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LHP Staff

Jim Lovinsky - Executive Director

Jim has a strong background in a number of realms including: construction, manufacturing, management and owning a small business.  Jim transitioned from his role as a consultant for the Vermont Fuel Efficiency Partnership (VFEP) to LHP two years ago.   He has also been active in the local community serving as a long-time member of several local and regional school boards and as a member of the local Chamber of Commerce.  Jim and his wife Mary-Ellen live in East Hardwick on an old dairy farm where they and their two children raise garlic, vegetables, beef cattle, goats, chickens, and horses.

Susan Sinnott - Financial Manager

Susan came to Vermont from her home in Rhode Island in 2002 where she was a professional photographer who owned her own successful business for over 14 years. Susan has been a Real Estate Professional in Stowe where she has helped many people reach their dreams of home ownership in Lamoille County. Susan's husband, Gary spent many years with the Vermont Employees Credit Union. Susan and Gary have recently returned to Vermont from a brief hiatus in North Carolina. They are building a new home in Morrisville. Susan brings her background in real estate and business experience as well as her diverse interests to the organization.

We are happy to welcome Susan and her rescue dog Frida to our team at Lamoille Housing Partnership.

Kim Rushford - Public Relations Manager

Kim was born and raised in Lamoille County and has a strong Vermont Heritage. Her grandfather was a farmer where she learned to love the farm life and was taught good family values. Kim adores animals and has been a dedicated volunteer at the local animal shelter where she found her dogs Toby and Lola to adopt.

Kim has worked in the Luxury Real Estate market for over 12 years, helping families find their dream vacation. She has a strong background in photography and social media. She and her husband are working on building their second home in Lamoille County; they have two adults son that also appreciate community and family.


Current Board of Directors

President, Davis Koier – A long time resident of Morrisville Davis is a member of Rotary and serves on the steering committee of the Lamoille Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Leadership Lamoille’ training program. He works for Manufacturing Solutions Inc. as the Human Resource Manager. Davis joined the LHP Board in 2012.

Vice President, Vicki Emerson – A resident of Hyde Park, 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 inHyde Park Village. Vicki is the Director of Human Resources for Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley.

Secretary, Leslie Whitaker -  Leslie has been a long time resident of Stowe.  She became a member of the LHP Board 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. 

Treasurer, Karen Noyes – A long time resident of Stowe and Lamoille County, Karen is on the Copley House Board of Directors, United Way Transitional Housing Committee, Morrisville Rotary, and was formerly on the Board of Lamoille County Habitat For Humanity.  Karen is a VP/Branch Manager of the Stowe Office of Union Bank and joined the LHP Board in 2012.

Michael Wickenden  A long time resident of Hyde Park, Mike has served on LHP's Board since 2004.  He currently works as the Planning Manager for the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), the parent company of Efficiency Vermont..

Bob Malbon – Moved from Maine to Hyde Park in 2009 to be near his Grand-daughter.  Bob has been involved in construction for 40 years. Current member of the Hyde Park Planning Commission.  Bob looks forward to contributing to the success of LHP.

David Shepard – Mr. Shepard recently joined the Board, in July of 2014,   and is a resident at Evergreen Manor in Hardwick.  He also serves on the Fundraising Committee at Lamoille Housing Partners.