Next Board Meeting: Wednesday November 8th, 9:00-10:30 am
Gloria Reynolds, Interim President
Sarah Carpenter, Vice President
Katelin Moyer, Treasurer
Scott Springer, Secretary
Trezana Robertson, United Way of Northwest Vermont
Cindy Shanks, retired, Bone Builders instructor
Joan Kall, retired nurse, Bone Builders instructor
Thom Fleury, retired, North End Food Pantry Coordinator
Kerry Batres, Age Well, Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator
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.
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.
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.