Cathleen, Executive Director   Cathleen  (she/her)  has been a consistent presence in the local anti-violence movement for over 15 years and continues to be in her role as Executive Director. She is skilled in her ability to balance direct advocacy, community partnerships, and administrative vision while honoring and supporting the self-care required to continue in this work. She approaches these important tasks with a valuable sense of humor, a collaborative spirit, and an expressed trust in those with whom she works.   cathleen@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 28

Cathleen, Executive Director

Cathleen (she/her) has been a consistent presence in the local anti-violence movement for over 15 years and continues to be in her role as Executive Director. She is skilled in her ability to balance direct advocacy, community partnerships, and administrative vision while honoring and supporting the self-care required to continue in this work. She approaches these important tasks with a valuable sense of humor, a collaborative spirit, and an expressed trust in those with whom she works.

cathleen@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 28

  Elle, Associate Director   Elle  (she/her)  loves her job as Associate Program Director, telling our funders the stories of innovative and compassionate programs, inspirational expertise of staff, and remarkable survivor resiliency in the face of trauma. She was raised toward activism, and feels honored to work alongside a rocking crew of advocates, educators, therapists, community-builders, and movement-creators. When Elle is not at work sweating the details of a grant application or helping to answer our hotline, you’ll find her swimming, planting edible trees and native shrubs, or brewing rather tart but delicious kombucha.   elle@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 20

Elle, Associate Director

Elle (she/her) loves her job as Associate Program Director, telling our funders the stories of innovative and compassionate programs, inspirational expertise of staff, and remarkable survivor resiliency in the face of trauma. She was raised toward activism, and feels honored to work alongside a rocking crew of advocates, educators, therapists, community-builders, and movement-creators. When Elle is not at work sweating the details of a grant application or helping to answer our hotline, you’ll find her swimming, planting edible trees and native shrubs, or brewing rather tart but delicious kombucha.

elle@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 20

  Lilah, Grant Manager & Data Specialist   Lilah  (she/her)  appreciates the power of working in relationship with passionate, inspiring, empathetic people who see strength in each other’s experiences and in this work together. For many years Lilah has supported H.O.P.E. Works’ efforts in coordinating volunteers, training hotline responders, providing direct advocacy, and currently assisting with grants. She is steady in her belief that a world without sexual violence is possible and considers it a sacred privilege to be with people during some of the hardest experiences of their life.   lilah@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 20

Lilah, Grant Manager & Data Specialist

Lilah (she/her) appreciates the power of working in relationship with passionate, inspiring, empathetic people who see strength in each other’s experiences and in this work together. For many years Lilah has supported H.O.P.E. Works’ efforts in coordinating volunteers, training hotline responders, providing direct advocacy, and currently assisting with grants. She is steady in her belief that a world without sexual violence is possible and considers it a sacred privilege to be with people during some of the hardest experiences of their life.

lilah@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 20

 
  Kiona, Advocacy Services Director   Kiona,  (she/her)  embodies her passion for both systems-based approaches and social justice activism in her role as Advocacy Director. She believes our most meaningful work in the community, with service users and community partners, is manifested when we can show up as our ‘whole selves’ – with vulnerability, curiosity, flexibility, humility, and intention. She is always holding the big and bigger considerations of our work in balance with the daily support for survivors, and the philosophy that we are forever gaining new perspectives that should inform future visions of this work.   kiona@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 25

Kiona, Advocacy Services Director

Kiona, (she/her) embodies her passion for both systems-based approaches and social justice activism in her role as Advocacy Director. She believes our most meaningful work in the community, with service users and community partners, is manifested when we can show up as our ‘whole selves’ – with vulnerability, curiosity, flexibility, humility, and intention. She is always holding the big and bigger considerations of our work in balance with the daily support for survivors, and the philosophy that we are forever gaining new perspectives that should inform future visions of this work.

kiona@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 25

  Jas, Youth Advocate   Jas  (they/them)  is a pisces, originally raised up by their mother and grandmother in ohio. jas’ work as a Youth Advocate, and presence in the anti-violence movement, has been inspired by the strengths gathered from their lived experience and their ancestors that have come before. they seek to create spaces for survivors and workers on the margins within an ever institutionalized and professionalized anti-violence movement. jas is committed to honoring other people’s truths, and their own, as they seek to support survivors at the convergence of all their identities and experiences.   jas@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 12

Jas, Youth Advocate

Jas (they/them) is a pisces, originally raised up by their mother and grandmother in ohio. jas’ work as a Youth Advocate, and presence in the anti-violence movement, has been inspired by the strengths gathered from their lived experience and their ancestors that have come before. they seek to create spaces for survivors and workers on the margins within an ever institutionalized and professionalized anti-violence movement. jas is committed to honoring other people’s truths, and their own, as they seek to support survivors at the convergence of all their identities and experiences.

jas@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 12

  Lucy, Victim Advocate   Lucy  (she/her)  thrives in her role as a Victim Advocate when she works in a community that is deeply committed to each other’s humanity, growth, collaboration, and possibility. She grounds her work in authentic alliance with others and a profound ability to support people however  they  are asking to be supported. She sees critical value in deconstructing assumptions aligned with supporting survivors and the infinite astrologically guided journey toward a more beautiful, humane, just, non-violent way of being.   lucy@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 11

