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Kirby Dunn

Executive Director

Kirby has led the HomeShare Vermont team since 2000 and has over 30 years of experience working with housing related non-profit organizations. Prior to HomeShare Vermont, she directed the Homeownership Program at the Champlain Housing Trust, the largest community land trust in the country. Kirby serves on the boards of directors of The National Shared Housing Resource Center and HomeShare International.

Amy Jelen

Homesharing Coordinator

Amy joined the HomeShare Vermont team in 2007 after five years of coordinating the activities and volunteer program at The Converse Home, assisted living for seniors in Burlington. Amy’s previous experience was as a social worker, working with kids at the Northeastern Family Institute in Vermont and Watonwan County Human Services in Minnesota.


Joyce Touchette

Office Manager

Joyce started at HomeShare Vermont in 2019. She most recently served as director at The Converse Home. Prior to that, she was with the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties for 20 years where she held several positions in operations.

Aaron Retherford

Intake & Outreach coordinator

Aaron joined the HomeShare Vermont team in 2017. He came to HomeShare Vermont from The World newspaper in Barre, where he was editor for two and a half years. Prior to that, he served as an AmeriCorps with the New England Grassroots Environment Fund, after working for 10 years at the Sparks Tribune in Nevada.

Kathy Johnson

Case Manager

Kathy started at HomeShare Vermont  in 2019 after eight years providing employment services at VocRehab Vermont. Kathy’s previous experience was as a volunteer recruiter/manager for patient service programs and community events with American Cancer Society.