Contact Information

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Administration and Innovation Division
Davis Building – 1st Floor
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3510
Main Telephone: 802-828-1556

 

Administration and Innovation Division Contact Information
Name, Position and Brief Job Description Email Address Phone
Joanna Pallito, Division Director

Directs the Administration and Innovation Division, which provides services for cross‐departmental functions to all programs within the Department of Environmental Conservation as well as our ECO AmeriCorps Program. Functions include DEC’s fiscal, administrative, human resources, and information technology services. Other activities involve close coordination with the Commissioner’s Office on departmentwide planning efforts and strategic initiatives.

Joanna.Pallito@vermont.gov 802-490-6238
Judy Thurlow, Administrative Services Coordinator

Assists with department‐wide payroll processing and recruitment and provides general support to the ECO AmeriCorps program and Financial Operations section within the Administration and Innovation Division.

Judith.Thurlow@vermont.gov 802-585-5165
Financial Operations
Tracy LaFrance, Financial Director

Chief fiscal officer for the department. Oversees and coordinates department budget preparation, oversight of all department accounting functions. Development and oversight of fiscal office policies and procedures, financial statements, summaries and reports. Senior liaison with federal agencies and other state departments, provides guidance to the divisions for the overall creation and implementation of Department policy including formulating and recommending internal control and operating policies and procedures as needed.

Tracy.LaFrance@vermont.gov 802-498-7074
David Pasco, Financial Manager

Oversees accounts payable and accounts receivable for the Department and provides support in developing and maintaining department financial policies. Manages department financial reporting, Federal fund requests, and other billing.

David.Pasco@vermont.gov 802-490-6112
Stephanie Lanphear, Administrative Services Coordinator

Processes and approves coding of department expenditures and requisitions, manages accounts receivable and deposits, and is the expense coordinator for the Department.

Stephanie.Lanphear@vermont.gov 802-461-3397
Denise Eagan, Financial Administrator

Processes reimbursement requests for CW & DW SRF loans (RF1s, RF3s, & WPLs), as well as PC Grants. Processes grants and contracts invoices for payment, submitted via ANR-Online.

Denise.Eagan@vermont.gov
ANR.SRFPayments@vermont.gov
802-461-8415
(Vacant), Financial Administrator

Assists with the monthly reporting across all DEC’s divisions. Generates monthly and quarterly billing, assists with accounts receivable, deposits and reporting of revenue.

Email Phone
Vacant, Financial Administrator

Responsible for administrative tasks related to all grant and contract agreements within the Administration and Innovation Division and the Water Investment Division. Main point of contact for DEC Collections, DEC’s Exclusion List, ANR Online Grants and Contracts Invoice processing, and the Safety Footwear Program.

McKenzie Collins, Administrative Services Technician

Manages the distribution of all DEC mail and incoming payments, responsible for the daily management of the DEC-wide Fleet shared motor pool; and serves as DEC-wide "purchasing agent/contact agent" for all DEC divisions.

McKenzie.Collins@vermont.gov 802-261-1067
Contracts Management
Joseph Le Clair, Contract and Compliance Manager

Responsible for administering contracts across DEC with both federal and state funding, including the development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Agreement Development, negotiation of terms Responsible for the development of new ad hoc programs as needed in line with our contracting plan. Responsible for training Technical Teams on various processes, development of Standard Operating Procedures and Agreement Development as well as Grants/Contracts database use. Responsible for ensuring federal and State financial reporting accuracy and compliance. Division Records Liaison.

Joseph.LeClair@vermont.gov 802-661-8195
Chris Rottler, Clean Water Service Provider Coordinator and On-Site Loan Program Lead

Responsible for administering contracts across DEC with both federal and state funding, including the development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Agreement Development, negotiation of terms Responsible for the development of new ad hoc programs as needed in line with our contracting plan. Responsible for training Technical Teams on various processes, development of Standard Operating Procedures and Agreement Development as well as Grants/Contracts database use. Responsible for ensuring federal and State financial reporting accuracy and compliance. Coordinates managerial and financial capacity for Clean Water Service Providers. Provides direct assistance to loan applicants through the Onsite Loan Program.

