Steering Committee

The Alliance Steering Committee includes 21 members representing the issues of health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education, as well as parents and businesses.

2019 – 2020 Steering Committee

Member, Affiliation, Interest Represented

  • Faye Mack (Chair), Hunger Free Vermont, Food Security 
  • Judy Pransky (Vice Chair), Emerson Falls Playcare, ECEE Center-Based
  • Barbara Petrie (Treasurer), Vermont Community Loan Fund, Fiscal Sponsor
  • Ilene Dickinson (Secretary), Self, Parents
  • Amanda Cochrane, Umbrella, Inc., Economic Security
  • Ann Dillenbeck, Self, Safety 
  • Deb Gass, Vermont Head Start Association, Family Support
  • Diance Nichols-Fleming, Self, Early Care/Early Education, Public K-3
  • Ellen Drolette, Self, Early Care/Early Education, Home-based
  • Faye Longo, Self, Parents 
  • Floyd NeaseVermont Parent Child Center Network, Family Support
  • Holly Morehouse, Vermont Afterschool, ECEE Afterschool
  • Jessie Carpenter, Vermont Food Bank, Food Security 
  • Margaret Atkinson, Winston Prouty Center, At Large  
  • Morgan Nichols, Main Street Alliance, Business
  • Pam McCarthy, Vermont Family Network, Health
  • Sarah Kenney, Let’s Grow Kids, At Large
  • Sarah Teel, Voices for Vermont’s Children, Economic Security
  • Sonja Raymond, Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children, At Large
  • Steve Ames, Self, Safety 
  • Tabitha McGlynn, Self, Health 

Executive Committee Members: Faye Mack (Chair), Judy Pransky (Vice Chair), Barbara Petrie (Treasurer), Ilene Dickenson (Secretary), Steve Ames (At Large)

Steering Committee Minutes: Click the following links to download minutes from Steering Committee meetings: May 2019 SC Minutes | April 2019 SC Minutes | December 2018 SC Minutes | November 2018 SC Minutes | October 2018 SC Minutes

Governance Document: The Alliance’s purpose and structure are directed by a Governance Document that was originally approved in 2013. The Steering Committee reviews and refines the document as needed. Click the link to download the document as a PDF: Alliance Governance Document.

Annual Meeting Minutes: The Alliance’s Annual Membership Meeting is an opportunity for members and strategic partners to reflect on the previous year’s advocacy efforts and plan for the year ahead. Click the links to download the minutes from recent Annual Meetings: 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes| 2018 Annual Meeting Minutes | 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes