Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council is made up of political leaders from across Vermont who have a vested interest in the continued success of Emerge Vermont. Councilors advise the Executive Director and Board, assist with the recruitment and selection of program members, and act as trainers or mentors for candidates and program members.
Claire Ayer
Former State Senator – Addison County
*Becca Balint
State Senator – Windham County
*Melody Brown Burkins
Professor at Dartmouth College, Jericho
Sarah Buxton
Former State Representative – Tunbridge
*Mari Cordes
State Representative – Lincoln
Billi Gosh
Treasurer of Vermont Democratic Party – Brookfield
Catherine Dianich Gruver
Photographer & Gallery Owner, Dummerston
*Barbarina Heyerdahl
Consultant, Montpelier
Selene Hofer-Shall
Consultant, Burlington
Tim Jerman
Former State Reprsentative – Essex
Rose Kennedy
State’s Attorney – Rutland
Gabrielle Lucke
Former State Representative- Hartford
Deb Markowitz
Former Secretary of State & Secretary of Natural Resources, Montpelier
Hinda Miller
Former State Senator – Chittenden County
*Kiah Morris
Former State Representative – Bennington
Dawn Moskowitz
Consultant, Burlington
Jessica Nordhaus
Change the Story, Burlington
Lisa Patlis
Consultant, Stowe
Karen Paul
City Councilor – Burlington
Beth Pearce
Vermont State Treasurer – Barre
Joan Shannon
City Councilor – Burlington
Linda Tarr-Whelan
Former Ambassador to the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Burlington
Tess Taylor
Vice Chair of Vermont Democratic Party – Barre
*Becca White
State Representative – Hartford
Stephanie Young
Chair, Burlington Democrats – Burlington
* Emerge Vermont Alumna