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)
  • Kathy Johnson, Barre (Secretary)
  • Phil Blackburn, Brattleboro (Treasurer)
  • Patti Bauerle, Colchester 
  • Jude Demers, Burlington 
  • Andrea Kolbe, Bennington
  • Ann Cummins, Ludlow
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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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Anna Wright

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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Kristy Hommel

Ending the Silence Coordinator

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Jen Boerger

Bookkeeper

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Dan Towle

Peer Outreach Coordinator

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