Board Members

Current board members of the Green Mountain Center for Gifted Education include:

Amanda Everse

Chantal O’Connor has worked for twenty-five years (now as a Senior Business Analyst) for McKesson Corporation, which is currently ranked 11th on the FORTUNE 500, and is the nation’s largest healthcare services company. Chantal does this work from her home in Underhill, Vermont, and is the mother of two boys who are in their early twenties. She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, is a community leader and volunteer for youth, and is a native Vermonter.

Chris Peterson, S.M. is Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT, where he oversees the recruitment and evaluation of outstanding academic and technical talent and produces creative communications projects. He also teaches undergraduates in the Comparative Media Studies program and researches at the Center for Civic Media. He attended the inaugural year of TDI as a camper and has returned to learn or teach (almost) every year since. 

Deb Pinney

Carol M. Story, PhD founded the Talent Development Institute in 1998 as part of her responsibilities as a Professor of Education at Johnson State College.  She also directed the graduate program in the Education of  the Gifted while at the college, and is a published author and presenter at several national and international conferences on gifted education.  She continues to enjoy TDI in her retirement, serves on the board of the Green Mountain Center for Gifted Education and the Vermont Council for Gifted Education, and consults with families and schools regarding the nature and needs of gifted learners.

Elizabeth Raven Walters holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Policy, Planning and Administration and a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology.  She has taught at all levels, and has been the Clinical Director at Green Mountain Support Services for more than a decade.  Raven joined the board of the Green Mountain Center for Gifted Education in great measure to increase opportunities for gifted children to ‘find their tribe.’  Her two children are devoted TDI campers who find vital social and intellectual nourishment in the camp experience.  Raven serves her community by sitting on a range of school and non-profit boards.