Staff & Board Members
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 Black – Outreach 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.
Furniture builder/Fine antique restorer/musician/hand woodworking teacher at Leland and Gray Union High School
Phoebe Connolly – secretary
Dean of Students/basketball and soccer coach
Gary Keiser – treasurer
Licensed Educator, Buddhist Clergyperson, Musician
Professional musician/music educator/Five college Early Music Program/mindfulness educator
Pastoral Psychologist/school social worker at Windham Elementary, Townshend Elementary and Windham Elementary
English Teacher at Leland and Gray Union High School