|Janette Bombardier||Colchester, VT||Vice Chair, Long Range Planning Committee||2/28/21|
|Megan Cluver||Hinesburg, VT||3/1/23|
|Rep. Eileen “Lynn” Dickinson||St Albans, VT||Vice Chair of the Board, Vice Chair, Audit Committee||2/28/20|
|Margaret “Peg” Flory||Rutland, VT||3/1/23|
|Adam Grinold||Wilmington, VT||3/1/23|
|Dylan Giambatista||Essex Junction, VT||2/28/22|
|J. Churchill “Church” Hindes||Colchester, VT||Chair of the Board, Chair, Finance & Facilities Committee||2/28/21|
|Rep. Bill Lippert, Jr||Hinesburg, VT||2/18/20|
|Karen Luneau||St Albans, VT||Secretary of the Board
Vice Chair, Education, Personnel & Student Life Committee
|Rep. Jim Masland||Thetford, VT||Chair, Education, Personnel & Student Life Committee||2/28/22|
|Linda Milne||Montpelier, VT||Chair, Audit Committee
Treasurer of the Board
|Michael S. Pieciak||Winooski, VT||Chair, Long Range Planning Committee||2/28/21|
|David Silverman||Morrisville, VT||Vice Chair, Finance & Facilities Committee||2/23/21|
|Governor Phil Scott||Berlin, VT||Ex Officio|
|Jesse Streeter||Richmond, VT||Student Trustee||5/31/19|
Linda Milne (Chair), Lynn Dickinson (Vice-Chair), Karen Luneau, David Silverman
Education, Personnel & Student Life
Jim Masland (Chair), Karen Luneau (Vice-Chair), Janette Bombardier, Megan Cluver, Peg Flory, Jesse Streeter
Church Hindes (Chair), Lynn Dickinson (Vice-Chair), Karen Luneau, Linda Milne
Finance & Facilities
Church Hindes (Chair), David Silverman (Vice-Chair), Lynn Dickinson, Peg Flory, Adam Grinold, Linda Milne, Michael Pieciak
Long Range Planning
Mike Pieciak (Chair), Janette Bombardier (Vice-Chair), Megan Cluver, Lynn Dickinson, Dylan Giambatista, Adam Grinold, Bill Lippert
Board Member Biographies
Janette Bombardier, P.E. is Chief Technology Officer at employee-owned Chroma Technology, a rapidly growing optical filter and associated products company based in Rockingham, Vermont. In this position, she is responsible to support the advancement of manufacturing, product design and development, as well as the strategy for emerging technologies and markets. She oversees the technical direction of the organization, including project and priority management, leading Chroma Technology to optimize its growing manufacturing base and accelerating innovation to benefit customers. Bombardier had an extensive career with IBM and subsequently GLOBALFOUNDRIES Vermont and East Fishkill, N.Y., semiconductor sites, and was the Senior Location Executive for the Vermont facility. In addition, she was Senior Vice president for Green Mountain Power supporting commercial and industrial customers and driving cost performance.
Ms. Bombardier is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Vermont. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Vermont and has a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering. She started her career with IBM and has held a variety of positions, including construction management, bridge engineer, manufacturing engineering, product development, product quality, as well as positions in cost reduction and continuous improvement.
In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET), and is the executive chair of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the State of Vermont Workforce Development Board.
Ms. Bombardier has been recognized for her commitment to Vermont as the recipient of the 2013 C. Harry Behney Lifetime Economic Development Achievement Award and was named the 2015 Vermont Citizen of the Year for her extensive community involvement and continued commitment to the betterment of Vermont. In 2019 she was named Vermont Engineer of the Year.
Ms. Bombardier lives in Colchester, with her husband, Greg, and has two adult children. She is an avid sports fan (Boston teams!) and enjoys spending time outdoors running, biking, gardening and enjoying lake and beach time.
Lynn Dickinson is a Representative of the Vermont General Assembly and became a resident of St. Albans in 1973. She was educated at John F. Kennedy High School in Katonah, New York and received her BA in Chemistry at Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York. Ms. Dickinson is the Business Manager at Dickinson & Branon Dental Care. She is married to Richard A. Dickinson, DDS, and they have two girls and one son. She and her husband own a farm in St. Albans Town.
Ms. Dickinson has been a member of numerous organizations over the past 38 years, including: the CCV Advisory Board in Franklin County; Franklin-Grand Isle Mental Health Agency; St. Mary’s Parish Council, Chair – Education Committee; Incorporator of Northwestern Medical Center; Board of Trustees, Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans, Chair for 4 years; School Director, Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans UHS District 48; Public Oversight Committee that made recommendations to the Commissioner of BISHCA.
Ms. Dickinson is Vice Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Education, Personnel and Student Life Committee.
Dylan Giambatista is a Representative of the Vermont General Assembly who represents Essex Junction (Chittenden 8-2). Mr. Giambatista won election to the Board in a unanimous vote of the Vermont General Assembly on Thursday, February 15. His term becomes effective on March 1. Dylan is an alumus of both the Community College of Vermont (’10) and Johnson State College (’13). He has worked in business and government, serving as Chief of Staff to former Speaker Shap Smith. Dylan is the Director of Outreach and Financial Literacy in the Vermont Office of the State Treasurer.
Adam has a strong background in business ownership, operations and planning, having served as the general manager of his family-owned inn for thirteen years. He and his wife continue to own and operate a busy restaurant currently celebrating its 20thth consecutive year in business. In addition to hospitality, Adam has a long and successful history in real estate development as an owner, developer and Realtor.
His current position as Executive Director of Vermont’s largest Regional Economic Development Corporation leverages his business & real estate background as well as his experience in leading economic development and business support organizations. Prior to joining the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC), Adam was a founding member and Executive Director of Wilmington Works, the newly formed Downtown Organization for his home community, Wilmington, VT. This role came out of Irene Recovery efforts he supported during his tenure as Executive Director for the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce from 2012 to 2014.
At the BDCC Adam now oversees an organization that has successfully built a strong public-private partnership across a 26-town region, leveraging state investments of $250,000 to help create $105,000,000 of direct economic impact in a 2-year span.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Castleton University distinguished with Kappa Delta Pi honors. Adam continues his economic development education each year through university and IEDC-credentialed courses. In 2018 Adam successfully completed an intense five-day Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s, Executive Training course, Leadership Decision Making.
Over the past 20 years Adam has worked to contribute to the vitality of the local community by serving on numerous boards and committees. Currently serving on the Regional Development Corporations of Vermont Board of Directors (current Chair) and has been elected to the Pettee Memorial Library Trustees, and Twin Valley & Wilmington School Board (Past-Chair). Adam is currently a board member for the Brattleboro Retreat, VT’s largest mental health and addiction facility, and Southern Vermont’s largest employer. In 2017 Adam was appointed to serve on the State Workforce Development Review Board, and was appointed by Governor Scott to serve as the board chair in 2019.
Churchill Hindes (“Church”) is a semi-retired health care administrator and UVM College of Medicine faculty member. His career has included CEO, CFO and COO roles for the University of Vermont Health Network and related entities including the UVM Medical Center, OneCare Vermont, the Visiting Nurse Association, and the University Health Center.
During the 1980’s he was appointed to four terms as Commissioner of Budget and Management/State Budget Director and as Deputy Secretary of Administration. He served on the cabinets of Governor Richard Snelling and Governor Madeleine May Kunin.
Dr. Hindes holds a PhD from the University of Iowa (Hospital and Health Administration/Health Policy) and is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College. He is a seventh generation Vermonter.
He serves and has served on numerous community, private foundation and state boards.
Dr. Hindes was a trustee for the Vermont State Colleges from 1987 to 2001, having been appointed by Governor Kunin. He was reappointed in 2014 by Governor Shumlin and serves as the Chair of the Board, Chair of the Finance & Facilities Committee and a member of both the Audit and Long Range Planning Committees.
Bill Lippert is a member of the Vermont General Assembly, representing the Town of Hinesburg. He is currently the Chair of the House Health Care Committee. He was educated at Williamsport High School, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, received a BA in History at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, an MA in Counseling Psychology at Antioch University New England, Keene, New Hampshire, and attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University – Senior Executives in State & Local Government. Rep. Lippert was employed for over twenty years by the Counseling Service of Addison County, serving as executive director from 1984-1996. In 1992 he founded the Samara Foundation of Vermont, Vermont’s LGBTQ community foundation, where he was employed from 1997- 2007. The successor organization is The Samara Fund for LGBT Issues, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation.
Rep. Lippert has been a social justice activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights since coming to Vermont in 1972. He has been active in many LGBT organizations and community boards, including the 1989 founding board of Outright Vermont, Vermont’s queer youth serving organization. He has continued his commitment to LGBTQ youth by serving for several years as a full time volunteer at Camp Outright, a Vermont summer residential camp for queer youth.
Rep. Lippert was appointed to the Vermont House in 1994 by Governor Howard Dean. In 2000, as Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and the only openly openly gay member of the Vermont General Assembly, Lippert helped craft and pass Vermont’s historic Civil Unions law, the first law in the United States to give legal recognition to same-sex couples. He chaired the House Judiciary Committee from 2005 – 2014. In 2009, as chair, Rep. Lippert led the House hearings and floor debate to create, pass and ultimately override the governor’s veto, establishing full Marriage Equality in Vermont.
Rep. Lippert married his partner of 26 years, Enrique S. Peredo, Jr., of Toto, Guam, in 2009.
Rep. Lippert is serving his second term as an elected legislative trustee, and serves as a member of the Finance and Facilities Committee.
Karen Handy Luneau is co-owner of Handy Toyota and Handy Chevrolet in St. Albans, Vermont. She is a former high school teacher. She currently serves Samaritan House, Franklin/Grand Isle counties homeless shelter, as member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Fundraising Committee. She has extensive service on community boards as past chair of the Bellows Free Academy Board of Trustees, Franklin County Supervisory Union Board, St. Albans City School Board, St. Albans City Zoning Board, and St. Albans City Community Development Board. In addition, she is a past member of the Franklin County Workforce Investment Board, St. Albans City Board of Civil Authority, and has been a religious education instructor at St Mary’s in St. Albans.
Mrs. Luneau is a Franklin County native who graduated from St. Anne Academy in Swanton. She graduated from Albertus Magnus College in 1972 with a BA in History. She has done post-graduate work at St. Michael’s College and UVM. She lives in St. Albans with her husband, Daniel. She is the mother of three grown sons, Joseph, Peter, and Adam, and grandmother of five.
Mrs. Luneau has been a member of the VSCS Board of Trustees since 2005. She is the Secretary of the Board and Vice Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee. She is also a member of the Executive Committee, the Education, Personnel, and Student Life Committee, and the Audit Committee. She served as co-chair of the 2016 and 2017 Hall of Fame celebrations.
Jim Masland is a Representative of the Vermont General Assembly and became a resident of Thetford Center in 1979. He was educated at Hanover Elementary, Hanover, New Hampshire and the Williston Academy, Easthampton, Massachusetts and received his BS and MS at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Mr. Masland is currently a work-based learning consultant and builder. He is married to the former Suzanne M. Sheldon, and they have five daughters and two sons.
Mr. Masland is a Site Supervisor of the Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity. He is a member of the Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission, the Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation, and the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste District. He is the past president of the George D. Aiken Resource Conservation and Development Council, the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, and past chair of the Thetford Select Board. He is a graduate of the Vermont Institute at the Snelling Center for Government.
Mr. Masland was elected to the VSCS Board of Trustees in 2010. He is Vice Chair of the Education, Personnel and Student Life Committee.
Linda Milne is a Certified Public Accountant who provides assistance to other CPA firms and businesses for audits and special projects. She is a member of the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants and the AICPA. A resident of Montpelier, she is an active member of the Rotary Club of Montpelier. Ms. Milne received her BA from Dickinson College (1978) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She is married to George Milne.
