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.
Phone: (802) 878 6982 Ext. 101
Nancy Tessier Program Director
Nancy graduated from Colchester High School in 2016 with a passion for the environment and engaging with youth in the community. She started this journey in high school as an education intern at the ECHO center. Through working with youth at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain she gained her ability to run and create activities based on topics like climate change, invasive species and natural history. With a passion for the environment, Nancy enjoys spending as much time outside as she can: rock climbing, hiking and practicing yoga.
Her love for rock climbing and working with youth led her to being an Assistant Manager at MetroRock Station in Essex Junction. There, she leads the summer camps and runs other programs such as Rise and Climb, a homeschool P.E class.
Nancy uses prior knowledge and experience to make the Teen and Tween Center a welcoming space for youth to grow and learn as individuals.
Phone: (802) 878 6982 Ext. 103
Nicholas Ellis VYT AmeriCorps Community Resource VISTA
Nicholas comes to CHIPS with a background in education and nonprofits. Originally from Oregon, he worked abroad as an English & Art educator in Thailand, Italy, and Spain. After returning to the United States, his experiences volunteering with the Homeless Garden Project and Habitat for Humanity in Santa Cruz, California brought him to CHIPS. When not at work, Nicholas has a passion for printmaking, languages, and bouldering.
Nicholas is looking forward to serving youth through CHIPS as an AmeriCorps Vista Member.
Phone: (802) 878 6982