Green Mountain Division

Representing members of the State of Vermont.

Executive Committee Officers


Alexandra Kosiba
Term: 1/1/2022 – 12/31/2022

Ali is a forest scientist interested in understanding the impacts of climate change and the management strategies that could be used to lessen these impacts.  Ali recently joined the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation as the new Climate Forester. Prior, Ali received her MS and PhD degrees in Natural Resources from UVM, where she continued to work in a several positions, including research scientist, forestry instructor for Dendrology and Natural Resources Ecology and Assessment, and project manager for the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative.

Vice Chair

Bill Musson
Term: 2022

Immediate Past Chair

Tony D’Amato
Term: 1/1/2022 – 12/31/2022

Tony is a Professor of Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology and Director of the Forestry Program at the University of Vermont. He received his B.S. in Forest
Ecosystem Science from the University of Maine, M.S. in Forest Science from Oregon State University, and PhD in Forest Resources from University of Massachusetts. He was a faculty member for seven years in the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota prior to joining the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont in January 2015. In 2017, he was awarded the Mollie Beattie Young Forester Leadership Award.

NESAF Representative

Jas Smith
Term: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022

Jas recently left VT Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), where he developed a Forestry Program through a grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission. In this role, he developed chainsaw training and work protocols for Youth. Through experiential education, Youth from VT and elsewhere in the US learned to perform Timber Stand Improvements for private, public and NGO landholders. He has a background in Forest Policy through his 3-year term as member of the Committee on Forest Policy with National SAF. He feels very fortunate to have served in this role and gained much knowledge of various disciplines within forestry through working on the broad range of Position Papers with advanced professionals throughout the country. He hopes to continue a focus on New England matters; he was the Policy Chair for NESAF from 2016-2017. He will be working for a local maple operation this winter, as well as work with a consulting forester.


Virginia (Ginger) Anderson
Term: 1/1/2022 – 12/31/2022

Virginia (Ginger) Anderson graduated from the University of Vermont in 1979.  She joined SAF as a student member while at UVM.  Ginger spent 8 years with the US Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest and Utah working on presale/timber sale activities.  While in the West she also worked for Atterbury Consultants and for the Makah Tribal Council before returning to Vermont. Ginger worked for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation from 1990-2019.  She retired from the Barre District Office as Forestry District Manager. Ginger lives in Berlin, Vermont with her husband Stephen Bushman.  They have two grown daughters.


Sarah Ford
Term: 2022


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