MEET our Community Leaders: SHANNON BARSOTTI
Shannon is the Community Development Director for the Town of Bennington and serves as the government member of Alliance for Community Transformations. Shannon enjoys working with others to improve our community’s health and involving young people in leadership. She and her family live on a small farm in Pownal.
MEET Our Community Leaders: KRISTI CROSS
“Why I’m an ACT member: As a representative of the health sector, a community member, and a mom I’m committed to active collaboration towards engaging and empowering our youth to lead healthy and enriched lives.”
Kristi Cross, DNP, RN, is the Director of Bennington Blueprint at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, overseeing the Vermont Blueprint for Health program in Bennington, VT. Kristi obtained her Doctorate in Nursing Practice with a focus on leadership and rural population health from Chamberlain University in 2017. She is the chair of Bennington’s Accountable Community for Health and is the Project Director for the Bennington Opioid Response Team. She also serves on several boards within the Bennington community, including United Counseling Service and Green Mountain Community Network.
Meet Jennifer Fels, ACT member and Director of the Bennington chapter of the Blueprint for Health.
You may know him from CAT TV– Bennington’s public access channel, or from his wildly creative cooking show Cooking with Scuttles, but we know Ryan Scutt as ACT’s media sector rep.
Meet Kathy O’Reilly, ACT coalition member and Vermont Dept. of Health’s Chronic Disease Designee in Bennington.
This is Kayla Becker. She’s ACT’s secretary and wearer of many hats including, Area Director of United Ways of Vermont – Bennington Co. and Program Manager at Bennington’s new family support center, Catamount Connections.