Amy Lappin, Board of Directors, Vice Chair

Plainfield, NH; Chair (she/her)

The Deputy Director of the Lebanon Public Libraries, Amy joined the Board in 2020 and has served on the board’s JEDI, Finance, and Nominating committees. In addition to her daily work in the Lebanon Libraries, she is the New Hampshire Library Association’s Immediate Past-President and an American Library Association Councilor-at-Large and a selectboard member in…

Director of Finance and Administration (she/her)

Jill joined Vital Communities in 2019 and focuses on how the organization collects and uses data. Her prior professional experience includes 14 years at Dartmouth College, supporting students through academic advising and co-curricular research programs. She is also a freelance bookkeeper and business consultant, artist and designer, and runs a small online retail business with…

Anna Guenther, Project Coordinator

Project Manager, Energy and Transportation; JEDI (she/her)

Anna began at Vital Communities in 2021 and and works onTransportation and Energy projects, as well as serving on the JEDI committee. Prior to joining Vital Communities, Anna spent 7 years at the Enfield Shaker Museum, expanding their facility rentals and events business as well as contributing to all operational aspects of the Museum, including…

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…