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Board of Directors

Dennise Casey, President

Owner & President, Casey, Inc.

Dennise joined the Spectrum board in January 2014, and is a familiar face here at Spectrum as a mentor. She owns Casey, Inc., a public affairs and communications consulting business.  She previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Gov. Jim Douglas and headed up his reelection campaign.

Mary M. Lee, Vice President

Stakeholder Relations Strategist, Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium

Mary M. Lee joined Champlain College in 2012 and currently holds the position of Vice President of People and Technology and has institutional leadership responsibilities for the People Center and Information Technology Services. With over 30 years’ experience in human resources and organizational development, she has held senior leadership positions in diverse industries including financial services, technology, consumer products, education and healthcare. She has experience in global organizations, not-for-profit and for-profit and growth-oriented organizations.

Mary received a master’s of science in administration from St. Michael’s College and holds an undergraduate degree from Trinity College. In addition, she holds multiple designations and certifications. Mary is actively engaged in a number of community organizations and resides in Burlington with her husband and son.

Jeff Small, Treasurer

Principal, Jeff Small, C.P.A.

Jeff joined the Spectrum board in January 2014. He currently serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee and also serves on the Executive Committee. He joined to help in any way he can to promote families and help our youth conquer the challenges they face. He has his own accounting firm in Burlington and previously served on the board for Lund.

Board - Cate MacLachlan

Cate MacLachlan, Secretary

Owner, Artemis Fitness

Cate moved to Vermont in 1996 after graduating from Earlham College with a degree in Peace and Global Studies. Throughout her academic and professional career, Cate has focused on issues of equity and justice for underserved and underrepresented populations, which included work at Legal Aid’s Lawline in Burlington, Vermont. In 2001, Cate obtained her Masters of Social Work from Boston College and became an integral part of Spectrum’s team responding to domestic violence issues, eventually serving as Co-Director of Spectrum’s Violence, Intervention and Prevention Programs. While at Spectrum she also served as Coordinator of the Chittenden County Domestic Violence Task Force.

For the past 6 years, Cate MacLachlan has owned and operated Artemis Fitness in South Burlington, Vermont, a gym created specifically to serve the needs of women. Cate lives in Burlington with her husband and two children. She also serves on the Board of Directors of ECHO, and is a Trustee at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. She is also a certified Personal Trainer.

Tom Brownell, Member at Large

President & CEO, Sentinel Asset Management, Inc.

Tom joined the Spectrum board in January 2014.  He is a long time supporter of our youth and families, has attended our Empty Bowl Dinner, and was a participant in our first Sleep Out. He was previously the CEO of Sentinel Investments and Chief Investment Officer at National Life.

Board - Joey Bergstein

Joey Bergstein

CEO, Seventh Generation

Joey Bergstein joined Seventh Generation in 2011 and, together with the Seventh Generation team, has been transforming its business, more than doubling revenue during this time, while fulfilling the company’s mission to incite a consumer revolution that nurtures the health of the next seven generations. Joey was appointed CEO, Seventh Generation following the sale to Unilever. The company continues to accelerate both its growth and most importantly the company’s ability to impact millions of people around the world.

A graduate of University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business, Bergstein began his career at Procter & Gamble where he held marketing leadership roles over the course of ten years across North America and in Europe. Since then, his career turned to beverages where Joey served as VP Global Business Development and VP Marketing at Molson and finally at Diageo where as Senior Vice President of Global Rum, Joey led a global team that doubled the rum business to over $1 billion, transforming Captain Morgan into the fastest growing spirit brand in the world at the time.

Joey, his wife Andrea, founder of, and their two super-daughters Tori and Rachel live in Charlotte, VT.

Board - Josh Burleson

Josh Burleson

Correctional Nurse, Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility

Josh Burleson delivers high quality patient care and emergency medical care in his roles as Correctional Nurse at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility and as an Emergency Department Technician at the University of Vermont Medical Center. As a correctional nurse, Josh provides chronic and episodic health care to incarcerated men and women, most of whom suffer from addiction and mental health illnesses that exacerbate their medical challenges.

