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 smcmullen@capstonevt.org

 

Lori Belding

| Past President

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Lori has served on the Board of Capstone since 2006 and serves on the Barre City Council. She also works as a Product Development and Community Reinvestment Act Manager at Northfield Savings Bank and is active volunteering for several other organizations in Vermont. She holds a degree in Business Administration from SUNY Brockport and is a Certified Financial Marketing Professional. 

Bill Kimball

| Private Sector Representative

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

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.

Jennifer Wallace

| Public Sector Representative

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Jennifer is currently working as a project manager for Vermont Blueprint for Health.  The Blueprint is statewide healthcare delivery reform with set goals to increase healthcare quality and decrease healthcare cost for all Vermonters.  Jennifer grew up in a very large family in Ohio with ancestral roots from the hills of Kentucky and Tennessee.  Her grandfather was illiterate until he died and Jennifer is proud to be a first generation college graduate.  She is passionate about making health and human services available to all people and is working towards her Master’s in Public Health.  Jennifer is an avid outdoor enthusiast and her love for wilderness brought her to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, take solo treks in Patagonia, and hike the John Muir Trail.  She feels very connected to the natural world as a form of inspiration.

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.

Rob Miller

| Treasurer and Private Sector Representative

Rob is President and Chief Executive Officer for Vermont State Employees Credit Union, a statewide credit union with 58,000 members, $670 million in assets, and 160 employees. Rob graduated from the University of Vermont and started a career in financial services with Citibank in New York and Chicago. He relocated back to Vermont as a state employee and public servant; working for the Vermont Department of Economic Development where he ultimately served as Commissioner. Prior to joining VSECU, Miller spent over a decade in various business development and executive roles in the institutional investment management industry with Dwight Asset Management (now part of Goldman Sachs) in Vermont and Conning in Connecticut. 

Rosaire Bisson

| Secretary

Rosaire

Rosaire is currently Assistant Pastor at Christ Community Alliance Church, Vice President of Connecting Hope and Secretary of the Board at Capstone Community Action.  In past positions Rosaire has overseen small groups and outreach at North Avenue Alliance Church.  He served in the health care field for 45 years, with the most recent position at Northern Tier Center for Health as the Senior Physician Assistant and Chair of the Quality Control Committee.  He was also a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of New England, providing clinical training for physician assistant students, and a member of the Vermont Army National Guard, serving as a Physician Assistant in the Medical Flight Section.  Rosaire and his wife Marilyn have seven children, seventeen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Rubin Bennett

| Chair

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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.

Steven Pappas

| Vice Chair

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Steven is the editor of The Times Argus, the daily newspaper serving Central Vermont. He was born in Barre and left the area to attend college at the University of Maine and to pursue his journalism and writing career. He returned to Vermont in 2006.  

Angela Gentley

| Participant Sector Representative

Angela is a participants sector representative from Northfield, Vermont. She is the parent of four children, three of which have special needs.

Donna Sherlaw

| Participant Sector Representative

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.

Our Locations

Washington County

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

Lamoille County
197 Harrel Street, Morrisville, 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
Evergreen Senior Center, 5308 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05763
(Located in building basement.) 802-496-6900


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