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Board of Directors  2016 - 2017

Linda M. Ayer, President
Judie Blanchard, Vice President 
Gloria Reynolds, Secretary   
Sally Grossnickle 
David Harnett   
Lavenia Medeiros
Diane Noyes  
Arlene Woods
Michele Catella, Member-at-Large 

The Board of Directors meets at the Center regulary with a public forum to receive comments and questions from the greater community. We conduct meetings according to Robert’s Rules of Order and we follow the By-Laws of the Center. 

Upcoming meetings for FY 18

If you wish to speak to one of the Board members, please leave your contact information at the front desk during office hours or telephone 863-3982 and we will get back to you. 

Linda Ayer arrived in Burlington in 1970 with her husband and young son.  She graduated from UVM (BS 78, MS 87) and has lived on Killarney Drive since 1990.  She retired from public middle/high school and university teaching in 2000 after 25 years.  Until 2014 she continued employment in a variety of jobs that fostered positive and respectful collaborative working relationships to achieve measurable goals.  The Heineberg Community & Senior Center’s Tai Chi and Yoga programs connect her with other seniors at least four times a week, as do the special lectures and luncheons.  She is looking forward to strengthening the bonds of community through service on the Board of Directors and working together to build membership, generate additional programs for engagement, and provide a welcoming, respectful, and dynamic gathering place that enhances the well-being of the citizens of our aging community.

Judie Blanchard retired from the University of Vermont Medical Center after 20 years.  She is interested in volunteering and has served such groups as Children’s Miracle Network, Ronald McDonald House, and Heienberg Community & Senior Center.   She has been recognized as a Hometown Hero.

Michele Catella owns the local Burlington Jazzercise Fitness Center and enjoys working with the public. She has been a franchised Jazzercise Instructor since 2002 and became a center owner in 2011. Michele is a cancer survivor, through her journey she has learned to value the little things in life. She lives in Burlington, has four children and two grandchildren that she loves to spend time with.  

Sally Grossnickle began her adult life as an elementary teacher in South Bend, IN.  She and her husband pooled their business and education talents and began Creative Teaching, a teacher and parent educational supply store.  They retired to Clermont, FL and volunteered with an organization to form a give-away teacher’s store.  After her husband’s passing, she moved to Vermont.  She has volunteered in Clermont and is presently active with the Alzheimer’s Association, The FUMC Thrift Shop and the kindergarten beginning reading program.  At Heineberg she has been active in Tai Chi, the Bridge Club and is currently on the Fund Raising Committee.

Dave Hartnett was born and raised in the New North End of Burlington and attended city schools.  He owns the Jolley Mobil on North Avenue and was elected to the City Council in 2011.  Dave has worked with many of the city departments to help make improvements for the city.

Lavenia Medeiros moved to the New North End of Burlington in 1997 after raising three children in Central Vermont.  Upon moving to the Burlington area, she decided to go back to school as an adult to complete her education.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in 2004.  She is now retired except for her favorite part-time job.  You can find her any day school is in session crossing the children for the Flynn School at the corner of Starr Farm Road and North Avenue.

Diane Noyes is an ongoing shared home provider for seniors for the past six years.  Prior to that she was a licensed nursing assistant, medical supply clerk for 160 patients at a local nursing home for seven years, worked as an accounts receivable clerk at BPW water department and worked as an office manager at a graphic arts company.  Diane also served as a ward clerk for Ward 7.  She currently participates at the Heineberg Community and Senior Center in bridge, strength & balance, bingo and the lunch program.  She volunteers for activities as the need arises.

 Gloria Reynolds retired from the University of Vermont after twenty-six years of service.  She volunteers at the French-Canadian Genealogical Research Library, Meals on Wheels, and the Heineberg Community & Senior Center.  Her interests are genealogy, reading, gardening and volunteering.

Arlene Woods was born in central New York and moved to the new north end from California in 1964 with her five children and husband, Roger who was employed in Homeland Security.   She worked at UVM in undergraduate admissions and retired in 1992…moving to Heineberg Senior Housing in 2004.  Arlene is a former member of the Southern Vermont Artist’s Association, Essex Art League and the Northern Vermont Artist’s Association where she was a board member.  Duties she performed were setting up art exhibits and receptions. She was also very active in North Burlington Little League. Her objective in becoming a board member is to get the residents of Heineberg Housing to be more active at the Heineberg Community & Senior Center.





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Heineberg Community & Senior Center
14 Heineberg Road,
Burlington, VT 05408
Phone (802) 863-3982
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 9am to 3pm
Closed Fridays

Heineberg Community & Senior Center is an equal opportunity employer and senior services provider.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.