Denise Smith is a value-driven, systems level collective impact leader with 20+ years of experience at the intersection of planetary and human health and wellbeing. She has spent a large degree of her service in executive roles with environmental and economic organizations. Denise recognizes the importance authentic leadership plays in the meaningful transformation of systems and believes that communities possess the self-organizing abilities to redefine their futures. She has a Masters’ of Science in Leadership for Sustainability from the University of Vermont and currently serves as the Program Manager for RiseVT in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties overseeing the local RiseVT team. She is a mom of three and lives in St. Albans, VT with her husband Tim Smith.