Steering Committee

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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.

2021 – 2022 Steering Committee

Member, Affiliation, Interest Represented

  • Margaret Atkinson, Winston Prouty Center, At-Large
  • Sandra Cross, Self, Economic Security
  • Ann Dillenbeck, Self, Safety
  • Ellen Drolette, Self, Early Care/Early Ed — Home-based
  • Deb Gass, Vermont Head Start Association, Family Support
  • Sarah Kenney, Let’s Grow Kids, At-Large
  • Faye Mack, Hunger Free Vermont, Food Security
  • Pam McCarthy, Vermont Family Network, Health
  • Tabitha McGlynn, Self, Health
  • Janet McLaughlin, Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children, At-Large
  • Floyd Nease, Parent Child Center Network, Family Support
  • Morgan Nichols, Main St. Alliance-VT, Business
  • Diane Nichols-Fleming, Self, Early Care/Early Ed — Public K-3
  • Barbara Petrie, Vermont Community Loan Fund, Alliance parent organization
  • Judy Pransky, Emerson Falls Playcare, Early Care/Early Ed — Center-based
  • Sarah Teel, Voices for Vermont’s Children, Economic Security
  • Joanna VonCulin, Self, Parents
  • Cassie Willner, Vermont Afterschool, Early Care/Early Ed — Afterschool
  • Mary Zentara, Self, Parents

Executive Committee Members: Margaret Atkinson (Chair), Faye Mack (Vice Chair), Tabitha McGlynn (Secretary), Barbara Petrie (Treasurer), Diane Nichols-Fleming (At-Large)

Steering Committee Minutes: Click the following links to download minutes from Steering Committee meetings: March 31, 2021 | January 14, 2021 SC Minutes | December 16, 2021 SC Minutes | December 2, 2021 SC Minutes | September 2020 SC Minutes |March 2020 SC Minutes | December 2019 SC Minutes | November 2019 SC Minutes | October 2019 SC Minutes | 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: 2021 Annual Meeting DRAFT Minutes | 2020 Annual Meeting Minutes | 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes | 2018 Annual Meeting Minutes | 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes