AGENCY OF ADMINISTRATION
Charles P. Smith, was born on June 1, 1954 in Burlington, Vermont. He graduated from Harvard College 1978;
attended the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia on a one year Rotary Foundation Scholarship. He
was the District President and Senior Commercial lender from 1997-2003 for Key Bank, National Association
in Burlington, and served as Vice President of the same organization and its predecessors from 1988-1996; from
1984-1987 he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Transphase Systems, Inc., in California; 1981-1983
Staff Director and Administrative Assistant for Congressman James Jeffords; 1980; Vermont Public Service
Board; and 1975-1978, Vermont House of Representatives representing the City of Burlington and served on the
House Commerce and Judiciary Committees. He served as Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Human Services
from 2003-2005, and was appointed Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Administration in February 2005. He
lives in Burlington with his wife Amy Mellencamp and their two children, Emily and Chas. Work phone: 828-
3322, Post office address: 109 State Street, Montpelier, 05609-0201.
Steven M. Gold of Montpelier, Washington County, was born in Boise, Idaho, and grew up in Holyoke,
Massachusetts. He was educated at Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania (B.A., 1967) and the
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts (M.A.T. 1971). Prior to becoming Deputy Secretary of
Administration, he was Commissioner of Corrections (2002-2005). Commissioner of DET (1999-2002);
Director of the Welfare to Work Programs. Director for the Vermont Department of Social Welfare and, for 20
years, worked in Vermont's substance abuse services system, lastly serving as Interim Director of the Vermont
Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs. He and his wife, Irina Markova, have two children, Eben and
Tiana. Work phone: 828-3322, Post office address: 109 State Street, Montpelier, 05609-0201.,
DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARIES
Sybil Brigham McShane of Montpelier, Washington County, was born in St. Albans, Vermont on June 24, 1952.
She attended elementary schools in Barre and St. Albans; Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans; Middlebury
College (A.B., 1974); Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts (M.S., 1977). Since 1980, she has held various
positions at the Department of Libraries and was appointed State Librarian in November, 1997. She is married
to Michael O. McShane and they have one son, Matthew. Office phone: 828-3265. Post Office Address: 109
State St., Montpelier 05609.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE & MANAGEMENT
James B. Reardon of Essex Town, Chittenden County was born February 11, 1958. He graduated from Mount
Saint Joseph High School in Rutland, Vermont and Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts with a B.S. in
Accountancy. Jim is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants and the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has been employed with the State of
Vermont since March 1986. Prior to becoming Deputy Commissioner of Finance and Management, Jim served
as Agency Financial Operations Manager for the Agency of Human Services. He also taught accounting classes
for the Community College of Vermont for ten years. Jim is married to Debra Rowe, formerly of Montpelier and
they have three children; Michael, Stephanie and Jennifer. He coaches his children's softball team during the
summer. Home phone: 878-5113. Work phone: 828-6449.
Susan A. Zeller was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Finance and Management on July 5, 2005, returning
to Vermont from Corning, NY where she was Chief Financial Officer of Sprague Insurance, Inc. Born in
Summit, New Jersey, she moved to New Hampshire in 1976, where she held positions of increasing responsi-
bility from Staff Accountant to Chief Financial Officer for W.R. Grace & Co. (1976-1986), HJ Stabile & Son
(1986-1993) and Codman Research Group (1993-1997). In 1997 she moved to Vermont and accepted the posi-
tion of Chief Financial Officer for MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health, Inc. where she remained until 2003.
As Chief Financial Officer for companies in such diverse industries as manufacturing, construction, software
development, architecture and insurance, she has had full responsibility for the financial management of these
organizations including accounting, budget preparation, human resources, treasury functions and financial staff.
She has also had Board appointments as Corporate Secretary and Corporate Treasurer. While residing in
Corning, NY she was a member of Greyhound Adoptions of Greater Rochester and a member/volunteer for The
Corning Museum of Glass. She previously served as Treasurer and Board Chair of Lost Nation Theater,
Montpelier, VT. Susan will be moving into her permanent Montpelier home in September 2005. Contact Susan
at: office (802-828-6448); home (802-223-7520); email (email@example.com).
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Linda P. McIntire of Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont was born in Meridin, Connecticut on February
9, 1946. She graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, Maine (B.A. 1968). In 1992 Linda was admitted
to the Vermont Bar by completing a four year law office clerkship at the Vermont Attorney General's Office
under the Rules of Admission to the Bar of Vermont Supreme Court. With nearly two decades of public serv-
ice, in both non-management and management roles, in Vermont state government, Linda served as Deputy
Commissioner of the Department of Labor & Industry from 2001 to 2003 and as Chief Counsel for the former
Department of Employment & Training (now the Vermont Department of Labor) from 2003 to 2005. She is mar-
ried to Burtt McIntire and has two daughters. Office phone: 802-828-3491. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Post office address: Vermont Department of Human Resources, 110 State Street,
Drawer 20, Montpelier, VT 05620-3001.
DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION & INNOVATION
DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS AND GENERAL SERVICES
R. Tasha Wallis of Stowe, Lamoille County, was appointed Deputy Secretary of Administration on January 9,
2003. She graduated from Cornell University with an A.B. in government and economics, and holds a Master's
in Public Policy from Harvard University. She served as Special Assistant to the Consul General in the Canadian
Consulate in Minneapolis, and as a Fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute in Washington DC. After a stint
as a lecturer at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, Tasha worked as a Policy Analyst in the Office
of the Governor, State of Vermont (1995-97), and was then appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont
Department of Labor and Industry (1997-2000). She served as Commissioner of Labor and Industry from 2000-
03. Tasha is the mother of one son, Jeremy. Work phone: 828-3322. Post office address: 109 State Street,
Thomas J. Sandretto of Waterbury, Washington County, was born in Montpelier, Vermont on February 20,
1947. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont (B.S. Business Administration, 1969). Prior to becoming
Deputy Commissioner, he served as the Business Manager of the Department of State Buildings. He is the
Eastern Regional Vice President of the National Association of State Facilities Administrators. He was involved
with youth sports in his home community of Waterbury for many years. Home phone: 244-7498. Office phone:
828-3515. Email: email@example.com. Post Office Address: 2 Governor Aiken Avenue, Montpelier
DEPARTMENT OF TAXES
Tom Pelham of Montpelier, Washington County, was born in Arlington, Vermont, on December 26, 1949. He
is a graduate of Arlington High School, Arlington, Vermont, and holds a bachelor's degree from Tufts University
and Master's degree from Harvard University where he earned an EPA Fellowship. Tom has two daughters,
Rachel and Rebecca. Office phone: 828-2505.
Ellen H. Tofferi of Montpelier, Washington County, was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts on March 27, 1949.
She attended elementary and high school in Northampton, Massachusetts and graduated from the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst (B.A., 1974). She is married to Leigh Tofferi. She has one son. Office Phone: 828-
DIVISION OF PROPERTY VALUATION AND REVIEW
William E. Johnson, D.Ed., of Montpelier, Washington County, was educated at Bucknell University,
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (B.S., 1975); Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania (M.Ed.,
1980; D.Ed., 1984). A Vermont state employee since 1985, he served in the Departments of Education, and
Finance and Management before becoming director in 1997. He has one daughter. Office phone: 828-5860.
AGENCY OF COMMERCE & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Kevin Dorn was appointed Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development on January 9,
2003. As Secretary of the Agency, he leads and coordinates the following Departments/Divisions: Department
of Economic Development; Department of Housing and Community Affairs; Department of Tourism and
Marketing; Vermont Life Magazine; and Division for Historic Preservation. Kevin was born in southern Ohio
and raised in Minnesota. He graduated from Springfield (MN) Public School and graduated magna cum laude
from Minnesota State University, Mankato. After graduation Kevin served as a staff assistant to Senator David
Durenberger (MN) and as Legislative Assistant and Legislative Director of Congressman Frank Horton (NY).
Kevin later worked as Manager of Congressional Affairs for Fairchild Industries and as Director of Government
Affairs for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Most recently, Kevin was the Executive Director
of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont for ten years. Kevin is married to Kathy
Finnie and has two daughters. They reside in Essex Junction.
Lu Ann Dillon was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development by
Governor Douglas in December, 2004. Dillon was born in Burlington and graduated from UVM and Boston
University. She has taught at UVM, Northeastern University and Champlain College, owned her own business
in Vermont for eight years, and for the past ten years has been Senior Vice President for Bell and Company
Management Consultants in Easton, Maryland. She lives in South Burlington with her husband, Tom Pierce.
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
John Scott Hall was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont on August 21, 1948 and has been a resident since that time.
He was educated in St. Johnsbury public schools, St. Johnsbury Academy, and Lyndon State College. He is mar-
ried to Jo Anna Garvin, who is a math teacher at St. Johnsbury Academy, and they have a daughter, Johnna who
teaches history at Blue Mountain School in Wells River, Vermont. In 1970, John helped start, then managed,
and now owns the Caledonia Supply Company, Inc., an auto parts and equipment wholesaler in St. Johnsbury.
In addition to operating his own business, John has served as St. Johnsbury Town Manager (1996-2000) and as
Executive Director of Northeastern Vermont Development Association (2001-2003). He also served as a direc-
tor of the Lyndonville Savings Bank (1996-2003). Public involvement: St. Johnsbury School Board (1976-
1985), St. Johnsbury Academy Trustee (1977-present), Vermont State Board of Education (1987-1990), St.
Johnsbury Selectboard (1990-1993), State Representative (1993-1996), Chair of the House Education
Committee (1995-1996), Vermont League of Cities and Towns, Director and Vice-President (1991-1993 and
1996-2000). Legislative Reapportionment Board (2000-present); Downtown Development Board (1998-2000).
He has also served on several other boards and commissions, including Governor's Deans Task Force on Act 60,
the Judicial Nominating Board, and Lt. Governor Snelling's "Challenge for Change" task force on education
Jim Saudade is originally from the Boston area. He studied law and political science at the University of
Massachusetts. He holds numerous certifications in housing and economic development. After working for sev-
eral development agencies and municipalities in the field of housing and community development, he estab-
lished a consulting practice offering development assistance throughout northern New England. After eleven
years as a consultant and entrepreneur, Jim accepted a development position in Rockingham, Vermont. He
moved to Vermont in 1995 and most recently completed seven years as the Executive Director of Green
Mountain Economic Development Corporation in the east central region of the state. Jim is now Deputy
Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER
Jane Lendway was appointed State Historic Preservation Officer by Governor Douglas in April, 2004, after
serving on an interim basis for 7 months. Prior to that appointment she was the Vermont Downtown Program
Co-ordinator in the Division for Historic Preservation. Jane has made a career of public service in historic
preservation, developing and managing many of the Division's programs for 30 years, after starting her career
with the State of Michigan Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service. She is a graduate of
Michigan State University's Honors College and holds an M.A. in Art History. She currently serves on the Lake
Champlain Quadricentennial Commission and is a board member of the Washington-Orange County Chapter of
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Michael W. Quinn was appointed Commissioner of Economic Development in February, 2003. Quinn served
most recently as vice president and development team leader for Banknorth Vermont since 1991, and was pro-
moted to senior vice president in 1998. He has also held vice president positions at the Bank of Vermont, Irving
Financial Centers and Chittenden Bank. Quinn is a United Way volunteer serving on the Board of Directors as
treasurer, operations chair and allocations chair. He is a former president of the board of Champlain Vocational
Services, a nonprofit organization that provides training and employment services, and he is a member of
Leadership Champlain. He formerly chaired the Essex Junction/Essex Town Economic Development
Committee, serving as the site selection chair for the Regional Technical Academy Supervisory Union Joint
Study Group. Quinn lives in Essex with his wife and two daughters.
