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Mark Redmond, MPA

Diretor-executivo

Mark has been Spectrum’s Executive Director since 2003. He has worked with homeless and at-risk youth since 1981 – in New York City; Westchester, NY; and Stamford, CT. Before coming to Spectrum, Mark was the Associate Executive Director of the Domus Foundation and helped start the city’s first charter school for low-income middle school children. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Villanova University and a Masters in Public Administration from New York University. In addition to working at Spectrum, Mark is the author of The Goodness Within: Reaching out to Troubled Teens with Love and Compassion (Paulist Press) and Called: A Memoir (Onion River Press). He has had articles published in ForbesThe New York Times, The Washington Post, the Huffington Post and Burlington Free Press.  He has also been on NPR’s The Moth and other podcasts such as RISK!, Strangers, The Lapse and Stories from the Stage.

David Brace, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Chief Finance Officer

David começou na Spectrum em março de 2019. Ele é um residente nativo de Burlington, tendo passado a maior parte de sua carreira trabalhando com empresas com e sem fins lucrativos dentro e ao redor da área. Ele se especializou na área de saúde atuando como Diretor Financeiro de um Centro de Saúde Federalmente Qualificado local, trabalhando para ajudar a navegar pela reforma da saúde no estado por vários anos.

David fez seu trabalho de graduação no Champlain College e seu MBA na Southern New Hampshire University, além de ser um Contador Público Certificado em Vermont.

Leslie Ferrer, LICSW, LADC

Chief Clinical Officer

Leslie has been Spectrum’s Chief Clinical Officer since 2014. She has worked as a clinical social worker since 2000 working with children, adults and families across the lifespan in home-based services, schools, communities, outpatient services, crisis services, homeless services, medical settings, addiction treatment programs, and correctional facilities.

Ela é Assistente Social Clínica Independente Licenciada e Conselheira Licenciada em Álcool e Drogas. Ela recebeu seu diploma de bacharel em psicologia pela Boston University e um mestrado em serviço social pela Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work. Ela mora em Winooski e gosta de passar o tempo com a família, curtir o ar livre, cozinhar e assar, praticar ioga e rir com os amigos.

Will Towne

Chief Operating Officer

Will came to Spectrum as Residential Staff in 2013 and has since served as a Case Manager, Intake Coordinator, Supported Housing Manager, and now Chief Operating Officer.

Antes de ingressar na Spectrum, Will trabalhou na Heritage Aviation e é bacharel em psicologia pelo St. Michael's College. Originalmente de New Hampshire, ele gosta de beisebol, golfe e snowboard.

Sarah Woodard, CFRE

Chief Development & Communications Officer

Sarah Woodard joined Spectrum in June of 2012 and has been working in the field of fundraising, marketing, and communications since 1999. As Chief Development & Communications Officer, she oversees the organization’s individual, corporate, and foundation fundraising along with Spectrum’s website, public relations, and social media. Prior to Spectrum, Sarah worked at the Institute for Sustainable Communities in communications and development. Sarah holds a BA in English from Bates College and a BFA in Fine Arts 3D from Massachusetts College of Art + Design. She lives in Burlington with her family.

Galen Blodgett

Gerente Geral da Detail Works

Galen é um Vermonter nativo que passou dez anos trabalhando no setor automotivo, começando como um Detalhe e progredindo até se tornar Gerente de Vendas. Mais tarde, ele mudou para o campo de Segurança e Correções e agora atua como Gerente Geral da empresa social da Spectrum, a Detail Works. Galen gosta de experimentar uma nova culinária, histórias de fantasmas e tem paixão por atividades ao ar livre, incluindo caminhadas nos fins de semana com sua família.

Kristen Breault-Bolio, MS, LCMHC, LADC

Director of Riverstone Counseling

Kristen ingressou na Spectrum em maio de 2012 e se tornou a Gerente do Programa de Aconselhamento da Riverstone Counseling em 2017. Ela tem trabalhado com jovens e suas famílias com problemas de saúde mental e uso de substâncias desde 2008. Ela é Conselheira Clínica de Saúde Mental Licenciada e Licenciada Conselheiro de Álcool e Drogas. Kristen é bacharel em Psicologia e mestre em Aconselhamento Clínico em Saúde Mental pela Universidade de Vermont.