Chris.Rottler@vermont.gov 802-461-6051
Brittany Hess, Contract Specialist

Responsible for administering contracts across DEC with both federal and state funding, including the development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Agreement Development, negotiation of terms Responsible for the development of new ad hoc programs as needed in line with our contracting plan. Responsible for training Technical Teams on various processes, development of Standard Operating Procedures and Agreement Development as well as Grants/Contracts database use.

Brittany.Hess@vermont.gov 802-261-0913
Grants Management
Kim McKee, Financial Manager

Oversees Grants-out management for the Department and provides support in developing and maintaining department granting policies.

kimberley.Mckee@vermont.gov 802-261-0914
Beth Touchette, Grant Programs Manager

Manages the development of grants including development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Agreement drafting, execution, monitoring, and closure. Coordinates policy and procedure development and Department’s Grant Monitoring Program.Manages the development of grants including development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Agreement drafting, execution, monitoring, and closure. Coordinates policy and procedure development and Department’s Grant Monitoring Program.

Beth.Touchette@vermont.gov Phone
Stephanie Cohen, Grants Specialist

Manages grants/contracts including development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Grant Agreement drafting, execution, monitoring, and closure. Provides outreach and training for Agreement Development and Grants/Contracts database use.

Stephanie.Cohen@vermont.gov 802-461-5594
Nicole Streeter, Grants Specialist

Manages grants/contracts including development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Grant Agreement drafting, execution, monitoring, and closure. Provides outreach and training for Agreement Development and Grants/Contracts database use.

Nicole.Streeter@vermont.gov 802-461-6668
Mackenzie Boyle, Program Technician

Supports Assistance to Beneficiary programs. Manages grants including development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Grant Agreement drafting, execution, monitoring, and closure. 

Mackenzie.Boyle@vermont.gov 802-461-6175
Renee Miller, Program Technician

Coordinates pre- and post-award administrative support for award compliance and pre-award eligibility. Manages grants including development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Grant Agreement drafting, execution, monitoring, and closure. 

Renee.Miller@vermont.gov 802-793-7895
Federal Grants Management
Vacant, Financial Manager

Responsible for Federal Grant Management including fiscal review, grant applications, federal reporting, budgeting, technical assistance and financial implementation of grants. Special Fund oversight including monthly financial review, spending approvals. Member of the DEC Environmental Justice Team and ECO AmeriCorps Program Team.

M. Mercedes Piñón, Financial Manager

Responsible for Federal Grant and Interagency MOU/MOA Management, including fiscal review, grant applications, federal reporting, budgeting, technical assistance and financial implementation of grants. Special Fund oversight, including monthly financial review and spending approvals.

Mercedes.Pinon@vermont.gov 802-490-6222
Robert Fitch, Financial Manager

Internal and external audit lead for the State Revolving Loan Fund. Prepares loan project closeouts. Provides financial reporting and management of SRF funds.

Robert.Fitch@vermont.gov 802-622-4397
Matthew Bradshaw, Financial Administrator

Performs administrative Financial tasks.

Matthew.Bradshaw@vermont.gov 802-505-8013
Planning and ECO AmeriCorps Program
Carey Hengstenberg, Planning Manager

Manages Department’s strategic planning and performance accountability initiatives and serves as the programmatic liaison to EPA, Environmental Justice Coordinator, Internship and Service Learning Coordinator and Administrator of the ECO AmeriCorps Program.

Carey.Hengstenberg@vermont.gov 802-595-1632
Dustin Bowman, ECO AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

Primary point of contact for current and prospective service sites and members, media outlets community partners. Supports and supervises all ECO AmeriCorps members, provide operational leadership under our grantor’s guidelines and strategically develop ECO’s capacity to address Vermont’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Dustin.Bowman@vermont.gov 802-461.5222
Innovation Section
Jean Nicolai, Supervisor and Project Manager
Jean.Nicolai @vermont.gov 802-585-4888
Greg Lutchko, Systems Coordinator

ANR Online administration, form development, and support services.

Greg.Lutchko@vermont.gov 802-272-4529
Carol Chamberlin, Business Process Analyst

Develops, maintains, and supports ANR Online forms; maintains DEC public web site and internal staff SharePoint site. ENB Administration.

Carol.Chamberlin@vermont.gov 802-477-2982
Ravi Shimpi, Business Analyst

Develops, maintains, and supports ANR Online forms; PEP data adminstration.

Ravi.Shimpi@vermont.gov 802-585-2171