These colleagues have collaborated with Sue on a range of projects, including strategic planning initiatives, retreats, workshops, trainings, and community conversations.


Kayhl Cooper makes movies. From concerts to weddings to dog parks, to local and national campaigns about important public issues, great stories are everywhere, and he's been recording them.  He uses photo, video, design, and motion graphics to help people tell their stories.

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Hal Colston, founding director of the Good News Garage and NeighborKeepers, is a social entrepreneur with a vision for creating an inclusive, diverse community.  Hal has a passion for diversity work and created the Office of Diversity for Vermont’s largest mental health agency, HowardCenter.  He has helped design and facilitated diversity and inclusion trainings for Vermont organizations large and small.  Hal believes that achieving cultural intelligence is a life-long and worthy learning process.


Rebecca is the founder of Seed the Way Consulting, LLC, providing training and professional development for equity literacy and anti-bias education.  Seed the Way serves K-12 school districts throughout Vermont and New York.  A fourteen year veteran teacher, instructional coach, and leader for equity in the in Vermont's public schools, Rebecca was named the 2015 Vermont State Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).  She recently received the Vermont NEA 2018 Human and Civil Rights Award. Rebecca is currently facilitating Vermont NEA's Racial Justice Task Force, working with educators, students, state legislators, and VTNEA staff to create a racial justice toolkit to address racism in Vermont’s schools.  Rebecca is a full time faculty member in the Education Department at Saint Michael’s College teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in social justice, curriculum, and the arts, and serves as the M.Ed. Curriculum & Arts Concentration Coordinator


Heidi M. Klein, founder of HK Consulting, Inc., has 20 years of experience in public health practice, public engagement, and collaborative planning.  She has worked with leaders at the national, state and local level to design programs and policies which recognize the interconnection between public health, environmental protection and economically vibrant communities.


Liz Subin recently served as one of the Project Coordinators for the Heart and Soul of Essex, a two-year community engagement initiative funded but the Orton Family Foundation. She now serves on the board of Heart & Soul and continues to work on projects that promote the core values of the community. She is one of the founding directors of the Pennywise Foundation which seeks to generate and harness support for effective, innovative, and collaborative nonprofit organizations around the world that leverage relatively small donations to create significant and sustainable pathways to positive change. Liz works as a facilitator and graphic recorder throughout her community.  She was recently elected to the new unified school board serving the communities of Essex Town,  Essex Junction and Westford.


Karyn Vogel is a fan of innovative leadership and education in Vermont. In addition to holding a K-6 Vermont teaching license, she is a photographer and software engineer. Karyn integrates dialogue, technology and the arts to help students, teachers and communities create positive change.