Special Olympics Vermont

Board of Directors

Board of Directors


A volunteer Board of Directors determines statewide policies and is comprised of business and sports leaders, athletes, family members, educators and experts in intellectual disabilities from Vermont.


Tom Nold, Chair
Shelburne Farms

Kelly Griffin, Chair Elect

Marge McDonnell, Treasurer
McDonnell Tax & Consulting

Meredith Ackel, Secretary
Champlain Investment Partners

Board Members

Ken Ballard

Dr. Stephen Contompasis
University of Vermont

Peter Curless
Green Mountain Harley-Davidson

Joel Desautels
PT360 Coop

Anthea Dexter-Cooper
Monaghan Safar Ducham PLLC

Bethany Dubuque
People’s United Bank

Jennifer Haggerty
TD Bank

Tim Kavanagh
Champlain College

Grace Lynch
Champlain Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Virginia Merriam
State of Vermont, Office of the Attorney General

Kevin Plette
Burlington School District

Bruce Schrack
State of Vermont

Jeff Turnbaugh
Turnbaugh Insurance Agency

Bob Uerz
State of Vermont

Athlete Representatives:

Jay Lafayette

Nicole Villemaire


If you are interested in learning more about becoming a board member, please contact Lisa DeNatale.

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