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.