Trustees Get to Know Us
Jill has been a member of the Woodstock community for the past 15 years. After years of working in the corporate world as a management consultant, she now spends her time teaching life skills to people who want to make a change in their life and working in the community. Jill is actively involved with several community-strengthening projects and is especially interested in helping create equitable housing opportunities for community members. She currently serves on the Woodstock EDC Housing Working Group, Town Finance Committee, the Investment Advisory Committee, and as Town and Village Public Trustee of Funds She has served on the Woodstock Selectboard as well as the boards of the Ottauquechee Health Foundation, Sustainable Woodstock, and the leadership team of WARF.
Elizabeth grew up in Woodstock, and has recently returned with her family. She is the Executive Director of The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont, a non-profit that empowers high school students with intensive, hands-on learning experiences in topics ranging from Engineering to Global Issues. Her background includes neuroscience, community-building work with several technology startup companies, and performances as a professional vocalist and trombonist with artists such as Adele, Michael Bolton, and Ice Cube. She believes in young people and cares deeply about their success.
Pam has been a part-time resident of Woodstock since 2011 after years of enjoying trips to the area in the winter and summer. She brings more than 30 years of professional communications and development experience working with organizations of all sizes in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. For the past decade, her focus has been on working with growing small to mid-size non-profit organizations in Boston that need help with strategic planning, development, communications strategy, basic business management, and grants management and writing. Her volunteer passions center around groups that provide affordable youth development services and health care to lower income communities.
Caitlin McCurn grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Woodstock with her family in 2021 from Brooklyn, New York. She currently serves as Senior Director of Global Programs at UNICEF USA where she supports efforts to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children and protect the rights of every child. Her portfolio areas include education, early childhood development and gender equality. Her previous experience includes work on transitional justice, international development, and humanitarian programming in Europe and Africa. She is passionate about equitable housing and enjoys working with others to build a more just and vibrant community.
Mariza is a finance lawyer and well-being advocate who joined the Woodstock community in 2021 after relocating with her family from Chicago. She is a partner at a national law firm and leads her firm’s well-being initiatives to create supportive and sustainable workplace culture. Mariza serves on the Board of Directors of IIUSA, a national organization that advocates for economic development and job creation, and she chairs its Best Practices Committee. She is also on the Advisory Board for TEDx-HartlandHill, an international platform for sharing ideas and inspiring positive change in the Woodstock community. Collective well-being is important to Mariza and she values collaboration and innovation in service of her communities.
Greg is a Vermont native and moved with his family to Pomfret in 2018 from Fort Collins, Colorado. While working remotely as an estimator for a commercial contractor, Greg also volunteers as a firefighter with the Pomfret-Teago Fire Department and for the Saskadena Ski Patrol. Having grown up in a similar Vermont community, he has learned the importance of accessibility and the need to support and sustain the region's economy and environment. Greg hopes to share his deep appreciation for the history and natural beauty of the state with others while contributing to community-centered solutions through the work of the Woodstock Community Trust.
Wendy became a Woodstock homeowner in 1999 and moved here full-time from Weston, Massachusetts, in 2014. After years in private sector marketing positions, Wendy pivoted to non-profit governance and local government. Once in Woodstock, she quickly became involved with the community as a Pentangle Arts board member, Woodstock EMT, Saskadena Six Ski Patrol, and member of the WARF:COVID-19 and Town Hall Rejuvenation Project leadership teams. Currently, she sits on the Woodstock Village Development Review Board, is the Digital Media Manager forThe Sharon Academy, and volunteers as a Killington Mountain Ambassador. Wendy loves Woodstock and Vermont and wants to help the community thrive.
Nancy is a naturalist specializing in habitat restoration and is an advocate for land conservation. She has served in leadership roles with The Nature Conservancy, Field Museum of Natural History, Teton Regional Land Trust, Prairie States Conservation Coalition, and Morton Arboretum. She is also a lifelong equestrian and was shortlisted for the 1984 Olympics, with terms as the Vice President of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association and the President of the Equine Land Conservation Resource. Nancy recently relocated to Vermont after a life rooted in the Illinois prairie and has become involved in regional conservation issues of the Northeast.