Who We Are

As required by our charter as a Community Action Agency, SEVCA’s unique tripartite governing Board of Directors is comprised of representatives of three sectors of the community: the Private Sector (the business community), the Public Sector (publicly appointed officials), and most importantly, the Client Sector (representatives elected by the low-income community).

SEVCA’s Board of Directors

 Client Sector

  • Thomas Dougherty, President-  Elected by SMCS Healthcare Administrator; HealthRight International Board Executive/Finance & Fundraising/PR Committees
  • Lisa Chen-  Elected by Brattleboro community; Language Analyst, Event Coordinator, Business Admin. In Justice & Security Fundraising/PR, Nominating/Personnel Committee
  • Brandi Garcia- Head Start Policy Council Rep.

Private Sector

  • Mandy Giles, CPA, Treasurer - Certified Public Accountant; Executive / Finance Committee
  • Camilla Arnold, Secretary -Workforce/Project Manager ; Executive/Finance Committee, Leadership Team
  • Christian Craig- Health Center Exec. Dir.

EMERITUS MEMBER- Gladys Collins Retired: Early Childhood Education

EMERITUS MEMBER- Suzanne Swanson Employee Benefits Specialist   

Public Sector

  • Karie Stevens, Vice-President- Rep to Policy Council (11/19/20); Executive/Finance & Policy/Planning Committees
  • Nate Stoddard -Appointed by Westminster Selectboard Property Appraiser; Policy/Planning & Fundraising/PR Committees
  • Laurie Gianturco -Physician in Brattleboro

“Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world. ”

Jane Addams (U.S. social worker, 1860-1935)