Lucy, Victim Advocate

Lucy (she/her) thrives in her role as a Victim Advocate when she works in a community that is deeply committed to each other’s humanity, growth, collaboration, and possibility. She grounds her work in authentic alliance with others and a profound ability to support people however they are asking to be supported. She sees critical value in deconstructing assumptions aligned with supporting survivors and the infinite astrologically guided journey toward a more beautiful, humane, just, non-violent way of being.

lucy@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 11

 
  Mercedes, Director of Education + Prevention   Mercedes  (she/her)  was lead to H.O.P.E. works by divine connection. An ever-curious and resilient Virgo, Mercedes draws inspiration for her Education and Outreach work from music, ancestry, Tarot, astrology, plant magic, wise queer activists of color, and honest conversation. Her work, and life, is rooted in the balance of being both head and heart centered, and she appreciates having difficult essential conversations with groups of all life experiences about consent, pleasure, relationships, power, and reimagining what could be.   mercedes@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 21

Mercedes, Director of Education + Prevention

Mercedes (she/her) was lead to H.O.P.E. works by divine connection. An ever-curious and resilient Virgo, Mercedes draws inspiration for her Education and Outreach work from music, ancestry, Tarot, astrology, plant magic, wise queer activists of color, and honest conversation. Her work, and life, is rooted in the balance of being both head and heart centered, and she appreciates having difficult essential conversations with groups of all life experiences about consent, pleasure, relationships, power, and reimagining what could be.

mercedes@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 21

  Samantha, Development + Volunteer Coordinator   Sam  (she/her)  is grateful that her role as Volunteer and Development Coordinator allows her to be involved in almost every aspect the agency’s work. She uses her creative, organized, self-sufficient, and passionate skills to continue finding ways of improving how we engage our mission within the broader community. Sam’s love of natural places and background in studying history and museums informs her deep gratitude for working with colleagues who are welcoming, supportive, speak their truth, and open to transformative change.   samantha@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 13

Samantha, Development + Volunteer Coordinator

Sam (she/her) is grateful that her role as Volunteer and Development Coordinator allows her to be involved in almost every aspect the agency’s work. She uses her creative, organized, self-sufficient, and passionate skills to continue finding ways of improving how we engage our mission within the broader community. Sam’s love of natural places and background in studying history and museums informs her deep gratitude for working with colleagues who are welcoming, supportive, speak their truth, and open to transformative change.

samantha@hopeworksvt.org - 802.864.0555 ext. 13

  Kristine Reynolds, Therapeutic Services Director   Kris, MSW  (she/her)  - Kris received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University, and has been working in the mental health field for over 14 years. As Therapeutic Services Director, she utilizes her expertise in EMDR, CBT, and mindfulness for the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, relationship conflicts, and trauma in children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to individual psychotherapy she facilitates group, couples, and family therapy. Kris provides clinical supervision for Social Workers working towards licensure, and social work students completing their field work at H.O.P.E. Works. She also currently has a private practice affiliated with Otter Creek Associates and teaches as an Adjunct Instructor in the Education and Human Studies Department at Champlain College. Kris accepts most insurances and currently has a waiting list for seeing new clients.  Kristine@hopeworksvt.org

Kristine Reynolds, Therapeutic Services Director

Kris, MSW (she/her) - Kris received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University, and has been working in the mental health field for over 14 years. As Therapeutic Services Director, she utilizes her expertise in EMDR, CBT, and mindfulness for the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, relationship conflicts, and trauma in children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to individual psychotherapy she facilitates group, couples, and family therapy. Kris provides clinical supervision for Social Workers working towards licensure, and social work students completing their field work at H.O.P.E. Works. She also currently has a private practice affiliated with Otter Creek Associates and teaches as an Adjunct Instructor in the Education and Human Studies Department at Champlain College. Kris accepts most insurances and currently has a waiting list for seeing new clients.

Kristine@hopeworksvt.org

 
 
  Lindsay Martin, Therapist   Lindsay, MSW  (she/her)  Lindsay’s practice is rooted in deep empathy, and her intention is to maintain a welcoming therapeutic space for all intersecting identities and life experiences. She believes profound change and paths to wellbeing are not always prescriptive and uses multiple approaches in sessions such as relational connection, creative expression, nature-based, somatic, mindfulness, and narrative practice. She collaborates with people to nurture an individualized therapeutic relationship and plan that meets their unique needs and goals. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from The University of Vermont, and currently has openings for new clients, regardless of insurance coverage.  lindsay@hopeworksvt.org

Lindsay Martin, Therapist

Lindsay, MSW (she/her) Lindsay’s practice is rooted in deep empathy, and her intention is to maintain a welcoming therapeutic space for all intersecting identities and life experiences. She believes profound change and paths to wellbeing are not always prescriptive and uses multiple approaches in sessions such as relational connection, creative expression, nature-based, somatic, mindfulness, and narrative practice. She collaborates with people to nurture an individualized therapeutic relationship and plan that meets their unique needs and goals. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from The University of Vermont, and currently has openings for new clients, regardless of insurance coverage.

lindsay@hopeworksvt.org

 
 

Meet Our Interns!

 
  Brenda McGrath, MSW/Clinical Therapy Intern   She/Her/Hers

Brenda McGrath, MSW/Clinical Therapy Intern She/Her/Hers

  Xochitl Calero, Advocacy Intern  She/Her/Hers

Xochitl Calero, Advocacy Intern She/Her/Hers