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Our Staff

Leadership/Administrative Staff

Susanne Parent, Executive Director

As a native Vermonter of several generations, Susanne brings a diverse background to our camp. As a freshman at Castleton University, Susanne was President of the Social Issues Club, working with the Dismas House in Rutland as well as organizing food and winter gear drives. She was a student committee member on the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee, helping to bring Maya Angelou and Taj Mahal to the CU campus. Susanne was a double major in Sociology and Social Work with a concentration in History, graduating with a Bachelors of Social Work. From there, Susanne held many roles from payroll to hiring to conducting training with the Care Connection, the private duty side of the Visiting Nurse Association. At Associates in Dentistry, Susanne was an account and office coordinator.

Currently, with the Mount Mansfield Unified Union School District, Susanne’s abilities are as vast as her positions. Many years she could be found dismissing students as the after-school secretary. For several years, Susanne helped with the development of a new center within the school, providing support to students. Susanne assisted with the implementation of a new support program for children, PBiS. As a para-educator, she worked with students with autism and collaborated for many years with special education teachers. She segued into the Special Services Department at MMUUSD as a Preschool Administrative Assistant as well as a specialist in Time Documentation. In her free time, Susanne likes to spend time outside walking, hiking, or gardening.

Susanne has been with Our Community Cares Camp since the summer of 2019. Each year she has taken on more responsibilities and expanded her registrar role. This year as Executive Director, she is excited to hold camp, even during the time of COVID-19. Susanne is looking forward to meeting and connecting with the wonderful donors in our community. She wants everyone to know the fantastic opportunities offered to children at the camp. Our Community Cares Camp is crucial to children and teens; it benefits the community as well.


Grace Butler, Co-Program Director



Emma Parent, Co-Program Director



Hollister Hunt – Leadership Adventure Camp Director



Buddy Dubay, Music Director

I’ve been with OCCC for a lot of years (not sure how many!). I received my bachelors degree in Elementary Education from UVM in 1984. I’m looking forward to being with everyone and making music.


, Art Director



Julie Riddell

, Head Chef



Kathy Davis, Bookkeeper

Kathy lives in a nearby town in South Burlington. She has her own consulting business for 11 years. Works to maximize profits and assists with profit forecasting. She also manages accounts for several other nonprofit organizations. Kathy has helped us set up and implement a new payroll system through PayData. She manages our QuickBooks account and donor management system. Kathy is heavily involved with Kids on the Ball, a 501 ( c )( 3 ). She is on their Board of Directors and has been their treasurer for seventeen
years. Kathy has a deep love for children and tennis. She is a wonderful addition to OCCC’s administrative team as the organization’s bookkeeper.

Madeline Daly, Videographer and Photographer