Thomas Murray was appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development in April,
2005. Murray was born in Montpelier, VT and graduated from Western New England College with a BS in
Business Administration. For the past 15 years, Tom has worked in the telecommunications area with TDS
Telecom; Unicel; and as Director of Telecommunications Infrastructure for the State of Vermont. Tom lives in
Middlesex with his wife Cynthia and their two children.
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM & MARKETING
Bruce J. Hyde was appointed Commissioner of the Department of Tourism and Marketing by Governor
Douglas January 16, 2003. Owner of the Hyde Away Inn and Restaurant of Waitsfield since 1987,
Commissioner Hyde brings a clear perspective of small business operation within Vermont's travel industry. He
served in Vermont's Legislature 1994 to 2000, representing Washington-Addison District 1. Commissioner
Hyde has served on several volunteer local boards, including the Sugarbush Chamber of Commerce, the Mad
River Valley Senior Citizens, Inc., and Evergreen Place, Inc. He is also the organizer and director of the Mad
River Valley Century Ride, a 100-mile bike ride through Central Vermont that has been held for the last 12 years.
Hyde holds a B.S. Degree in Biology from Bucknell University of PA, and has taught high school level chem-
istry and physics. He and his wife, Margaret, reside in Granville, Vermont.
AGENCY OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Thomas W. Torti has served as Commissioner of the Departments of Buildings & General Services and
Personnel and; as Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Administration; as Director of the Department of State's
Attorneys & Sheriffs; and as a human services administrator and social worker. Mr. Torti received his Bachelor's
of Arts degree from St. Michael's College and his Master's degree from the University of Vermont. He attend-
ed the Executive Education program through the Governor's Center at Duke University. He lives in Essex,
Vermont with his wife, Diane Kane, and their two daughters. Work phone: 802-241-3600. Mailing address:
103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-0301.
Canute E. Dalmasse resides in Stowe, Lamoille County. He graduated from Columia College in New York City
and served in the U.S. Army infantry in Vietnam. He has worked for the State of Vermont's natural resources
management programs since 1971. He is married to Diane Post Dalmasse, and they have two sons, Canute and
Leighton. Office phone: 241-3601. Post office address: 103 South Main Street, Waterbury 05671.
DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE
Wayne Alan Laroche of Franklin, Franklin County was born in Sheldon, Vermont. He is a graduate of the
University of Maine (B.S. Wildlife Management) and California State University at Humboldt (M.S. Fish
Management). He has been employed by the Department since February 2003. He has worked as a research
biologist and environmental consultant for universities, federal agencies, research laboratories, and private
industry for over 30 years. He also has owned and operated several businesses. Office phone: 241-3730. Post
Office Address: 103 South Main Street, 10 South, Waterbury 05671-0501.
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTS, PARKS & RECREATION
Jonathan Wood was appointed Commissioner of the Forests, Parks and Recreation Department by Governor
James H. Douglas in January 2003. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, he was the forester for Bell-Gates
Lumber Corporation in Jeffersonville, VT, for 21 years. He also held positions as a forest management consult-
ant in the Lamoille County area; and was employed by the United States Department of the Interior as a crew
supervisor for the Young Adult Conservation Corps working for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and
Recreation in Morrisville, Vermont. Jonathon has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science. He
is a Certified Forester by the Society of American Foresters. Jonathon has been active in forest policy and com-
munity service for many years. Some of his memberships include: policy chair for the New England Society of
American Foresters; past chair of the Lamoille County Planning Commission; trustee for the Vermont Chapter
of the Nature Conservancy; Board of Directors of the Vermont Council on Rural Development; tree warden for
the Town of Cambridge. The forest has not only been his profession but is also where he spends his free time,
hunting, fishing, skiing and enjoying other outdoor sports. Jonathon lives in Jeffersonville, Vermont, with his
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
Jeffrey N. Wennberg was elected the thirty-first mayor of the City of Rutland, Vermont in 1987. At thirty-
four years of age, he was the youngest person to be elected to that office. He subsequently became Rutland's
longest-serving mayor, at six consecutive two-year terms.
Mayor Wennberg is best known for his successful efforts to bring about the revitalization of Rutland's down-
town business district, but he also managed a gradual reduction in the size of city government, an improvement
in the quality of government services and simplification of the city's land use and building permit processes.
Significant environmental accomplishments include enactment of Vermont's first mandatory recycling ordi-
nance, construction of the city's award-winning drinking water filtration plant, upgrade of the city's award-win-
ning wastewater treatment plant, implementation of a highly successful water conservation program and nego-
tiating the sale of easements on 1,200 acres of the city forest to protect the Appalachain Trail and preserve crit-
ical wildlife habitat.
Mayor Wennberg also served as chairman of the National League of Cities policy committee on Energy,
Environment and Natural Resources, and frequently testified before Congress on Clean Water Act and Safe
Drinking Water Act issues on behalf of NLC. He served as President of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns
in 1991 and was recognized by that organization as their "Municipal Person of the Year" in 1994.
