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Staff & Current Interns

VCW Executive Director Cary BrownStaff:

Cary Brown | Executive Director | she/her

Desk: 802-828-2840 | Cell: 802-498-8871 | Email Cary

Cary served two terms as a VCW commissioner before joining the staff in 2012.  She has worked as the Director of Girls’ Programs for Vermont Works for Women, a non-profit organization supporting education, training and careers in non-traditional fields for women and girls, and directed the Women in Technology Project, a national award–winning summer technology camp for girls at Vermont Technical College.  She has served on the boards of Northern New England Tradeswomen, Turtle Island Children's Center, the New England Association for Cooperative Education and Field Experience, and the Norwich University Alumni Association.  Cary received her bachelor’s degree from Haverford College, and a Masters of Public Administration degree from Norwich University. She lives in Montpelier with her family, where she is a Justice of the Peace and also serves on the Montpelier City Council.


VCW Policy Research Analyst and Business Manager Hannah LaneEllie Lane | Policy Research Analyst & Business Manager | she/her

Desk: 802-828-2852 | Cell: 802-522-7155 | Email Ellie

Ellie joined VCW in 2015 after spending several years as Staff Attorney serving clients in the Northeast Kingdom for Have Justice – Will Travel (HJWT), a Vermont non-profit providing holistic pro-bono representation to low-income victims of domestic and sexual violence. She provided direct free legal services to hundreds of Vermont women and families for matters such as obtaining Relief from Abuse Orders (RFA’s), divorce, child custody, and child support by providing both full representation as well as legal guidance and direction for pro-se clients, as part of HJWT’s Legal Empowerment Assistance Program. Ellie served on the Board of Directors of Safeline, Inc., and volunteers at the Randolph Area Food Shelf and Safeline, Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Political Science from the University of New Mexico and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Vermont Law School. She lives in Braintree with her family and their dog, Bailey and rabbit, Nutmeg.


VCW Communications & Projects Coordinator Lilly TalbertLilly Talbert | Communications Coordinator | she/her

Desk: 802-828-2841 | Cell: 802-498-8806 | Email Lilly

Lilly joined VCW in 2001 and manages media relations, message development, research, writing publications, website development, event planning, and internships as Communications and Projects Coordinator.  She’s worked in the public relations, marketing, graphic design, and communications fields and previously held positions at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, Liquid Studio, and Seventh Generation.  Lilly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from U.V.M. in Communication Science and Disorders and has completed certificate programs in graphic design as well as re-evaluation counseling.  Lilly is an avid gardener, hiker, kayaker, and a former Little League coach, always ready for outdoor adventures with her family.


 Photo credits: Mary Claire Carroll for Lilly Talbert, Rob Strong for Cary Brown

Current Interns:

  • Ella Darcy, Montpelier High School Community Based Learning Program