Project Manager, Early Childhood Education, Food & Farm (she/they)

Since earning a BS in Environmental Science from Colby-Sawyer College, Anna has spent the past few years applying systems-based thinking to land conservation and permaculture design/installation throughout the Monadnock and Upper Valley Regions. If not found riding a bike on our area’s dirt roads and trails, skiing, climbing, exploring on two feet, or playing a game,…

Early Childhood Education Consultant

In August 2022, Joanne joined Vital Communities as a consultant for the Early Childhood Education Initiative. She is currently the Superintendent of Schools for the Lebanon School District. In this role, she is responsible for oversight of 360 staff members, an annual budget of $45 million, implementation of the Lebanon School Board vision and three-year…

Programs Director (he/him)

John Drew joined Vital Communities in August of 2022 as the Director of Place-Based Learning, and shifted to Programs Director in fall 2023. For 38 years he was a biology and environmental science teacher and school administrator, seeking to help students develop an appreciation for a sense of place and their important role in a…