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VCA STAFF

Wendy Loomis, Executive Director


Wendy has been leading the Vermont Children's Alliance since 2017 and serves as Vermont's representative of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA), providing technical assistance, training, and organizational resources to the thirteen CACs throughout Vermont.  She has been part of the CAC movement since 2009 when she was hired as the Victim Advocate and Outreach Coordinator for the Child First Advocacy Center and Rutland Unit for Special Investigations. In 2010, Wendy was promoted to the Executive Director and still holds that role.

Born and raised in Rutland County Vermont, Wendy graduated from Castleton University with a bachelor's degree in health science and spent fifteen years in healthcare before getting involved in the non-profit world.  Wendy enjoys spending time with her two children and grandson, as well as family, friends who became family, woodworking, baking and any new creative adventure she can find.

 

 

Patti Randall, Assistant Director

Patti has held the role of Assistant Director of the Vermont Children's Alliance since 2012 with her main focus being financial and grant management of the Chapter. Previously, she held the position of Executive Director of the Bennington County Child Advocacy Center and Special Investigations Unit from 2009 until 2012 when she joined the VCA.

 

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. 

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Samantha Prince, Outreach Education Coordinator

 

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.  

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Meg Gyles, Training and Special Projects Coordinator

 

Meg came on as a Training and Special Projects Coordinator in 2023, after 10 years of investigating child abuse allegations and two years of leading the Orleans CAC as Executive Director and Forensic Interview Specialist. Meg is the link to the CAC’s for their training needs to continue being experts in their disciplines, as well as working with other VCA staff to bring awareness of our CAC’s work to the general public. 

 

Meg graduated from UVM in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in political science and psychology. Meg also works as a Realtor in the Northeast Kingdom. During her down time, Meg enjoys spending time with her family, taking in all Lake Memphremagog has to offer and traveling.

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P.O. Box 543

Bennington, VT 05201

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