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VCIL is people with disabilities, helping people with disabilities. At this time, 80% of our staff are people with significant disabilities. We understand what it takes to help others.

Below is our Staff Directory, click an email link or call the number listed below to contact a staff member.

CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT VCIL

If your Peer Advocate Counselor isn't listed below, please call (802) 229-0501.

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Rhiannon Alterio

Peer Advocate Counselor

(802) 772-9021
rhiannon@vcil.org

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Colleen Arcodia

Peer Advocate Counselor

(802) 447-0574
carcodia@vcil.org

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Nathan “Nate” Besio

Peer Advocate Counselor Coordinator

(802) 861-3092
nbesio@vcil.org

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Chanda Beun

Meals on Wheels and Sue Williams Freedom Fund Specialist

(802) 224-1825
mowchanda@vcil.org

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Bill Bliss

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Sue Booth

Business Office Coordinator

(802) 224-1804
suebooth@vcil.org

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Susan Britto

Home Access Program Specialist

(802) 224-1827
sbritto@vcil.org

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Jessica Butterfield

Peer Advocate Counselor

(802) 772-7042
jbutterfield@vcil.org

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Sarah Fish

Finance & Operations Officer

(802) 224-1812
sarah@vcil.org

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Khol Hitchcock

Peer Advocate Counselor

(802) 254-6851
khol@vcil.org

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Marla Hood

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Valerie Hughes

Deaf Independence Coordinator

(802) 275-0099 (VP)
Val@vcil.org

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AnnaRose Jenisch

RISE Program Specialist

(802) 224-1814
annarose@vcil.org

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Peter Johnke

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Helena Kehne

Peer Advocate Counselor

(802) 861-2896
helena@vcil.org

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Sefakor Komabu-Pomeyie

Independent Living Coordinator

(802) 224-1806
sefakor@vcil.org

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Sarah Launderville

Information, Referral and Assistance Specialist and VT Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Specialist (EDP)


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Lynn Mazza

Peer Advocate Counselor

(802) 442-1876
lmazza@vcil.org

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Linda Meleady

Development Director

(802) 224-1819
lindam@vcil.org

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Nick Morlan

Executive Assistant

(802) 445-3015
nick@vcil.org

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Charlie Murphy

Peer Advocate Counselor Coordinator

(802) 445-3015
cmurphy@vcil.org

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Karin Nissen

Meals on Wheels Coordinator

(802) 224-1823
karin@vcil.org

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Kevin Plant

Database Assistant

(802) 861-3090
kevinp@vcil.org

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Cara Sachs

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Susan Sanderson

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Patricia Tedesco

Program Services Manager

(802) 224-1826
ptedesco@vcil.org

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Anna Tosi

Peer Advocate Counselor

(802) 224-1828
anna@vcil.org

Job Opportunities

The Vermont Center for Independent Living, a statewide disability justice organization, is currently seeking a candidate for the following position:

Home Access Program Specialist.

The Home Access Program (HAP) provides entrance and bathroom modifications for individuals throughout Vermont with disabilities so they can remain in their homes.

The successful candidate will possess excellent administrative, communication and record-keeping skills, be detail oriented, organized and motivated. This position requires multi-tasking, attention to detail, great telephone skills and a compassionate nature. The successful candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and experience using a database.

Knowledge of ADA guidelines is a plus.

Based in the Montpelier office, this 37.5 hour a week position offers $16 per hour plus a generous benefit package including yearly time off benefits: 15.5 holidays, 10 vacation days (once accrued and increases with years of service), 10 sick days and 3 personal days. VCIL insurance benefits includes health, dental, vision, life, STD/LTD as well as an HRA account of $750 annually and occasional 403b contributions when voted by the VCIL Board of Directors.

Position is open until filled.

Please send cover letter and resume to Sue Booth, VCIL, 11 East State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 or by email to suebooth@vcil.org.

VCIL is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations in the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities.

The Vermont Center for Independent Living, a statewide disability rights organization, is currently seeking a candidate for the following position:

Information, Referral & Assistance (IR&A) and VT Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program Specialist.

The IR&A side of this position provides information, referrals and assistance to peers and businesses. The VTEDP side distributes adaptive telephone equipment throughout the state. If you like working with the public and providing information about resources that people with disabilities might utilize, or if you have personally navigated those systems and possess the qualities listed below this is a great opportunity for you.

Candidate must have the ability to actively listen to the needs of callers, respond to telephone, written and in- person requests for information. Research and develop new regional and state resources around disability. This person is often the first contact at VCIL, so an outgoing personality is beneficial. Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary. Experience with disability required.

Some travel for outreach activities is required. Basic computer skills are needed and database experience is a plus.

Based in the Montpelier office, this 37.5 hour a week position offers $16.00 per hour plus a generous benefit package including yearly time off benefits: 15.5 holidays, 10 vacation days (once accrued and increases with years of service), 10 sick days and 3 personal days. VCIL insurance benefits includes health, dental, vision, life, STD/LTD as well as an HRA account of $750 annually and occasional 403b contributions when voted by the VCIL Board of Directors.

Applications accepted until position is filled. Review of resumes begins December 1, 2021.

Please send cover letter and resume to Sue Booth, VCIL, 11 East State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 or by email to suebooth@vcil.org.

VCIL is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations in the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities.

The Vermont Center for Independent Living, a statewide disability rights organization, is currently seeking a candidate for the following position:

Peer Advocate Counselor (PAC)

The person in this position would work from home, with an option to work from the Montpelier office. Must have personal experience with disabilities. The PAC will work with individuals and groups of people with disabilities to empower them and increase their ability to live independently as full and equal citizens in the community. The PAC will also participate in outreach activities and technical assistance to increase community options and supports. This position is responsible for covering Lamoille County and some of the Northeast Kingdom. Some travel required. Experience with farming operations a plus. Join a great team committed to our mission and great benefits too. $ 16 per hour plus a generous benefit package including yearly time off benefits: 15.5 holidays, 10 vacation days (once accrued and increases with years of service), 10 sick days and 3 personal days. VCIL insurance benefits includes health, dental, vision, life, STD/LTD as well as an HRA account of $750 annually and occasional 403b contributions when voted by the VCIL Board of Directors. Position is open until filled, resume and cover letter review begin January 19, 2022. Send Cover Letter and Resume to: Sue Booth, VCIL 11 East State Street Montpelier VT 05602 Email: suebooth@vcil.org VCIL is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations in the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities.

Please send cover letter and resume to Sue Booth, VCIL, 11 East State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 or by email to suebooth@vcil.org.

VCIL is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations in the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities.

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