Re-visioning Your Organization’s Work: How Nonprofits Move Forward Post-Covid – 7/28 Panel Discussion

Nonprofit Summer Camp Day 1 Session 2:

Join Common Good VT for this lunchtime panel discussion on 7/28 as we hear how organizations are re-visioning their work and moving forward. This session will provide an opportunity to hear from three nonprofit leaders across different sectors and missions.


Maura Collins, Executive Director, Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Maura Collins became Executive Director of the Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) in January 2019. She has worked at VHFA since 2002 in many roles, including oversight of homeownership lending, real estate development, asset management and compliance, information technology, human resources, research, communications and political affairs.

Collins has her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Vermont and has served on UVM’s faculty, teaching graduate-level housing policy courses. In her spare time, Collins is Chair of the Board of Pathways Vermont, a homeless service agency pioneering a rural version of the Housing First model, as well as the Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) Advisory Board.

In her role at VHFA, Collins sits on the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB)’s board, the Vermont Council on Homelessness, the Vermont Housing Council, the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) Board and Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (FHLB) Advisory Council. 

Liz Gamache, Director of Business Development and Donor Relations, United Way Northwest Vermont

Liz Gamache, Director of Business Development and Donor Relations

Liz Gamache is the new Director of Business Development and Donor Relations at United Way Northwest Vermont. She has a background in community development and non-profit leadership and has served multiple roles in St. Albans, most recently as mayor where she led a major downtown revitalization effort.

She is an established business consultant and professional development coach. Liz has held leadership positions in several organizations including Preservation Trust, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Efficiency Vermont, and the Vermont Community Foundation. She also has served on boards of many organizations, including the State of Vermont Downtown Board, Age Well Vermont, and the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce.

Stephen Leffler, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer, University of Vermont Medical Center

Dr. Stephen Leffler

Stephen Leffler, MD is President and Chief Operating Officer of The University of Vermont Medical Center.  Stephen Leffler, MD was named President and Chief Operating Officer of UVM Medical Center effective January 1, 2020. He has worked at UVM Medical Center as an emergency room physician for more than 25 years, and is a professor of surgery at the UVM College of Medicine. Dr. Leffler has worn many hats at UVM Medical Center and UVM Health Network during his career.

He served as Chief Population Health and Quality Officer for UVMHN from 2017-2019, he served as Chief Medical Officer at UVMMC from 2011-2017; and prior to that, he served as Medical Director of the Emergency Department at the UVMMC for several years. He also has served as President of the Medical Staff at UVMMC, President of the Vermont Medical Society, and currently serves as Chair of the ONE Care Board.

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This event has been made possible by generous support from the Vermont Community Foundation and the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation. Day 1 of this event is sponsored by Spring Lake Ranch.