Annual Business Meeting

November 15, 2023

NAMI Vermont’s Annual Business Meeting was part of the Annual Conference this year on November 15 at the DoubleTree Conference Center (in-person) from 4:15-5:00 p.m. Members approved amendments to the Bylaws and voted for new and returning Board Members:

  • Lois Beardwood, Manchester Center (1st Term)
  • Kathleen Kilbourne, Vergennes (1st Term)
  • Andrea Kolbe, Plymouth, MA (3rd Term)
  • Thelma Stoudt, Sudbury (1st Term)

The Recognition and Awards Ceremony was held from 1:00-1:15 p.m. at the Conference. Three amazing volunteers were presented with awards in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to NAMI Vermont in 2023. These standout volunteers gave their time and effort to NAMI Vermont in a uniquely impactful way. We greatly appreciate their generosity and thank them for the wonderful work they have done!

  • Kathy Johnson who received the Volunteer of Year Award. Kathy is always willing to go the extra mile to deliver many of NAMI Vermont’s programs.
  • Alexina Federhen who received the Inspiration Award whose efforts have made an impressive impact to inspire our youth and young adults.
  • Robin Mallor who received the Rising Star Award whose efforts and leadership have increased awareness about NAMI Vermont.

Volunteer of the Year Award
Kathy Johnson

Rising Star Award
Robin Mallor

Alexina Federhen

Inspiration Award
Alexina Federhen

Election of Officers

The NAMI Vermont Board met after the Annual Business Meeting to elect officers. Congratulations to the FY2024 Officers:

  • Chip Siler, President
  • Judy Siler, Vice President
  • Ann Cooper, Secretary
  • Phil Blackburn, Treasurer
Approved Amended Bylaws