Josh is eager to serve as a board member at Spectrum. Many of his clients have experienced pivotal and traumatic events during childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood that have gone untreated by community support systems. Josh has seen first-hand how this lack of support causes a downward spiral into drug addiction, untreated mental illness, and deep poverty. Josh believes that Spectrum is in a unique position to provide the skills, structure, services, and safety-net to our community’s youth and provide the intervention and defining services that prevent such detriment in individuals’ lives, services upon which they can reflect and say, “That made a difference.”

Originally from New York State, Josh lives in Essex Junction with his wife and daughter.

Sarah Childs

Assistant Director, Mosaic Center for Students of Color at the University of Vermont

Sarah joined the Spectrum Board in January 2015 and has lived in the community for two years. Her interest in Spectrum developed out of a desire to empower youth with the tools, resources, and networks necessary to live happy, healthy, and fulfilled lives. She serves as the Assistant Director of the Mosaic Center for Students of Color at The University of Vermont. In this position, she supports students of color via programs, direct services and collaboration with colleges and departments across campus. Sarah is from Tucson, AZ and, upon completing studies at Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education and at UVM in the Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration Program, she worked in Texas and Indiana in multicultural affairs. Since returning to Vermont, Sarah has begun doctoral studies in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Her research interests focus on Latino/a college students and more specifically on the undocumented student community.  She seeks to explore the psychological impact that immigration status has on individuals, the influence of family on college student completion, and factors that help or hinder undocumented student success in college. Sarah enjoys family, friends, building community, exploring Vermont, travel, music (especially Cumbia), and quests to find real Mexican food in New England along with her puppy Benito Juarez.

Mike Del Trecco

Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations for the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Mike has over 20 years of health care finance experience working in both academic and community hospitals.  In 2004 Mike joined the Vermont Hospital Association as the Vice President of Finance and has held the positions of Interim Executive Officers and is now the Senior Vice President of Finance. The Association experience has allowed him to leverage his hands on hospital knowledge, while navigating and gaining insight to the health care policy making process in Vermont as well as nationally.  Mike has an undergraduate degree in finance from Northeastern University and a MBA from Norwich University.

Chol Dhoor

Executive Director of the Sudanese Foundation of Vermont (SUDFUND) Inc.

Chol is the founder and executive director of the Sudanese Foundation of Vermont (SUDFUND) Inc. SUDFUND is a nonprofit organization with the mission of investing in and supporting families so they can raise their children to succeed academically and athletically in Vermont.

Chol came to America in 2007 through the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program due to civil war in Sudan. Prior to coming to Vermont, he lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for 12 years. He was accepted at the University of Vermont in 2008 and graduated in 2011 with BA in Economics. He was a McNair Scholar and a recipient of the Merage Foundation Scholarship for the American Dream in honor of Vermont’s former governor Madeleine Kunin.

He is very active in the community and works with New American community members to identify their unique needs and raise funds to support summer camp scholarships, mentoring, and soccer programs. He also organizes community events to broaden families’ networks.

Chol has served on a number of boards and committees since he graduated from college. He was appointed in January, 2018 by Mayor Miro Weinberger to serve on the Community Development and Block Grant Advisory Board of Burlington and make funding recommendations to the city council. He was also a member of the Vermont State Health Assessment team, which developed the State Health Improvement Plan 2018-2023.

During his free time, he enjoys traveling, reading (a lot), photography, outdoor adventures and spending time with family.

