LCC Board, Staff & Volunteers

The work of the Lake Champlain Committee could not be done without the help of our dedicated staff, board, advisory council, and volunteers. We wake up each day thinking of ways to protect and improve Lake Champlain.

Board and Advisory Council

LCC’s Board and Advisory Council consists of local business owners, activists, community leaders and a diverse group of professionals from the Lake Champlain watershed.

Board of Directors

Gary Kjelleren (Chair) ~ South Hero, Vermont

Sandy Montgomery (Treasurer) ~ Montreal, Quebec

Alan Booth ~ Plattsburgh, New York 

Cliff Landesman ~ Brooklyn, New York

Jess Phelps ~ Northfield, Vermont

Ann Ruzow Holland ~ Willsboro, New York

Hank Slauson ~ Shelburne, Vermont

Chuck Woessner ~ Grand Isle, Vermont

Advisory Council

Lisa Borre ~ Annapolis, Maryland

Megan Epler Wood ~ Burlington, Vermont

Steven Kellogg ~ Essex, New York

Peter S. Paine, Jr. ~ Willsboro, New York

Bob Paquin ~ Shelburne, Vermont

Mary Watzin ~ Raleigh, North Carolina


LCC's staff is dedicated to the mission of protecting Lake Champlain's environmental integrity and recreational resources through science-based advocacy, education and collaborative action.

Staff & Support

Lori Fisher ~ Executive Director - lorif@

Lisa Cicchetti ~ Office Manager - lisac@

Lauren Sopher ~ Director of Science and Water Programs - laurens@

Jared Carpenter ~ Water Protection Advocate - rjaredcarpenter@


Lindsey Carlson ~ Education and Outreach Coordinator - lindseyc@


Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Lake Champlain Committee!  LCC’s citizen monitoring programs, stewardship of the Paddlers’ Trail, and outreach work would not be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers that share a love for Lake Champlain and a passion to protect it. LCC offers many different opportunities for volunteers.