Angela Batista provides keynote address for Vermont Leadership Institute graduates

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Angela Batista provides keynote address for Vermont Leadership Institute graduates

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 1:45pm -- tim

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Vermont Business Magazine The Snelling Center for Government has announced the graduates of the Vermont Leadership Institute Class of 2019. At the Commencement Ceremony held at Basin Harbor in Vergennes on June 1, Champlain College Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Dr Angela Batista congratulated the class on their rite of passage from the Vermont Leadership Institute and encouraged them to take action and exercise all they have learned in their continuing efforts to create change and strengthen Vermont through their own unique experiences and purposes. 

Class of 2019
Elena Bertrand, Stowe, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont 
Andrew Brown, Essex Junction, Housing Vermont
Allison Burlock, Winooski, VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
Kelly Bushey, Barre, Washington Central Supervisory Union
Emily Davis, Brattleboro, Windham Regional Commission
Josh Davis, Brattleboro, Groundworks Collaborative 
Tamika Davis, Burlington, Vermont Public Radio 
Christie Everett, Barre, Clara Martin Center
Miranda Gray, Chelsea, State of Vermont 
Ginger Irish, Jericho, One Care Vermont 
Kathy Johnson, Montpelier, CQ Strategies, LLC 
Amy Mason, Weybridge, WomenSafe
Maria McClellan, Shelburne, University of Vermont Medical Center
Susan McClure, Hinesburg, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum 
Kimberley McKee, Adamant, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation 
Sarah Morris, Vergennes, Basin Harbor 
Laura Newell, St. Johnsbury, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital 
Helen Reid, Colchester, Vermont Department of Health 
Julia Rogers, Stowe, EnRoute Consulting 
Anna Smith, Burlington, Addison County Parent Child Center
William Sudbay, South Burlington, Vermont Attorney General’s Office 
Peg Sutlive, Lincoln, Hinesburg Community School 
Jennifer Wood, Grand Isle, Professional Consultant 

Now entering its 25th year, the Vermont Leadership Institute (VLI) fosters ethical and transformative leadership, drawing on expert faculty from within Vermont and beyond, to create a learning environment that challenges participants to develop self-awareness and acquire knowledge and skills that result in strong and effective leadership. Over the course of eight sessions totaling nineteen seminar days between September 2018 and June, the Class of 2019 covered topics including but not limited to cultural competency, systems thinking, appreciative inquiry and public policy.

As the 24th graduating class of the Vermont Leadership Institute, the Class of 2019 joins a professional network of over 1000 Vermont Leadership Network alumni, including more than 550 VLI graduates who are positively influence Vermont’s future in business, public policy, education, community development and a wide range of volunteer and non-profit sector roles. 

To learn more about the Vermont Leadership Institute and apply for the Class of 2020, please visit or call 802-859-3090. 

The Snelling Center for Government is a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to fostering responsible and ethical civic leadership, encouraging public service by private citizens, and promoting informed citizen participation in shaping public policy in Vermont. For more information, please visit our website at

Source: June 26, 2019 – The Snelling Center for Government