Board of Trustees
President / Ex-officio
Robert P. Kenny, a native of Vermont, returned to Goddard College in April 2014 after serving as vice president of finance and administration at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, N.J. He had overseen finance and administration as well as academic affairs while at Goddard from 2008 to 2011. Prior to that he served in administrative roles and as a professor of business at St. Michael’s College. Kenny has an MBA from the University of Vermont.
Jill Mattuck Tarule is a professor in the Leadership and Developmental Sciences department at the University of Vermont (UVM). She is the recipient of the the Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education, the Gender Equity Architect Award from the American Association of College of Teacher Education, and the Jackie M. Gribbons Leadership Award from the Vermont Women in Higher Education.
Gloria J. Willingham-Touré, PhD, is the chief executive ofﬁcer of Afram Global Organization Inc., a nonproﬁt charitable organization based in Southern California, and the founder of its Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s., which seeks to create environments in which persons from diverse circumstances and experiences can come together and co-learn with each other in a way that bridges the opportunity gaps, retains the respective cultures, and ultimately benefits society. Immediately prior to this role, she was the interim provost and senior vice-president at Fielding Graduate University. In her first career, nursing, Willingham-Touré retired as the chief nursing education and research officer at the Long Beach Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Systems.
Vice Co-Chair & Treasurer
Jones has nearly 30 years of professional experience, including five years of full-time experience serving at a senior executive level in organizations with annual budgets of $100M or greater, as well as in nonprofit, elected, or appointed positions. Jones has provided leadership and technical support to the defense, aerospace, manufacturing, information technology, healthcare, environmental sustainability, education, community, retail, and entertainment sectors.
Daniel Sewell has more than 25 years of experience in leadership in higher education and business. He is co-founder of the Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment (WNGE) and serves the WASC Senior College and University Commission as a member of the Substantive Change Review Panel. Dan received a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Emory University, his undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and his associate degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College.
Liu is a faculty member in the MFA in Creative Writing Program. She is author of the novels Flash House, Cloud Mountain, and Face. Her nonfiction includes Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders, and a memoir, Solitaire. She also has co-authored more than seven nonfiction books and written numerous articles on medical, psychological, and political topics. She earned her MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College.
Deborah Bloom started at Goddard in 2015 in the Student Academic Support offices, after a year she promoted to the new (at that time) position of Student Services Manager. She was appointed as Interim Student Services Director in July 2017, supervising the Writing Center, ADS office, and Student Life. Deborah has recently been elected to serve on the Goddard Board of Trustees as the Staff Constituent. Prior to Goddard Deborah worked as an international events producer based out of New York City. A service in Peace Corp Bulgaria in 2010-2012 ultimately brought her back to her home community of Central Vermont. She started at Goddard shortly after receiving her Masters of Arts in Intercultural Relations at Lesley Universtiy. Deborah is most passionate about ensuring our students have a successful and supported tenure here at Goddard.
Deborah spends her spare time chasing a toddler around, building imaginary castles and painting on butcher paper with finger paints. She is expecting another child in March 2018 and looks forward to welcoming them into the Goddard community during their first year of life which will be spent accompanying her to work.
Catiriana Reyes, elected to the Board in January, is pursuing the Individualized Bachelor of Arts degree in Goddard's Undergraduate Program. In the late 1990s as a teenager grappling with sexual orientation and gender identity, she found her way to the Louisville Youth Group, a peer support group for self identified LGBTQ youth, which was held at the headquarters of the Fairness Campaign, an LGBTQ civil rights group in Louiseville. She held various positions within the Fairness Campaign. In 2005 she served as one of the organizers of Transsistahs and Transbrothas Conference, a gathering of transgender people of color. Catiriana has been on the Student Council, was a student representative to Academic Council, and co-founded Goddard's People of Color Student Union.
Danielle Boutet has been an active member of the Goddard community: after graduating with her MA from the off-campus BA/MA program in 1991, she was faculty member, then program director of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program, which she founded in 1997. She has also served as Dean of Academic Affairs in 2002-2003. She is a music composer, interdisciplinary artist and full professor at the University of Quebec at Rimouski.
