Who We Are

Kate Nugent, Executive Director

Kate Nugent joined the Winooski Partnership for Prevention in 2008. She is focused on strengthening and increasing the organization’s impact in the community and beyond, and she is inspired by the opportunity to reimagine and redesign the many interdependent sectors that contribute to healthy and thriving communities.  Kate is passionate about helping build and maintain an equitable framework upon which youth are able to create the future they seek. Prior to leading the Winooski Partnership for Prevention, Kate worked in development and education. She earned a BA degree from Colgate University in international Relations and French and an MA from the University of South Carolina in English Literature. Kate also currently teaches English writing and literature at the Community College of Vermont, holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Marlboro College, and when not at the office or meeting with her wonderful colleagues, enjoys the outdoors with her family.

Open Position, Grants Manager

Please see this job description for further information about the position and how to apply. Posted 5/8/2020, and position open until filled.

Board of Trustees

Daimeyon Williams, Board Chair

Daimeyon currently works at Spectrum Youth and Family Services as a MultiCultural Youth Program manager, and is passionate about giving back to his community, especially to youth. His past experience in the military and public health and current work with youth in the area are benefits to the work of the Winooski Partnership for Prevention and its goals and mission. In his spare time, Daiemyon likes playing guitar and piano and physical activity.

Madeline Graham

Madeline Graham grew up in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. She studied Psychology at the University of Connecticut and received a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of Edinburgh in Psychology of Individual Differences. She currently works with the nonprofit, Age Well and has many skills she brings to the organization, especially development and communications, and graphic design. 

Diana Arnell

Diana is an experienced attorney and has a strong connection to the Winooski community and is passionate about preventing substance misuse and ensuring youth grow to be their healthiest selves as adults. Diana has experience in local and state politics, fundraising, and believes in the power of youth voices. Diana enjoys skiing, hiking, her dogs, and her family. 

Chandra Duba

Chandra Duba is a volunteer with the Winooski Recreation and Parks Department, assisting with youth program development and instruction. Living in recovery for 11 years now, Chandra wants to help others with their recovery, especially youth. She said being homeless off and on for a number of years while being a mother of three children was difficult, but in the end, brought them closer together as a family. Chandra now wants to provide support to families going through similar struggles. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry.

Diana Buchanan

Open Position, Youth Board Member

Youth board members attend board meetings, events, and help the coalition communicate with the school. Youth board members gain work and school experience, learn about nonprofit management and operations, and make a big difference in their community. To apply, contact Kate Nugent, Executive Director, to request an application and ask any questions you may have.

Lukas Zweres, Youth Board Member

Lukas is a sophomore at the Winooski School District. Lukas joined the Board of Trustees in the fall of 2018, and has been participating and advocating on behalf of prevention efforts in Winooski since he was in middle school. Lukas has attended numerous city council meetings and important events and spoken on behalf of this work ans his passion for it. Lukas attended the national Youth to Youth conference in Rhode Isand in July of 2018 and Dover Youth to Youth in New Hampshire in July of 2019.


Interested in becoming a board member?  Please contact Kate Nugent, Executive Director at katenugent@winooskiprevention.org for more information. We are always looking for strong ambassadors to assist the organization in achieving our mission and strengthening capacity.