Who We Are

The Vermont Bar Foundation is the leading private funding source for dozens of programs designed to increase access to justice for low-income Vermonters.

We got our start in 1982, when the Vermont Bar Association created a non-profit fund-raising organization to help fulfill the promise of equal access to justice. Since then, we have raised and distributed more than $17,000,000 to organizations ranging from legal aid providers to law school clinics and domestic violence prevention programs. It’s all part of our efforts to ensure that all Vermonters understand and have meaningful access to the justice system.

Board of Directors & Staff

The Vermont Bar Foundation is governed by and conducted under the direction of a 13-member volunteer Board of Directors who are committed to promoting equal access to justice for all.

Officers

President

James F. Carroll, Esq.
Carroll, Boe & Pell, P.C.
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President-Elect

Gavin Boyles, Esq.
VT Dept of Financial Regulation
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Treasurer

Christopher D’Elia
Vermont Bankers Association
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Secretary

Hon. Karen R. Carroll
Vermont Supreme Court

Directors

Amber L. Barber, Esq.
Barber & Waxman
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Amelia W.L. Darrow, Esq.
Windham Law, PLC
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Elizabeth A. Kruska, Esq.
Elizabeth A. Kruska, PLLC
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Trey Martin, Esq.
Downs Rachlin Martin, PLLC
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Renee L. Mobbs, Esq.
Sheehey Furlong & Behm, P.C.
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Harry C. Parker, Esq.
Bauer Gravel Farnham
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S. Mark Sciarrotta, Esq.
VELCO
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Sarah E. Wilson, Esq.
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Staff

Deborah Bailey, Executive Director
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Committees

The Foundation extends special thanks to the following individuals who contribute their time to the Vermont Bar Foundation.

Finance

Christopher D’Elia, Chair
Vermont Bankers Association

James Carroll, Esq.
Carroll, Boe & Pell, P.C.

 

Governance & Personnel

Gavin Boyles, Esq., Chair
VT Dept of Financial Regulation

James F. Carroll, Esq.
Carroll, Boe & Pell, P.C

Hon. Karen R. Carroll
Vermont Supreme Court

Harry Parker, Esq.
Bauer Gravel Farnham

Grants

Matthew D. Anderson, Esq., Chair
Pratt Vreeland Kennelly Martin & White, Ltd.

Nicholas AE Low, Esq.
Tarrant, Gilles & Richardson

Trey Martin, Esq.
Downs Rachlin Martin, PLLC

Harry C. Parker, Esq.
Bauer Gravel Farnham

Karen Tyler, Esq.
Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand, PLLC

IOLTA

Beth A. Danon, Esq., Chair
Kohn Rath Danon & Lynch, LLP

Afi Ahmadi, Esq.
Dinse Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.

Debra Bouffard, Esq.
Sheehey Furlong & Behm, P.C.

Chris D’Elia
Vermont Bankers Association

Jennifer Emens-Butler, Esq.
Vermont Bar Association

L. Raymond Massucco, Esq.
Massucco and Stern, P.C.

Harry C. Parker, Esq.
Bauer Gravel Farnham

Loan Repayment Assistance

Judith F. Dickson, Esq., Chair
Burlington

Lila Shapero, Esq.
Burlington

Karen L. Tyler, Esq.
Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand, PLLC

Matthew F. Valerio, Esq.
Vermont Defender General’s Office

Nominating

Chittenden District

Leigh Keyser Phillips, Esq.
Sheehey Furlong & Behm PC

Karen L. Tyler, Esq.
Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand, PLLC

Eastern District

L. Raymond Massucco, Esq., Chair
Massucco and Stern, P.C.

Northern District

Jesse Bugbee, Esq.
Kissane Associates

Washington District

Bernard D. Lambek, Esq.
Zalinger, Cameron & Lambek, P.C.

Western District

Mary C. Ashcroft, Esq.

Promotion

Sarah E. Wilson, Esq., Chair
Bennington

Jesse D. Bugbee, Esq.
Kissane Associates

Therese Corsones, Esq.
Vermont Bar Association

 

Revenue Enhancement

S. Mark Sciarrotta, Esq., Chair
VELCO

Gavin Boyles, Esq.
VT Dept of Financial Regulation

Jesse D. Bugbee, Esq.
Kissane Associates

Jennifer R. Emens-Butler, Esq.
Vermont Bar Association

Keith M. Jones, Esq.
National Life Group

Raymond L. Massucco, Esq.
Massucco and Stern, P.C.

 

 

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