Jay Fayette

Chief Operating Officer, PC Construction

Jay Fayette has committed his career to the construction of leading buildings and facilities along the Eastern Seaboard. During his time with the Pyramid Companies, Suffolk Construction, and, over the past 14 years, PC Construction, Jay has helped change the shape of the landscape in hundreds of communities. As senior vice president at PC Construction, Jay oversees the company’s $500 million Buildings and Facilities business segment and associated 250 construction professionals who manage over $1 billion in active contracts in the northeast. Jay has been instrumental in the construction of extremely complex, large-scare and logistically challenging projects, including the Waterbury State Office Complex, Winooski Downtown Redevelopment, University of Vermont STEM Complex, Spruce Peak Adventure Center for Stowe Mountain Resort, and the Ship Assembly Building for General Dynamics at Bath Iron Works. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for projects totaling over $4 billion cumulatively and more than $2 billion at PC Construction.

An entrepreneur at heart, Jay is also a founding partner and vice president for Tech Group Inc. and Tech Vault Inc., both successful IT service businesses in South Burlington employing eighteen fulltime IT professionals.

Jay’s community service focuses largely on the success of families and children in Vermont. He is an honorary board member for KidSafe Collaborative after serving a 10-year position, and has been active on boards for Spectrum Youth & Family Services, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Vermont State Colleges Alumni Council.

Faith Foley

Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator, Burlington Housing Authority

Faith has a dynamic and extensive blend of administrative and direct service experience among several organizations in Chittenden County. Faith’s diversity of experiences contributes to her unique perspective on social service provision in our community. Most relevant to Faith’s potential role on the Spectrum Youth and Family Services’ Board of Directors is Faith’s thirteen years of work experience in social services. Faith began her career at Spectrum Youth and Family Services, providing crisis management, oversight, and support to youth living at the Shelter. She later held a position providing supportive services to adults at the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS). In addition to this work, Faith provided administrative support for several years in the Medication Assisted Treatment facility at the Chittenden Clinic. These responsibilities included managing the wait list for treatment, coordinating intakes, completing assessments, and ensuring compliance with federal regulations for medication distribution.

Faith recently transitioned back into housing work with the Burlington Housing Authority (BHA) and has been with the organization for over six years. She currently holds a position within the employment incentive program, Family Self Sufficiency, which supports Section 8 participants in acquiring and maintaining education and employment goals over a five-year period. This position entails job coaching, navigation of area resources, education of financial literacy, and guidance in breeching the “benefits cliff” to achieve self-sufficiency. Prior to this position Faith worked as a Supportive Housing Service Coordinator in BHA’s transitional living program, Dettman Place, for adults returning to housing after a period of incarceration or homelessness. The position at Dettman Place was an intensive direct service position providing wrap around services for residents, coordinating referrals, offering supportive counseling, and providing guidance in maintaining housing and increasing prosocial recreational activities.

Mike Lane

Founder, Fluency; Co-founder,

Mike is the CEO of Fluency and formerly a Co-founder of,  Burlington based technology companies.  He is an entrepreneur helping grow companies and sits on many boards. Joining the Spectrum board in 2015, Mike is inspired by the mission of Spectrum to empower teenagers to make and sustain positive changes. When not working on one of his many projects, Mike enjoys time with his family on the road, on the lake, in the mountains or just out in the woods.

Matt Frazee

SVP – Distribution, National Life Group

Matt made the move to Vermont to join National Life Group in 2011.  In his many roles in the organization from Chief Accounting Officer to the Head of Operations, he has been focused on leading and living the values of National Life Group…..Do Good, Be Good, Make Good.   Using these values as the foundation, he began a transformation of providing a consistent, positive customer experience across the organization.

In his current role as Senior Vice President of Independent Distribution, Matt co-leads the distribution field leadership team for life and annuity sales through independent marketing organizations. He has primary responsibility for implementing overall sales and distribution strategies for marketing organizations, identifying new business opportunities and continuously building relationships with existing organizations.

Matt has been involved in the communities he’s been a part of across the Northeast and Midwest, spearheading Deloitte’s efforts with Junior Achievement in New Jersey and Connecticut, and serving on the boards of Our Piece of the Pie, a Hartford, CT based organization, and the Howard Center here in Vermont.

