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Staff and AmeriCorps

Patty Paola, Volunteer Coordinator AmeriCorps Member
Patty spent the majority of her life in New York before moving to Barre in 2012. She has a long history of customer service and peer leadership with companies such as Aubuchon Hardware, J D Hulbert Supply, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Relatively new to the area, she stumbled upon the AmeriCorps Program at the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board. Patty is a great fit for the role at Home Share Now and believes everyone should have a place to live and call home. She says, "Home Share Now is a perfect fit for me."
Aaron Guman, Program Support Provider

When Aaron and his partner first moved to Vermont five years ago, they found their first housing through Home Share Now. More than a warm place to stay for the first winter, they found a generous welcome to the Green Mountains from their Home Provider. Aaron is excited to make housing matches and do outreach in the community to find new participants. When not supporting the work of Home Share Now, Aaron runs his own business designing and installing edible, ecological landscapes and raising rotationally grazed grass-fed and finished beef.

Laura Mahan, Program Manager

Laura has been working at making home share matches since April 2016. Laura came to Home Share Now after working for more than 25 years in early childhood education where she provided services and case management to families with infants and toddlers who had special health & developmental needs. Laura earned her B.A. in liberal arts from Vermont College of Norwich University, and she studied Education of the Deaf at Boston University. Laura has a wealth of personal home-sharing experiences beginning with living in a commune with her family in the late 1960’s, to being a live-in nanny, to sharing homes with friends for years. Laura participated in Home Share Now as a home provider for a year and a half, and she is familiar with the incredible benefits home sharing offers. Laura loves meeting people and finding out about their lives, hopes, and dreams, and she understands well how much having safe, decent housing is key to living one’s dreams.

Roni Coleman, Mediator

Roni has been crafting and mediating home sharing agreements with Home Share Now since 2011. She earned her Masters in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies from the Woodbury Institute at Champlain College (formerly Woodbury College) in 2007. Over the years she has received additional training in Advanced Elder Mediation, Senior Legal Issues, Adult Protective Services Regulations, Gerontology Topics, Bridges Out Of Poverty, Cultural Competency, Mental Health First Aid, Fair Housing Practices in Vermont, Restorative Justice Practices and Community Conferencing, Corporate Social Responsibility, and the Community Dialogue Process. Outside of her role at Home Share Now, she helps individuals and groups navigate challenging situations with her partner at RiverStone Resolutions, LLC.

Christina Goodwin, Executive Director

Christina was hired in July 2010 to serve as Home Sharing & Volunteer Coordinator (the position now known as Program Manager) and in November 2011 transitioned to the position of Executive Director after a nationwide search. Christina has held management and fundraising positions in nonprofit organizations since 2004 in addition to being a contractual grant writer for food access and security programs. She holds an Associate Degree and a Bachelor Degree from Vermont’s Sterling College as well as a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Marlboro College. Christina sits on the Community Impact Committee for Green Mountain United Way, serves on her town’s Social Concerns Committee, is the Treasurer for the National Shared Housing Resource Center, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).


Our beautiful team of volunteers take on everything from addressing envelopes to posting on Front Porch Forum to standing up on our behalf at Town Meeting.

If you are interested in joining the crew, call Christina at 802-479-8549.

Laura Arnesen

Lori Baker

Fred Cheyette

Gail Falk

Joanne Fitzgerald

Paul Fixx

Tricia Follert

Marie Frohlich

Candace Fugazy

Marty Gratz

Joan Greene

Dave Grundy

Renee Grzankowski

Martin Hahn

Dawn Hancy

John Hogan

Guy Isabelle

Heather Jarvis

Pauli Knapp

Christine Lilyquist

Pat MacDonald

Chris & Andy MacLean

Pat Maza

Carole Meyers

Julie Moore

Keith Morris

Amy & Dan Noyes

Steve Pappas

Lisa Pinkus

Lisa Potter

Norma Raymond

Pam Read

Joshua Schwartz

Judy Stabolepsky

Asa Twombly

Jennifer Wallace


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