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 / Stowe Area Association, Board President / Retired Architect


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, Central Vermont Career Center / former CVABE Student

Sherry Barnard

Randolph - Orange County

Sherry Barnard

Associate Professor of Nursing, Vermont Technical College

Lindy Johnson resized

East Montpelier - Washington County

Lindy Johnson

Literacy Coach, Essex Westford School District/Board member of Washington Central Unified Union School District


Thetford - Orange County

Nancy McCann

Retired (Lawyer/Former Director of Labor Relations and Sr. Human Resources Consultant, Dartmouth College)


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

Cathy Deyo, Operations Assistant
Nancy J. Dulac, Operations and Finance Director
Brian Kravitz, Development and Outreach Director
Kate Nicolet, Program Director
Kimberley Pelkey, Receptionist/Clerk


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)
Jessica Clayton (Washington County)
Peter Flaherty (Orange County)
Michele Gonzalez (Lamoille County)
Amanda Hass (Washington County)
Casey Lussier (Lamoille County)
Kelly Pierpont (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