Vermont Priorities Board Members

Bob Stannard

Bob is resident of Manchester and a fourth generation Vermonter. An active community member, Bob served on the Bennington County Regional Commission, worked as a Planning Commissioner and chaired the Bennington County Regional Commission. Bob is currently engaged as a Lobbyist, representing citizens groups against corporate farms and opposing nuclear power. Bob is also an accomplished blues harmonica player having produced three albums.

Charlie Burnham

Charlie is an independent businessperson and entrepreneur with a background in digital media solutions and public access broadcasting. He was a founding board member of Martha’s Vineyard Community Television and is involved in community affairs in both Massachusetts and Vermont, where he has a home in Shelburne. He is currently CEO of Advance Visuals Inc., which develops specialized communications for healthcare research organizations.

David Contrada

David is an Associate in the Vermont office of Vela Environmental, an environmental consulting and government affairs firm. Specializing in NEPA regulation and organizational assessments, David also brings extensive knowledge and experience in energy law and policy to his environmental work at Vela. Prior to joining Vela, David worked as a Research Associate at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School.

Ethan Maurer

Ethan is a graduate of Wheaton College and a native New Yorker. He moved to Vermont in 1996 and now resides in Huntington with his wife and 1 year old daughter. Ethan currently works as a Plan Manager in the High School Completion Program at Vermont Adult Learning, a non-profit dedicated to providing Vermonters with an adult education.

Mary Sullivan

Mary is a committed community member and political participant in Vermont. She served in the Vermont House of Representatives and on the House Natural Resources and Energy committee. She sits on the Intervale Center Board in Burlington and serves as a member of the policy committee for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility. Since 2000 Mary has worked as the Communications Director for the Burlington Electric Department.

Susan Dollemaier

Susan, a resident of Tunbridge, moved to Vermont in 1974. She quickly became involved with social services, working at the Office on Aging and establishing the first Senior Centers and Meals on Wheels programs in Orange and Windsor Counties. In 1981 Susan launched Anichini, a renowned home textile company and one of the largest employers in Orange County for which she won the Vermont “Small Business Person of the Year” award in 2001.