As required by our charter as a Community Action Agency, SEVCA’s unique tripartite governing Board of Directors is comprised of representatives of three sectors of the community: the Private Sector (the business community), the Public Sector (publicly appointed officials), and most importantly, the Client Sector (representatives elected by the low-income community).
SEVCA’s Board of Directors
Donald Skekel, Vice President
MA in Counseling
Fundraising/ PR Committee
Timm Harris, Secretary
International Development Specialist
Elected by Brattleboro Area Affordable Housing Board
Elected by Neighborhood Connections Board
Owner, Master Floor Technicians
Rundle & Rundle, Attorneys
Mandy Giles, CPA, Treasurer
White River Junction, VT
Certified Public Accountant
N. Springfield, VT
VP & Human Resource Officer
Savings Bank of Walpole
Employee Benefits Specialist
Kathryn Poston, President
Appointed by Chester Selectboard (2016)
Head Start Policy Council Rep.
Early Childhood Coordinator
Appointed by Springfield School Board
Director, Our Place Drop In Ctr.
Appointed by Guilford Selectboard
Spotlight On SEVCA Directors
Donald has an MA in Counseling Psychology from Antioch. He specializes in helping adults with previously undiagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder and co-occurring conditions find successful coping strategies.
Donald organized the adult AD/HD Support Group in Brattleboro and the SW-NH Chapter of CHADD, and offers coaching and counseling that develops skill sets such as organizing priorities and self-monitoring. He notes that his training and experience is built upon a philosophy of cultural sensitivity, diversity, and a keen awareness of how privilege segregates our society.
Donald also works P-T in the deli at Hannaford’s in Brattleboro, and has served the arts community on several boards.
Private Sector (Emeritus)
Suzanne owns and operates IPG Benefits in Springfield, and is the principal broker for this location. She is responsible for the development and implementation of value-based, comprehensive benefit programs for progressive employers through Northern New England.
She graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a B.A. in Business Marketing and a minor in management. She became a certified employee benefits specialist through Wharton School of Business at the Univ. of Pennsylvania.
Suzanne is also a board member of “Making the Most of I”, and the Development & Communications Board Committee of Springfield Hospital.