Board Chair

Jill Mattuck Tarule

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.

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Trustee

Avram Patt

Avram Patt (BA RUP ’72) was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2014. He was general manager of Washington Electric Cooperative of East Montpelier, Vermont since 1997. He also served on WEC's Board of Directors for eight years prior to that. In addition to managing WEC's distribution system serving over 10,000 meters, he is responsible for the company's power supply, including its conversion to renewable energy, as well as its long-standing focus on residential energy efficiency programs. Prior to becoming general manager, Patt held a number of positions in public administration, most recently director of Vermont's Office of Economic Opportunity.

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Trustee

Hubert Tino O'Brien

Tino O'Brien is a senior consultant with Brimstone Consulting Group, LLC. In his 25 years of management and consulting experience, Tino has designed and delivered innovative change programs on several continents to clients such as Accredo, Ford Motor Company, Georgia-Pacific, IATA (International Air Transport Association), Pfizer and Shell Oil. His work in training managers and executives has focused on analyzing existing operations and implementing strategies and processes to improve organizational performance.

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Trustee

Danielle Boutet

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.

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Trustee

Paul Selig

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 received his master’s degree from Yale. 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.

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Trustee

Christopher W. Lovell, PhD

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.

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Trustee

Gloria J. Willingham-Touré, PhD

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.

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President

Robert P. Kenny

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.

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Trustee

Lucinda Garthwaite

Vice Chair, Chair of Trusteeship

Lucinda Garthwaite is a writer and consultant focusing on emancipatory systems change. She is the founding partner of the consulting collaborative, ChangeMakers Partners, working to increase the impact of emancipatory social innovation in education, non-profit and business. Lucinda held a variety of positions at Goddard from 2002-2011, most recently as academic dean. Lucinda was also interim academic dean at Vermont College of Fine Arts, associate dean for student life at the University of New Hampshire, program coordinator at Outright GLBTQ youth-adult partnership in Portland, Maine. She taught writing and women’s studies at the University of New Hampshire, Bradford College and Granite State College.

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Trustee

Mark R. Jones

Vice Chair

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.

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Trustee

Aimee Liu

Faculty Trustee

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.

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Trustee

Manuel F. O'Neill

Staff Trustee

Manny has worked at Goddard for 28 years, on and off. He's currently a financial aid counselor and chair of the Goddard College Staff Union.

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Trustee

Joseph Orange

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.

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Trustee

Elissa Sloan Perry

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.

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Trustee

Richard Schramm

Treasurer

Richard Schramm retired from the faculty of the graduate program in Sustainable Business & Communities (now the MA in Social Innovation and Sustainability in the Goddard Graduate Institute) in February of 2013. He spent much of his career as a faculty member and administrator in higher education. His teaching and research has focused largely on building the capacity of local governments, non-profit organizations, cooperative enterprises and small businesses to plan and create vital and sustainable communities.

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Trustee

Nicolette Stosur-Bassett

Student Trustee

Nicolette Stosur-Bassett is a materials management professional working in the sustainability industry. She is currently enrolled in the Goddard Graduate Institute where she is pursuing the MA in Social Innovation and Sustainability.

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