Meet Our Newly Elected Board Members

Lisa Lord, Gillian Nanton, and Helen Head were all elected to terms as members of the Champlain Housing Trust Board of Directors at our Annual Meeting on January 27, 2023. We are thankful for their service on the Board!

Lisa Lord

“Secure and affordable housing is essential to be able to focus on every other aspect of one’s life.”

Lisa Lord was elected to her first term as a Champlain Housing Trust Board Member. Lisa was one of the original residents of Bright Street Co-op in Burlington where she serves on the co-op advisory committee. She has lived in the city for 18 years and is Director of Workforce Development and Recovery Vermont and the Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery. Lisa has a tremendous amount of gratitude for the work CHT does to ensure affordable housing for all.

Gillian Nanton

“I perceive CHT to be standing in the breach and working to make housing a right for all.”

Gillian Nanton was elected to her second term as a member of the Champlain Housing Trust Board of Directors. Gillian is an experienced community development manager who currently serves as Assistant Director for Opportunity and Engagement in the Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) of Burlington. Gillian is passionate about CHT’s work to help people realize the dream of homeownership.

Helen Head

“CHT has really done what’s needed to get this work done.”

Helen Head is beginning her second term as a member the Champlain Housing Trust Board of Directors. From 2003-2019, Helen represented Chittenden 7-3 in the Vermont House of Representatives and chaired the General, Housing and Military Affairs Committee in 2007. She has previous experience working in legal aid and shared housing. Serving on the CHT Board of Directors has been an incredibly meaningful experience for Helen and she is excited to serve another term.

About our Board

As a community land trust, Champlain Housing Trust’s Board of Directors are elected annually by the membership. Any member living in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties can be nominated and be elected to the Board. The Board is made up of one-third public members, one-third general members and one-third resident members.