Anthony Holliday Jr. has taught at Florida Atlantic University, Howard University, University of Maryland, University of the District of Columbia, and Fielding Graduate University, where he served as an associate dean of programing. As a consultant, he has advised on a wide range of services in, among others, conflict resolution, mediation, managing diversity and inclusion, equal employment opportunity practices and procedures, sexual harassment, regulatory compliance, and educational consulting. Holliday has a J.D. from the University of Miami and an L.L.M in labor law from Georgetown University.
Katherine Jelly recently retired from Empire State College of the State University of New York, where she served as Director of the Center for Mentoring & Learning at from 2008 – 2015. Prior to joining Empire State College, she served as Core Faculty in education at Goddard College and as Director of the Master of Education Program at Vermont College, Union Institute & University. She holds a B.A. in history from Yale University, an M.A.T. in English from Harvard University, and an Ed.D. in education from Boston University. Active at the local, state and national levels in education reform and school improvement efforts, Jelly has served on the board of the Adult Higher Education Alliance; on the Vermont Council of Teacher Educators (where she was co-chair, 1999-2001); the Vermont Deans, Directors, and Chairs of Education Group; the Vermont Commission on Educator Quality; the North Dakota Study Group; and the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators. Having taught and served as an administrator in progressive higher education for thirty years, she has presented at national and international conferences (including the Association for Adult and Continuing Education, the Adult Higher Education Alliance, the National School
Carla Jentz, (BA, RUP ‘67) M.Ed., Executive Director of the Massachusetts Administrators for Special Education, experienced negotiator, trained by the American Arbitration Association, appointed to the Community Disputes Services Panel. She attended the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation; has been a mediator and Hearing Officer for the Bureau of Special Education Appeals. Carla served on the Board of Trustees from 2006 – 2009.
Dr. General Johnson is the interim director of TRiO Student Support Services at Portland Community College, a faculty member of the School of Public Health at Portland State University, and a naturopathic doctor and educational consultant with Empowered Wellness LLC. He earned a B.S. in biology/chemistry and math from Central State University, EdD from Fielding Graduate University, and ND in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine. He is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and is active in the Portland Alumni Chapter, Omicron Theta Sigma.
After Chris Lovell graduated from Goddard in the early seventies, he stayed on to direct the college’s admissions office until 1981. When several of the adult degree programs moved to Norwich University, he joined the admissions and recruitment office on NU’s Montpelier campus, specializing in ways to reach adult learners. Moving to American University in Washington, DC, he completed a doctorate in Counseling and Adult Development. Then, his teaching and research career took him to Old Dominion University where he received tenure and taught courses in counseling and human development.
Social Justice & Inclusion Chair
Joseph Orange is a jazz musician and retired health insurance human resources executive. He currently volunteers as a community advisor and fundraiser for the Bronx African-American History Project at Fordham University, and as a mentor for at-risk children in Columbia, Maryland. His awards and honors include the Outstanding Service Award, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; the ECHO Award from the Direct Marketing Association; and the Chairman's Award from the Public Employees Roundtable.
Currently and for the past three years, Perry has held a leadership role with Management Assistance Group (MAG) progressing from MAG’s Network Leadership Innovation Lab to co-director. Perry was previously a vice president for the Different Ways of Knowing arts-infused education model. A former high school creative writing teacher and after-school program developer, Perry is also a talented facilitator with a background in both youth and adult differentiated learning.
Paul Selig is a writer, empath and conscious channel. His breakthrough works of channeled literature, I Am the Word, The Book of Love and Creation, The Book of Knowing and Worth, and The Book of Mastery (Tarcher/Penguin) have quickly become the most important and celebrated expressions of channeling since A Course in Miracles rose to prominence in the 1970s. Selig’s workshops have won a growing following around the world for their depth, intimacy, and psychological insight. He serves on the faculty of the Esalen Institute, the Omega Institute, and the Kripalu Center. His work has been featured in the documentary film Paul & The Word, the BIO channel series The Unexplained, Fox News, and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. A noted playwright and academic, he served on the faculty of NYU for more than 25 years and is the former director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College.