Hanover, NH (she/hers)

Emma Wolfe She/her/hers Emma Wolfe, who joined the Vital Communities Board in Fall 2023, is the inaugural Vice President of Government and Community Relations at Dartmouth College, having previously served as the Senior Advisor to the President for External Relations and Leadership Development at Barnard. From 2018 to 2022, she served as chief of staff…

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Grants Manager (she/her)

  Alice joined Vital Communities in fall 2023. As Grants Manager, she is responsible for managing all aspects of the grants process. Her role involves collaborating with Vital Communities’ program staff at every step, fromdeveloping applications through reporting project outcomes to our funders. Before joining our staff, she was  Grants and Projects Manager for the …

Tuck Fellow (she/hers)

Laura Knapp Tuck Nonprofit Board Fellow Laura Knapp is a Tuck MBA Candidate and a Deloitte Strategy Consulting Summer Associate. Prior to arriving at Tuck, she worked in economic development first for the Peace Corps in Senegal and then for the Small Business Administration in Baltimore, MD. She is passionate about ESG work and building…

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Tuck Fellow (he/his)

Marcus Bailey Tuck Nonprofit Board Fellow Marcus is an MBA Candidate at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Before moving to the Upper Valley to pursue his MBA, he worked in technology in the heart of New York City. At Tuck, Marcus focuses on how businesses can develop strategies to maximize their positive impact…

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,…

Hanover, NH (she/hers)

Julia Griffin Julia Griffin She/her/hers Newly retired after serving 26 years as the Town Manager of Hanover, Julia joined the Vital Communities Board in September 2022.  Her work for the town has included collaborating with Vital Communities on a number of initiatives including solarization, weatherization, sustainability and resilience, transportation planning, workforce and affordable housing, homelessness,…

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…

Development Manager (she/her)

Heather joined the Vital Communities team in August of 2022 as the Development Coordinator and is now the Development Manager. She brings her experience in nonprofit development and environmental consulting to the role. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors gardening and learning more about the plants, trees,…

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…

Project Manager, Climate, Agriculture, Economy (they/them)

Cameron has a background in helping to cultivate resilient local food systems, most recently working with the Kearsarge Food Hub in Bradford. Over the past several years they have worked to connect local farms and farmers to community members and food access programs. They love to write, listen to music, shoot films, travel, and skateboard and snowboard…