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

  • Faye Mack, Interim Chair, Hunger Free Vermont, Food Security
  • Tabitha McGlynn, Secretary, Self, Health
  • Barbara Petrie, Treasurer, Vermont Community Loan Fund, Alliance Parent Organization
  • Diane Nichols-Fleming, At-large, Self, Early Care/Early Ed-Public K-3
  • Sandra Cross, Self, Economic Security
  • Ann Dillenbeck, Self, Safety
  • Ellen Drolette, Self, Early Care/Early Ed – Home-Based
  • Deb Gass, VT Head Start Association, Family Support
  • Claire Kendall, VT Parent Child Center Network, Family Support
  • Sarah Kenney, Let’s Grow Kids, At-Large
  • Chloe Learey, Winston Prouty Center, At-Large
  • Janet McLaughlin, Vermont AEYC, At-Large
  • Morgan Nichols, Main Street Alliance-VT, Business
  • Judy Pransky, Emerson Falls Playcare, Early Care/Early Ed – Center-Based
  • Carrie Stahler, Vermont Foodbank, Food Security
  • Sarah Teel, Voices for Vermont’s Children, Economic Security
  • Joanna VonCulin, Self, Parents
  • Sarah Wallace-Brodeur, Vermont Family Network, Health
  • Mary Zentara, Self, Early Care/Early Ed – Afterschool

Executive Committee Members: Faye Mack (Interim 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: December 2021 SC Minutes | October 2021 SC Minutes | May 2021 SC Minutes| March 2021 SC Minutes | January 2021 SC Minutes | December 2021 SC Minutes | December 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