Beth Wallace, Executive Director
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! Vermont in 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, she feels completely at home in Vermont and enjoys hiking, paddling, and walking her dog (and others as a part-time dog walker). She, her husband, and her dog Woody live in Plainfield. Click to email Alexandra.
Kate Floyd, Program Manager West Region
Kate (she/her) began work with Everybody Wins! Vermont in the late summer of 2023 as the Program Manager for the West Region. She is thrilled to be on a small, dedicated, and mission-driven team. Kate’s work experience has involved various roles for non-profits with the thread that the work uplifts the greater good for communities. She is a trained and practicing yoga and meditation teacher and finds great joy working with people using somatic based techniques on a journey of self-growth and transformation. She lives with her husband, tween son, and their fostered to adopt pup in Shelburne. Kate is a lover of learning to practice slowing down in life, spending time with friends and family, eating great food that others have prepared, getting lost in the stories of characters in books, and spending time outside every day. Click here to email Kate.
Ellen Kucera, Program Manager East Region
Ellen Kucera is a sculptor, mother, avid reader, and educator. She loves sharing her passion for art, dance, books, and the outdoors with others, as well as exploring how those interests overlap and intersect. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, paddling, skiing or curling up in her favorite chair with a good book. Her formal education is in sculpture earning a BFA from Drake University and an MFA from SUNY New Paltz. She is a certified teacher of Let Your Yoga Dance and Deep Play for Kids. She lives in Warren with her husband, two teenage sons, and cat. Click to email Ellen.
Suzie Smith, Project Specialist
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.