Board of Directors

The Vermont Jump$tart coalition is overseen by an all-volunteer Board of Directors who have a passion for ensuring Vermont’s kids can achieve financial capability. Below you will find information about the Board members.

Judy Ribolini, President, Vermont Bankers Association
PlaceholderJudy Ribolini currently serves as the Vermont Jump$tart President. She joined the Vermont Bankers Association in January, 1978. She became Vice President of the Association in 2007 after serving as Administrative Assistant as well as Director of Member Services and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining VBA, she was employed by the State of Vermont Transportation Department and the Vermont Ski Areas Association. She is an active member in Bethany United Church of Christ and is a member of the church choir. She and her husband live in Montpelier and have a son and daughter.

Joanne Hardy, Treasurer, Community National Bank
Joanne HardyJoanne Hardy serves as the Vermont Jump$tart Treasurer. She is a Residential Mortgage Lender for Community National Bank in the Barre and Montpelier Offices. She began her banking career with The Howard Bank in 1971 and has been with Community National Bank since 2001. She is a member of Bethany United Church of Christ and volunteers as Treasurer. She lives in Montpelier, has 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.

Michelle Buswell Secretary, People’s United Bank
Vermont Jump$tart Secretary and Director Michelle BuswellMichelle Buswell currently serves as the Vermont Jump$tart Secretary. She joined People’s United Bank as a Wealth Management Associate in March of 2016. She is a Programs Committee member with the Burlington Business Association and serves on the Leadership Team for the Burlington/Williston chapter of People’s Women in Leadership. Michelle is in the Leadership Champlain Class of 2018.  She and her husband live in Burlington with their two children and dog.

Dylan Giambatista, Director, Vermont State Treasurer’s Office
Dylan Giambatista_ScaledA lifelong Vermonter, Dylan’s experience includes work in business, State government and as an elected member of the Vermont General Assembly, where he represents the Village of Essex Junction (Chittenden 8-2) in the Vermont House of Representatives. Dylan is a member of the House Education Committee. Off session, he serves as Director of Outreach and Financial Literacy for the Office of the Vermont State Treasurer. Dylan is a Justice of the Peace and a member of the Essex Board of Civil Authority.

Gregg Mousley, Director, Vermont Department of Taxes
Gregg Mousley_ScaledGregg Mousley is currently serving as the Deputy Commissioner at the Vermont Department of Taxes. Prior to coming to the Department, he was the Director of Collections and Compliance at Vermont Student Assistance Corporation. Since moving to Vermont, Gregg has served on the Town of Cornwall School Board and was President of the Vermont Jump$tart Coalition. Gregg earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston College, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Michigan State University.

Laurel Ann Butler, Director, VtSBDC
Director Laurel Ann ButlerLaurel Butler has over thirty-five years of professional business, hospitality and education experience. In her full-time dual capacity role with both the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) as a Business Advisor – Student Entrepreneur Specialist and Vermont Technical College’s Director of Gender Equity/STEM & Experiential Outreach, she brings her passion for assisting youth through adults in their entrepreneurial endeavors and educational pathway pursuits.

Nancy Zorn, Director, Retired, Green Mountain United Way
Director Nancy ZornNancy Zorn grew up in St. Johnsbury. She earned her BA from Lyndon State College and her MA from Saint Michael’s College.  Nancy started working for the American Cancer Society VT Division in 1980 as Program Director.  She was responsible for statewide, public, patient and professional education and held positions as Field Services and Deputy Director.  In 2000, Nancy was named Executive Director for the Green Mountain United Way.  She is now retired and is President of the Central VT Council On Aging and does church civic work.  Nancy has one son and  lives with her husband in Barre Town.

Peter Newman, Director, Merril Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
Director Peter NewmanPeter Newman recently joined the board of Vermont Jump$tart. He is currently a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Burlington, VT. Prior to moving to Vermont from Connecticut in 2014, Peter worked for 28 years in New York in the institutional cash equities business. He is a 1985 graduate of The University of Vermont and an active member of the Church at The Well. Peter and his wife, Karen, have 3 boys and reside in South Burlington, VT.

Sarah Emery, Director, Vermont FBLA
Sarah Emory_ScaledSarah Emery currently serves on the  Vermont Jump$tart Board of Directors. Sarah is a past small business owner and teaches at the  Community HIgh School of Vermont.  Sarah is the Executive Director of the Vermont Future Business Leaders of America and serves on the Business Cluster Professional Advisory Committee of Colby Sawyer College.  Sarah is deeply committed to business  education for Vermont Youth.  A graduate of the University of Connecticut, she lives in St. Johnsbury with her husband of 26 years and their three sons.

Wendy Rea, Director, Northfield Savings Bank
Wendy Rea_ScaledWendy Rea is a Senior Community Banking Officer with Northfield Savings Bank. She has a long history of working to promote financial literacy, and has conducted numerous workshops in schools, businesses, libraries, senior centers, and many other organizations. Wendy is an active member of her community, serving as Chair of Community Emergency Relief Volunteer (CERV) and Chair of the Northfield Observance Labor Day Committee.