Katie Langrock

Vice President of Operations, Vermont Teddy Bear

Born in Vermont, Katie is dedicated to supporting Vermont organizations, our people and our environment. She has slept outside overnight in all of our Sleep Out events and has served on our Board since 2013. She is the Vice President, Operations at Vermont Teddy Bear, and when not at work, Katie spends her time running, biking and watching her children play sports. Katie lives in South Burlington with her two children, Emily and Peter, and her energetic dog, Charlie.

Michelle Little

Director/Owner, Studio 3 Dance

Michelle loves being a part of Spectrum – and can’t imagine it any other way! She currently serves on the Finance Committee and the Audit Committee. As a native Vermonter, she has seen the increasing need for services Spectrum offers and is happy to give back by serving on the Board, as she has had family members utilize various services. She is the former Director of Finance at the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and the former Staff Accountant for the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity. Michelle is the director and owner of Studio 3 Dance in Colchester, specializing in tap, one of her true passions. She has choreographed for Miss Vermont for several years, has a competition dance team that does local events such as the Special Olympics, Light the Night, The Pumpkin Regatta and several other fund raisers. She enjoys travel to tropical locations, recently adopted three kittens and is happily married living in Milton.

Kim Nolan

In between jobs

Kim Nolan holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University and a M.Ed. from Boston University in Counseling Psychology.  Prior to joining the leadership team of City Market, she most recently served as Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Master’s program in Mindfulness Studies at Lesley University. Prior to that, she was Program Officer of Mind and Life Institute, designing the Academy of Contemplative and Ethical Leadership (ACEL), and served as Department Chair and Lead Faculty of Integral Psychology at Burlington College in Vermont, where she founded The Institute of Contemplative Studies.

Kim was the Founder and Executive Director of the Dignity Foundation, through which she taught self-care and mindfulness in schools and human service agencies and provided coaching to leaders seeking contemplative practice.  She has been a champion for women’s rights and issues of gender equity since grade school student council. She is ordained as a Buddhist Chaplain and is a lifelong activist for social change and advocate for human rights.

Shap Smith

Shareholder and Director, Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew

For more than ten years, Shap Smith, a shareholder and director of Dinse, Knapp, McAndrew, has concentrated in intellectual property, insurance coverage, and civil litigation. He is a member of the Torts and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Smith is listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He holds a BA from the University of Vermont and a JD from the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington. Mr. Smith is actively involved with his fraternity Phi Delta Theta, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees. In addition to practicing law, Smith served as the Speaker of Vermont’s House of Representatives. Prior to being elected Speaker, he served on the Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources, Ways and Means and Joint Fiscal Committees. He is an avid cross country skier and lives in Morristown with his wife Melissa, son Eli and daughter Mia.

Ian Wyatt

President, Wyatt Investment Research

Ian is an active investor and an Internet entrepreneur. He is the founder and President of Wyatt Investment Research, a firm committed to helping individuals achieve their investment goals. The company publishes independent investment research and ideas for an audience of more than 400,000 people. Ian loves analyzing investments and sharing his ideas with subscribers from around the world. Ian is a native Vermonter who was born in Brattleboro. After growing up in Massachusetts and Wisconsin, and living in Washington D.C. for nearly a decade, Ian returned home to Vermont. He lives in Huntington with his wife Carrie and two children.

Viki Zulkoski

Viki brings her long history of volunteering in support of children and young adults to Spectrum’s Board of Directors. After repatriating to her beloved Vermont after nearly 20 years in Asia, her desire to “pay it forward” brought her first to the Drop-In Center where she continues to make dinners for Burlington’s at risk teens. She and her husband Robert are the proud parents of three children and a newly certified therapy dog named Blue. An avid traveller, Viki is pursuing a degree in Film Studies from Arizona State University, filing assignments when fortunate enough from far-flung destinations worldwide.

Advisory Board

  • Brian Boardman
  • Barbara Lande Bronfman
  • John Crabbe
  • Sister Irene Duchesneau
  • Robert Hallowell
  • Katy Lesser
  • Melinda Moulton
  • Ernie Pomerleau
  • Pat Robins