About Us

We are a non-profit organization that has been serving Windham County since 1995. In 2006 BAAH was recognized by the Vermont Agency of Human Services “for extraordinary contributions to the well-being of Vermonters.”

BOARD MEMBERS

Emily Clever
President

Emily currently works at the Winston Prouty Center as the Housing Resource Coordinator. In 2008 she moved to Vermont from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to attend S.I.T Graduate Institute. She received her Master’s in Sustainable Development. Emily has worked with individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the Brattleboro area for the past seven years. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, West Africa, an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Brattleboro, VT and a Crisis Corps Volunteer in Bogalusa, LA in response to Hurricane Katrina.

Pat Burke
Vice President

Pat has lived in Brattleboro area for the past 24 years  has a  Master’s Degree in Counseling and has worked in SEVCA’s Family Services Program for 16 years – 5 providing crisis intervention and housing counseling services, and the last 12 as Program Director. Prior to coming to SEVCA, she worked as a Property Manager for Windham/Windsor Housing Trust. She is committed to working for social justice and has been a member of the BAAH board for the past 15 years.

Jon Hoover
Secretary

Jon is Community Director at Westgate Housing, Brattleboro’s largest resident-controlled affordable housing development. He moved to Vermont from Virginia in 2014 to help out on a friend’s farm and eventually found himself working at Morningside Shelter, a homeless shelter. In his time there, he saw how important and scarce affordable housing was in the Brattleboro area.

Timm Harris
Treasurer

Timm was born in Los Angeles; Timm lived there, in Greece, Texas, and Maryland. He earned his BA at Cal State Northridge and two Master’s degrees at UCLA. After three years in the Peace Corps (Nicaragua), Timm started working in development assistance overseas, with non-profits and USAID. He specialized in strategic planning, project design, monitoring and evaluation, and resource allocation – mainly in the areas of economic growth, education, and democratic governance. He raised his family (four children) in Kenya, Nepal, Nicaragua, Morocco, Mali and Ghana. Upon ‘retirement’ in 2005, Timm and his wife Ursula Nadolny, with sons Yuri and Alec, moved to Guilford. Timm continued to consult overseas on short assignments until he finally did retire in 2015. Timm is on the Boards of BAAH, Youth Services, and SEVCA.

Tim Callahan
Tim was born and raised in Brattleboro.  He left town in the 70’s and returned in 2005 to assist in his parents lives and to reinvent his own. During his time away from town, he spent 32 years as a pharmaceutical biochemist and director of quality assurance for a number of organizations, including Tom’s of Maine, BioDesign International, Deltown Chemurgic, and New Chapter.  He has created products for the food, nutritional, dietary supplement, fermentation and medical device industries.  In 2012, Tim happily retired from industry and looked for new challenges that might capitalize on his experiences in his previous life.  He has now taken up with Windham & Windsor Housing Trust.  For 4.5 years, he has led the property management team at WWHT, has enjoyed every collaboration with colleagues within WWHT and at local associated agencies, and celebrates our joint successes in providing affordable housing in Brattleboro and surrounding areas.

Rebecca Davis
Rebecca is currently the Team Leader for the Housing First Program in Windham County for Pathways Vermont. Pathways works with clients who have a history of homelessness and mental health struggles to secure permanent and sustainable housing. Rebecca has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University.  She previously worked as a Housing Support Case Manager and Mental Health Counseling Intern at a local homeless shelter.  Rebecca is passionate about the housing first model and believes that housing is a basic human right.

Kate Fleming
Kate is an advocate at a local social justice organization, where she assists abuse survivors in getting to safety, then re-establishing community connections, including stable and affordable housing. As a longtime area resident and single mom of four children, she brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and commitment to helping families thrive in our community.

Darah Kehnemuyi
Darah is the proud father of two daughters, on the BAAH Board of Directors, past President of BAAH, past President of Rescue Inc., Director of Brattleboro Community Justice Center.

Tyler Maas
Tyler was born in Ravenna, Ohio and after stints in Connecticut, Massachusetts and California, he settled down in Brattleboro, Vermont in the summer of 1999. He worked in the construction trades including project management and product development until 2010 when he decided to change directions and enrolled in a Master’s program at SIT Graduate Institute. After obtaining a degree in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management, Tyler worked as a Disaster Recovery Case Manager at Southeastern Vermont Community Action for the two years following Tropical Storm Irene. For the past 3 years Tyler has worked as the Windham County Field Representative for Vermont State Housing Authority and continues to have mixed feelings about being a bureaucrat. This is Tyler’s fourth year with BAAH and his third year as Chair of the Apartments In Homes committee, a program that he is passionate about growing. When not entrenched in the local housing scene, Tyler finds solace in his devoted practice as a Foodist Monk.

Danielle Southwell
Danielle has been working with youth from difficult circumstances in the Brattleboro area since 2007. She was instrumental in creating the area’s first youth shelter, which expanded to a second location in Bellows Falls. She has volunteered through AmeriCorps and Volunteers for Peace abroad, also with a similar population. She is an energetic, optimistic person striving to spread hope and encouragement as she moves through the world. She has traveled to over 20 countries, loves costumes and enjoys laughing at cheesy, harmless jokes.

Michele Wright
Since 2009, Michele has been employed at Groundworks Collaborative, working to stabilize families who are experiencing homelessness. She brings with her over 20 years of experience working in Brattleboro Social Services. Michele has worked with families struggling with addiction, with youth aging out of the foster care system, and runaway and homeless youth.  Michele enjoys the outdoors and everything it offers. Her enthusiasm lies in cycling. Michele enjoys late afternoon rides throughout Vermont and its neighbor States.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Annette Cappy
Gary Goodemote
Allen Myrick
Melissa Snow
Byron Stookey
Dave Weaver, in memoriam