Prior to being elected mayor, Mr. Wennberg was manager and co-owner of an alternative energy consulting
and contracting business, and aide to Vermont's congressman, planning coordinator for the City of Rutland and
an elected member of the City School Board. Since leaving office he has served as interim municipal manager
for the Town and Village of Ludlow, Vermont, and immediately prior to his appointment served as district man-
ager of the Rutland County Solid Waste District.
Mr. Wennberg holds degrees in Physics and Management from Clarkson University. He resides in Rutland with
his wife, Nancy and their two children, Jillian and Ethan. Office Phone: 241-3808 Post Office Address: 103
South Main Street, Building 1 South, Waterbury, VT 05671-0401.
AGENCY OF HUMAN SERVICES
Michael K. Smith of Essex Junction, Chittenden County, was born in Rutland, Vermont. He is a graduate of
Woodstock Union High School, and received his B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from The University of
Vermont. Mike served honorably in the United States Navy as a member of the navy commando unit, SEAL
Team Two. He was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives, and served on the House Natural
Resources Committee from 1977-78. Mike served as Town Manager of Hardwick from 1982-83, and then
worked for the Massachusetts Municipal Association and the MMA Consulting Group in Boston. He was
appointed General Manager of PERMA (Public Employer Risk Management Association, a worker's compensa-
tion pool insurance company for municipalities) in Albany, NY, until Mike was appointed Deputy State Treasurer
for the State of Vermont under then Treasurer James H. Douglas, serving from 1995-99. Mike was named Chief
Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Yankee Captive Management in South Burlington, Vermont
in May 1999. He was appointed Secretary of Administration by Governor James H. Douglas, and assumed the
post on January 9, 2003. He was appointed by the Governor to the position of Secretary of Human Services on
February 21, 2005.
Cynthia D. LaWare of Williston, Chittenden County, Vermont was born in Plattsburgh, New York on
November 10, 1952. Having grown up in Plattsburgh, Cindy attended the University of Vermont as an under-
graduate, majoring in Physical Education. Upon graduation, Cindy taught in the Mount Abraham Union High
School District for one year at which time she was offered and accepted a Graduate Teaching Fellowship at the
University of Vermont. This fellowship included teaching undergraduate courses in Education; counseling
undergraduate students and completing her Graduate Degree in Education with a concentration in Counseling
and Administration. Cindy began her career in human resources at The Chittenden Bank as an Employment
Interviewer and progressed in her career to the position of Senior Vice President of Human Resources. From
there, her career continued at The Lane Press where she participated as a member of the senior management
leadership team as the Director of Human Resources. During her tenure Cindy established, for the first time, a
professional human resources department providing leadership for eight years. Looking for additional chal-
lenges, Cindy accepted an opportunity to do the same with a company in Plattsburgh, New York and consulted
with General Dynamics in Burlington, Vermont prior to accepting a Deputy Commissioner appointment with the
State of Vermont in September 2001. Newly elected Governor James H. Douglas appointed Cindy
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Personnel as of January 2003. Cindy is a member of The Human
Resources Planning Society, The Society of Human Resource Managers, and The Vermont Personnel
Association. She has been very involved in her community as well, serving on the boards of The Governors
Commission on the Status of Women; The YWCA and The YMCA; Rice Memorial High School; Vermont
Catholic Charities; and The Lake Champlain Regional School to Work." Cindy is married to Lieutenant William
B. LaWare, Retired Burlington Police Department. Bill and Cindy have two children; a son, Adam J. LaWare,
Biomedical Engineer for Depuy AcroMed, a division of Johnson & Johnson Company located in Raynham,
Massachusetts and a daughter, Sara D. LaWare, a Staff Accountant for Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, a region-
al accounting and consulting firm located in Portland, Maine.
DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES, AGING AND INDEPENDENT LIVING
Patrick Flood of Woodbury, Washington County, was born on July 28, 1951 in Portland, Connecticut. He was
educated in Portland elementary schools and Xavier High School, Middletown Connecticut. He attended
Harvard University from 1969 to 1973 and graduated with a degree in liberal arts. He has worked in the
Department since its inception in 1989. He served as Director of the Office of Public Guardian, Director of the
Division of Licensing and Protection; and until recently, Director of the Division of Advocacy and Independent
Living. Prior to his association with the department, he was the State Long Term Care Ombudsman in the Office
on Aging. He began his career in human services as a nurse, and worked in a variety of health care settings
including acute care, emergency room, psychiatric hospitals, private duty and several nursing homes, including
some in Vermont. Before coming to state government, he worked as a Senior Advocate in the Central Vermont
Council on Aging. He has been a member of the Woodbury School Board for the past ten years. He and his
wife, Lisa, have three children. Office phone: 241-2400. Post Office Address: 103 South Main Street,
VERMONT OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
Anthony "Tony" Morgan of West Rutland, Vermont, is a fifth generation Vermonter born in Rutland on
December 17, 1949. He was raised in Ira and Pittsford and graduated from Otter Valley High School. He con-
tinued his education at Castleton State College and graduated with a B.S. in History. Prior to coming to State
service he worked at Rutland Mental Health Service with troubled children and adolescents and families. He
was the first Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist in Rutland County working for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Program Division (ADAP) in 1982. He eventually came to the Office of Economic Opportunity in 1988 as the
Community Services Program Specialist and assumed the role of Chief Administrator in 2004. He has served
his community of West Rutland, where he currently resides, as a school board member and a Justice of the Peace.
He is a Life Member of the Sons of the American Legion and has served as the organizations National Chaplain.
