Steffen Gillom ’23

Steffen Gillom ’23 (New England, PhD), president of the Windham County NAACP and a community leader, was honored at the Freedom Fund Dinner, celebrating his impressive achievements. Gillom, a Marriage and Family Therapist, also serves as a Faculty Clinical Supervisor at Antioch in New England.

Serving as President of the Windham County Vermont Branch of the NAACP, he played a vital role in raising awareness and shaping policies that prioritize marginalized voices.

His accomplishments include sponsoring gun safety initiatives, facilitating COVID-19 vaccine access for BIPOC communities, advocating for incarcerated individuals, and supporting housing and food-insecure populations in Brattleboro. His commitment extends to encouraging voter participation and nurturing future BIPOC political candidates.

In an article in Bennington Banner on the honor, Gillom states, “These are just some of our initiatives to assure racial justice in Windham County, and we will continue to serve the community in diverse ways to promote fairness and equity. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as founder and first president of the Windham County Vermont Branch of the NAACP.”

Vermont Governor Phil Scott praised Gillom for his influential role and unwavering dedication to amplifying the voices and perspectives of the most marginalized.

Gillom holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, a Master of Arts in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation from the School of International Training, and a Doctorate in Couple and Family Therapy from Antioch University.