Meet Our Staff

  • Erin Riley, Program Director


    An image of Erin Riley in the outdoors during snow. Erin is excited to rejoin the VHCB AmeriCorps team in the Program Director role. Erin is an AmeriCorps alum. She first served after college in San Francisco and again in 2011 as a VISTA member in Wyoming. Erin has witnessed firsthand how AmeriCorps meets the needs of communities while simultaneously providing opportunities for members to grow both professionally and personally. Erin worked with the VHCB AmeriCorps team as the Program Coordinator from 2015 to 2018. She relocated briefly to Charlotte, North Carolina where she worked for a nonprofit that trains and manages volunteers to tutor elementary students.

    Hailing from Vermont, Erin missed the green mountains (winters too!) and returned to Vermont in 2020. Since that time she has been working at VHCB on the housing team as a Housing Analyst. Erin currently lives in Plainfield with her partner, Ehren, and their senior cat Iggy.

    Ashley Swasey, Program Coordinator

    Ashley with Snowy OwlAshley joined the VHCB AmeriCorps program as a member back in 2013 and served two years as an Environment Educator with the Vermont Institute of Natural Science.  She then went on to serve a third year as the Team Leader.  After three years of service, Ashley had caught the AmeriCorps bug and worked for two years helping manage two other AmeriCorps programs here in Vermont and finally found her way back to VHCB in the summer of 2018 as the Program Coordinator.  Service has become a huge part of her life and loves being able to support all of the amazing things members are doing throughout the great state of Vermont.

    Ashley is originally from the seacoast of New Hampshire and has made her way to Vermont via the White Mountains, Rhode Island, Peru, and California where she taught environmental education.  She is happy to now call Vermont home and can often be found rambling in Hubbard Park.  She also enjoys hiking, yoga, binge watching a good show and cooking.