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Robert D. Hofmann of Waterbury Center, Washington County was born on August 3, 1960. He graduated from
Wantagh (NV) High School and S.U.N.Y. College at Cortland (BA History: Summa Cum Laude 1985). After
working as a Business Analyst at Dun and Bradstreet in New York City, he attended Columbia Graduate School
of Business (MBA Finance 1985), where he met his future wife, Kit Walker, a former Montpelier teacher. Rob
worked at American Express in New York City (1985-1990) in progressively challenging positions in financial
services. From 1990-2003 he worked at Chittenden Bank in Burlington, VT first as Director of Marketing and
later as Senior Vice President for Business Services. He has been involved in his church, coaching his children's
sports teams and is a former board member of his college alumni association and the Vermont Chamber of
Commerce. He holds dual citizenship (United States and Republic of Ireland). Home phone: 244-1293. Work
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Paul E. Jarris, M.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Paul Jarris was appointed Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health in 2003.
Dr. Jarris graduated from the University of Vermont and received his MD degree from the University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1984. He interned at Duke-Watts Family Medicine Residency Program in
Durham, NC and completed his residency at the Swedish Family Practice Residency Program in Seattle,
Washington in 1987. Following residency training, he completed a fellowship in Faculty Development and
received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1989.
Dr. Jarris served as Medical Director for Vermont's largest nonprofit HMO; Community Health Plan, from 1992-
1996. In this capacity he had responsibility for quality improvement, resource management, practice relations,
and medical affairs. He was President and CEO of Vermont Permanente Medical Group from 1998-2000 as well
as CEO of Primary Care Health Partners, Vermont's largest statewide primary care medical group, from 1999-
Throughout his career, Dr. Jarris has maintained an active clinical family practice, including work in federally
qualified health centers and a shelter for homeless adolescent youth. He is certified by the American Board of
Family Medicine and the American Board of Medical Management.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Paul R. Blake, MSW
Paul Blake was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Health for Mental Health in August 2005. Prior to this posi-
tion, he served as Director of the Division of Mental Health since September, 1993. Paul has a wide range of
experience in the mental health service system, both at the State and service provider levels. Prior to assuming
duties as Deputy Commissioner, he assumed various roles within the State Division of Mental Health, including
Director, Assistant Director, Adult Services Director, and Community Mental Health Operations Director, as
well as positions at Vermont State Hospital as Chief of Social Service and Psychiatric Social Work Supervisor.
Paul's tenure in the mental health field in State government spans a period of nearly 30 years. Additionally, he
has worked in the community provider system as Chief of Clinical Support Services at Howard Center for
Human Services, and as an outpatient therapist at Washington County Mental Health Service. Paul received his
Masters of Social Work from the University of Connecticut in 1969.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE
Barbara Cimaglio was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Health for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs in
July 2004. Prior to coming to Vermont, she served as the Director of the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Programs for the State of Oregon's Department of Human Services and before that was the Director of the
Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse for the State of Illinois. At the national level, Ms. Cimaglio is
past President of the Board for the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors. After
receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1974, she continued her
studies and attained both Counselor and Prevention Specialist Credentials during her career of thirty years in the
addictions prevention and treatment field.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH
Sharon Moffatt RN, BSN, MSN
Sharon Moffatt was appointed Deputy Health Commissioner in October 2002. She has a baccalaureate and mas-
ters degree in nursing from the University of Vermont. Since 1995 Sharon has held the position of Vermont's
State Director of Public Health Nursing and Assistant Director of the Division of Community Public Health.
Sharon has worked as a public health nurse for over twenty-five years in clinics, homes, schools and numerous
other community settings. Since 1997, she has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont,
School of Nursing. Sharon is the Past President of the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing,
an affiliate of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers.
DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (DCF)
James L. Morse
After graduating Boston University School of Law in 1969, James L. Morse clerked for Sterry Waterman one
year and began practicing law at the Hoff firm in Burlington, Vermont. Within three years Morse became an
Assistant Attorney General. In 1976 Morse served as Defender General for five years, pursuing interests from
defending youths place at the Weeks School to murder cases. Morse was appointed to the Superior Court in
1981 and the Vermont Supreme Court in 1988.
Throughout his career, Morse has participated in such committees as: ABA Section of Legal Education's Bar
Admissions, and Permanency Planning Implementation; and as liaison to the Board's of Bar Examiners, Judicial
Conduct, and Professional Responsibility. Additionally Morse has chaired such committee's as: Family Court
Implementation Committee, Judicial Education Committee, Tri-State Judicial Education Committee and Task
Force on Bar Admissions, and the Attorney and Judicial Discipline Advisory Committees.
After serving as Vermont Supreme Court Associate Justice for 14 years, Morse retired from the bench and
accepted an appointment by Governor James Douglas to serve as Commissioner of Vermont's Department of
Social and Rehabilitation Services.
Betsy Forrest of Montpelier, Washington County, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 7, 1951,
and became a resident of Montpelier in 1985. She attended public schools in St. Petersburg, Florida, through
high school; Florida State University (B.A. 1973); University of Vermont (M.B.A. 1995). Home phone: 229-
4262. Office address: 103 South Main Street, Waterbury 05676.
AGENCY OF TRANSPORTATION
Dawn Terrill was appointed Secretary of Transportation by Governor Jim Douglas on November 15, 2004.
As Secretary, she leads the Agency of Transportation (VTrans) efforts to preserve, enhance, and develop an inte-
grated state-wide transportation system. Under her leadership, the Agency has strengthened its mission to
improve modal transportation choices, strengthen the economy, enhance the natural environment, and improve
Vermonters' quality of life.
