1216 Railroad Street, Suite C, St Johnsbury, VT 05819 
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©2018 by Umbrella Inc. 


About Us

Working Towards a Better Tomorrow

In 1976, a small group of women called a community wide meeting to discuss the lack of women’s health services in St. Johnsbury.
Umbrella was born from that meeting. While it did not become the women’s health center envisioned by the founding mothers, the organization has addressed a broad range of issues impacting women and families, including violence against women,  early care and education for children, and gender equity.

Umbrella’s mission is nurturing communities of strong women, supported families and safe homes. Umbrella's primary priorities are to decrease the incidence and impact of domestic and sexual violence and to ensure that children thrive in safe communities and families attentive to their needs.

FY 2018 Annual Report

Umbrella Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit. 

Our Board

Susan Mescher

Board Chair

Susan Gresser

Vice Chair

Charise Baker


Justin Barton-Caplin


Bonnie Dasher-Andersen

Erin Narey

Iliene Dickinson

Kathy Silloway

Carol Lyon

Our Leadership Team

Amanda Cochrane

Roxie Rivard

The Advocacy Program Manager

Newport Office

Amanda McFarland

Associate Director of Advocacy and Family Based Services 

St. Johnsbury

Vaunne Masse

Cornucopia Program Manager

Tracey Doore

Finance Manager

Executive Director