Everybody Wins! Vermont Staff

Beth Wallace, Executive Director

Beth Staff Photo Beth has been the Executive Director of Everybody Wins! Vermont since 2014. A sixth-generation Vermonter, Beth is a graduate of Montpelier High School, Carleton College, and the Coaches Training Institute. She was the founding director of Ben & Jerry’s Children’s Center in Waterbury and the Acquiring Editor for Redleaf Press in St. Paul MN. Before coming to work for Everybody Wins! Vermont, she was an independent book development editor, publishing consultant, and leadership coach for nonprofit executives. She lives in Northfield, Vermont, where she knits, gardens, and plays fiddle, although not all at the same time. Click to email Beth.

Alexandra DeMelo, Operations Manager

Alexandra joined Everybody Wins! in March 2021 after relocating from southeastern Massachusetts where she worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for fourteen years. Alexandra holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and has a passion for nonprofit work. As a nature-lover, Alexandra feels completely at home in Vermont and enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, and walking her dog (and others, as a part-time dog walker). When she’s not outdoors, she’s in the kitchen baking or brewing kombucha. She and her dog Woody live in Montpelier. Click to email Alexandra.

Kathy Many, Program Manager

Kathy began her relationship with Everybody Wins! in 2003 as a mentor at Mary Hogan School in Middlebury. Many years later, in 2016 she began working for Everybody Wins! as the site coordinator in one of the state’s original sites at Rutland Intermediate School. In 2019, Kathy moved into the role of program manager. Kathy lives in Brandon with her husband Jeffrey, and their three dogs. They own a small garage door business and have a blended family of four adult children. Kathy likes to hike, kayak and to spend time with her family and friends. Click here to email Kathy.

Emilia Estrada, Program Manager

Emilia is an architect and entrepreneur from El Salvador, passionate about social and community projects. She joined Everybody Wins! in September 2021. Teaching her daughter, Isabella, a love and respect for nature, social justice, and responsible consuming, Emilia has found in Vermont the perfect place to live. You can find Emilia always looking for a new adventure in nature, hiking or swimming, planning a trip to share with family and friends, or harvesting some veggies to cook one of those delicious vegan dishes. Click to email Emilia.

Suzie Smith, Office Assistant

Suzie started with Everybody Wins! in 2016 as site coordinator at Union Elementary School in Montpelier. In 2018 she became the office assistant, staying on top of our large gift book selection and helping with fund development . Suzie is a native Vermonter with a BA in French from the University of Vermont. She lives in Montpelier with her husband and two children who are flourishing in the Montpelier school system. Suzie has always championed the importance of reading; her own children were fortunate to participate in Everybody Wins! Suzie enjoys reading as much as she can, getting together with her considerable extended family, being an organizational master, all things cats, cooking, traveling and the outdoors. Click to email Suzie.

Katie Wiseman, Administrative Coordinator

Katie has worked for Everybody Wins! since 2014, coming to us from a stint with The DREAM Program. She currently processes all mentor applications and screens mentors. Katie has also served as the site coordinator at J.J. Flynn Elementary and The Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes in Burlington. She is known in Everybody Wins! for her cheerful can-do attitude. Katie lives in Burlington with her family. Click to email Katie.