Green Mountain United Way promotes Kelty

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Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:31pm -- Denise Sortor

Green Mountain United Way is pleased to announce a new addition to its Working Bridges Program Staff. Laurie Kelty has been Executive Administrative Assistant with Green Mountain United Way since 2011 and in December was promoted to the role of Resource Coordinator for the organizations Working Bridges Program. Working Bridges is an employee-service and workforce development program offered to business partners in the Green Mountain United Way service area covering the Northeast Kingdom and Central Vermont. Since launching the program in the region in 2016, Green Mountain United Way’s Working Bridges program has expanded to serve three large employers in the Northeast Kingdom with a combined workforce of over 1000 individuals.

“After an extensive interview process, we were so pleased to promote Laurie to this role. She brings years of connects to United Way partner agencies with her to this role, as well as a natural inclination to care for others which will make this an easy transition for her and for the employees we work with through our Working Bridges program sites,” says Tawnya Kristen, Executive Director of Green Mountain United Way.

Ms Kelty is a resident of Montpelier and has worked part-time for UPS’s Berlin Distribution Center since 1990, and will continue her work for UPS, and for Green Mountain United Way in both staff and volunteer roles since 2011. Most recently in her role as Executive Administrative Assistant, Ms Kelty administered the VermontShares workplace campaign is very familiar with many of Green Mountain United Way’s partner agencies who are funded in part by this campaign.

“Laurie’s work will primarily be focused on connecting employees at our Working Bridges program sites with community resources to support them in their lives so they can be present and productive at work – we’ve been working hard to introduce her to the 1000+ employees we serve and the transition has been very smooth. Laurie’s friendly, open personality is a great asset in this role and is already serving her well,” says Pam Bailey, Director of Operations at Green Mountain United Way and program manager for Working Bridges.

About Green Mountain United Way: Green Mountain United Way is a Vermont not-for-profit organization in operation since 1976.  They work to improve the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community in Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans and Washington Counties by mobilizing the caring power of communities around our region to advance the common good. No other single organization has the scope and influence to bring together human service agencies, government, businesses, private foundations and dedicated volunteers around a common vision of creating maximum impact and achieving long-lasting results.

About Working Bridges: Working Bridges is a United Way led Employer Collaborative founded 10 years ago in Chittenden County by The United Way of Northwest Vermont. Since 2016, Green Mountain United Way’s Working Bridges program, led by Pam Bailey, has expanded to businesses in the Green Mountain United Way service area of Caledonia Essex, Orange, Orleans, and Washington Counties. More information at