After 5 years on staff, Director of Development/Writing Program Ryan Walsh has left Vermont to move on to new opportunities and challenges in Pittsburgh, PA. Ryan started as a staff-artist before becoming our Grants Program Manager and eventually our Director of Development and the Writing Program. He has had a tremendous impact on the VSC community throughout his tenure and is already greatly missed.
Ryan's departure has precipitated some staff updates in the Writing Program and the Development office:
Laurie Macfee, who spent last year as our Writing Program Coordinator staff-artist before joining us as part-time Grants Coordinator, has assumed the role of Interim Director of the Writing Program. Laurie's deep familiarity with the Writing Program makes her a natural fit for this expanded transitional role.
And we're thrilled to introduce new teammate Allison Mindel as Interim Director of Development. Allison has 17+ years of experience in all aspects of fundraising and program support, working with both foundations and nonprofit organizations. She lives in central Vermont with her husband and three children. It's a delight to welcome her to the VSC community!