Our Team

Bonnie Chamberlin

Bonnie is the manager of Vermont Tech’s apprenticeship programs.  Currently she is managing the related instruction side of Vermont Department of Labor’s Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeship.  Prior to managing the state-wide program, Bonnie managed the apprenticeship program as well as other evening classes as the Adult Ed Coordinator at the Barre Technical Center.

Prior to joining Vermont Tech in 2001, Bonnie had worked as an administrator at the Randolph Tech Center, taught in the business program at the Center for Technology in Essex Junction and in her spare time, taught business classes for CCV.  Bonnie has a B.A. and M.A. with a focus on Adult Education from Norwich University.

Patti Coultas

Patti has been Director of the Vermont Career and Technical Teacher Education Program since July 2009. She came to the program with 13 years combined experience as the Green Mountain Technology and Career Center  Assistant Director for Adult Education, the Program Coordinator for LAPDA, the central Vermont education service agency that provides teacher professional development, and as the School-To-Work coordinator in Lamoille Valley. Before that she worked in government and in a small manufacturing office. She earned a bachelor of art degree from Appalachian State University, and after a year of post-baccalaureate study at the University of Stockholm, Sweden, she earned a master of science degree from Florida State University.

Beth Demers

Beth is a Native Vermonter and has a B.A. in Education & English from Trinity College of Vermont. She has worked with the UVM Graduate School, KSV- as a Qualitative Researcher & Project Manager and has over 10 years’ experience working with the Vermont Department of Economic Development.  Her main role there was to meet with employers across the state, identify their strategic employee training needs, and assist with the development of partnerships and/or performance based training and development through the Vermont Training Program.  At Vermont Tech, Beth works with Vermont employers to ensure that their employees have the skills necessary for success. 

Maureen Hebert

Maureen is the Associate Dean of Continuing Education & Workforce Development Division of Vermont Tech. Maureen has worked in higher education, focusing on workforce and professional development, for over 20 years to support business and industry in realizing strategic and organizational goals through well-planned and implemented training programs. Before joining Vermont Tech, Maureen worked with the University of Vermont Division of Continuing Education as the Regional Director of the UVM Center in Montpelier where she coordinated both credit and non-credit programming utilizing, in part, distance learning technologies. Maureen has a B.A. in Political Science and English and an M.P.A. from UVM. She recieved a certificate in Workforce Development from the University of Virginia and is a DDI certified trainer. Maureen has been a long-time member of UPCEA and former Commissioner and a member of NERHRT, ASTD and Rotary.

Dianne Gross Percy

Dianne is the Manager of Learning & Development with CEWD. She consults and teaches for businesses, schools, professional groups, and organizations in the United States and Canada. Dianne's interactive seminars focus on strengthening individual and group capacity through training and development in leadership skills, change and conflict management, communication skills, customer service training, and facilitation tools and techniques. Dianne has served as an educator for over 35 years and has been recognized for her excellence in teaching. Dianne is a certified trainer of Malcolm Baldrige Quality Concepts and a certified facilitator for Developmental Dimensions International Learning Systems (DDI®). As a life-long learner herself, Dianne has recently completed certificate programs in Crucial Conversations; Disney's Approach to Employee Engagement; Disney's Approach to Quality Service, and the Veterans on Campus training module. Her education includes a B.S. and M.Ed. from the University of Vermont.

Carrie Wright

Carrie is the Business Manager for the Continuing Education and Workforce Development office where she oversees the financial matters for the office, as well as coordinates company-based certificate and degree programs. Carrie works one-on-one with students to provide non-instructional advising and is the liaison for students and administrative departments at Vermont Tech. Prior to joining Vermont Tech in 2000, Carrie worked as a legal secretary and real estate paralegal in Chittenden County. Carrie’s office is located in Randolph Center. Carrie holds a B.S. from Vermont Tech in Business Technology & Management.

Karry Booksa

Karry is the Director of Career Development. She helps students with all things career-related including: resumes, cover letters, interview skills, job searching strategies, and career counseling. Karry also manages the VTC Spring Career Fair and is also in charge of the job placement report each year. Karry joined the VTC admissions team in 2005 as an admissions assistant and then as an assistant director of admissions before moving over to career services in 2010.
Karry earned an AAS in E-Commerce and a BS in Business Technology and Management, both from Vermont Tech, and an MBA from Norwich University.

Tracy Patnoe

Tracy is the Childcare Community Specialist for the Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI) grant. She works directly with participants needing access to high quality childcare and supports participants with navigating ways to pay for childcare. Increasing quality childcare and capacity building are part of her role as well. Tracy assist with recruitment of participants and promotes the SWFI project around the state.
Tracy has worked in early childhood for nearly 20 years, as a state registered home provider, the owner and director of Mud City Kids Child Care Center, and a mentor for many programs and providers. She has been an advocate for early childhood and has been part of many initiatives around the state. Tracy has a B.S. in Human Services and holds a Professional Teaching License, birth through preschool.

Julia Goldstein 

Julia is the Student Support Project Manager of Vermont Tech’s Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI) program.  Currently she is the focal point for enrolling and advising SWFI participants.   She tells them about the program, answers any questions, and puts them in touch with SWFI partners that can help meet their social service needs. Prior to working on the SWFI grant, Julia was an Employment Counselor at the Howard Center, helping clients who had mental health and substance abuse issues find and maintain a job.  She also worked for the State of Vermont helping the Medicaid population.  Before her work in human services, she had a career in sales.

The favorite part of her job is seeing people find positive pathways that bring them satisfaction, security, and happiness.  She is very excited about SWFI and the students that she gets to help.  She enthusiastically says, “bring ‘em on”.
When Julia is not working, she enjoys singing, learning, and kayaking.  She is a relatively recent newcomer to Vermont having lived in NYC and NJ before that.  She never thought anyone would say they love their commute, but she says she loves her commute in Vermont because everything is so pretty!

Katherine Barwin

Katherine Barwin is the Project Manager for Green Trainings. Her main focus is to work with area businesses and agencies to set up practical, and immediately useable, workforce trainings for related to safe and sustainable environments. Topics include weatherization, renewable energy (solar/biomass), lead safety, OSHA basics, and wastewater systems. She  also works as a trainer, with Dianne Percy, in the area of leadership.
Prior to joining CEWD full-time, she served in a variety of roles at both local colleges and public schools, predominately in the areas of curriculum design, training development, leadership, and project management. She has a B.S. from the University of Vermont, a M.Ed from Harvard, and has a certificate from the Snelling Leadership Institute.

Jamie Stone

Jamie is the Data and Budget Program Manager for CEWD’s Strengthening Working Families Initiatives Grant.  Her main role is handling all of the financial aspects of the grant as well as the data that is inputted and reported to the Department of Labor.  Jamie has been within the VSC system for past 7 years, mainly based at the VTC Randolph campus.  She has done a variety of things including Accounts Payable, Staff Accountant, and Accounting Specialist.  Previously Jamie comes from another 4 years of accounting experience.   Jamie has an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, but is currently working towards a B.A. in Accounting.

Molly Willard

Molly has a B.S in Botany from the University of Vermont and a Masters in Education. She is the manager for The Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems and faculty for the Agriculture and Sustainable Horticulture Departments.