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Wellness Team Members (from left to right) - (back row):  Ashley Johnson, Larae Cirignano, Amy GIlbert (seated) Shevonne Travers and Gillian Pieper

Amy Gilbert

Wellness Program Coordinator

As a key member of the VSBIT team since PATH began in 1992, Amy has all the history and runs the behind the scenes effort like a well-oiled machine.  With years of experience in the development and delivery, she functions as the main point of contact for our 15,000 participating employees, 500 wellness leaders, and 270 member school districts.  She’s there when they need pretty much anything. Amy manages all day-to-day aspects of program delivery for VEHI PATH.  She is the detail guru keeping us all on task, keeping the website and other programs running smoothly, and being the antidote to all that needs fixing.

Ashley Johnson

Wellness Program Coordinator

Ashley assists Amy with questions and member support for all participating employees, wellness leaders and member school districts. She also brings her artistic background to aid with the development of materials for trainings and programs.

Gillian Pieper

Health Promotion Specialist

Gillian Pieper has been a trainer, presenter and passionate advocate in the field of Wellness and Workplace Health Promotion since 1992. She has a B.S. in Kinesiology (exercise science) from the University of Michigan (1989 - Go Blue!) and a M.Ed. in Counseling and Health Education from Boston University (1994). Since 1996, Gillian has been on the Health Promotion team, for the Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust's program known as PATH (Planned Action Toward Health) helping schools design and implement best practice employee wellness programs.  She has advanced level training as an Intrinsic Coach and employs this methodology daily.  Gillian is also a certified Wellness Culture Coach and has spent many years consulting nationwide with Dr. Judd Allen.  She has studied under Dr. Dee Edington, achieved advanced certification from Larry Chapman with the National Wellness Institute, and she has a solid background in Global Learning Partner's Dialogue Education.

Shevonne Travers

Health Promotion Specialist

Shevonne Travers has designed, established and managed a variety of health promotion/disease prevention and family focused programs over the past 38 years.  She received her B.S. in Recreation and her M.A in Counseling from West Virginia University, home of the Mountaineers.  For the past seven years Shevonne has worked with the VEHI PATH team to promote and integrate multiple dimensions of wellness for school employees. Shevonne loves being active in the outdoors regardless of the weather.  She has completed numerous marathons, cycled through most of Vermont and Iowa and has spent hours practicing ice skating and tap dancing moves.  

Larae Cirignano

IT Coordinator

Larae Cirignano assists her fellow wellness team members in all things technology related.  She also helps with conferences.