Ms. Terrill has placed special emphasis on moving the Agency towards full adoption of asset management
including the use of a clear and transparent project prioritization system that will allow all Vermonters to under-
stand how and why decisions are made that determine investments in the state's transportation infrastructure.
She is also focusing the Agency on improving its communications so that the Agency continues to strengthen its
relationships with towns, planning organizations, and individual citizens.
Before her appointment, Ms. Terrill was the Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community
Development where she participated in a wide range of state initiatives and organizations, including the Vermont
Economic Development Authority, the Vermont Broadband Council, the Vermont Council on Technology, and
the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies.
Previously, she was President and CEO of Hill Associates in Colchester, a consulting and training company
for the telecommunications industry. Before becoming President, her 15 year career with Hill Associates includ-
ed various management positions such as Chief Financial Officers and Senior Vice President.
Ms. Terrill is a member of the Champlain College Board of Trustees. She is a former member of the Vermont
Business Roundtable and former Chair of the Board of Directors of Northern Vermont Chapter of the American
A native Vermonter now living in Colchester with her husband, Ms. Terrill holds a Degree in Business
Administration and Economics from Trinity College, a Degree in Accounting from Champlain College, and is a
Certified Management Accountant.
David C. Dill
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
Bonnie Rutledge of Duxbury, Washington County, was appointed Acting Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in
March of 2000 and then appointed Commissioner in June of 2000. She has worked in many positions within
the department spanning over 30 years. Prior to coming to the Department of Motor Vehicles she worked for
the Department of Mental Health. She has held many positions on boards and committees on the International
level in the Transportation field. She is married to Wesley Rutledge, has a daughter and a son and three grand-
children. Office phone: 828-2011. Post Office Address: 120 State Street, Montpelier 05603.
Howard Deal of Waterbury Center, Washington County, was appointed Deputy Commissioner in August 2001.
He has worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles for 27 years in a variety of positions. He and his wife,
Patty, have a son and daughter, both presently in college. Office phone: 828-2020. Post Office Address: 120
State Street, Montpelier 05620.
AGENCY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND MARKETS
SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND MARKETS
Stephen R. Kerr was appointed by Governor James Douglas as Vermont's Secretary of Agriculture in January
2003. Kerry had been the Vermont State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency State Office since
2001, where he administered federal programs covering farm commodities; farm ownership, operating and
emergency loans; conservation and environmental programs; emergency and disaster assistance; domestic and
international food assistance, and international export credit programs. Prior to that he was the Chief Executive
Officer for the Holstein Association, a $15 million developer of genetic and related tools for Holstein cattle
breeders. He also served as Executive Director of the Northeast Council of Farmer Cooperatives; Dairy Policy
Consultant to Congressman James Jeffords; and was the first Agricultural Development Director of the Vermont
Department of Agriculture. He is with many local and state organizations including PCAVT and the Boy Scouts
of America. He has Bachelor's degrees in geography/geology from Middlbury College (1975) and agronomy
from the University of Massachusetts (1977).
DEPUTY SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND MARKETS
DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATION
Louise Calderwood of Craftsbury, Orleans County, was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture in June
1998, following 10 years as a Regional Dairy Specialist with the UVM Extension Service. She received a BS
in Dairy Science from UVM and a MS in Dairy Science from Virginia Polytech. She and her husband, Randi
operate a dairy farm in East Craftsbury with their two sons, Douglas and Andrew. Office phone: 828-2500. Post
Office Address: 116 State Street, Drawer 20, Montpelier 05620-2901.
AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
David Lane grew up working on his family's dairy farm in South Hero where he still lives and where he and his
wife Julie run a bed and breakfast, raise cattle and llamas, and care for their two sons. Lane is a 1983 graduate
of the University of Vermont.
o ..Executive Director, Intervale Foundation (2000-2003) Lead this $1.5 million dollar organization in develop-
ing innovative and sustainable agricultural practices that protect land base while providing food and ecomomic
opportunities for communities.
o ......Director of Lending, Vermont Community Loan Fund (1997-2000) Responsible for managing all lending
activities of the Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) and its affiliates.