Christina Brown

Director of Basic Needs Programs

Christina joined Spectrum in 2018 as a Youth Coach at the Drop-In Center before transitioning into the Senior Staff position, and then ending up as the director of the program. She moved up to Vermont from Asheville, NC, where she received her B.A. in Global Studies and Spanish, as well as a vocational education in general carpentry from Warren Wilson College.

Christina já trabalhou com várias organizações sem fins lucrativos que tratam da segurança habitacional e da falta de moradia, e até mesmo trabalhou como carpinteira autônoma. Ela levou essas paixões e habilidades na estrada em suas extensas viagens pela América Latina, mas acabou chegando aqui em Burlington com seu parceiro, sua filha pequena e seu cachorro velho. Em seu tempo livre, Christina ainda gosta de manter as mãos ocupadas com os projetos de carpintaria doméstica. Ela adora correr, ver música ao vivo e sair na floresta o máximo possível.

Alicia Cerasoli

Director of the Compass Program

Alicia Cerasoli joined Spectrum in 2017 as a Youth Development Coordinator before becoming the Director of the Compass Program in 2022. As the Director of the Compass Program, Alicia oversees Spectrum’s prevention, crisis and stabilization program, which provides clinical support to at-risk youth and their families. Prior to joining Spectrum, Alicia served as a Vermont State Housing Authority AmeriCorps member with Cathedral Square. Alicia will earn her Masters of Social Work from Simmons University in August of 2022. Alicia earned her Bachelors of Social Work from Champlain College, where she enjoyed studying abroad and held internships in Dublin, Ireland and Banjul, Gambia. Alicia enjoys cooking new recipes, baking treats and spending time in the sun.

Stefanie Comstock

Director of the St. Albans Drop-In Center

Stephanie joined Spectrum in November 2020 as the Director of the St. Albans Drop-In Center.  Prior to Spectrum, she worked for Lund as a substance use case manager and clinician co-located at the DCF Family Services Office in St. Albans. She also has years of experience as an outreach case manager at Safe Harbor Health Center.

Ela possui um MS em Criminal Justice Administration pela University of Cincinnati e é uma Conselheira de Abuso de Álcool e Drogas (ADC) no estado de Vermont.

Gina D'Ambrosio

Director of the JOBS Program

Originally from Philadelphia, Gina joined Spectrum in 1996 as a JOBS clinician when the program was first introduced as a part of Spectrum services, eventually becoming Program Manager. Prior to joining Spectrum, Gina worked in the Los Angeles area with struggling youth as well as being employed as a third grade teacher. Gina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and has been trained in various trauma-informed care frameworks, co-occurring disorders, and adolescent brain development.

Over the past 20 years, Gina has served on the Board of Directors for a School-to-Work non-profit organization, facilitates a monthly case consultation team for transition age youth, and recently joined a first-episode psychosis consultation team. She enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors and hanging with her partner, three children and two grandchildren.

Tammy Guilbault

Director of Human Resources

Tammy joined Spectrum as the Human Resources Administrator and has since, moved to the role of Director of Human Resources. Tammy’s HR and payroll experience comes from 15 years as the Operations Manager for a Payroll and HR Software development company, where she was responsible for payroll and HR tasks.

Tammy lives in Burlington with her husband. She has 3 grown daughters and 2 grandchildren.

Rebecca Majoya

Director of the Mentoring Program

Rebecca joined Spectrum in April of 2019 as the Mentor Program Associate and became the Director of the Mentoring Program in May of 2021. She has two decades of experience in social work and education. She spent 10 years working to prevent domestic and sexual violence and 8 years as the executive director of The Mentor Connector in Rutland VT. She also currently teaches education courses at CCV. Her Bachelors is in Communication Arts and Education from Cedarville University, and she has a Master’s in Education from Castleton University. She enjoys kayaking, gardening, reading and writing and spending time with her partner and grown children.

Leslie Schwartz

Director of the Youth Development Program

Leslie joined Spectrum as a Youth Development Coordinator in 2017 and became the program director in 2021. Prior to joining Spectrum, she worked as a case manager at Lund for six years, where she served pregnant and parenting families with gaining independent living skills. She is also the co-owner of Vermont Knitting Company. Leslie holds B.A.s in Sociology, Anthropology, and English Literature from Elmira College. She lives in Colchester with her family.