All Brains Belong VT All Brains Belong VT Board member

All Brains Belong VT

Overview of Organization

All Brains Belong VT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community health organization supporting neurodivergent people – that is, the 1 in 5 people who think, learn, and/or communicate differently than the majority of brains. Neurodivergent people are more likely to have their needs unmet by the many “defaults” in our society: in healthcare, education, employment, and day to day social interactions. Neurodivergent people have worse health outcomes, higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, and higher rates of social isolation.

All Brains Belong provides flexible, individualized ways to get healthcare and connect with community. Our mission is to make life better for people with all types of brains. Our programs integrate medical care with social connection, employment support, and community education about neurodiversity.

Mission Area: Healthcare and/or Disease Related (excluding hospitals)
Size of Organization:
$500K – $1M

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Position Overview

About the Board of Directors

All Brains Belong’s Board of Directors is a team of dynamic, authentic individuals passionate about sharing their skills and experiences to help ABB grow and influence grassroots systems change, informed by the people we serve. Since our very beginning, we’ve been committed to doing things differently. Our Board members show up as their full selves, and there’s no one “right” way to participate. 

Role Description

1) Board & Committee work  (our monthly meetings alternate between full Board meetings and Committee meetings – Committee meetings are not “extra”)

  • Attend all Board meetings, and be prepared by reviewing agenda and supporting materials
  • Engage in committee work specific to interests/ skills/ experience
  • Actively participate in discussions and decision-making processes

2) Direct strategic vision and goals

  • Determine strategic priorities 
  • Participate in ensuring that the organization has sufficient funds to carry out its strategic plans to achieve its mission, whether by personally making a monetary contribution OR donating additional volunteer time OR helping to raise funds (from individual or business contacts) OR making connections
  • Suggest possible nominees to the Board who can make significant contributions to our work

3) Serve as a Community Ambassadorship

  • Be informed about the organization’s mission, services, policies, and programs.
  • Inform others about the organization. Advocate for the organization.

4) Provide stewardship and oversight of the organization

  • Provide oversight of programmatic and financial performance
  • Perform annual self-evaluation of the Board and of the Executive Director
  • Provide oversight to ensure compliance with federal/state regulations.
  • Develop and approve policies to fill gaps left by the Bylaws, and ensure compliance

Our Approach to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, & Inclusion

All Brains Belong is committed to being accessible to and inclusive of all people. We recognize that, in addition to neurodiversity, there are many factors that shape people’s experiences and identities. These include, but are not limited to race, age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, and all other LGBTQIA+ identity aspects, religion, socioeconomic status, and trauma. We affirm all aspects and intersections of identity.  

We believe that inclusion begins with safety. We are committed to supporting all people to discover and express their true selves, communicate their access needs, and make connections with others. 

We collaborate with affinity groups in the community. We welcome all people into our inclusive space where people with all types of brains and bodies belong. 

We strongly believe that representation matters, and it is important to us that our leadership circles represent the communities that we serve. Our leadership teams consist of predominantly neurodivergent people, including neurodivergent people who are marginalized in multiple ways. We prioritize representation by those belonging to historically marginalized groups.  Recent efforts to improve equity, belonging and inclusion at All Brains Belong include:

  • Intentional recruitment of multiply marginalized community members to our leadership circles
  • Raised funds to begin compensating community panelists, Community Advisory Board members, and medical patients for sharing lived experience
  • Incorporating intersectional anti-oppression and social justice themes into “Brain Club” program
  • In March 2024, initiated a multi-year organization-wide equity audit

Your Impact

By joining our Board of Directors, you have the opportunity to direct ABB’s strategic priorities and to be part of reimagining healthcare and community for people with all types of brains. You are part of a team that is pioneering a brand new model for healthcare, bringing people together based on a shared vision of what’s possible. You can learn more through community members’ stories at

Desired Skills: General Board Governance, Fundraising/Development, Legal, HR, Management/Leadership, Marketing/Communications, Advocacy/Policy, Strategy/Business Planning

Additional Information

Current # of Board Members: 6
Carries liability insurance?:
Carries D&O liability insurance?:
Time Expectations:
One virtual 90 min meeting per month. Appx 1 hr between meetings responding to emails, reading, etc.
Meeting Frequency: Once a month
Meeting Location: Remote
Length of Term (in years): 1
Financial contribution required?: No
Service on committee required?: No

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