The VCRHYP Coalition staff provide key supports that free member agencies to focus on the work of delivering essential programs serving Vermont youth and families. VCRHYP secures adequate funding that ensures services are available in communities across Vermont, advocates with State and Federal government, and local and national partners for funding and resources to meet the needs of Vermont youth and families, supports best practices among youth care professionals, and monitors benchmarks and outcomes to assess progress and measure successes. Working together with member agencies, the coalition creates a distinctly unique and effective model that works for youth.
Kate Logan, Director
Kate holds a Master’s degree from the University of Oregon and brings over 10 years of experience in nonprofit management. Since moving to Vermont in 2013, she has served in nonprofit and state government roles to successfully advocate for a safe, affordable, and sustainable quality of life for all.
Leah Christiano, Data Entry Specialist
Leah (she/her) comes to VCRHYP with over 24 years of experience in the field of data entry and administration assistant work for state, public and private ventures in Vermont, New Hampshire and Florida. The fields range from agriculture, home education, construction and medical. Leah knows her involvement in this program, in some small way, helps to secure a positive and safe head-start for young people who are trying to navigate their place in society and that is a good feeling. She is raising a teen with ADHD as a single mom and recently introduced a shih tzu pup who is proving to be great therapy for her small family. She finds painting and diamond art to be relaxing hobbies.
Chelsea Boston, Assistant Director
Chelsea earned her Bachelor of Social Work at Champlain College, and has spent her career focused on issues surrounding housing and substance use. She has held various roles in the housing community, including case management at homeless shelters, program development at a mixed-income neighborhood, and her current position as Assistant Director of VCRHYP. In addition to her formal work experience, she also coaches soccer and volunteers each year at a summer camp for kids.