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VCA Staff

Patti came to the Vermont Children's Alliance in 2012 as the Assistant Director. Along with her knowledge of the CAC world from her previous role as Executive Director of the Bennington County Child Advocacy Center, she brings extensive grant writing and administrative skills to her current role as Executive Director of the Vermont Children's Alliance. 


While her main focus is supporting the 13 child advocacy centers in Vermont and enhancing the CAC model across the state, Patti is also responsible for the financial and grant management of the Chapter.


Prior to her work in the CAC movement, she was an office assistant in the Trust & Estate Administration Office at William’s College. Besides spending as much time as she can with her husband, three kids, and three grandchildren, she enjoys reading and writing contemporary fiction. 

Sarah joined the Vermont Children's Alliance in 2024 after serving as both the Victim Advocate and Director of Programs for the Caledonia Children's Advocacy Center. Sarah brings comprehensive knowledge of the Children’s Advocacy Center world along with an overall drive and passion for the work that the Vermont Children’s Alliance does.


In her role as Assistant Director, Sarah takes on statewide outreach efforts to help raise awareness about the vital work being done by the CACs in Vermont. Additionally, she coordinates relevant trainings and professional development for CACs and MDTs to strengthen and support Vermont's response to child abuse.

She comes to us with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Anthropology from Northern Vermont University- Lyndon. She is a member of the 158th Fighter Wing in South Burlington, VT as an Aircraft Armament Specialist. Sarah currently lives in the Northeast Kingdom with her fiancé, two children, and two dogs.

Sam has been providing outreach to Vermont CACs and communities since 2022. Her goal is to provide statewide cohesive information, training, and education. In addition to her work with the Vermont Children's Alliance, Sam is also the Executive Director and Dedicated Interview Specialist for Windham County. She has held that role since 2020. 


Sam is a Vermont native and holds a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology and a master's in clinical psychology. Prior to working in the non-profit world Sam spent time working in mental health and investigating abuse allegations. Sam enjoys spending time with loved ones, enjoying her home, traveling and looking for the best donuts, and exploring alternate worlds through reading. 



Mailing address:

P.O. Box 543

Bennington, VT 05201

General Contact

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