Our Staff

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Sylvia Kennedy-Godin, Records Specialist

Sylvia is passionate about data! She began working with Northern Lights in 2007 when BFIS was still in its infancy. Since then she has helped implement document imaging, created various tools to track professional development, and entered thousands of items into BFIS Quality and Credential accounts. Prior to joining Northern Lights at CCV she was a business analyst where she earned her CDIA+ certification in document imaging. Sylvia also operates a small business, selling her baskets and artwork at craft fairs and gift shops including Under the Dome at the Vermont Statehouse.

Sylvia’s office is in the CCV center in St. Johnsbury.

Margo Metruk, Records Specialist

Margo is enthusiastic about early childhood and data. She’s been with Northern Lights since January 2018, following a diverse career with roles in business, engineering, and early childhood. Margo spent ten years running a successful family child care program and earned recognition from both Northern Lights and STARS. She holds an associate’s degree in early childhood education from CCV, an associate’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Vermont Technical College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Trinity College. Margo has a lifelong love of learning and is currently a first year student at Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. She loves spending time with her family, gardens, and pets.

Margo’s office is located in Montpelier.

Becky Millard, Director

Becky is passionate about systems! Throughout her career, she’s served in a variety of roles that benefit the lives of children and families. Becky worked in the greater Boston area as a preschool teacher, music teacher, preschool director, and eventually as director of child care programming for a YMCA in Newton, MA. Since moving to Vermont in 2009, she has served in several leadership roles including four years as regional coordinator for Central Vermont Building Bright Futures.

Becky received her undergraduate degrees in psychology and music from Smith College and her master of education degree in early childhood education and creative arts in learning from Lesley University. She holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Marlboro College Graduate School and was a member of the inaugural class of the Snelling Center for Government Early Childhood Leadership Institute. In her free time, Becky enjoys theatre and serves on the board of Essex Community Players.

Becky’s office is located at the CCV Center in Montpelier.

Rhys Morris, Senior Administrative Assistant

Rhys loves to help people anyway he can! He’s the Senior Administrative Assistant for Northern Lights at CCV and previously worked as a Records Specialist so he knows the BFIS Quality and Credentialing system inside and out. Originally from Oregon, he graduated from Cornell with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management and Archaeology. After working in Idaho as a librarian and in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as a Roman archaeologist, Rhys moved to Vermont to be with his fiancée. When he’s not assisting early childhood and afterschool professionals, he likes to read, hike, and practice archery. Please give him a call if you have any questions about BFIS or Northern Lights.

Rhys’ office is at the Upper Valley CCV center in Wilder.

Joanne Rouleau, Resource Advisor

With thirty years’ experience as an educator, Joanne cultivates a focus on leadership and mentoring. She holds a master of education degree from Trinity College and a bachelor of elementary education from the University of Vermont. Her background includes seven years’ focus on early education, working in infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms. Her direct service background in both center-based programs and elementary schools paired with her experience mentoring others is a terrific foundation for her work as a Resource Advisor with Northern Lights at CCV. In her free time, Joanne enjoys outdoor adventures in the mountains and on the water.

If your closest CCV center is Montpelier, Morrisville, Newport, or St. Johnsbury, Joanne is your Resource Advisor.

Amelia Struthers, Resource Advisor

Amelia is a passionate advocate for early childhood and afterschool professionals. She has more than thirty years of experience working with children, families, and professionals. Amelia has taught and directed preschool, elementary, and afterschool programs; taught and directed children’s theatre; and is a highly qualified adult instructor including work as faculty at CCV. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College. Amelia is also an award-winning children’s musician and storyteller, improv comedian, performance artist and plays in a singer/songwriting duo with her husband.

If your closest CCV center is Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Springfield, or Upper Valley, Amelia is your Resource Advisor.

Adri Taylo-Behrman, Resource Advisor

Adri is passionate about helping people find their ideal professional pathway. Prior to joining the Northern Lights at CCV team, she worked as outreach coordinator for the Vermont Child Care Industry and Careers Council (VCCICC). She is eager to continue working with early childhood and afterschool professionals, including those seeking non-traditional pathways toward degrees and credentials. Adri is a CCV alumna, earning her associate degree in Early Childhood Education followed by a bachelor of Liberal Arts from degree from Johnson State College’s External Degree Program. She has deep experience balancing work, school, and family commitments and is thrilled to bring her knowledge and experience to the Northern Lights team. Adri moved to Vermont 24 years ago and enjoys spending time outside, and playing ping pong.

If your closest CCV center is Middlebury, St. Albans, or Winooski, Adri is your Resource Advisor.