Staff and AmeriCorps
Leo came to Vermont and the AmeriCorps VISTA program because of a curiosity in the nonprofit sector and a desire to leave NYC, where he had been living since starting college at NYU in 2009. He spent the previous decade in Northern Virginia, and his first seven years in Cameroon and Bangladesh, where his parents were stationed with USAID. His interest lies with novel things and ideas, and the words that describe them. While at Home Share Now he will be focusing on marketing and fundraising.
Bekah came to us from North Texas in September of 2017 as an AmeriCorps member coordinating GIFT, our volunteer program. Originally from Ohio, she moved to the Dallas area in 2015 to pursue a career in Accounting. She discovered her love for community and public service after becoming a more active participant of the city of Denton, Texas and joined AmeriCorps. She is currently a college student and considers herself an adventurous spirit and a serial hobbyist.
When Aaron and his partner first moved to Vermont five years ago, they found their first housing through Home Share Now. More than a warm place to stay for the first winter, they found a generous welcome to the Green Mountains from their Home Provider. Aaron is excited to make housing matches and do outreach in the community to find new participants. When not supporting the work of Home Share Now, Aaron runs his own business designing and installing edible, ecological landscapes and raising rotationally grazed grass-fed and finished beef.
John Murphy comes to Home Share Now with 25 years of experience in non-profit and municipal housing and community development activity. His areas of expertise includes homeownership and financial literacy education, and housing counseling to include foreclosure prevention and reverse mortgage counseling. He has administered federal and state grant programs including Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS, YouthBuild, Main Street, and two National Register of Historic Places preservation projects. He was a two-time Diversity Scholar to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, traveled extensively in Latin America and Mexico, has family in South Royalton and Bethel, and is grandfather to Maxwell Gray.
Roni has been crafting and mediating home sharing agreements with Home Share Now since 2011. She earned her Masters in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies from the Woodbury Institute at Champlain College (formerly Woodbury College) in 2007. Over the years she has received additional training in Advanced Elder Mediation, Senior Legal Issues, Adult Protective Services Regulations, Gerontology Topics, Bridges Out Of Poverty, Cultural Competency, Mental Health First Aid, Fair Housing Practices in Vermont, Restorative Justice Practices and Community Conferencing, Corporate Social Responsibility, and the Community Dialogue Process. Outside of her role at Home Share Now, she helps individuals and groups navigate challenging situations with her partner at RiverStone Resolutions, LLC.
Christina was hired in July 2010 to serve as Home Sharing & Volunteer Coordinator (the position now known as Program Manager) and in November 2011 transitioned to the position of Executive Director after a nationwide search. Christina has held management and fundraising positions in nonprofit organizations since 2004 in addition to being a contractual grant writer for food access and security programs. She holds an Associate Degree and a Bachelor Degree from Vermont’s Sterling College as well as a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Marlboro College. Christina sits on the Community Impact Committee for Green Mountain United Way, serves on her town’s Social Concerns Committee, is the Treasurer for the National Shared Housing Resource Center, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
Our beautiful team of volunteers take on everything from addressing envelopes to posting on Front Porch Forum to standing up on our behalf at Town Meeting.
If you are interested in joining the crew, call Christina at 802-479-8549.
Chris & Andy MacLean
Amy & Dan Noyes