCollapse
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 Communica …Read More...
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 membership recruitment, retention, and relations, as well as the point person for outbound 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. He served three terms as Mayor Weinberger’s representative on Burlington’s Community Development Block Grant Committee and is a former board member and past Communication Committee Lead of Full Barrel Cooperative Brewery & Taproom.
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. firstname.lastname@example.orgCollapse
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 …Read More...
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. email@example.comCollapse
Samantha Sheehan(Local First Vermont Manager)
Samantha Sheehan joined VBSR has the Manager of the Local First Vermont program in April 2017. Sheehan is committed to supporting sustainabl …Read More...
Samantha Sheehan joined VBSR has the Manager of the Local First Vermont program in April 2017. Sheehan is committed to supporting sustainable economic growth throughout Vermont. She has a passion for education and service, enjoys working directly with small business owners, and is excited for the opportunity to educate Vermonters on the many benefits of spending locally.
In addition to working with Local First Vermont, Samantha is the owner of Valley.Works Coworking Space in Waitsfield. She also works as a freelance designer and social media marketer for a variety of Vermont businesses and non-profit clients. Sheehan is also the Director of Slideluck Mad River Valley, and volunteers on the leadership team of the Vermont Creative Network.
She lives in Hancock Vermont with her partner and two dogs, Benny & Maybe. firstname.lastname@example.orgCollapse
Roxanne Vought(Vermont Intern Program and Special Projects Manager)
Roxanne joined VBSR in the spring of 2013 as our Intern Program and Special Projects Manager. Passionate about Vermont and sustainable econo …Read More...
Roxanne joined VBSR in the spring of 2013 as our Intern Program and Special Projects Manager. Passionate about Vermont and sustainable economic development, Roxanne has worked in both private and public sectors with a focus on Higher Education, Human Resources, Workforce Development and Non-Profit Management.
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, and Carbon Harvest Energy, an aquaponics start-up, where she managed HR and sales.
Together with her husband, Nate Plasha, she is part-owner of Black Locust Craftsman, where she oversees Strategic Business Development. She is a proud mother to her daughter, Evelyn, and committed to affordable, quality child care! email@example.comCollapse