• VCE Welcomes Two New Members to its Board of Directors

    Celia Chen (left) and Stephanie McCaull (right)

    NORWICH, VT—The Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) is pleased to welcome two new trustees to the organization’s Board of Directors. Joining the Board are Celia Chen and Stephanie McCaull.

    Dr. Celia Chen, of Hartford, VT, is a Research Professor of Biology at Dartmouth College and Director of the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program. She graduated from Dartmouth in 1978, received her MS in biological oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, and her PhD in aquatic ecology from Dartmouth College. Over the last 25 years, her research has focused on the bioaccumulation and fate of metals, and mercury in particular, in aquatic ecosystems including lakes and ponds, reservoirs, streams and rivers, and estuaries.

    Chen has served on the Board of Trustees of the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, the Town of Hartford Conservation Commission, and advisory boards and committees for the Lake Sunapee Protection Association, the North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and the Gelfond Fund at Stony Brook University.

    Stephanie McCaull, of Norwich, VT, brings a diverse background of experience to the VCE Board, including management consulting and career counseling. She holds a BA in English from Williams College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

    McCaull has extensive experience volunteering with local nonprofit organizations. She recently served as Chair of the Board of the Norwich Public Library, and she has served on the boards of The Montessori Children’s School and the Upper Valley Humane Society. Stephanie has also devoted countless hours to the Marion Cross School in Norwich, VT, chairing the PTO and running various school programs.

    “On behalf of the board and staff of VCE, I am delighted to welcome Celia and Stephanie to our organization. Their respective expertise in the scientific, conservation, and nonprofit communities adds invaluable strength to VCE’s reach and impact. And, we know they will fit in extremely well with our close-knit team,” said VCE Board Chair Peter Brooke.

    The Vermont Center for Ecostudies advances the conservation of wildlife across the Americas through research, monitoring, and citizen engagement. Learn more at https://vtecostudies.org.