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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Erin - for PRIDEErin grew up in South Burlington and bought her own home there in 2011. She married her long-time partner, Nathalie in August of 2015. Nathalie is from Montreal so they spent the first two years of their marriage navigating the very complicated and time consuming immigration process. Their dream to share a home here in Vermont has finally come true. Erin and Nat share a love of animals and have many of them, all rescues. Their dog Puff was adopted from BETA (Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in Lebanon. He is a special needs dog, missing his two back feet. They have also adopted from the Montreal SPCA and the Humane Society of Chittenden County.

    Erin graduated from Champlain College in 1999 and began a career in Wealth Management. At the same time she was starting her career, she began volunteering at the Women’s Rape Crisis Center (now H.O.P.E. Works). She was asked to join the WRCC/H.O.P.E. Works Board of Directors in 2005 and served as Board Chair from 2006-2012. She continued volunteering on the H.O.P.E. Works Development Committee until the summer of 2016 when presented with the opportunity to join the Board at the Pride Center of Vermont. As a former SafeSpace volunteer, she was familiar with PCVT and thrilled to get more involved.
  • image2Norman Medina moved to Vermont the fall of 2015 after almost 10 years of work in the nonprofit and public health sectors in Philadelphia, PA. His passion for supporting LGBTQI communities and research was discovered more than two decades ago, when, after graduating from college, he started to work in the Ministry of Health in Perú, his country of origin.  Norman describes his first visit to the Pride Center of Vermont as an inspiring moment. After meeting the staff and learning about the work they do, he had no doubt he wanted to be part of The Pride Center of Vermont.  Besides supporting the Board of Directors, Norman, works at UVM School of Medicine and volunteers at the Medical Center. When he is not working or volunteering, he enjoys exploring Vermont with his husband David by taking long walks in the woods or around the lake with Benson, their lovely dog.
  • EEC7CEB74AB54497B5837518147C9C61Art has a life long love of Vermont having annually visited family as a kid and having gone to college in VT.  He and his partner, Wayne (a native Vermonter), met 25 years ago in Boston, first bought a home in Vermont’s Upper Valley about 20 years ago, and have been married for 10 years.  Art works in banking with a focus on risk management within commercial lending.    

    "We moved to Burlington in 2013 and since then helped with the formation of the LGBTQIA Alliance of VT, volunteered at the Pride Center with Momentum, and volunteer/are on the steering committee for Out in the 802 often with a focus on getting various groups and organizations to come together given the belief that the combined forces of the community offer the ability to make new connections and ties, and ultimately helps make the community stronger."

    Art is honored to have joined the board of an organization that serves such a strong LGBTQI+ community. He recognizes our community is our strength, is built on the sacrifices and courage of many people over the years, and hopes to further build on that strength with the Pride Center for all the members of the LGBTQI+ community.        

  • karaHello! I am so happy to have joined the Pride Center’s Board this spring, after a long history with this
    amazing organization.

    I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in South Burlington, a queer mom of 3 awesome
    teenage girls and two great dogs. The majority of my professional career has been in social work and social
    justice advocacy, specifically in the anti-violence field (domestic, sexual and hate violence), and with the
    LGBTQ community. I have also worked in non-profits serving the homeless, people with mental illness,
    youth of all identities, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

    I had the honor of being the Founding Executive Director of SafeSpace when it was a separate non-profit in
    2000, and then helped merge SafeSpace with the Pride Center (then RU12?) in 2006. As the Center’s
    Executive Director from 2006-2011 I learned how critically important our work is, how much support there
    is for our community, and also how many on-going needs LGBTQ community members have despite so
    much progress.

    In this climate of increasing hate from the top down in our country over the last few years, our work is
    needed more than ever, and I am proud to be a part of it. Join us by donating, volunteering, coming to
    events…it’s our Center, let’s make it even better!
  • Taylor moved to Vermont from California with her partner and two daughters in the spring of 2007 having worked for both an international outdoor clothing and equipment brand and on the financial services end of a major motorcycle company. Taylor is a Navy veteran and attended the University of Scranton majoring in Public Administration and Business. Taylor identifies as a transgender women, starting her journey to transition in June of 2017. Her involvement in the LGBTQI community and the Pride Center is driven by a passion to empower Trans and non-binary individuals and to support our community at large though empowerment workshops and by helping others to meet head on the challenges of transition in their community and workplace. Taylor currently works as a Senior Sales Manager in the business conference industry. She enjoys spending as much time as possible with her daughters and partner and is an avid traveler and outdoor adventurer. 

 Join Our Board

Thank you for your interest in joining the Pride Center of Vermont Board of Directors. The Pride Center of Vermont celebrates, educates and advocates with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Vermonters.  

We ask that every potential Board member fill out this application (click here to download). Our goal is to cultivate a balanced board with a broad range of experience, diversity, and strengths. Please fill out what you are comfortable sharing with us, and we will attempt to accurately match your strengths and talents with our organization’s needs.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.  Thank you!

  • Erin Carroll, PCVT Board of Directors Co-Chair: erinsue@pridecentervt.org

Fill out our Board Member Application: https://goo.gl/forms/RYu7GnxUHytYv9dk1 (Google Forms)

 

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