Board of Trustees

Larry Sudlow

Larry Sudlow, Board Chair
Larry is a many-year veteran of the Vermont Department of Labor, building partnerships to help Vermonters move up the economic ladder and succeed in today’s job market.

 

 

 

David Rubin, Vice Chair
Bio coming soon!

 

 

Jim Coutts, Treasurer
Jim worked for over 25 years as a Senior Executive with a major pharmaceutical company, and has also taught at the Community College of Vermont and served as the Executive Director of the Franklin County Senior Center. He holds an MBA in Finance from Providence College as well as a Harvard Business School Executive Training Certificate. Jim currently serves as a Commissioner on SerVermont, the state’s Commission on National and Community Service, and is a Commissioner on the Governor’s Commission on Successful Aging. He is member of the Executive Council of Vermont and represents AARP on the Vermont Department of Aging and Disabilities Advisory Committee.

 

Chip

Allen “Chip” Evans, Secretary
Chip served as the former Executive Director of the Vermont Workforce Development council, a public/private council established by the Governor and the Legislature, to develop a high skill workforce for Vermont.

 

 

 

George Brisson
George is a recently retired executive with 40+ years experience in financial administration, working in the fields of Education and Healthcare, including serving as CFO for small hospitals around the country and 4 years as CFO for Johnson State College.  George has a Bachelor’s Degree from Providence College in R.I., and Master’s Degree from Bryant College, also in R.I., both degrees focusing on Business Administration.

 

 

Rachel Jolly
Rachel Jolly is Director of Women’s Programs at VT Works for Women (VWW) where she oversees a variety of quality programming that helps women recognize their potential and work toward economic independence. For three years, she worked as a VWW Program Coordinator, training women interested in careers in painting, carpentry and law enforcement. She was also part of the formation, design and implementation of VWW’s Step In to Work program, helping women transitioning from incarceration or off of state assistance into the workforce.

Rachel has worked for over twenty years in experiential education. She coordinated year-round youth programs at ECHO, the Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington, led extended wilderness trips in Maine and has taught a variety of environmental education programs in Vermont, Maine and Israel. Rachel earned her MEd in Environmental Education from Rhodes University in South Africa and her BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont.

 

 

Tiffany Keune
Tiffany Keune is Director of Workforce Education at the Community College of Vermont (CCV).  Tiffany’s work in corporate training and workforce development includes curriculum design, business outreach, workshop facilitation, course instruction, and instructor training. She also works with trainers, teachers, graduate and undergraduate students to improve instructional practices and assessment strategies.  A strong community member, Tiffany has served on the Executive Board of Vermont Women in Higher Education, has been a member of the Vermont Public Radio Community Forum Steering Committee, and the Creative Economy Steering Committee.  She speaks at various conferences and has designed and delivered workshops at the National Workforce Conference, Antioch New England Graduate School, Vermont Career and Technical Education Conference, Educating the Whole Student Conference and various staff and faculty conferences statewide. Tiffany holds a B.A. from Castleton University, and an M.S. from Antioch New England Graduate School.

 

 

Pixie

Mary Paul “Pixie” Loomis
Pixie Loomis has been the Executive Director of Vermont Adult Learning since 1995.  Prior to coming to VAL, Pixie held positions in administration at Sterling College, Johnson State, and Dartmouth. Early in her career she worked for the Council on Environmental Quality in Washington, D.C.  She has her BA from Wellesley College and her MBA from Cornell.

 

 

David Sagi
David was one of the founding members of the Vermont Center for Independent Living, which formed in 1977. Currently works for The State of Vermont, for a number of years David was the Regional Manager for Vocational Rehabilitation in Rutland and Bennington.  He is currently the ADA Manager for the Department of Disabilities Aging and Independent Living and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation statewide.

 

 

Richard Smith
Bio coming soon!