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Meet Our Team

Christina Corodimas Executive Director

Christina Corodimas grew up in West Chazy, New York. For two years she served as a youth representative to The Clinton County Youth Bureau which works to promote positive youth development, strong families, and supportive communities. Christina graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and elementary education and with her teaching credential.  She then served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Washington Reading Corps in Vancouver, Washington.

Christina spent four years as a national recruiter for AmeriCorps covering a 10 state region out of her office in Oakland, California. She went on to attend the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas.  There she obtained a Master of Public Service degree.

Christina spent four years with Not In Our Town, a nonprofit media company that produces films for PBS. Most recently Christina raised
funds and planned special events for Sequoia Living in support of programs and services helping Northern California seniors live healthy, fulfilling lives.


Christina met and married her husband in San Francisco and they recently relocated to Vermont to be closer to family and enjoy a quieter lifestyle.  Christina enjoys spending time in nature, exploring new places, crafting and spending time with the kids in our Teen and Tween Center.

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Contact Christina by Email

Phone: (802) 878 6982 Ext. 1


Elle Nelson  Program Director, Teen and Tween Center

Elle grew up in central Massachusetts and moved to Vermont to attend the University of Vermont. She graduated from UVM in 2022 with a Bachelor's degree in Public Health Sciences. She has had a passion for community work from a young age and loves working with youth of all identities. 

With a special interest in mental health, Elle hopes to create a space where youth can feel safe and find the resources they need to be happy and healthy. Elle is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aider, a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician, and has completed the Youth Thrive training from the Center for the Study of Social Policy through Vermont Afterschool. She is also a member of the Vermont Youth Center Alliance and the American Public Health Association.

Elle hopes to make the Teen and Tween Center a place for youth to be themselves and find purpose among a larger community.

Contact Elle by Email

Phone: (802) 878 6982 Ext. 2

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Hytham Mohamed  Master of Social Work Intern

Hytham grew up in a couple places; he spent the majority of his childhood in Canada before moving back to his birthplace of Vermont where he spent his teenage years. After High school he moved to California for his Undergraduate degree where he received his B.A. in Sociology with a Minor in Education at the University of California of Santa Cruz. 


Hytham has a passion for building old school cars, riding motorcycles and making new DIY projects at home in his garage. He also loves his doggo ‘Cashew’, road trips, and learning new things. One of his favorite things is when people talk to him about their interests. 


Now Hytham is back in Vermont and has joined our team as an intern with a passion to make a difference as he pursues his Master’s Of Social work at UVM. 

Hytham hopes to promote equity and diversity among the youth here at CHIPS as he works to provide a safe space for young people to turn to.

Contact Hytham by Email


Foster Hunt  Tween Center Assistant

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