Board & Staff

CVABE Board of Directors

CVABE is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization governed by a volunteer board of directors.  The board assists with program planning and evaluation and assumes policy and fiscal oversight responsibilities for the organization.  The board represents a wide spectrum of professions and locales from the three-county region and beyond.

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Stowe - Lamoille County

George Lewis, President

Innkeeper, Brass Lantern Inn


Morrisville - Lamoille County

Mary Grace, Vice President

Executive Director, Partnerships for Literacy and Learning


Barre - Washington County

Carol Dawes, Treasurer

Clerk/Treasurer, City of Barre


Montpelier - Washington County

Christina Currier, Secretary

Cosmetology Instructor, Center Vermont Career Center

Sherry Barnard

Randolph - Orange County

Sherry Barnard

Assistant Professor, Vermont Technical College

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East Montpelier - Washington County

Lindy Johnson

Literacy Coordinator/Coach, Barre Supervisory Union


Thetford - Orange County

Nancy McCann

Director of Labor Relations and Senior Human Resources Consultant, Dartmouth College


Montpelier - Washington County

Miccal McMullan

Associate AIA Partner/Designer, TiMic Drafting and Design, LLC


East Montpelier - Washington County

Kimberly Swasey

Town of East Montpelier Select Board, Retired US Army Officer


The organization’s Executive Director guides the progress of the organization under the leadership of the CVABE Board of Directors, nurtures the vitality of the organization, and is ultimately responsible for all program operations and activity.

Executive Director
Carol Shults-Perkins

CVABE’s supervisors, operations and support staff work to further the organization’s role in serving the adults and teens in our area needing education services.

Operations & Support

Nancy J. Dulac, Operations and Finance Officer
Denise Ferrari, Program Support Assistant
Brian Kravitz, Development and Outreach Coordinator
Kate Nicolet, Supervisor of Education Quality and Student Outcomes
Kimberley Pelkey, Receptionist/Clerk
Denise Ferrari, GED and WorkKeys Assessments
Gale Rome, Volunteer Coordinator


CVABE's professional staff includes Teacher/Community Coordinators and High School Completion Plan Managers-together these  positions staff CVABE's six learning centers, teach students, and support and manage volunteers to help with all aspects of CVABE's work.

Teacher/Community Coordinators & High School Completion Plan Managers

Charlotte Bill (Lamoille County)
Deb Fadden (Washington County)
Michele Gonzalez (Lamoille County)
Dan Jones (Washington County)
Casey Lussier (Lamoille County)
Ed Pirie (Orange County)
Doris Plumb (Washington County)
Tom Treece (Orange County)
Joanne Vyce (Washington County)


More than 100 dedicated volunteers actively support CVABE's education services throughout the 47 communities of our tri-county region. These volunteers teach and mentor students, provide organizational leadership and financial stewardship, provide operational support, public outreach, and operations support. We regularly develop new volunteer roles and activities.


Sincere thanks to the following donors who generously supported the development of this website:

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The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust

The Oakland  Foundation