Ms. Milne has been a member of the VSCS Board of Trustees since 2004. She is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Facilities Committee.
Michael S. Pieciak is Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation. He was appointed by Gov. Peter Shumlin in July 2016.
Commissioner Pieciak serves as the chief regulator of Vermont’s financial services sector, including the insurance, captive insurance, banking and securities industries. Commissioner Pieciak previously served as deputy commissioner of the Department’s Securities Division, where he led the Division’s investigation into the Jay Peak EB-5 projects. Prior to his service with the Department, Commissioner Pieciak practiced law in New York City at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group, gaining experience in commercial transactions, corporate governance and investment and financing transactions. Commissioner Pieciak also previously practiced at Downs Rachlin Martin in Burlington in the Business Law Group. Commissioner Pieciak is an observer member of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies, Chairman of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) Corporate Finance Section Committee and member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
Commissioner Pieciak grew up in Brattleboro and graduated cum laude from Union College with a degree in political science. He received his law degree summa cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law where he served as editor-in-chief of the “Miami Law Review.”
Gov. Phil Scott is a native Vermonter who grew up in Barre, and is a graduate of Spaulding High School and the University of Vermont. In 2000, he was elected to the Vermont Senate, where he represented Washington County for five terms. During his 10-year service in the Senate, he was Vice Chair of the Transportation Committee and Chair of the Institutions Committee. Phil was elected Vermont’s 79th Lieutenant Governor in 2010, serving until January, 2017.
Throughout his years of public service, Phil has listened to, and learned from Vermonters, and is always willing to roll up his sleeves to help make a difference in people’s lives. As Lt. Governor, he launched the Everyday Jobs Initiative, and Vermont Economy Pitch sessions, for the opportunity to learn from Vermont’s employers and workers. And in 2011, in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, he organized the removal and disposal of mobile homes around the state, which were destroyed by the flood, all at no cost to homeowners and without spending any taxpayer dollars.
Through the Everyday Jobs Initiative, Phil has worked in 35 different professions around the state – working alongside a host of professionals and business owners, from manufacturing floor technicians and beekeepers to emergency room workers and second grade teachers. The Vermont Economy Pitch sessions, started in January 2015, provided businesspeople the platform to pitch ideas directly to legislators on how to improve Vermont’s business climate. Many ideas from those sessions were introduced into the 2015 legislative session, several of them passed into law.
Phil is also active in community service projects. In 2005, he founded the Wheels for Warmth program, through which Vermonters donate tires they no longer need. The tires that meet state inspection standards are offered for resale at affordable prices, with all proceeds benefiting heating fuel assistance programs. More than $367,000 has been raised in total, and tires that are not reusable are recycled.
For more than thirty years, Phil was a co-owner of his family construction business, and raced the #14 car at Barre’s Thunder Road for more than two decades. He has the most career wins as a Late Model driver at the track. He’s also an avid cyclist, logging more than 4,000 miles in the last year alone.
Phil lives in Berlin with his wife Diana McTeague Scott and their two dogs, a spoiled golden retriever and a loving black lab. He has two grown daughters, Erica and Rachael.
David Silverman is a 1985 alumnus of Johnson State College and has retained long and strong connections with the college. He has supported internship and career opportunities for students, served on the President’s Roundtable, and participated in panels supporting Johnson as it works with Lyndon State College to become Northern Vermont University. He has been instrumental in making Union Bank one of the most profitable banks in New England. He was founding Chairman of the Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley, President of the Lamoille Economic Development Corporation, and Chairman of the Vermont Bankers Association. He and his wife live in Morrisville.
Jesse Streeter is a senior at Northern Vermont University-Johnson double majoring in History and Political Science. He is the president of the Vermont State College Students Association and is the Director of Clubs at NVU-Johnson, having previously served as a senator on the Student Government Association. He plays on the Varsity Golf team and is the vice president of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Jesse has spent a lot of time at the Vermont State House through multiple internships, classes and projects.