Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Capstone is uniquely governed by an 12-member tripartite board of directors which comes from three diverse segments of the community:

  • At least one-third of the board's members must be from the low-income community
  • Up to one-third must be from the private sector
  • And exactly one-third must be public officials.

Capstone’s board is responsible for agency direction, financial oversight, and policy.  

If you are interested in serving on the Capstone board, please contact Sarah McMullen at (802) 479-1053 or by email at


Jack Tighe

| Participant Sector Alternative

Ashleigh Ricciarelli

| Participant Sector Representative


Bill Kimball

| Private Sector Representative - Treasurer

William (Bill) Kimball became the Superintendent of Washington Central Supervisory Union in July of 2012.

His prior employment experience points to his passion for education. Before coming to WCSU, he served as the Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union (Hardwick area) Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for four years. Prior to that, he was employed for ten years in the Lamoille South Supervisory Union (Stowe/Morristown area) as the Director of Technology and Assessment. He has also been a key member of the Vermont Data Consortium since its creation in 2003. Bill taught physics, calculus, technology and other sciences during his seven-year teaching career that included four years at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire.

Bill received his B.S. from the University of New Hampshire and his M.Ed. in School Leadership from the University of Vermont.

For fun - Bill, his wife Amy, and two daughters Meghan and Emily love to play with their dogs, fish, travel and hike. His guilty pleasures are being outside and woodworking.

Jay Isakson

| Participant Sector Representative - Vice Chair

Jay is a stay-at-home dad with two children, the older child has graduated from Head Start and his youngest child is currently enrolled in Head Start. Jay has lived in Barre for 6 years, and currently serves as Head Start Policy Council President.

Jon Valsangiacomo

| Private Sector Representative

Jon is a member of the Bar of the State of Vermont and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Vermont.  Jon joined Valsangiacomo, Detora & McQuesten, P.C. in 2000, and concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense and civil litigation. Jon resides in Barre with his wife and two sons.  He enjoys spending time with his family, and is an avid outdoorsman, hunter and sports enthusiast.

Rubin Bennett

| Chair


Rubin Bennett is the owner of rbTechnologies, LLC, an Information Technology Consulting and Managed Services company. Based in East Montpelier, VT and established in 1997, rbTechnologies has earned an excellent reputation for quality work and customer service by building a culture of caring for their customers, employees, and community.

Parallel to his role as business owner and entrepreneur, Rubin is a strong believer in Social and Economic Justice. He builds on a family tradition of civic engagement with his involvement on the Capstone Board as well as his work on the East Montpelier Elementary School Board, and his former role on the East Montpelier Fire District from its creation to its ultimate annexation by the Town of East Montpelier.

And while all of the above are important, the center of Rubin’s universe is his wife and 3 children, who enjoy skiing, Long Trail hiking, mountain biking, and watching and playing music together.

Donna Sherlaw

| Participant Sector Representative - Secretary

Donna is a participant sector representative from Morrisville, Vermont. She works as an administrative assistant for Breton & Simon, PLC (legal firm) and has a second job as a Parent Representative for the Vermont Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. She has been appointed by the Governor to be on the Vermont Council on Homelessness, and is a member of Lamoille County's Local Interagency Networking Team.

Dustin Chabot

| Participant Sector Representative

Karen Lowry Reed

| Private Sector Representative

Kenny Smith

| Participant Sector Representative

Our Locations

Washington County

20 Gable Place, Barre, VT 05641
1-800-639-1053 or (802) 479-1053

Lamoille County

250 Industrial Park, Morristown, VT 05661 1-800-639-8710 or
(802) 888-7993

Orange County East

P.O. Box 500, 22 Whistle Stop Way, Bradford, VT 05033
(802) 222-5419

Orange County West

PO Box 284, 12 Prince Street, Randolph, VT 05060
1-800-846-9506 or (802) 728-9506

Mad River Valley

Waitsfield United Church of Christ, 4335 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05763

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