(Montpelier, VT) – Governor Phil Scott has appointed Nancy Kaplan of Burlington to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state’s non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.
Kaplan is a Research Navigator at The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. Her work connects Vermont clinicians and providers with the resources at the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network to enable them to conduct health related research in their communities.
Previously she served as Program Manager for the Vermont Department of Health’s You First program, providing breast and cervical cancer screenings, heart disease management, and health care system navigation for eligible low-income Vermonters. She also worked for Voices for Vermont's Children, a non-profit organization promoting public policy that enhances the lives of children and youth in Vermont.
Commissioner Kaplan’s public service includes more than eight years on the Burlington Parks Recreation and Waterfront Commission, including six years as Chair. In addition, she served on Burlington City Council from 2009-2011 and was also Chair of the Board of Directors of Trinity Children’s Center, an inclusive preschool in Burlington. Upon reflection on her many years of public service Kaplan wishes to extend a particular thanks to Carlen Finn, the former Executive Director at Voices for Vermont's Children for taking the time to introduce her to the importance of policy and advocacy.
Kaplan will bring her experience working with and for Vermont’s vulnerable and minority communities to the Commission. Her history working within the government, healthcare, and nonprofit sectors will allow her to bring a nuanced and informed perspective to this work. Reflecting on her VCW appointment, Kaplan said, “I am excited to use my skills to help our state work towards equity and inclusion for all of its residents and particularly to help the next generation of women to be successful.”