AA/EO Staff Members
Jes leads and oversees all of the AAEO Office’s functions, including recruitment and compliance programs. Before joining the staff at UVM in 2011, Jes worked as the director of the Vermont State Employees Association, practiced as an attorney, and served as a police officer. He earned a BS in Government from the US Coastguard Academy and a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Vermont Law School.
Recruitment and Retention Advisor
Dana works closely with staff and faculty search committees providing advisement and training for the recruitment process. She facilitates a number of trainings for campus as well, including Preventing Sexual Harassment and Bias. Dana has been working in AAEO since 2005 and has been in a number of roles. Before coming to UVM, Dana managed international sales at IBM.
Taryn investigates complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, and Title IX violations according to the AAEO Office’s Procedures for Investigating and Resolving Discrimination Complaints. Before coming to UVM in 2012, Taryn previously worked as a legislative aide at the Vermont State Employees Association and spent ten years as an advocate at Vermont Legal Aid.
Office Support and Affirmative Action Planning
Kelly makes sure that the AAEO office operates smoothly on a day-to-day basis and is the face you will see when you walk in the door. Kelly also works with an outside vendor to develop UVM’s Affirmative Action Plan at the start of each calendar year. Kelly graduated from UVM with a BA in Political Science in 2008, and received a certificate in Building a Compliant Affirmative Action Plan from Gerstco in 2012.