VFAFA Conference Committee
The Conference Committee is made up of a group of dedicated people who are foster/adoptive parents, Department for Children and Families~Family Services Division Resource Coordinators and Staff and Vermont Child Welfare Training Partnership staff.
This team meets year round to create an invaluable Institute and Conference experience. This event provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate kin/foster/adoptive families, foundational and advanced educational opportunities for these resource families and allows for networking with other resource families and child welfare community partners.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
We would like to recognize many caring individuals that helped organize the 2017 VFAFA Conference.
Lisa Steckler - Conference Chair
Alicia Connors - Fundraising Chair
Jesilyn Amsden - Conference Coordinator
Sharon O'Neill • Pamela Piper • Rebecca Fitzsimmons • My-Lanh Graves • Debbie Boyce • Michelle Colburn • Stacy Garciadealba
With special thanks to our crew of helping hands: Bill Beard, Renee Parent, Brenda Hamlin, Brian Thompson, Michelle Thompson, Martha Bowdish, Jim Bulgar, Carrie Deem, Valerie Miner, Cathy Frost, Christine Pollard, Deanna Rounds, Kelli Kilanski, Laurie Mumley, Joan Rock, Margi Cameron, Roberta Wierzbicki, Ken Colburn, Brenda Zavaterro, Sarah Sargent, & Michelle Feiner.
VFAFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT: Dan Boyce
VICE PRESIDENT: vacant
TREASURER: Bill Beard
SECRETARY: Natasha Wilkinson
Jim Bulger, past president
BARRE: Daniel Lessard
BENNINGTON: Eric Webster
BRATTLEBORO: Brenda Zavaterro
HARTFORD: Alicia Connors
MIDDLEBURY: Martha Hanley
NEWPORT: Erica Page
RUTLAND: Cinn Smith
ST. ALBANS: Lauri Samson
ST. JOHNSBURY: Jamie Manzi
MEMBERS AT LARGE
Jody Dickerson • Lissa Schneckenburger
Pat Richardson • Sue Travers