GIV is led by staff and volunteers who are passionate about education and educational equity and who represent the range of communities we serve.

Board of Trustees

Beth Sightler

Secretary, Burlington

Brian McKenna**


David Porteous*


Jane Campbell*

Chair, Morrisville

John Hango*


Marilyn Grunewald*


Martha Mathis*


Rachel Fitch**


Robert “Woody” Woodworth*

Vice Chair, Brattleboro

Sophia Rabe**


Warren West*


Fran Clougherty*

South Burlington
* denotes parent of GIV alum
** denotes GIV alum or Governor's School graduate

Staff Team

Elizabeth Frascoia**

Executive Director

Tamira Martel

Development Director

Mike Leach

Operations Manager

Em Pariseau**

Operations Assistant

Ross Cagenello

Program Coordinator

Kaomi Taylor Mitchell



GIV Spokescat

Institute Directors

Corey Harrower

Arts Institute Director

Laurel Butler

Entrepreneurship Institute Director

Shannon Walters

Technology & Design Institute Co-Director

Damon Cawley

Astronomy Institute Director

Christine Massey

Environmental Science Institute Director

Robin Perlah

Technology & Design Institute Co-Director

John Ungerleider

Global Issues & Youth Action Institute Director

Nicole Lapointe

Health & Medicine Institute Director

Nichole Caisse

Mathematical Sciences Institute Director

Mike Cross

Engineering Institute Director

Alumni Leadership Council

Daniel Graves

Alumnus of Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Environmental Science, Youth Leadership Winter Weekend, and Space Mission Design Winter Weekend

Gloria Kigonya

Alumnus of Current Issues & Youth Activism Institute

Hussein Amuri

Alumnus of Current Issues & Youth Activism Institute

Una Fonte

Alumnus of Current Issues and Youth Activism Institute and Entrepreneurship Winter Weekend