Shabnam Nolan
Shabnam NolanExecutive Director
Shabnam Nolan started as Executive Director in October 2021 after serving for the ACLU VT and numerous child & family advocacy organizations.

Our Team

Staff Directory

To reach our team during office hours, call (802) 862-6736, or by email send to


Shabnam Nolan, Executive Director
Kelli Shonter, Development Director
LeVar Barrino, Associate Director of Programs
Anisa Balagam, Associate Director of Operations
Frank Zavadil, Facilities Director
Kate Vetter, Development & Communications Associate
Daisy Culkins, Operations Manager

Early Education, Toddler & Preschool Programs

Stacy Weinberger, Early Education Director

Afterschool Excellence

Carrie Jacques, K-5th grade, Afterschool Excellence Director

Hawa Adan, K-5th grade, Afterschool Excellence Assistant Director

Teen Program

Joe Ruggles, Teen Program Director

Kachi Akalonu, Teen Program Coordinator

Volunteer & Community Outreach

Gabriella Tufo-Strouse, Director of Community Outreach