Board of Trustees

There are no requirements or special expertise for being on this board. The only qualification is a willingness to invest a small amount of your time and energy to help sustain the 25 year old efforts of the organization. In the past 25 years well over 100 individuals from all walks of life and from all communities in our service area have served on the LHP Board. It’s an important form of community service for the benefit of all.

 
President

President

Davis Koier

Davis is a long time Morrisville resident. He is a member of Rotary and serves on the steering committee of the Lamoille Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Leadership Lamoille’ training program. Davis recently retired from his position as the Human Resource Manager at Manufacturing Solutions Inc. He joined the LHP Board in 2010.

Vice President

Vice President

Vicki Emerson

Vicki is a long time member of the Hyde Park Planning Commission, a Justice of the Peace and Superintendent of Sunday School at the Second Congregational Church in Hyde Park Village. Vicki is the Director of Human Resources for Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley. She is a  resident of Hyde Park.

Treasurer

Treasurer

Michael Wickenden

Mike has served on LHP Board since 2004.  He currently work as the Planning Manager for the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), the parent company of Efficiency Vermont. He is a  resident of Hyde Park.

Member

Member

David Ford

Mr. Ford is the owner of Evergreen Consulting, LLC in Morrisville.  He has served as a Director at Vermont Education Leadership Alliance in Montpelier, has been a Co Superintendent and Principal to three different schools for over 20 years. The schools he served include Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union in Hardwick, Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington, Hazen Union School in Hardwick, and Craftsbury Schools in Craftsbury. He resides in Morrisville.

Secretary

Secretary

Leslie Whitaker

Leslie resides in Stowe.  She joined the LHP Board of trutees in 2012, and serves on our fundraising committee.  Leslie first became involved with LHP in 2008, when she was able to fulfill her dream of purchasing her own home through our Homeland Program.

Member

Member

Marilyn Zophar

Marilyn has lived in Lamoille County most of her life.  She was both a teacher and administrator in the public school system for over 35 years.  She is a mother of four and grandmother of 11 and resides in Hyde Park.  She currently is teaching in Lamoille Family Center's 'Families Learning Together' Program to assist young pregnant and/or parenting adults in earning a high school diploma.

Member

Member

Bob Malbon

Bob Moved from Maine to Hyde Park in 2009 to be near his Grand-daughter.  Bob has been involved in construction for 40 years. He is also a current member of the Hyde Park Planning Commission.  Bob has been contributing to the success of LHP since 2014.

Member

Member

Jennifer Burton

Jennifer is a  longtime Johnson resident. She joined the LHP board in 2016 and also serves as a Justice of the Peace in Johnson, in addition to serving on the Johnson Arts Council and VITA-Learn boards. She works at Hazen Union School in Hardwick.

Member

Member

David Shepard

Mr. Shepard joined the Board in 2014. He is a resident representative in the board, and also assists in the fundraising committee.  David resides at Evergreen Manor in Hardwick.  

The term of office is two years. Currently the LHP Board meets more or less monthly. Depending on workload the board may take an occasional month off in the summer or in December but may have to meet twice in the same month when things are busy. Board members are provided an agenda and background material to review several days prior to each meeting. Preparation for most meetings takes an hour or less.

The long term average is 12 Board meetings per year with most meetings lasting between one and a half hours and two hours. Currently we are meeting at LHP’s offices on Brigham St in Morrisville. The meeting location and schedule is adjusted periodically to best fit the needs of the current Board members.

The LHP is served by a small, but dedicated, staff that prepare background materials, attend Board meetings and implement Board decisions.