Leadership

Staff

Chad Butt (he/him)

Chad Butt (he/him)

Executive Director

[email protected] | (802) 658-1888

Chad has dedicated his professional career to advancing the youth mentoring field. While in college, Chad co-founded a school-based mentoring program at a local middle school for youth with learning differences, and was a student leader and mentor in a community-based mentoring program. After college, he worked as the Program Director of The DREAM Program, a village mentoring program that matches youth from local affordable housing communities and mentors from neighboring colleges, providing year-round wraparound services. Chad joined MENTOR Vermont in 2013 as the executive director to lead the organization’s expansion into a statewide mentoring partnership. Chad lives in Burlington with his wife and two young kids. Chad tries his best to emulate living life like his grandfather, who got older but never grew up. He loves taking on projects around his house, biking, basketball, spending time with friends, snacks, and checking things off to-do lists.

Liz  Ewan (she/her)

Liz Ewan (she/her)

Associate Director

[email protected] | (802) 277-2419

Liz has committed over 15 years to the youth mentoring and youth international exchange fields. She is passionate about experiential education and cultivating supportive and enriching relationships where youth have the support they need to explore and grow. Liz began her work in mentoring with the DREAM Program in Vermont, where she focused on staff training, program outcomes and strategic planning. After moving to Washington, D.C., Liz worked as a school coordinator for Everybody Wins! DC, while earning a M.A. in Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs. She finished her time in Washington, D.C. as a Program Officer with World Learning, working on U.S. Department of State sponsored exchange programs. More recently, Liz provided project management services to a global network of international exchange providers, designing and implementing a quality certification for international exchange organizations. Liz currently serves as the MENTOR Vermont TA Lead and liaison with MENTOR National for the NMRC and overseas MENTOR Vermont’s long-term evaluation strategy and goals. She provides operational and project management support to the MENTOR Vermont team and ensures organizational strategy is in alignment with MENTOR Vermont’s guiding principles. Liz is the mom of two spirited young boys who keep her on her toes – skiing, constructing Legos, and building forts. Liz loves the mountains, traveling new places, state fairs, waterskiing, and hot pretzels.

Emily Listowich (she/her)

Emily Listowich (she/her)

Development Director

[email protected] | (802) 277-2417

Before Emily Listowich joined the MENTOR Vermont team as Development Director, she worked with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE), securing critical funding for sexual and reproductive health care services. She brings a dynamic approach to tailored storytelling, relationship building, and data management. Emily’s love for both the art and science of fundraising was fostered while founding Chicks on Sticks VT– an organization working to make snowsports more accessible and inclusive for femme and non-binary identifying individuals — in 2016. During her time at the University of Vermont (UVM), Emily acted as the Director of Chicks on Sticks VT as well as the UVM Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Awareness Program Director. These adventure program roles led to a passion for peer mentorship and collaborative learning. Her interests remain rooted in outdoor education, environmental justice, and youth empowerment. Emily is a proud dog-mom to a 100-pound rescue named Monday. When she’s not working, you can find her playing outside (usually on skis) with Monday in tow.

Sarah DeBouter (she/her)

Sarah DeBouter (she/her)

Training & Support Director

[email protected] | (802) 277-2418

Sarah comes to MENTOR Vermont with 10+ years of nonprofit, training, and coaching experience. Working with multiple populations ranging from children, homeless veterans, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and active duty distance-learners in higher education, she is excited to bring her energy and enthusiasm to her new role providing training and support to youth programs in the State of Vermont. With a Master of Science in Leadership and Change Management/Consulting, Sarah believes firmly in building positive and inclusive spaces that welcome diversity and foster an environment of autonomy, respect, and shared values. A native Vermonter, she enjoys spending her spare time doing multiple winter activities, playing music, lounging/reading with her cat, and performing in local theater productions and Renaissance Faires.

Board of Directors

Beth V. Perlongo

Beth V. Perlongo

Chair

Chief of Staff & Strategy
Redstone

Phillip Foy

Phillip Foy

Vice Chair

General Counsel and Chief Developer Officer
Encore Renewable Energy

Nate Formalarie

Nate Formalarie

Treasurer

Deputy Commissioner

Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development

Joshua Jarvis

Joshua Jarvis

Secretary

Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch

Alice Urban

Alice Urban

Business Development Director
Tetra Tech

Amy Spector

Amy Spector

Mentor
Milton Mentors

Andrea Haddad

Andrea Haddad

Principal | EY Private
Ernst & Young LLP

Program Leadership Council

Alison Duback (she/her)

Alison Duback (she/her)

Connecting Youth Mentoring – Champlain Valley Union High School

Mentoring Coordinator & Flight School Coordinator
Connecting Youth

Gabriella Tufo-Strouse (she/her)

Gabriella Tufo-Strouse (she/her)

King Street Center

Community Outreach Director
King Street Center

Pam Quinn (she/her)

Pam Quinn (she/her)

Twinfield Together Mentoring Program

Program Director
Twinfield Together Mentoring Program

Mona Abdelghani (she/her)

Mona Abdelghani (she/her)

Associate Youth Service Director

Associate Youth Service Director
The DREAM Program

Bobbi Jo Stellato (she/her)

Bobbi Jo Stellato (she/her)

Director of Programs

Director of Programs
The Mentor Connector