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Mark Redmond

Executive Director

Mark has been Spectrum’s Executive Director since 2003. He has worked with homeless and at-risk youth since 1981 – in New York City; Westchester, NY; and Stamford, CT. Before coming to Spectrum, Mark was the Associate Executive Director of the Domus Foundation and helped start the city’s first charter school for low-income middle school children. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Villanova University and a Masters in Public Administration from New York University. In addition to working at Spectrum, Mark is a writer for the Huffington Post and the author of The Goodness Within: Reaching out to Troubled Teens with Love and Compassion (Paulist Press). He has had articles published in Forbes, The New York Times, Stamford Advocate and Burlington Free Press.

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Rick Dinkle

Finance Director

Rick joined Spectrum at the beginning of 2015. A native New Englander, Rick has spent most of his professional career in the San Francisco Bay area, the last twelve years serving as Treasurer and as Director of Finance and Operations for a non-profit education curriculum developer. Rick did both his undergraduate and graduate work at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Rick has served as an officer and as a director of several community organizations in California. Living in Colchester, Rick is looking forward to reacquainting himself with New England and contributing to Spectrum accomplishing its mission to serve the community.

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Leslie Ferrer

Clinical Program Director

Leslie has experience as the Assistant Director at the HowardCenter Chittenden Clinic and as the Program Director at the Phoenix House Women’s Substance Abuse Program at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Center. She is a Licensed Clinical Social worker and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Leslie serves on the board of the Vermont Addictions Professionals Association and holds a BA in Psychology from Boston University and an MSW from Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work. In her spare time, Leslie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and visiting the ocean near and far, reading, cooking and baking, running, practicing yoga and kayaking.

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Sarah Woodard

Director of Development & Communications

Sarah Woodard joined Spectrum in June of 2012 and has over sixteen years of experience in fundraising, marketing, and communications. As Director of Development & Communications, she oversees the organization’s individual, corporate, and foundation fundraising along with Spectrum’s website, public relations, and social media. Prior to Spectrum, Sarah worked at the Institute for Sustainable Communities in communications and development. Sarah holds a BA in English from Bates College and a BFA in Fine Arts 3D from Massachusetts College of Art + Design.