Meet the Common Good Vermont Team


Martin Hahn

Director of Common Good Vermont

I have the good fortune to join Common Good Vermont (a program of UWNWVT serving Vermont nonprofits) after working in a management role in nonprofits in the areas of affordable housing, microenterprise lending, and public libraries. Common Good Vermont is making a difference in supporting organizations that address basic human needs and community vitality. 

I live in Barre with my family and in my spare time I enjoy walking, woodworking, travelling, and reading.

Lisa Grefe

Manager of Learning & Education, Common Good Vermont

I joined Common Good Vermont (and United Way NWVT) after volunteering with them for many years. In my role, I get to support the professional growth of nonprofit professionals across Vermont by organizing certificate programs, webinars, convenings, and workshops. I bring a background in psychology, adult learning, coaching, and people analytics to my work and I strive to create meaningful and relevant learning opportunities that strengthen Vermont’s nonprofit sector.

My husband and I live with our two miniature dachshunds in Burlington, VT where we take them on lots of hikes and walks, preferably to bakeries and ice cream shops.

Emma Paradis

Manager of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Common Good Vermont

I came to Common Good Vermont (a program of UWNWVT serving Vermont nonprofits) after graduating from UVM’s Master of Public Administration program. In my role, I support Vermont’s nonprofit sector by advocating for its interests, fostering connections, and facilitating the exchange of information. With a background in food systems, community organizing and nonprofits, I am lucky to work for an organization whose mission and values align so closely with my own.

I live in Barre, VT with my husband and in my spare time, I enjoy gardening, crosswords, cooking and getting outside.


Rachel Cunningham

Learning, Communication & Policy Intern​

My name is Rachel Cunningham and I am currently a student at the University of Vermont. I am a second semester senior and I am graduating in May of 2024. I am majoring in Community and International Development which is located in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and minoring in Global Studies with a Political and Economic concentration. My academic course load has included a diverse set of classes including but not limited to: economics, political science, food systems, project based learning and communications classes. I have had the opportunity to work with multiple community partners through the university including the Hope Works Center, The Bristol Youth Hub, The Saint Lucia National Trust, and more. I am currently an intern at Common Good Vermont as their politics and education outreach intern. While working there I enjoy helping them plan their certificate series, pass new legislation, and run their instagram account. I hope to continue my work in the nonprofit sector after I graduate.