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**

Bennington

David Porteous*

Burlington

Jane Campbell*

Chair, Morrisville

John Hango*

Enosburg

Marilyn Grunewald*

Swanton

Martha Mathis*

Brookfield

Rachel Fitch**

Stowe

Robert “Woody” Woodworth*

Vice Chair, Brattleboro

Sophia Rabe**

Williston

Warren West*

Elmore

Fran Clougherty*

South Burlington

Ricky Davidson

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

Staff Team

Karen Taylor Mitchell

Executive Director

Mike Leach

Operations Manager

Emily Pariseau**

Operations Assistant

Barry Steyling

Programs Manager

Ross Cagenello

VYDC Americorps VISTA Member

Kathleen Kocherlakota

Volunteer Extraordinaire

Institute Directors

Corey Harrower

Arts Institute Director

Laurel Butler

Entrepreneurship Institute Director

Shannon Walters

Technology, Design, Coding & Media Institute Co-Director

Damon Cawley

Astronomy Institute Director

Christine Massey

Environmental Science Institute Director

Robin Perlah

Technology, Design, Coding & Media Institute Co-Director

John Ungerleider

Global Issues & Youth Action Institute Director

Nicole Lapointe

Health & Medicine Institute Director

Kevin Beard

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