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Board of Directors 2019


Michael W.P. Neff
Chair of Board and Executive Committee, Member: Finance and Nominating Committees
Warwick, Bermuda; Managing Director of Bermuda and Group Head of International Wealth Management at the Bank of Butterfield; Executive Board member of the Bermuda Stock Exchange, the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, and the Bermuda Bankers Association; Over 30 years of experience in financial services and financial risk management in US, Europe, and the Far East.

Claire Stern
Vice Chair of Board; Chair: Development Committee; Member: Executive, Capital Campaign, Community, and Finance Committees
Weston, VT and Newton, MA; Currently, a comprehensive development consultant for organizations large and small following a development career at Boston's Combined Jewish Philanthropies and St. Francis House; long-time Trustee, Executive Committee member and Chair of the Development Committee at Judge Baker Children's Center; Corporation member of Beacon Academy; past Board member Jewish Family Service Metrowest.

Carol P. Cox 
Secretary of Board; Member: Executive, Governance, and Buildings and Grounds Committees
Weston, VT and Carlisle, MA; WPTC Chair of Facilities Committee from 2007 – 2016 coordinating design and specifications for Walker Center for the Arts, Playhouse improvements and subsequent recovery after Hurricane Irene flood; over forty years providing management consulting and Program Management of strategic initiatives for major financial service organizations and non-profit institutions; President of Board, Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc.; Member of Farrar Park Association – "Ladies of the Green" in Weston, VT.

Audrey Went 
Treasurer of Board; Co-chair Finance Committee; Member: Executive and Strategic Planning Committees
Weston, VT; retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she provided audit and consulting services to clients with a concentration in the financial services and managed health care industries.  Previously served as a volunteer for a number of organizations including Junior Achievement, Power Lunch, and Cornerstone Family Programs.


Ludy Biddle
Member, Buildings and Grounds Committee
Shrewsbury, VT; former Secretary, Weston Playhouse; Currently executive director of NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, a non-profit housing organization; member of Community Development Council, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Governor’s Housing Council, Vermont; Clean Energy Action Team, Vermont; and board member for Spring Lake Ranch, Cuttingsville, VT.

Skye Chalmers
Member: Development and Strategic Planning Committees
Weston, VT; Founder and CEO of Image Relay, a software service company with over 250 clients worldwide; Professional photographer for twenty years, producing three photography books including Sending Milk, a B&W photography book on the Cabot Cooperative dairy farmers of the Northeast.

Fra Devine
Member: Finance Committee
Belmont, VT; Retired; Former Vice President J.P. Morgan & Co. and J.P. Morgan Chase, Chief Financial Officer for The Hewitt School, NY, NY; Board member, Okemo Valley TV.

Wayne Fisher
Member: Finance and Community Committees
Ludlow, VT, New York City, NY and Bonita Springs, FL; On the Board of the Zurich American Insurance Companies and chairs its Audit Committee. Chief Risk Officer in Zurich, Switzerland, prior to retiring from Zurich Insurance. Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and served as the organization’s President in 2014.

Beverly O. Fonner
Weston, VT and Palm City, FL; Retired, Former Director of Grants Programs for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fund in NYC, NY; Member of Odyssey Group at Harbour Ridge, FL; Former Chair of Wilder Memorial Library, Weston, VT.

Wayne Granquist
Chair Emeritus of Board; Chair, Capital Campaign Committee; Member: Executive, Finance, and Strategic Planning Committees
Weston, VT; Consultant to non-profit organizations and regional economic development efforts; current Board member Vermont Public Radio and Southwest Vermont Medical Center; former Chair, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System; held senior positions in US Senate staff and White House; former President Fairfield County National Bank (CT); former President, Stratton Corporation; former partner, Manchester Capital Management.

Abby Hurlburt
Member: Finance Committee
Plymouth, VT; Partner/Owner of Summit Wealth Group, LLC in White River Junction; holds the CFP, the Retirement Income Certified Professional and the Registered Life Planner professional designations; financial planner since 1999; Board member and on the Finance and Investment Committees for the Maynard House in Hanover. Enjoys the outdoors, skiing, traveling, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Vicky Linville
Member: Buildings and Grounds and Community Committees
Weston, VT and Rowayton, CT; Retired following a long career in the Ski industry including a skiwear buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC and a Skiwear Stylist for Beconta, Inc.; Former President and Board Member, Woman Flyfishers Club of NY; Member, Blue Flames Steel Band.

John McHugh
Member: Finance and Strategic Planning Committees
Weston, VT and Mendham, NJ. Retired; Former Partner with Accenture providing management consulting services to clients in the Financial Services Industry. Board President. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of NJ. Trustee of Park Avenue Club, Florham Park, NJ.

Linda Oskam
Member: Development Committee
Manchester VT and Palm City, FL; Board of trustees: Manchester Community Library and Southern Vermont Art Center. Co-Chair Weston Playhouse Gala 2016 and 2017.

Elizabeth Paxson
Member: Development Committee
Dorset, VT; Former Director of Retail for Etro, GianFranco Ferre and Valentino;
Broad range of volunteer engagement focused on education and the arts in US, England and Nicaragua; Previously served as a volunteer for a number of international and local organizations including Fabretto Foundation; Ready for Reading, Burr and Burton Academy and Hunger Free Vermont.

Janet Warren
Chair of Community Committee; Member: Executive, Capital Campaign, and Development Committees; Coordinator of Play Reading Group
Mount Holly, VT; Retired Licensed Psychologist in California and former Alumni Director at Boston University. Wide range of volunteer activities including originating and coordinating Photo Contest and Calendar in Mount Holly, mentoring young women, and member of a writing group.

Bill Watson
Member: Capital Campaign and Development Committees
Grafton, VT; Vice President, Grafton Firefighters Association; active firefighter & licensed EMR; Deacon Chair, Grafton Community Church; Certified Race Officer, US Sailing; former board member and development chair for National Women’s Hall of Fame & Volunteers of America for Western NY; retired journalist, Rochester, NY and Washington, DC.
Catherine (Rene) Welles

James Young
Chair of Buildings and Grounds Committee; Member: Executive and Development Committees
Weston, VT; Practicing attorney.


  • Richard H. Adams
  • Paul Adamsbaum
  • David Fubini
  • Charles M. Goodwin
  • Rocco Maggiotto
  • Barbara Morrow
  • Amy Van Nostrand
  • Rebecca Y. Robinson
  • Robert L. Schwartz
  • Patrick Walsh
  • Morrison D. Webb
  • Anthony C. Wood
  • Robert H. Young