Kim Nolan of Shelburne appointed to Vermont Commission on Women


Kim Nolan of Shelburne has been appointed to a four-year term on the Vermont Commission on Women.

Vermont House Speaker Rep. Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, made the appointment recently.

Nolan is an executive leadership team member and senior director of City Market Co-op, a community-owned food cooperative with two locations in Burlington.

Nolan has worked closely with leaders and workplace teams for 25 years. She has taught self-care and mindfulness in schools and in human service agencies and provided coaching to leaders seeking contemplative practice.

Prior to joining City Market, Nolan served as assistant professor and program director of the master’s program in Mindfulness Studies at Lesley University and earlier in her career, she was program officer of the Mind and Life Institute, designing the Academy of Contemplative and Ethical Leadership. She’s also served as department chair and lead faculty of Integral Psychology at Burlington College where she founded the Institute of Contemplative Studies.

Nolan has a doctorate in leadership and change from Antioch University and a master’s degree from Boston University in Counseling Psychology.

The commission’s announcement of her appointment called her “a champion for women’s rights and issues of gender equity since grade school student council” and “a lifelong activist for social change and an advocate for human rights.”

Nolan is also an ordained Buddhist chaplain.

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