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The general duties and responsibilities of the VCA Board are to establish the operating policies, procedures and philosophies as well as the annual goals for the VCA. This includes screening, recruiting, selecting and evaluating VCA staff and Board members, fundraising, and monitoring and evaluating organizational and financial performance and effectiveness. VCA board members represent the organization in the community.

Vermont Children’s Alliance Executive Committee

President – Tracy Patnoe, Executive Director, Lamoille County Special Investigation Unit/Child Advocacy Center

Vice President – Chris St. Cyr, Executive Director, Caledonia Children’s Advocacy Center

Treasurer – Fred Saar, Community Member

Secretary – Vickie Rathgeb, Executive Director, Chittenden Children's Advocacy Center


Board of Directors

Jenna Caslin, Executive Director Bennington County Child Advocacy Center/ SIU

Rebecca Duranleau, Executive Director OUR House of Central Vermont, Inc. CAC/SIU

Julie Gaudette, Director The CACs of the Family Place/ Windsor County SIU

Meghan Gyles, Executive Director The Orleans County Child Advocacy Center

Betty Lavoie, Executive Director Northwest Unit for Special Investigations NUSI/CAC

Wendy Loomis, Executive Director Child First Advocacy Center

Caroline Mellish, Executive Director Addison County Unit for Special Investigations

Samantha (Sam) Prince, Executive Director Windham County Safe Place CAC/ SUSI

(Vacant), Executive Director Orange County Special Investigations Unit & Child Advocacy Center



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