Leadership: Barbara Saunders, Cynthia Greene, Dana Anderson, Megan Godfrey and Sherry Carlson

Purpose: To lead, inform, and advise the Building Bright Futures State Advisory Council on issue of children in early care and education settings and on issues specific to the early care and education industry so that these concerns can be appropriately addressed by, and reflected in, the work of the Building Bright Future State Advisory Council. Examples of work to be completed:

  • Create measures to improve quality of early care and education
  • Recommend the need for additional Licensure staff to the Agency of Humans Services, Department for Children and Families and Child Development Division

Contact information: This Committee meets monthly. Please contact Cynthia Greene at cgreene@buildingbrightfutures.org

Meeting Dates: Agendas will be posted shortly before meetings. Click meeting date for agenda prior to the meeting or for minutes after the meeting has occurred. Typically meetings are held at the BBF offices in Williston (600 Blair Park Rd, Suite 306, Williston) on the second Thursday of the meeting month from 10:00am – Noon.

Meeting Schedule:

  • September 8, 2016
  • November 10, 2016
  • January 12, 2017
  • March 9, 2017
  • May 11, 2017
  • June 8, 2017

Past Meetings:

Meeting Minutes:


Name Organization/Affiliation
Barbara Saunders Co-Chair
LouAnn Beninati Vermont Birth to Five
Megan Godfrey Trinity Children’s Center
Meg Edmunds Greater Burlington YMCA
Diane Carter Military CC Liaison
Sherry Carlson Vermont Birth To Five
Melissa Riegel-Garrett Department of Education
Hope Campbell Vermont Community Loan Fund
Bethany Hale T.E.A.C.H.
Dana Anderson Addison BBF Regional Coordinator
Janet Murray EEE Special Ed, Hyde Park Elementary
Jennifer Benedict Child Development Division
Kim Keiser Terrell Foundation
Linda January Otter Creek Children’s Center
Sonja Raymond Apple Tree Learning Center, VAEYC