Leadership Champlain


Leadership Champlain is a nine-month Community Leadership Program that is in its 28th year and have graduated over 900 professionals from the program.  The program starts with a two-day Opening Retreat, followed by monthly seminar days focused on the following topics:

October - Human Services
November - Government & Politics
December - Education
January - Criminal Justice
February - Energy
March - Business and the Economy
April - Health Care
May - Civic Engagement & Community Service
June - Project Presentations & Graduation

The year also consists of a Leader Interview and Community Service Project that the participants develop.  If you would like more information on Leadership Champlain, please contact Mary Anne Sheahan.

Leadership Champlain Board of Directors:

Chairperson:  Jesse Bridges, '11, Burlington Parks & Recreation
Vice Chair: Lisa Kingsbury, ’10, University of Vermont
Executive Director: Cari Kelley, ’06
Cathleen Barkley, ’13, H.O.P.E. Works
Bailee Burnes, ’11, Dealer.com
Cindy Elcan, ’08, United Way of Chittenden County
Yael Friedman, '07, University of Vermont Medical Center
Dave Gurtman, ’08, Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew PC
Stephanie Hainley, '15, White & Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors
Ann Irwin, ’05, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden & Grand Isle Counties
Amit Lodha, ’10, Bio-Tek Instruments
Victoria Loner, University of Vermont Medical Center
Melanie Needle, ’14, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
Chad Nichols, Encore Redevelopment
Ken Nussbaum, ’11, K. Nussbaum & Associates, LLC
Jannine Wright, ’10, Burlington Police Department