NeighborWorks of Western Vermont Team


Ludy Biddle, Executive Director

Ludy oversees all the moving parts of the organization and makes sure that each person and program has the resources to make things work.

[email protected]
(802) 797-8602 

Svea Howard, Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Svea develops and implements marketing activities, manages community building and engagement efforts, maintains the outreach presence of NWWVT, and cultivates working relationships, partnerships, and external communications.   

[email protected]
(802) 797-8606

Melanie Paskevich, Director of Operations

Melanie oversees programs day-to-day while also supervising strategic goals.

[email protected]
(802) 797-8610
(802) 417-7981

Lori Thompson, Leads Manager

Lori helps all customers to learn about and sign up for our services.

[email protected]
(802) 438-2303 

HomeOwnership Center

Nancy Gilman, HomeOwnership Director

Nancy teaches Financial Capabilities and is a certified credit counselor who works with homebuyers to help them meet their homeownership goals. She also assists homeowners in danger of foreclosure by working with their lenders to help find the best solution for the homeowner.

[email protected]
(802) 797-8607

Sarah Knutson, Homebuyer Educator

Sarah coordinates and facilitates our Homebuyer Education Classes and is the primary educator in Middlebury, VT.

[email protected]
(802) 438-2303

Home Repair

Aaron Jones, HOME Repair Coordinator

Aaron manages HOME Repair out of our West Rutland office helping customers from beginning to end on their repair projects in Addison and Rutland counties.

[email protected]
(802) 797-8103
(802) 417-6272

Heat Squad

Rick Shappy, BPI Energy Auditor and Energy Adviser

Rick is an energy auditor with years of experience in the energy efficiency industry, both as a solar home adviser and an energy auditor for a private company. Rick is a BPI-certified Home Performance with ENERGY STAR auditor and healthy home evaluator.

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Sally Ayers, Northeast Kingdom Energy Auditor and Adviser

Sally is an energy auditor and adviser and is LEED accredited and a healthy home evaluator serving the Northeast Kingdom.

[email protected]
(802) 236-1079

Ann Lawless, Northeast Kingdom Outreach Coordinator

Ann is thrilled to be working with HEAT Squad, to help neighbors in the Northeast Kingdom make their homes more comfortable and affordable, and also reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

[email protected]
(802) 779-1333


Tania Ezzo, Director of Lending | NMLS# 1683741

Tania oversees all lending programs and works with customers to help them finance their needs.

[email protected] 
(802) 797-8612

Jacki White, Loan Servicing Manager

Jacki services all of our customer loans and is our office manager.

[email protected]
(802) 797-8101

Debbie Jones, Loan Underwriter

Debbie is our in-house loan underwriter and does all lending reporting.

[email protected] 
(802) 797-8601

Finance Department

Elizabeth Karle, Finance Director

Elizabeth oversees finances for all programs within the organization.

[email protected] 
(802) 797-8104 

Liz Fyles, Staff Accountant

Liz oversees the organization’s daily accounting functions and operations.

[email protected] 
(802) 797-8615 

Contact us!

Are you interested in talking with a NeighborWorks of Western Vermont representative about homeownership, education, lending, home repair, or home energy efficiency? Contact us!