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Staff

KidSafe’s leadership has been called “the glue” that helps the partner agencies and other participants maximize their effectiveness in responding to child maltreatment.

Sally Borden
M.Ed., Executive Director

Sally started her work with KidSafe in 1998, and has served as the Executive Director since 2001.  In this role, she leads community initiatives to improve child maltreatment prevention and response, conducts training for mandated reporters on child maltreatment, and convenes community child protection teams including the Children and Recovering Mothers (CHARM) team. Sally co-chairs Vermont’s federally CAPTA-mandated Vermont Citizens Advisory Board, and serves on the Vermont Kin as Parents advisory board.  Sally brings over 30 years’ professional experience in the fields of domestic violence and child abuse services and victim/witness assistance.  

Sally’s work to improve our community’s response to child maltreatment has been recognized with the Vermont Agency of Human Services Community Award, the US Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families Commissioner's Award, and the Queen City Police Foundation Antonio B. Pomerleau Medal of Honor.   Sally is a proud mother of two; her family lives in South Burlington.

Contact Sally at sallyb@kidsafevt.org.

 

Lisa Simon
Development & Program Coordinator

Lisa retired from serving as Director of the Janet S. Munt VNA [Visiting Nurse Association] Family Room in Burlington’s Old North End – but retirement didn’t last long!  She emerged in 2008 from the home office where she’d been writing grants for a few years, wondering: how could she be helpful to KidSafe’s efforts? She knew KidSafe well, having been involved from its inception as the Child Protection Network in the 1970’s, through to its evolution as the KidSafe Collaborative.  Lisa’s training and professional work were grounded not only in home visiting (including thirty years with the VNA but also in center-based work, and organizational and systems issues. At VNA and as a clinical social worker, she supported children and families, helped to develop home- and center-based programs, and provided staff supervision. Collaboration was fundamental to her work.  In 2004, her career was recognized with a KidSafe Outstanding Service Award for Lifetime Achievement.  Now she can be found typically behind the scenes in the KidSafe office. As a mother of two, and now a grandmother, she is more than ever committed to the prevention of problems before they occur, to early intervention, and to finding ways to fulfill our responsibility to keep children safe.

Contact Lisa at lisas@kidsafevt.org.

Tina Brimo
Administrative & Events Coordinator

Tina comes to us from Washington, DC where she was a teacher at the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. She has been an educator for several years and is passionate about advocating for the rights and needs of children and families. For Tina, teaching and working with families confirmed the importance of having a strong foundation in terms of education, access and support, not only for the child but for parents, guardians and other family members as well. She believes that if we work as a community to support and respect those who work directly with children, ultimately, we are supporting the success of our children. Tina holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Services from the City College of New York and a Master's degree in Special Education from Concordia University, Portland. Tina's joys are running, yoga, barre, hiking and exploring Vermont with her husband and trying new recipes!

Contact Tina at tinab@kidsafevt.org.