Meet Our Team
Grace Gilbert-Davis, Executive Director
Grace began her career in healthcare administration as a PT unit secretary on pediatrics, advancing over the past 30 years to her current role as the Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association: Vermont Chapter. For nearly 20 years, Grace held increasingly responsible positions at the University of Vermont Medical Center, garnering experience and skills that she later used as a member of the management team at Community Health Centers of Burlington. Before joining the Alzheimer’s Association, Grace served as the CEO for Battenkill Valley Health Center. She has volunteered on numerous nonprofit boards including the New England Federal Credit Union, Champlain Valley AHEC and most recently Bi-State Primary Care Association. Grace earned a BS in Business Administration from Trinity College and a MS in Administration/Organizational Behavior from St. Michael’s College. She has two children: Calvin, a FP nurse practitioner and Sarah who works in healthcare finance. In her down time, Grace enjoys interior and landscape design, reading and spending time with family, friends and her beloved dogs, Hannah and Emily. She resides in Shelburne Village and Arlington, Vermont.
Emily Vivyan, Director of Programs
Emily joined the Vermont Chapter in April of 2019, bringing a strong passion for non-profit work, as well as a deep desire to serve families and individuals facing an Alzheimer's diagnosis. After working in the fundraising field, Emily went back to school to obtain her Master's in Social Work at the State University of New York at Albany. As a social worker, Emily has worked with many individuals from varying backgrounds. Through her work managing an adult day service program in the Capital Region of New York, Emily was truly inspired with the caregivers she supported, particularly those with loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Emily also served as the Supervisor of Case Management at Community Health Centers of Burlington prior to joining the Alzheimer's Association, further enhancing a desire to create positive change.
A native of Central New York, in her free time, Emily enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends, as well as her cat, Araby.
Jenna Smith, Development Manager
Jenna received her Bachelor of Science in visual communication from Ohio University. She previously managed two locally owned boutiques in downtown Burlington. Jenna has over five years of marketing and community communications experience. She is passionate about helping others and is dedicated to any way that she may assist in furthering the mission of the Alzheimer's Association.
Jenna lives in Winooski; she enjoys working in her garden, hiking and snowboarding.
Finn Galloway-Kane, Director of Public Policy
Finn has worked in public policy at the state and federal level for the past five years. Previously he worked for the New Hampshire Democratic Party where he ran Carroll County for the 2018 New Hampshire midterm elections.
Prior to joining the New Hampshire Democratic Party he worked in Washington, DC for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. In this capacity he worked in the Office of Access and Success with Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions.
He began his career as a White House intern in the office of Vice President Joe Biden.
Finn earned a BA in Political Science and a BA in History from the University of Vermont. He is an active advisory board member of the Northeast Kingdom Collaborative.
A native of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, in his spare time, Finn enjoys gardening, reading, hiking, and cooking for family and friends.