Board of Directors

Tracy Appleton Tarrant, Co-Founder, President

Tracy Appleton Tarrant
Co-Founder, President

Tracy manages the operation of the foundation developing the extensive network of relationships with, and conduits for, the patients, hospitals and LLCF supporters; brings detailed design concepts to the Foundation; oversees all aspects of the production process; and coordinates and directs the LLCF team.

Following a wonderfully enriched and successful career performing on stage, television, and film, Tracy’s journey for the past number of years has been raising her beautiful daughter, bridging the gap by creating and supporting art, education and technology scholarships for Pre-K through higher education, creating and supporting emergency funds for adult and pediatric patients going through medical treatment and living a life of mindfulness, love and compassion. During this time, Tracy deeply reflected on her own experiences with loved ones and their illnesses. She and Manon focused on the vast number of people around the world who are in need of emergency financial assistance while going through medical treatment and the Love Light Compassion Foundation was born of these reflections. She is grateful and deeply humbled to be working with our loving global community and exceptional LLCF Consortium & Team.

Manon O'Connor, Co-Founder, Vice President

Manon O'Connor
Co-Founder, Vice President

Manon brings extensive experience in healthcare Development and patient/caregiver support advocacy to the Foundation. She serves as the Senior Director of Development at the University of Vermont Cancer Center and is an active community volunteer. Manon shares Tracy’s meaningful vision of helping patients and families navigate medical crisis by reducing the financial stress often associated with a life threatening/challenging diagnosis.

Prior to her career in medical Development, Manon was the owner and operator of successful businesses in Burlington with her late husband. Diagnosed with cancer in 1997, and following a valiant battle, her husband died in 1998. Widowed and single parent to their 10-year-old daughter, Manon began her meaningful journey to help others experiencing the same or similar challenges.

Manon and Tracy connected in the early 2000s when Manon met (and later married) a relative of Tracy’s. For several years they talked about their empathy and passion for people suffering through illness and the devastating financial effects it often has on the families and caregivers. Tracy’s vision and passion coupled with Manon’s experience was a perfect blend, resulting in the Love Light Compassion Foundation.

Manon lives in Shelburne, Vermont with her husband John.

Love Light Compassion Foundation Alison Abry Co-Founder, Secretary

Alison Abry
Co-Founder, Secretary

Alison brings a long history of working in a financial advisory role with non-profit organizations that assist families in financial need due to medical crisis.  Prior to co-founding the Love Light Compassion Foundation and joining the board, Alison served as a board member and Treasurer for the Cancer Patient Support Program from 2005-2012.

As a young child, Alison lost her Mother to cancer.  Looking back on that experience, Alison recognized that an organization with the Love Light Compassion Foundation mission would have been helpful to her father and three siblings. Deeply committed to helping others in need with similar circumstances, Alison completes the founding partnership dedicated to alleviating the financial burdens of a medical diagnosis. With her years of experience working with non-profits and her expertise in finance, Alison is committed to serving the Love Light Compassion Foundation with financial prudence and transparency.

Alison is the Chief Financial Officer for MyWebGrocer and holds a CPA and CVA designation.  Previously she was a partner in a local Vermont public accounting firm.

Alison lives in Colchester, Vermont with her husband and young son.

Lisa Barriere, Director of Sales

Lisa Barriere
Director of Sales

Lisa brings 20 years of extensive sales and marketing knowledge and experience to the Love Light Compassion Foundation. She founded her company, Lux Strategic, to help businesses with brand building, product launch, sales strategies, and distribution. Prior to starting Lux Strategic, Lisa was Vice President of Sales for The Sorting Table, a wine marketing and import company where she was responsible for brand building, education and sales distribution.

When Tracy started the Love Light Compassion Foundation, Lisa was so passionate about the Foundation’s vision that she wanted to fully leverage her own skills, relationships and travel to help launch the LLCF jewelry line globally. Joining this consortium of like minded people has enabled Lisa to bring the jewelry to the global marketplace ensuring the maximum number of people are receiving help around the world.

Love Light Compassion Foundation Kim DuBrul

Kim DuBrul

Kimberly DuBrul is pleased to join the board after becoming passionate about the mission of LLCF over the past several years.  As a founding chair of the board of another charity serving people and children in need of support due to an illness in the family, she is devoted to helping to make a smoother, less stressful way for those going through a difficult period of their lives and understands how important this is. She will bring her energy and enthusiasm to add to an already amazing team of people who are serving humans in such an important way.

Kimberly is a born and raised Vermonter who lives in Shelburne, Vermont with her family. She has been a business and life coach for 13 years serving the world at large!