Vermont Chapter

Bringing people together to stir progress and build collective power.

New Leaders Council – Vermont brings people together from outside of traditional realms of leadership to support and challenge one another to stir social change, connect around common values, and build collective power. NLC Vermont energizes its Fellows to step back to evaluate and reimagine systems, structures, and daily life. It equips its community with the tools necessary to build that reimagined future.


Hours of training provided to emerging leaders in Vermont.


Fellows trained since our founding.


Average contribution from our donors.

NLC VT helped me realize my true potential in two ways. I developed hard leadership skills that I will continue to leverage throughout my whole life. Even more importantly, it helped me better understand myself as a person. The curriculum allows for self-exploration in a way that I’ve never experienced but that is so incredibly valuable. Anyone who is interested in understanding themselves better, developing hard leadership skills, and making long-lasting connections with others should absolutely apply. Even if you don’t think of yourself as a ‘leader’, this free program will give you a better understanding of yourself so you’re able to grow personally and professionally.

– Elena Rubinetti
2019 NLC Vermont Fellow

2021 Fellows

Allison Rogers

Candidate, Joint Accelerated J.D./L.L.M. Degree,

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Christina Brown

Basic Needs Program Manager, Spectrum Youth and Family Services

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Courtney Samuels

Bartender/ Server/ Merchandise Manager, Citizen Cider

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Hans Cabra

PhD student, University of Vermont

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Kate Bailey

Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

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Kate Spring

Co-Founder, Good Heart Farmstead L3C; Founder, Kate Spring Creative LLC, Self-employed

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Kindra Lundie

Pre-K Teacher, Home-School

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Krystal Sanchez-Williams

Program Director for Leadership & Social Change, University of Vermont / Residential Life

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Lauren Weston

Farm and Gleaning Program Assistant, Logistics Coordinator, The Intervale Center

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Olivia Smith-Hammond

Disability Rights Advocate

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Stephanie Dunn

Case Manager and Instructor, Washington County Mental Health Services

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Thomas Franco

Project Analyst, Virginia Department of Education – Office of Technology

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