Stacy Pepper, President
Katelin Moyer, Treasurer
Deb Thayer, Secretary
Dillon Boisvert, United Way of Northwest Vermont
Martha Molpus, Member-at-Large, retired social worker
Scott Springer, retired electrical engineer
Sarah Carpenter, City Councilor, Ward 4
Michele Catella, Jazzercise owner
Trezana Robertson, United Way of Northwest Vermont
Joan Kall, retired nurse, Bone Builders instructor
Stacy Pepper received her Bachelor’s degree in business from Champlain College and is currently employed at the University of Vermont Medical Center as Manager of Hospital Finance. She sees serving on the Board as an opportunity to give back to her community and share her knowledge, energy and skills. Her goal is to provide guidance and support around financials and budget as well as any other areas where her skills and experiences can assist. She is eager to learn, highly organized, detail- oriented and really enjoys working with people. Stacy and her husband were born and raised in Vermont and live in Colchester with their two children.
Sarah Carpenter is a native of Burlington, Vermont. She is currently a Burlington City Councilor serving on the Community Development and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee, the Charter Change Committee and Chair of the Human Resources Committee. From 1998-2018 Sarah served as the Executive Director of the Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA); and from 1983-1998, she served as the Executive Director of Cathedral Square Corporation. Over the years Sarah has served on a variety of national, state and local boards, most recently as Chair of the Vermont Rental Housing Advisory Board. Sarah is a cum laude graduate of the University of Vermont and holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University. She has been the recipient of a number of awards including the VCRD Vermont Lifetime Leadership Award, the YWCA Susan B. Anthony Woman of the Year Award, the National Organization on Disability Outstanding Contribution Award, a NeighborWorks America Government Service Award, and a Senator Patrick Leahy Leadership Award.
Dillon Boisvert holds a Master’s degree in industrial organizational psychology in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in psychology specializing in organizational innovation. His work history includes an internship in the volunteer department at Age Well where he worked to meet the transitioning needs of seniors within the community, and an internship followed by a part-time position at the Heineberg Community Senior Center where he served as center coordinator for almost two years. He is now working in human resources at United Way of Northwest Vermont. Dillon’s passion is in nonprofit management and the application of psychological theory to ensure all members of the organization feel satisfied and fulfilled in their role.
Joan Kall moved to Burlington in 2017 from York, Pa. While in York she worked as a registered nurse in emergency rooms, and assisted in establishing a stroke unit at a 500+ bed hospital. She retired after 25 years of working experiences in a 110 bed rehabilitation hospital setting as a CRRN caring for stroke and brain injured patients, as a nursing supervisor, and as a liaison in business development. Also during this time, she and her husband raised 4 children. After moving to Vermont, Joan started attending classes and field trips at Heineberg Community Senior Center to meet new people. Realizing that there was a need for volunteers, she began assisting at events, meals, and fundraisers. She also trained to become one of the Bone Builders class leaders. She has past volunteer experiences with other organizations, is organized, and enjoys being with people of all ages. Joan feels there is a real need for the Heineberg Community Senior Center to provide for seniors physically and emotionally. Joan lives in the New North End with her daughter and son-in -law.
Matha Molpus moved to Vermont in 2003 from the Washington,D.C. area. Martha worked as a social worker and has done graduate studies in education and social work. She earned a certificate in Geriatric Social Work from Boston University and is trained as a hospice volunteer. After retirement in 2014, she moved to Burlington to live at Heineberg Senior Housing. Since then, she has been a participant at the Heineberg Community Senior Center, taking classes, serving on the fundraising and committee, and as an event volunteer. Her experience of the growth in vitality and opportunities of HCSC led her to want to be part of the synergy that makes it such a valuable resource to our community. Martha’s work as a clinician and an administrator has included favoring an open and inclusive process to seek solutions and facilitate community, with attention to both emotional and physical safety. She is interested in strategic planning and community outreach. Martha has also served on the Board of Directors of the Vermont chapter of NASW (the National Association of Social Workers).
Cindy Shanks has lived in the New North End since 1974. She and her husband Mike have been happily married for 50 years, and raised their two children here. Their daughter Julie and her 2 children also live in the NNE. Their son lives in Brooklyn with his wife and 2 children. Cindy retired from Peoples United Bank in 2016, after 28 years of service. She was the manager of the Programs Department in the insurance division, led a team of four staff members, and was responsible for numerous specialty insurance business nationwide. Cindy is happily retired and loves being active in our community.
Scott Springer has a BSEE degree from University of Maine and an MSEE degree from University of Vermont. He is retired from IBM and GlobalFoundries with 34 years of semiconductor manufacturing, development, and engineering management experience. He enjoys volunteering and assisting people and organizations. Most recently, he has volunteered as a program evaluator accrediting undergraduate engineering programs, and prepared income tax returns through AARP. He was introduced to the Heineberg Senior Center while doing taxes and heard so many positive comments about the Center from participants. He is excited to apply what he has learned and observed in professional and volunteer experiences to the needs of the Heineberg Senior Center. Scott and his wife are long-time residents of Burlington and have two adult children who live in the area.
Deb Thayer has been happily married to Tim Thayer for almost 43 years, is a proud mom to Andrea, Grammy to Jonathan and Sophia, and lucky to have amazing son-in-law Josh. Her background in Early Childhood Education led to16 years teaching preschool, then to teaching Special Ed at the high school level. She has served as a Girl Scout leader, PTO member, and School Board member; she has taught Bible study, and spent a few years working at the VNA as a home care provider at Ethan Allen Residence, and The Pines in South Burlington. Deb began attending Jazzercise 7 years ago and now works part-time as an instructor. She was welcomed into the Heineberg Senior Center community, where she enjoys participating in art and exercise classes. Deb likes fundraising for a good cause, and is looking forward to working with the Board to support the Center's many free activities.