Lindsay DesLauriers, State Director
Lindsay is the State Director at Main Street Alliance of Vermont. Through her work as Campaign Director for the Vermont Paid Sick Days Campaign, Lindsay identified a need for organizing and focused advocacy within the business community to help support this and other state level policy work in Vermont. Prior to MSA-VT, Lindsay worked in public policy as an advocate at Voices for Vermont’s Children, a non-profit children’s state policy organization. In that capacity, she worked on policy in early childhood, public education, juvenile justice, healthcare, and family economic security. Lindsay also served as Interim Director for the Vermont Early Childhood Alliance, a statewide coalition of early childhood professionals, parents, businesses, and strategic partners working to affect positive policy change in the area of early childhood. Lindsay attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York, graduating in 2001 and subsequently earned her MA from UVM. Lindsay is committed to promoting positive social, educational, and economic policies that will enhance quality of life for all Vermonters.
Ashley Moore, Business Outreach Manager
Ashley was born and raised in Rutland, Vermont. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2014 and subsequently attended SIT Graduate Institute where she earned her MA in Sustainable Development with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Advocacy. Ashley formerly worked as an intern for the Vermont Workers’ Center where she was a part of the People’s Media Project and worked on campaigns for Paid Sick Days and Universal Healthcare. She also has experience working with a non-profit organization in Oaxaca, Mexico where she surveyed women in impoverished villages in order to gain a better understanding of the problems that persist and to support developing community-based solutions to those problems. Ashley has become passionate about working collectively toward social change through public policies that benefit communities statewide.
Mike Cherin, Small Business Organizer
Mike has been organizing and activating folks for 30 years. He has canvassed over 30,000 businesses in 40 states, creating powerful coalitions that affect change on numerous issues. Mike has worked as a Canvass Director for Greenpeace and Forest Guardians, and as an Organizer for Canary Coalition, Climate Ground Zero, Energy Action Coalition, Powershifft, Appalachian Voices, Alliance for the Wild Rockies, WNC Alliance, and Appalachian Community Health Emergency. Mike believes that small businesses are the backbone of all communities and when a legislator is informed that many businesses care about an issue, they will listen. Mike is a left-handed Aquarian who enjoys activism in his spare time.
Kaycie Miltenberger, Research and Communications Associate
Kaycie graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in Public Relations and Political Science. Prior to joining MSA, Kaycie was Chief Editorial Writer for the New York State Assembly Majority. Kaycie also worked as a Marketplace Assister for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.
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