Gail Moreau, Chair
Gloria Reynolds, Vice-Chair
Stacy Pepper, Treasurer
Erin Knox, Secretary
Gail Moreau served as director of the Heineberg Senior Center from 1995 until she retired in 2012. With a grant from the Department of Aging and Independent Living, she established communication among senior centers across the state of Vermont resulting in the formation in 2013 of the Vermont Association of Senior Centers and Meal Providers (VASCAMP) of which she served as facilitator of the organization until January 2017. Her goal for serving on the Board is to support and assist the Executive Director and Board as the center moves to the future of serving older adults in our community in a vibrant and welcoming setting. Gail hopes to use her experience and knowledge of senior services to contribute in a meaningful way to the Heineberg Community Senior Center.
GLORIA REYNOLDS retired from the University of Vermont in 2004 where she had worked as an Administrative Assistant in the College of Education & Social Services for 26 years. A few years later she entered the Heineberg Community Senior Center and has been an active participant since that time. Under Gail Moreau, she became an AmeriCorp member working at the Center in nutritional services. She has been a past President, Vice President and Secretary of the Board, chairperson of the Fund Raising Committee; Desk Volunteer; Kitchen Volunteer; Chair of the Holiday Bazaar & Tag Sale and is presently the Chair of the Building Usage & Maintenance Committee. Other volunteering includes Meals on Wheels and the Vermont French Canadian Genealogical Society.
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 now looks forward to a career 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.
Ken Bridges is a property Manager/SASH Coordinator for Cathedral Square and is familiar with the Center from his time managing Heineberg Senior Housing during the pilot period of the SASH program. He also worked for Vermont Respite House for approximately 12 years as a House Manager/ Caregiver. His goal as a board member is to assist in keeping the Center as a positive community resource and find ways for it to adapt to changing demographics, needs and interests by reaching out to populations of seniors, including but not limited to, unserved neighborhoods and large congregate housing communities as well as our growing population of new-American seniors. Ken is committed to collaborating with all involved to insure the long term viability of the Center.
Michele Catella has been a resident of the North End for over twenty years and has been involved with the Heineberg Community Senior Center for ten years. A Jazzercise instructor since 2002, she became the franchise owner in 2011 of the Burlington Jazzercise Fitness Center. Michele loves interacting with the public and has skills in mediation and conflict resolution. She brings to the Board experience with fundraising and nutritional and fitness education. As a cancer survivor, she has learned through her journey to value the little things in life. She enjoys spending time with her husband, four children and three grandchildren.
Nick Danigelis was born and raised in Burlington and recently retired as UVM Professor of Sociology with a specialty in gerontology. He brings to the Center expertise in program evaluation from his advisory board memberships for Project HOME (now known as HomeShare Vermont) during its formative years, as well as for RSVP and Foster Grandparents. By taking time to listen and learn about the Center and its mission, he hopes to offer constructive suggestions regarding current and future evaluation tools as the Center moves through this exciting time of transition. He feels strongly that information gathering for nonprofits is essential because program directors need to know what works for current and potential participants and service providers to improve program delivery and participant satisfaction.
ERIN KNOX has worked over six years with Pillsbury Senior Communities (now Gazebo Senior Living), and is honored to serve Vermont seniors through her work as Sales and Marketing Director. She collaborates closely with the residents, their families, and the community to provide care and support options for older Vermonters and feels strongly about advocating and serving the elders of our community and thoroughly enjoys her job! As a member of VERG (the Vermont Elder Resource Group) she sees her role on the HCSC Board as an opportunity to further support and creatively grow the Center, which is so vital to the seniors in our community, to help them connect to the services and activities they need. She has served on the Essex High School / Center for Technology Essex School Board for over five years, and is familiar with working collaboratively, productively, and respectfully in a board setting.
MARTHA MOLPUS moved to Vermont in 2003 from the Washington,D.C. area with 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 of the Heineberg Community Senior Center, taking classes and serving on the fundraising 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. With board service on the Board of Directors of the Vermont chapter of NASW (the National Association of Social Workers)
Stacy Pepper received her Bachelor’s degree in business from Champlain College and is currently employed at the University of Vermont Medical Center as a Financial Specialist. 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, detailed 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.
Gina Scafa is a semi-retired Speech-Language Pathologist from the Burlington Schools with a specialty in early language development. In addition, she teaches Jazzercise classes and plays Mahjongg at the HSCSC. He has been a Burlington Resident for 34 years and is a certified Master Gardener who loves to cook. By serving on the Board, Gina looks forward to becoming more familiar with the activities and offerings of the Center and to collaborate with other Board members to meet the goals that are set.
MARY SCULLY has a strong educational and experiential background in training and working with adults. She is skilled in written and oral communications, customer service, and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse constituencies and has knowledge of, and interest and experience in working with senior adults in community settings. Mary holds a BS in business administration, a M.Ext.Ed in adult education, and a Certificate in Gerontology and has developed and managed performance excellence and quality programs. Since 2011, she has been a docent at the Shelburne Museum. Her volunteer experience includes involvement as a workshop leader at the Heineberg Senior Center and at Fletcher Allen Health Care/RSVP. She is active in the Vermont French-Canadian Geneology Society and United Way/RSVP, currently co-leading the Bone Builders exercises at the HCSC.