About Us

Staff & Board Members

Our Staff

Dan DeWalt – Founder & Executive Director Dan is a musician, woodworker and teacher who has had an interest in justice his entire life. He was a co-founder of Vermont Independent Media, has served on the Newfane town selectboard and has worked on many public campaigns promoting a more vibrant democracy.

Jessica BlackOutreach Coordinator & Grant Writer
Jess has a history in forensic psychology, advocacy, work with individuals diagnosed with mental illness and developmental disabilities.  She is interested in social justice and is a proponent of nonviolent, people-powered change. 

Our Board

Dan DeWalt
Furniture builder/Fine antique restorer/musician/hand woodworking teacher at Leland and Gray Union High School
Townshend VT

Phoebe Connollysecretary
Dean of Students/basketball and soccer coach
Newfane, VT

Gary Keisertreasurer
Licensed Educator, Buddhist Clergyperson, Musician
Williamsville, VT

Laurie Rabut
Professional musician/music educator/Five college Early Music Program/mindfulness educator
Rockingham, VT

Susan Gunther-Mohr
Pastoral Psychologist/school social worker at Windham Elementary, Townshend Elementary and Windham Elementary
Williamsville, VT

Mya Labelle
Jamaica, VT

Amanda DeBisschop
English Teacher at Leland and Gray Union High School
Townshend, VT