o ......Enterprise Fund Loan Officer, Vermont Community Loan Fund (1995-1997) Organization's Loan Officer
assigned to develop this new fund. Grew loan portfolio to $700,000 in first 18 months. Marketed fund to poten-
tial borrowers and lenders. Established extensive referral and technical assistance networks for undercapitalized
DEPARTMENT OF BANKING, INSURANCE, SECURITIES
& HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
John P. Crowley of West Rutland, Vermont, was born on April 14, 1936. He was educated at Mount Saint
Joseph Academy, Rutland, Vermont; Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts (B.A. Economics, 1957);
Southeastern University, Washington, D.C. (B.C.S. Accounting, 1958); Georgetown University Law Center,
Washington, D.C. (J.D., 1964). Mr. Crowley is an attorney, certified public accountant (CPA), and certified
financial planner (CFP). Mr. Crowley was the Senior Partner in the law office of Keyser Crowley, P.C. in
Rutland, Vermont. Mr. Crowley served in the Vermont House of Representatives in 1993-1994, and from 1999-
2003 he served in the Vermont Senate where he was a member of the Senate Finance Committee. He has served
on a number of boards of directors of community organizations, including the Rutland Regional Medical Center
where he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for two years. He served in the United States Army
1958-59 and 1961-62. He is married to Judy Bloomer Crowley and has a daughter, four sons, a stepdaughter
and three stepsons. Post office address: 29 South Main Street, Rutland 05701.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF BANKING
Thomas J. Candon of Shelburne, Chittenden County, was born in Proctor, Vermont on November 28, 1946 and
became resident of present town in 1980. He was educated in elementary schools in Burlington and Rutland;
Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Rutland, Vermont; Siena College, Loudonville, New York (B.S., Economics, 1968);
graduate of the Stonier School of Banking, University of Delaware. He is married to the former Mary Kieran,
and they have four children. Office phone: 828-3301. Post office address: 302 Longmeadow Drive, Shelburne
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE
J. Peter Yankowski of Rutland Town, Rutland County, was born in Gardner, Massachusetts on September 13,
1942 and became a resident of the present town in April 1991. He was educated in the elementary schools in
Springfield, Massachusetts; Classical High School, Springfield, Massachusetts; American International College,
Springfield, Massachusetts (B.A. Political Science 1965); University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
(MBA 1971). He is married to the former Mary Ann Downey, and they have two children. Office phone: 828-
4846. Post office address: 108 Cheney Hill Lane, Rutland Town 05701.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF SECURITIES
Phillips B. Keller, III was born in Dallas, Texas on June 23, 1951 and became a resident of Montpelier, Vermont
in January of 1996. He attended secondary school at Milton Academy in Milton, Massachusetts and received
his bachelor's degree from Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont (B.A., Philosophy, 1974). He worked as
a newspaper reporter in Santa Barbara, California before attending law school at the University of California,
Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1983). He was a Deputy State's Attorney for Washington County, Vermont
from 1988 until 1996. He is married to the former Susanna Pellerito, a social worker, and they have three chil-
dren. Office phone: 828-4857. Post office address: 45 Ledgewood Terrace, Montpelier 05602.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
Paulette J. Thabault of South Burlington, Chittenden County was born in Iramagawa, Japan on April 5, 1954.
She attended elementary and secondary schools in Burlington, Vermont. She received an Associate of Nursing
Degree from UVM in 1974, Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Washington in 1980,
Masters of Science Degree from Simmons College in 1984 and JD from New England School of Law in 1995.
She is admitted to the practice of law in Vermont and Massachusetts. She serves on the Board of Directors for
Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care and the Community Health Center in Burlington. She is married
to Peter Gunther, MD. She has three children and two stepchildren. Post office address: 11 Quail Run, South
Burlington, 05401. Home phone: (802) 859-9490.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF CAPTIVE INSURANCE
Leonard D. Crouse of Berlin, Washington County was born in Canada on August 21, 1942 and became a resi-
dent of Berlin in 1996. He was educated in Prince Edward Island and Lynn, Massachusetts. He served with the
Massachusetts Insurance Department for 20 years, the last years as the Chief Examiner of the Property and
Casualty Division. Mr. Crouse joined the Captive Insurance Division in 1991. He is a member of the Society
of Financial Examiners and holds the designation of Certified Financial Examiner. He has two daughters,
Tammara and Hilary. Office Phone: 828-3304. Post office address: P.O. Box 1065, Montpelier 05601.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Richard H. Cate, a native Vermonter, graduated from Montpelier High School before attending University of
Vermont, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He later earned a Master of Public
Administration degree from Rockefeller College at the University at Albany. Prior to becoming commissioner,
Richard served as executive deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of the New York State Department
of Education, managing a budget of more than $19 billion and a staff of more than 3,100 employees. Previous
to that, he served as that department's chief financial officer. Richard has extensive Vermont work experience
in education, local government and the private sector. He was executive director of the Vermont Superintendents
Association for seven years and city manager of Barre City for five. He also served as a member of the Barre
City Council and on the board of a private school. Richard's private sector experience was in real estate devel-
opment and management and in the granite industry. He served in the United States Army immediately after
graduating from college.
Elaine F. Pinckney was named Vermont's Deputy Commissioner of Education on July 6, 2004. Prior to com-
ing to the Department of Education, she was district leader (principal) for the Williston School District, Williston
(1998-2004). She served as president of the Vermont Principals' Association from 2003-2005. She has held
multiple positions in school districts in Vermont including principal, teacher, enrichment teacher/coordinator,
bilingual education director, adult education and adult basic education instructor. She has been active in region-
al and national professional organizations, including NASSP, the Vermont Council on Reading and the New
England Reading Association. Elaine lives in Williston with her husband and their two sons.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Patricia A. McDonald of Berlin, Washington County, was born in Summit, New Jersey on July 8, 1943. She
became a Vermont resident in 1988 following a nineteen-year career with CIBA-GEIGY Corporation, a leading
chemical manufacturer headquartered in Ardsley, New York. While employed by CIBA-GEIGY she held sev-
eral key managerial and administrative positions within Corporate and Ardsley Site Human Resources and
Office of General Counsel. After relocating to Vermont, she was employed by the Merchants Bank for three and
one-half years and served in the capacity of Vice President, Human Resources and Regulatory Management.
She previously served as Secretary of Transportation. She has also served as Commissioner of Personnel (1991
to 1993), Commissioner of Motor Vehicles (1994 to 2000) and as Deputy Commissioner of Education. She is a
member of the Berlin Select Board and is married to Captain J. Bruce McDonald, Retired, Vermont State Police.
She has a daughter, two grandsons and two stepsons. Office phone: 828-3491. Post Office Address: 5 Green
Mountain Drive, PO Box 488, Montpelier, VT 05601-0488. Her phone number is 802-828-4301.
