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 set the budget, establish policies and provide guidance around NAMI Vermont programs and priorities. 

Our Board

Our Committees

Our Staff

2021-2022 Board of Directors

  • Chip Siler, Guilford (President)
  • Judy Siler, Guilford (Vice-President)
  • Andrea Kolbe, Bennington (Secretary)
  • Phil Blackburn, Brattleboro (Treasurer)
  • Claudia Pringles, Montpelier 
  • Jude Demers, Burlington 
  • Jodi Girouard, South Burlington
  • Ann Cummins, Ludlow
  • Maria McClellan, Shelburne
  • Joe Wiah, Brattleboro
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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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Anne Marie Lavalette

Program Coordinator

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Anna Wright

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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Margie Lemay

Office Manager

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Kathy Johnson

Program Assistant

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Jen Boerger

Bookkeeper

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