Board of Directors

Green Mountain Self-Advocates has a board of directors that meets monthly. The Board of Directors is made up of representatives from each of the local self-advocacy groups as well as two community members from outside the self-advocacy groups.

Randy Lizotte

President

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Randy Lizotte works as a peer advocate for a provider of developmental services. A lot of self-advocates come to him with their issues and things they need to figure out. He understands both sides—the self-advocacy side and the services side which makes him a good GMSA president because we have to work with agencies and allies.

Randy has worked as a consultant and trainer traveling across the country providing technical assistance and training to state self-advocacy organizations. Randy was one of the key organizers of the Celebrating Sexuality conference held in Vermont in May 2007. He is a peer sexuality educator who co-facilitates a men’s group and a teacher of a variety of sexuality and self-advocacy workshops. Randy was elected by his peers due to his unwavering commitment to speaking the truth to power. Randy lives with his wife in St. Albans, VT.

Danielle Viau

Vice President

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Danielle Viau is a self-advocate leader who is described by her peers as a bright spot in all she does! She is a kind and thoughtful leader in the Burlington Self-Advocacy Club. Danielle volunteers at the UVM Medical Center and at her church. She leads by example and is gentle and patient when trying to assist a peer with a task or explain how to do something.

Danielle is someone who always goes the extra mile and is growing every year as a leader – on the GMSA Board and at the VT Leadership Series. Danielle is able to see the light side of life, even when times can be difficult.

Joshua Adams

Secretary

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Josh is one of the hardest working people we know.  Even during the pandemic, he worked more than one job while helping out at home.

Josh is comfortable speaking up and supporting his peers. He has served as a leader of Getting Acquainted Through Self-Advocacy (GATSA), a local group in Morrisville, Vermont.

Chad Cleverley

Treasurer

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Chad is confident and at ease, whether addressing state officials or playing video games and board games like MTG or Yu-Gi-Oh.  He has been living on his own in the St. Johnsbury area since the age of 18.

Chad got involved in self-advocacy in 2013. GMSA is grateful to have him as our treasurer.  He does an excellent job understanding and explaining financial information to fellow board members.

GMSA 2021 Schedule of Statewide
Member Meetings:

Due to COVID-19, our meetings are from 10:00 to 12:00 am, They are currently held on Zoom.us (meeting ID: 905 238 684).  All meetings are open.

January 25

February 22

March 29*

April 26

May 24

June 28*

July 26

August 30

September 27*

October 25

December 13*

* Board members, officers and alternates review money reports for GMSA at these meetings

Meeting Minutes and Agendas