Bonnie is the manager of VTC’s apprenticeship programs. Currently she is managing the related instruction side of Vermont Department of Labor’s Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeship. Prior to managing the state-wide program, Bonnie managed the apprenticeship program as well as other evening classes as the Adult Ed Coordinator at the Barre Technical Center.
Prior to joining VTC in 2001, Bonnie had worked as an administrator at the Randolph Tech Center, taught in the business program at the Center for Technology in Essex Junction and in her spare time, taught business classes for CCV. Bonnie has a B.A. and M.A. with a focus on Adult Education from Norwich University.
Teja Cooper joined Vermont Tech as a Project Manager in 2011. Teja coordinates online, non-credit, and public offerings for Vermont Corporate College. She also serves as the liaison for students using VSAC non-degree funds and works with various businesses and industries to coordinate and schedule non-degree trainings for employees, both internally and at public locations. Prior to joining Vermont Tech, Teja worked in private industry as a business analyst. She is a graduate of Trinity College and holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Management.
Patti has been Director of the Vermont Career and Technical Teacher Education Program since July 2009. She came to the program with 13 years combined experience as the Adult Education Coordinator for the Green Mountain Technology and Career Center, the Program Coordinator for LAPDA, the central Vermont Education Service Agency that provides teacher professional development, and as the School-To-Work coordinator in Lamoille Valley. Before that she worked in government and in a small manufacturing office. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and her master’s degree from Florida State University.
Maureen Hebert is the Director of the Continuing Education & Workforce Development Division of Vermont Technical College. Maureen has worked in the adult education field over 15 years and focuses on supporting businesses in realizing strategic and organizational goals through well-planned and implemented training programs.
Before joining VTC, Maureen worked with the University of Vermont Division of Continuing Education as the Regional Director of the UVM Center in Montpelier where she coordinated both credit and non-credit programming utilizing, in part, distance learning technologies. Maureen has a B.A. in Political Science and English and an M.P.A.—with an emphasis in leadership development and Public Health—from UVM. Maureen has been a long-time member of UCEA, NERHRT, ASTD and Montpelier Rotary.
Tiffany’s work in corporate training and workforce development includes curriculum design, business outreach, instructor training, and oversight of the statewide National Career Readiness Certificate program. She also works with trainers, teachers, graduate and undergraduate students to improve instructional practices and assessment strategies and has served as CCV Program Manager for Developmental Education. A DDI® certified trainer, Tiffany holds a B.A. from Castleton State College, and an M.S. from Antioch New England Graduate School.
Jay Paterson is the Director of Strategic College Operations at Vermont Tech. Jay has worked in politics, private industry, and higher education. In addition to the Vermont State College system, Jay has worked at Boston University and the New Hampshire Community Technical College System. Jay has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont and an M.S. in Adult Education and Human Resources Development from the University of Southern Maine.
Allan teaches production, project management, organizational behavior, business ethics and small business management. He has served as a CEO, president and senior manager in higher education, manufacturing, and consulting organizations. A DDI® certified trainer and corporate consultant, Allan holds a B.A. from UMass, Amherst, an MBA from Boston University, an MEd from UMass, Boston, and is a doctoral candidate at Northeastern University.
Carrie Wright is a Project Manager with the Continuing Education and Workforce Development office where she oversees the financial matters for the office, as well as coordinates company-based certificate and degree programs. Carrie works one-on-one with students to provide non-instructional advising and is the liaison for students and administrative departments at Vermont Tech. Prior to joining Vermont Tech in 2000, Carrie worked as a legal secretary and real estate paralegal in Chittenden County. Carrie’s office is located in Randolph Center. Carrie holds a B.S. from Vermont Technical College in Business Technology & Management.
Greg Hessel is a professional trainer, facilitator, and consultant. He is also an adjunct faculty in Woodbury College’s Masters in Mediation Program and Principal of ReGeneration Resources in Keene, NH. Greg helps family businesses and organizations work in a more effective and harmonious manner by: facilitating difficult conversations, providing training, facilitating strategic planning, addressing systems issues, providing team building, and building strong coalitions.
Greg is a graduate of Woodbury College’s Conflict Management program and has a Masters in Science in Organizational Development from American University in Washington DC. He has over 1500 hours of specialized training and full-time experience helping organizations grow, change, and manage conflict.
Dianne Gross Percy
Dianne Gross Percy is the owner of PercAbilities, LLC, a training and coaching company in Essex, Vermont. She consults and presents for businesses, schools, professional groups, and organizations in the United States and Canada. Dianne’s interactive seminars focus on strengthening individual and group capacity through training and development in leadership skills, change and conflict management, communication skills, and facilitation tools and techniques.
Dianne has served as an educator for over thirty years and has been recognized for her excellence in teaching. She holds both a Professional Educator and Administrator License in education from the State of Vermont. Dianne is a certified trainer of Malcolm Baldrige Quality Concepts and a certified facilitator for Developmental Dimensions International Learning Systems. Her education includes a B.S. and M.Ed. from the University of Vermont.
Jane is an independent consultant, corporate trainer, and adjunct faculty member at CCV. She has extensive supervisory and leadership experience in technology, software development, creative services, advertising, and the retail and wholesale garment industry. Jane is a DDI® certified trainer and teaches career readiness, supervision, and provides management coaching. She holds an M.S. from the Milano Graduate School at New School University and a B.A. from Boston University.