Who We Are

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

Client

Timm Harris, President
Guilford, VT
International Development Specialist
Elected by Brattleboro Area Affordable Housing Board
Finance Committee

Thomas Dougherty, Vice President
Andover, VT
Healthcare Administrator
Elected by Neighborhood Connections Board
Nominating/Personnel Committee

Karie Stevens, Secretary
Chester, VT
Head Start Policy Council Rep.

Donald Skekel
Putney, VT
MA in Counseling
Publicly elected
Executive Committee
Policy/Planning Committee
Fundraising/ PR Committee

Private

Gladys Collins
Chester, VT
Early Childhood Coordinator
Appointed by Springfield School Board
Nominating/Personnel Committee
Policy/Planning Committee

Mandy Giles, CPA, Treasurer
White River Junction, VT
Certified Public Accountant
Executive Committee
Finance Committee
Nominating/Personnel Committee

Suzanne Swanson 
Cambridgeport, VT 
Employee Benefits Specialist
Finance Committee
Nominating/Personnel Committee
Member Emeritus

Public

Kathryn Poston, President
Chester, VT
Retired Teacher
Appointed by Chester Selectboard
Executive Committee
Policy/Planning Committee
Head Start Policy Council Rep.

Amanda Rundle
Springfield, VT
Rundle & Rundle, Attorneys
Appointed by Springfield Selectboard
Policy/Planning Committee

Nominating/Personnel Committee
Rep. to Head Start Policy Council

Lisa Pitcher
Guilford, VT
Director, Our Place Drop In Ctr.
Appointed by Guilford Selectboard
Nominating/Personnel Committee



Spotlight On SEVCA  Directors

 

Private Sector (Emeritus)

Suzanne Swanson,
Springfield

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.

 

 

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