Staff & Board Members

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Our NAMI Vermont Board of Directors are composed of dedicated and passionate volunteers who are interested in raising awareness about mental health and supporting our mission of education, support and advocacy.  Our board members represent a diversity of experiences and backgrounds. They provide strategic governance and fiduciary oversight, approve the annual budget, set policies and bylaws, and serve on one of the organization’s committees. 

Our Board

Our Committees

Our Staff

2023–2024 Board of Directors

  • Chip Siler, Guilford (President)
  • Judy Siler, Guilford (Vice-President)
  • Phil Blackburn, Brattleboro (Treasurer)
  • Ann Cooper, Ludlow (Secretary)
  • Maria McClellan, Shelburne
  • Andrea Kolbe, Plymouth, MA
  • Claudia Pringles, Montpelier
  • Kathleen Kilbourne, Vergennes
  • Thelma Stoudt, Sudbury
  • Lois Beardwood, Manchester Center
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Our Committees

NAMI Vermont’s committees are composed of board members, board-approved NAMI members and staff. Our board-approved committees include Finance Committee, Governance Committee, Advocacy Committee, and Events Committee. 

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Our Staff

Our hard-working staff help further our mission and support our NAMI Vermont members, affiliates and programs.

Laurie Emerson

Executive Director


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Cathy LaClair

Events & Fundraising Coordinator


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Margie Lemay

Office Manager


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Anna Wright

Marketing & Communications Coordinator


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Kathy Johnson

Program Assistant


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Jen Boerger



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