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

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

Anthony Holliday Jr.

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.

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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

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

Catiriana Reyes

Student Trustee

Catiriana Reyes is pursuing the Individualized Bachelor of Arts degree in Goddard's Undergraduate Program. Catiriana lives in Brooklyn, NY, but is a proud native of Louisville, KY. 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, Louisville’s LGBTQ civil rights group. She held various positions within the Fairness Campaign, including chair of the Community Building Committee, co-founder of the Dismantling Racism Committee, and member of the board of directors. 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.

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Trustee

Daniel Sewell

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.

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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

General Johnson

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.

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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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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

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

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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