Programs Director, Leadership Upper Valley (he/him)

John Drew joined Vital Communities in August of 2022. 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 host of interconnected systems. He also draws experience from volunteering on the board of…

Project Manager (she/her)

Gabrielle (she/her) joined Vital Communities in 2021. Gabrielle’s experience is centered around serving communities to become stronger and more civically vibrant. She has supported communities in past roles with state government, local schools, and philanthropy. She is a trained facilitator and program manager. Gabrielle is passionate about creating opportunities for people to learn and innovate…

Rebecca Bailey, Communications Manager

Communications Manager (she/her)

Becky joined Vital Communities in 2020 and manages the print and electronic communications and is the contact for media. Her prior work experience includes writing and media relations for the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, newspaper and magazine writing, and public school teaching. She has lived in a solar-powered home since 1993, and loves music,…

Executive Director (she/her)

Sarah joined Vital Communities in 2020 and is responsible for working with the Board, staff and partners to achieve our mission. She has more than 25 years’ international development experience – directing diverse program portfolios focused on academic exchanges, education, training, entrepreneurship, civil society, gender, agriculture, and climate change. She is a member of the…