People stand in small groups talking to each other on the back patio of The BCA Center, a narrow 4 story, red brick building with tall, arched windows.

In addition to a full-time staff in offices at the BCA Center, BCA Studios, and the University of Vermont Medical Center, BCA's Advisory Board implements, supports, and promotes the programs, policies, and mission of the organization. Our board's guiding principles are accessibility, relevancy, collaboration, strategy, and strategy.

Our Staff


Doreen Kraft Executive Director 802.865.7156
Sara Katz Assistant Director 802.865.5356
John Flanagan Communications Director 802.865.5355
Ted Olson Design Director 802.540.1788
Meara McGinniss Development Coordinator 802.865.5816
Elena Rosen Marketing and Sponsorship Support Specialist 802.829.6411
Colin Storrs Public Art and Grants Program Manager 802.540.8376
Jenna Giguere Administrative Assistant 802.865.7166


Melissa Steady Education Director 802.865.7524
Kiersten Williams Community Programs Coordinator 802.865.7157
Rebecca Schwarz Art from the Heart Coordinator 802.865.9163
Lauren Genta Youth and Family Programs Coordinator 802.865.7161
Emily Kadish Clay Studio Manager 802.860.7474
Grace Juneau Clay Assistant  

Gallery and Exhibitions

Heather Ferrell Curator and Director of Exhibitions 802.865.5392
Jacquie O'Brien Curatorial Assistant and Gallery Coordinator 802.865.7165
Kate Ashman Public Arts Coordinator 802.865.7296
Kristin Dykstra  

Gallery Learning and Programs Coordinator 802.540.0014
Sarah Jayne Kennelly Public Programs Assistant 802.865.7551 


Festivals and Events

Zach Williamson Festival and Event Director 802.846.2523
Abra Clawson Event Manager 802.829.6305


Three people chatting at an outdoor table.

Our Advisory Board

BCA Advisory Board Member applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The board is currently interested in filling positions with applicants who bring greater community representation to the board, who are attorneys, or who have CPA experience. Applications are typically reviewed in April and September.

Apply to join the BCA Advisory Board

Meeting Schedule, Agendas, and Minutes

BCA Voting Advisory Board Members:

Livia DeMarchis
Taylor Gamache
Billi Gosh, Secretary/Treasurer
Lisa Lillibridge, Member-at-large
Laura McDonough, Vice President
Bryan Parmelee
Robin Pierce
Sarah Rogers
Milton Rosa-Ortiz
Lori Rowe, President
Mildred Beltre Martinez
Patrick Shank
Parker Silver
Deb Wilkinson

Non-Voting Board Emeritus:
Penrose Jackson
Rachel Kahn-Fogel
Judy Kelly †
Michael Metz
Sherrill Musty
Barbara Perry
Pat Robins
Christine Stiller
Dana vanderHeyden


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