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 Sector

  • Thomas Dougherty, President -  Elected by SMCS, Healthcare Administrator, HealthRight International Board; Executive/Finance & Fundraising/PR Committees
  • Brandi Garcia - Head Start Policy Council Rep.
  • Margot Holmes- Springfield Area Parent Child Center, Policy / Planning Committee

Private Sector

  • Mandy Giles, CPA, Treasurer - Certified Public Accountant; Executive / Finance Committee
  • Camilla Arnold, Vice President - Workforce/Project Manager; Executive/Finance & Leadership Team Committees
  • Christian Craig - Health Center Exec. Dir.

EMERITUS MEMBER- Gladys Collins Retired: Early Childhood Education

EMERITUS MEMBER- Suzanne Swanson Employee Benefits Specialist   

Public Sector

  • Nate Stoddard - Appointed by Westminster Selectboard, Property Appraiser; Policy/Planning & Fundraising/PR Committees
  • Laurie Gianturco - Appointed by Marlboro Selectboard, Physician in Brattleboro
  • Jonathan Johnson - Town Clerk in Putney

“Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world. ”

Jane Addams (U.S. social worker, 1860-1935)