Mercy Connections has announced the addition of a talented and passionate professional to their team. Anne Lezak joins Mercy Connections as their Director of Education and Transition Programs. She has been a volunteer tutor in their Education and Transition programs and is delighted to join the staff, “I am so fortunate to join the talented Mercy Connections team. Working within Mercy Connections’ culture of hope, community and learning inspires both the people who walk through our door and those of us supporting them in realizing their potential and reaching their goals.”
Anne brings abundant skill, knowledge and dynamic energy to Mercy Connections as the new Director of Education and Transition Programs. She most recently served as statewide coordinator for Benchmarks for a Better Vermont, a program of Marlboro College Graduate School working to help Vermont nonprofits and government agencies chart their impact and improve outcomes. She teaches two graduate courses at Marlboro - Outcomes & Evaluation and Grant-writing. Anne has long worked as a consultant, trainer, and writer with expertise in policy, planning, outcome measurement, and strategic planning. She has written extensively on homelessness, mental health, and children’s services and has edited four books. Anne is an experienced nonprofit leader; she served as Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County and has served in substantive roles on a number of boards. She holds a Masters in Public Administration and is an alumnus of the Snelling Center’s Vermont Leadership Institute. Anne lives in Burlington.
Mercy Connections is an educational values-driven non-profit organization living the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with an enduring concern for women. By compassionately nurturing self sufficiency through education, mentoring, entrepreneurship and community, people are empowered to make significant life changes.