About Us


1: Mission & Vision


We aim to close the mentoring gap and drive equity through quality mentoring relationships so every young person in Vermont has the supportive mentoring relationships they need to grow and thrive.


Empowering youth by providing support and resources to the youth mentoring field in Vermont to strengthen the quality and broaden the reach of mentoring relationships in our communities.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

MENTOR Vermont is committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion for all. We embrace our differences and celebrate our common humanity in advancing awareness of the need for equity and the transformative power of supportive relationships for young people. We believe that varied perspectives, experiences, and opinions are central assets in our vision of every young person in Vermont having the supportive mentoring relationships to grow and thrive.

Our Strategic Plan At a Glance

2: Staff

To view each staff member’s bio, click on the images below.

3: Board of Directors


Nate Formalarie Board of DirectorsNate FormalarieChair
Communications Director
Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing


Phillip Foy
General Counsel & Chief Development Officer
Encore Renewal Energy


Andrea Haddad
Principal | EY Private
Ernst & Young LLP


Joshua Jarvis, Secretary
Financial Advisor 
Merrill Lynch


Beth V. Perlongo, Treasurer
Chief of Staff & Strategy


Amy Spector
Milton Mentors


Alice Urban
Business Development Director
Tetra Tech


Join MENTOR Vermont’s Board of Directors

MENTOR Vermont is currently recruiting board members to support the leadership of the organization. If you are interested in learning more about the MENTOR Vermont Board of Directors and applying to join the board, please send an email of interest to Board Chair, Nate Formalarie and Executive Director, Chad Butt at [email protected].

4: Program Leadership Council

Vermont mentoring programs are directly represented within MENTOR Vermont by the Program Leadership Council (PLC). This group is comprised of elected representatives from mentoring programs across the state who advise the organization on its mentoring initiatives. Up to four members of this council also sit on MENTOR Vermont’s Board of Directors

We encourage all programs to share questions and ideas with the PLC members in their area. Email any of the PLC members by clicking on their name in the list below.

Pam Quinn
Mentoring Director, Twinfield Together Mentoring Program

Gabriella Tufo-Strouse
Director of Community Outreach, King Street Center

School Program Coordinator, Windsor County Mentors
Connecting Youth Mentoring Coordinator & Flight School Coordinator, Connecting Youth Mentoring
5: Core Values

ADAPTABILITY – We are flexible and maintain a growth mindset through times of constant change to effectively serve the youth mentoring field.

INTEGRITY – We believe our inward and outward values should be congruent with our mission, and transparent in our work and collaboration with others.

COLLABORATION – Working together is at the core of building community – ensuring all voices are heard and our collective impact is amplified.

COMPASSION – We recognize the whole person that each of us brings to any relationship, and exercise empathy toward each other and the work we do together.

EQUITY – We celebrate our common humanity and the infinite power of young people; we are dedicated to removing barriers and creating opportunities to elevate youth voices.

JOY – We center a balance of curiosity, creativity, and play throughout our work and lives.

6: Theory of Change
Click the image below of the first page of the MENTOR Vermont Theory of Change to view the full version.

Click on the video below to view a brief introduction to the MENTOR Vermont Theory of Change.

7: Annual Reports and Financials


*In lieu of our typical Annual Report, we provided an update on our work during the COVID-19 pandemic, covering the second half of FY 19-20 and the beginning of FY 20-21.

Financial Documents
IRS Form 990 (also available at www.guidestar.org)

IRS 501(c)3 Tax Determination Letter

8: History

MENTOR Vermont was originally founded in 2003 as Mobius, a regional mentoring umbrella agency in northwestern Vermont that provided support to mentoring programs by helping to expand mentoring opportunities, recruiting and supporting new volunteers, and raising awareness of the cause. From 2003 to 2012, Mobius and the mentoring programs it supported helped grow the number of mentor pairs in the region from 350 to more than 900.  

In 2012, with the support of mentoring programs and funders, Mobius expanded into a statewide organization that supports youth mentoring in every corner of Vermont, and represents a unified voice for the cause. The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children and the A.D. Henderson Foundation were instrumental in Mobius’ statewide expansion, and along with the Vermont Department for Children and Families, have continued to provide more than $300,000 in annual funding for the Vermont Mentoring Grants.

In the fall of 2018, Mobius rebranded and changed its name to MENTOR Vermont, in order to better align with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. This rebranding did not change our mission but will provide our organization with new opportunities and resources to help ensure more youth in Vermont can receive the benefits of having a caring, consistent adult mentor.

MENTOR Vermont  continues to provide technical support, advocacy, and funding for youth mentoring programs throughout the state of Vermont. MENTOR Vermont also leads ongoing efforts to raise public awareness of mentoring throughout the state, and offers a variety of other resources. For more information, visit the Support and Resources page.