Staff

David Wilkinson, Executive Director
Having served in leadership positions with pregnancy centers for over 10 years, David brings vision, fundraising, and administrative experience to the organization. As a people-person, David also brings expertise encouraging volunteers, mentoring leaders, and networking with the churches and community.

 

Wendy Wilkinson, Client Services Manager
With a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Wendy is equipped to counsel clients, and train volunteers to serve as Client Advocates. She brings experience, compassion and warmth to her position every day.

Kiersten Terenzini, Marketing Director
Kiersten was born and raised in Vermont and comes to First Step with extensive administrative experience in both medical and ministry settings. She is married to her best friend Collin, and has two beautiful children, Hadden and London. She loves spending time with her family, especially outdoors, and serving in her local church.

Kat Andrews, Sexual Health Coordinator
Kat, as she is known by most, was born and raised in southern New England and relocated to Vermont in the winter of 2015. She has a background in teen and women’s ministry and a passion for counseling teens and helping them through the messy stuff that life brings. Kat is an extrovert which helps her openly and boldly discuss all the hard things. Kat has been married to Zac, her middle school sweetheart since 2009. They are blessed to be parents to two amazing kiddos Kenzie and Samson.

First Step is a volunteer run organization with trained volunteers serving as Client Advocates, receptionists, baby boutique helpers, event planners, and more.

Board of Directors

Dorcas Plemmons, President
Kaitlin Rosenberg, Vice President
Kylie Peterson, Secretary
Peg Booth, Treasurer
David Carr, Member
Annisa Lamberton, Member

Advisory Board

Sarah Bagley
Ryan Bartlett
Chris Cresci
Michelle Kenny, Esq.
Rev. Michael Shortsleeves