Managing Director Hanne Weedon has spent the last 25 years doing program development and leadership work in not-for-profit and government-funded organizations. A longtime community, arts, social justice and youth advocate, her work with the TLA Network brings together her passion for community organizing, and using the arts as a vehicle for social transformation. Hanne's appreciation for, understanding of and dedication to building representative, inclusive and diverse collaborations is a core aspect in all her work. She holds a BA from Swarthmore College, and lives with her partner and daughter outside of Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Joanna Tebbs Young
Joanna Tebbs Young oversees the TLA Network certificate program. A longtime writer, historian, and TLA facilitator, Joanna is author of the award-winning biography of Vermont historian, Lilian Baker Carlisle. Starting in 2011 as a columnist and feature writer for a small "weekly," she now writes the "Remember When" column for two Vermont newspapers. Joanna's essays have been published in various outlets and she has both a memoir and personal essay collection in the works.
Joanna holds a BA in History from Castleton University, and an MA in Transformative Language Arts and MFA in Creative Nonfiction, both from Goddard College.
A writing coach since 2009 and trained through the Center for Journal Therapy, Joanna is also a facilitator for Vermont Humanities Council and teaches online for the Transformative Language Arts Network. Additionally, she is pursuing a certificate in genealogical research, while working (very) part-time at her local library.