Thomas W. Douse of St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, was appointed deputy commissioner of the Department
of Employment and Training in May of 2001 and the deputy commissioner of the Department of Labor in July
2005. He grew up in Ryegate, Vermont. He received a degree from the University of Vermont (B.A. in
Economics, 1975) and studied counseling at Castleton State College. Before his appointment as deputy com-
missioner he served in a number of positions at DET including, unemployment insurance division director,
research chief, and employment counselor and welfare-to-work program director. Office phone: 828-4100.
Post Office Address: 5 Green Mountain Drive, PO Box 488, Montpelier 05601-0488.
DEPARTMENT OF LIQUOR CONTROL
Michael J. Hogan of Cabot, Washington County was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 26, 1947 and became
resident of present town in 1987. He is married to the former Mary Ellen O'Connor, and they have two daugh-
ters and two sons. Occupation: Commissioner of Liquor Control. Director of Operations for Liquor Control
1994-1999. He was educated in elementary schools in Brooklyn, New York and high school in Elmhurst, Illinois;
Colorado State University, Governors State University, Park Forest, Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Eau
Claire, Wisconsin. Member of: Supervisor Central Vt. Solid Waste District 1988-90, Town of Cabot Auditor,
Justice of Peace, Board of Civil Authority, Vermont State Government CPM Graduate 1990. Numerous study
committees and task forces for state government. High School Basketball Official, Cross Country Coach. Home
Phone: 563-2827. Post Office Address: 1858 Vt. Rt. 215S, Marshfield 05658.
GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER
James H. Douglas
ADJUTANT, INSPECTOR, AND QUARTERMASTER GENERAL
Major General Martha T. Rainville of St. Albans, Franklin County, was born in New London, Connecticut,
and was raised in Port Gibson, Mississippi. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.A., Education,
1979); Distinguished Graduate, USAF Officer Basic Military Training Program, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
(1979); USAF Maintenance Officer Course, Chanute AFB, Illinois (1979); Squadron Officer School, 1988; Air
Command and Staff College (1994); Air War College, 1998. Her military career has primarily been in the
Aircraft Maintenance Field with F-101, F-106, T-33, F-15, A-10 and F-16 aircraft. She and her husband Norman
have three children, Jennifer, Nicholas, and Alex. Office phone: 338-3124. Post Office Address: 789 VT
National Guard Road, Colchester 05446.
DEPUTY ADJUTANT GENERAL
Brigadier General William A. Noyes of Barre, Washington County, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts and
was raised in Barre, Vermont. He attended the Community College of Vermont and Norwich University and is
a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College. He spent most of his military career in Army
Public Affairs, serving in various assignments in that field. In June of 1996, he retired as a lieutenant colonel,
after serving more than 26 years. In civilian life, General Noyes worked in broadcasting at radio station
WSNO/WORK, Barre, Vermont for more than 30 years prior to assuming his current position. He and his wife,
Diane, have two sons Jeffrey and Gregory. Office phone: 338-3121. Post Office Address: 789 VT National
Guard Road, Colchester 05446.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Kerry L. Sleeper of Jericho, was born in Burlington, Vermont on August 22, 1956. He was raised and educat-
ed in Burlington, Vermont, graduating from Burlington High School and Champlain College with a degree in
Business Management. He has been married to his wife Mary for twenty-five years, he has one daughter. He
was named Commissioner of Public Safety on January 9, 2003. He is a twenty-six year veteran of the Vermont
State Police. He began his career in 1977 and has served as a Uniform Trooper, Detective Sergeant in the Bureau
of Criminal Investigation, Lieutenant in charge of the Vermont Drug Task Force, Lieutenant Station Commander,
Captain Chief Criminal Investigator in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Captain Troop Commander,
Captain Assistant Field Force Commander, Major Field Force Commander and Finally Commissioner Of Public
Safety. In addition to his appointed role, he also serves as the state's Homeland Security Advisor and liaison to
the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. He is a member of: Northeast Homeland Security
Advisors, International Association of Homicide Investigators, International Association of Chiefs of Police,
National Criminal Justice Association, Vermont Police Association, Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council,
Vermont Criminal Justice Cabinet, and The Vermont Fire Service Training Council, The Vermont Homeland
Security Advisory Council, New England State Police Information Network, Vermont Law Enforcement
Coordinating Committee and The New England State Police Advisory Council.
VERMONT STATE POLICE DIRECTOR
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas A. Powlovich of Jericho, Chittenden County was promoted to the rank of lieu-
tenant colonel and appointed to the position of Director of the Vermont State Police in November, 1999, by
Commissioner A. James Walton, Jr. of the Vermont Department of Public Safety. He joined the Vermont State
Police in April, 1977, following graduation from the Vermont State Police Academy. He received his Bachelor
of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Westfield State College, Westfield, Massachusetts and is a graduate of
the FBI Academy. His recent assignments as Captain: Director of Training and Recruiting, Commander of
Troop A, and Assistant Field Force Commander managing the Department's state-wide Dispatch and E-911
Program. He is a recipient of the Vermont State Police Combat Cross Award. He and his wife, Louise, have
three children, Jamie, Kristi and Chad.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE
David O'Brien of Stowe, Lamoille County, was born in Syracuse, New York, on September 24, 1963 and
became a resident of Vermont in 1992. He was educated in elementary schools in Turnbull, Connecticut;
Trumbull and St. Joseph High Schools; the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut (B.S. in
Accounting, 1986) and Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut (M.S. in Finance, 1994). He is a member
of the Board of Directors for the Vermont Telecommunications Applications Center; Vermont State Nuclear
Advisory Panel, Chair; New England Governors' Conference, New England Conference of Public Utilities
Commissioners; the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the National Association of
State Energy Officials. Post Office Address: 162 South Main Street - Unit 3D, Stowe 05672.