EMBRACING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

RiseVT is a community collaborative to embrace healthier lifestyles, improve the quality of life and lower healthcare costs where we live, work, learn, and play.
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JOIN US

1. Start Here

You’ve chosen to embrace a healthy lifestyle? That’s really great! Let us guide you through how to become a RiseVT member.

2. Take the Pledge

It all starts here: “I pledge to become a Rise Vermonter and learn about simple lifestyle changes I can make that I know will give me lasting benefits to my health and well-being.

3. Keep Score, Win Big

Grab a scorecard and follow the instructions. You can start your rise in several ways:

  1. Do activities on your scorecard.
  2. Participate in RiseVT events.
  3. Follow us on social media.
  4. Submit for a chance to win!

LET’S #RISEVT TOGETHER

and celebrate by posting, pinning, or tweeting our success!

WHO’S ALREADY RISING?

PEOPLE

BUSINESSES

SCHOOLS

COMMUNITIES

THE RISE BLOG

Simple tips for biking to work

Biking to work can be a great way to add exercise into your day, mentally prepare for your day and decompress at the end of the day, and to decrease your carbon footprint.  It is also kind of fun.  If you’ve never done it, however, here are a few tips to...

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The Labyrinth: A Walking Meditation

Come take a walk with RiseVT this Thursday evening, May 3 at Mystic Waters Day Spa in St. Albans. ‘A Soul Inspired Walk to New Beginnings,’ a workshop facilitated by Nathan Wiles and Christine Favreau, will introduce you to the labyrinth as a tool for...

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Health coaching teaches action and accountability

As RiseVT expands across the state, it’s essential to review impacts that the wellness initiative has made on the communities of Franklin and Grand Isle counties. The RiseVT Health Coaching program facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by...

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MEET THE RISE TEAM

Denise Smith

Denise Smith

RiseVT Program Manager

Denise Smith is the Program Manager for RiseVT. She is an active mom of 3 young children and loves being outside, especially in the winter! Skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking are among her favorite activities. Denise is also a certified Bikram Yoga Instructor and still slips away for a class when time allows.

802-524-8825

dsmith@nmcinc.org

Brian Clukey

Brian Clukey

RiseVT Health Coach

As the RiseVT Health Coach, Brian works with schools, businesses and communities to build healthy habits with community members. He’s passionate about community wellness and spends much of his free time snowboarding and enjoying the outdoors.

802-524-8415

bclukey@nmcinc.org

Moretti

Moretti

RiseVT Wellness Specialist

Moretti is an energetic, compassionate and inspiring individual who enjoys being outside, gardening and recreating. Moretti’s passion to help others achieve their best self is amazing.

802-524-8416

mmoretti@nmcinc.org

Jessica Frost

Jessica Frost

RiseVT Wellness Specialist

Jessica Frost is the RiseVT advocate for St. Albans. She loves fresh air, movement and travel. You may know her from the many yoga classes she has taught throughout Franklin County from seniors to tots. You will often find her with her husband and three girls doing some of her favorite family outdoor activities: skiing, paddleboarding, gardening and biking.

802-524-8490

jfrost@nmcinc.org

Betsy Fournier

Betsy Fournier

RiseVT Wellness Specialist

Betsy was born and raised in Swanton, and played soccer on the same recreation fields where she served as board chairperson for nine years. Betsy will strive to make Swanton a more vibrant, healthier place where our community will continue to live, work and play.

802-524-8490

bcherrier@nmcinc.org

Stacy Carpenter

Stacy Carpenter

Public Health Nurse

Stacy is a Public Health Nurse with the Saint Albans District Office at the Vermont Department of Health providing technical assistance and best practice approaches to improve the health and wellness of our community.

802-527-5585

stacy.carpenter@vermont.gov

Renee Creller

Renee Creller

Alburgh Health Advocate

Renee is an Alburgh resident passionate about community wellness. She is a go-getter ready to make change and help Alburgh become a RiseVT Community.

rcreller@nmcinc.org

Amy Brewer

Amy Brewer

Health Educator

Amy is the Coordinator for the Franklin Grand Isle Tobacco Prevention Coalition and supports the implementation of Safe Routes to School initiatives. When she is not working on policy, system and environmental changes that increase the health of our community, you can often find her biking alongside her husband and two daughters.

(802) 524-1296

abrewer@nmcinc.org