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Tricia Allen was born and raised in VT. She holds degrees in English and Psychology as well as a Masters in Library Science with school library certification. For six years Tricia worked as Assistant Youth Librarian before taking over as the head of the department in Salem, MA. When Tricia’s oldest child was approaching school age, the Allen family decided to move back to Vermont and Tricia jumped at the chance to serve as the Ilsley Public Library’s Youth Services Librarian. 10 years later, Tricia and her family count themselves as lucky to be living, working, and serving in such a supportive community. 




















I grew up in a small farming community in New Hampshire where hard work and community spirit reigned. We raised our own crops, had a herd of Registered Jersey Cattle and my parents were heavily involved in our community.

I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with majors in Dairy Management and Occupational Education.  I later moved to Vermont and here my husband and I raised our two children.  One is a graduate of the career center.  I have worked as a special educator earning my Masters in Special Education as well as in Educational Leadership.  I am currently licensed as a Special Educator K-12 and Director of Special Education Services.

Being involved in the community is important to me and I have served several groups 4-H, FFA as a Lister in Bridport as well as an alternate to the Solid Waste District!  I have served as a public servant on school boards for over 10 years and am always amazed at the drive and the dedication of those that step to the plate to serve.  

Career Technical Education is near and dear to my heart as it is a place where so many students find a passion for learning and for what they would like to do as a career.  Where would we be without construction tradespeople, farmers, mechanics etc...  

Over the last 1.5 years, I have been given the honor of serving as the board chair and the learning that goes on behind the screens is amazing.  I would like to thank all of my fellow board members both current and past for their willingness to serve and for the countless hours that are given in order to make sure that we are faithful stewards to not only the students but to our communities.











High School in UK, BA at McGill in Montreal, then Canadian CA/CPA. Worked for Price Waterhouse as a CPA in Montreal and Paris, Finance Director for United Brands Chiquita Bananas subsidiaries in France, then many Finance positions with a major multinational in the Energy sector based in France, Venezuela and the US. Now retired and living happily in Shoreham.












I am a resident of New Haven and serve as the Community at large member from the Mt. Abraham

Union  School District. I have served on the PAHCC board for the past ten years. Both of my children attended the career center. One is a successful Graphic Designer and the other is a very established commercial house painter!












Dr. Tiffany Love, founder of the Love Leadership Foundation, is an award-winning keynote speaker and C-suite executive with more than 30 years of healthcare experience. She is a Fellow and former Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, as well as a certified Public Leader through the Harvard Kennedy School.  She also serves as coordinator, nurse planner and guest faculty member for Harvard Medical School’s CME course, Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare and as an Advisory Council member for the Harvard Business Review. Additionally, Dr. Love is an Advisory Board Member for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society’s Center for Excellence in Nursing Education and an advisor for their Nurse Leadership Academy for Practice. She is currently Associate Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at the University of Vermont Health Network Porter Medical Center, after previously serving eight years in various roles at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

As an international leader in the advancement of women and diverse healthcare executives, Dr. Love serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Healthcare Diversity Council, a non-profit dedicated to promoting culturally competent care, inclusiveness and equity; she was also recognized as one of its “Top 3 Healthcare Diversity Leaders” in 2021. Previously, she received ACHE’s Service and Regent’s awards for being the organization’s most requested mentor and career advisor, as well as for developing multiple inaugural DEI committees, educational offerings and DEI initiatives that have successfully advanced diverse professionals to higher levels of leadership.

Dr. Love received her PhD in graduate studies (healthcare research) from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, as well as two Masters of Science in Nursing degrees (adult and gerontological nurse practitioner) after graduating from Cleveland State University. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and enjoys listening to audio books, writing and visiting museums, as well as spending time with her young-adult daughter.











Kristina MacKulin is the Executive Director for the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association (VNLA) since 2004.  The VNLA is a statewide professional organization that serves the horticultural/landscaping industry in Vermont and beyond.  The VNLA is also the producer of the biennial Vermont Flower Show held at the Champlain Valley Expo.  She is the graduate of the University of Maine, Orono with a degree

in Plant and Soil Science.  She makes her home in N. Ferrisburgh where she raised her two adult children alongside her husband.  Now their dogs get all the attention. 










I grew up in Vergennes. I have worked in excavation, trucking, well drilling, and several types of agriculture. I have been a Bridport resident for about 15 years. I have two kids in the ACSD school system. My wife and I owned and operated Daily Chocolate in Vergennes for the last 12 years and we sold it to a new owner on December 1st 2020. I have been in the building trades for about 8 years. In July 2020 I decided to go on my own. Robowski LLC is my new venture where I found a niche in small jobs. 









Steve Orzech - ACSD

Steve Orzech was originally trained as a Computer Systems Analyst where he worked for five years then switched to Social Studies education in 1992 and has never looked back. He recently retired as a secondary school teacher of Technology and Social Studies with experience ranging from the middle grades to high school seniors and spanning many states and Brazil. With an A.A.S. and B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Purdue University and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia, Steve’s formal education spans both the STEM and Humanities curricula. Originally a native of Indiana, he has lived and travelled widely before settling here in Middlebury in 2009 with his wife and youngest son, now a graduate of PAHCC ART technical program. Steve can often be found walking around Middlebury or hiking the TAM with his Entlebucher Swiss Mountain dog, Circe (no she doesn’t have “some Beagle in her”)











Stephen Rooney, Starksboro School Board Representative:  While growing up in Vergennes, getting an architectural degree in Texas, marrying a Bristol girl (Alice Weston), and settling in Starksboro, I've been made aware time and time again that I am a product of strong families and communities supporting  educational opportunity for children.  Alice's father Ken (an original Mt. Abe High School Board member) first poked me with the idea of lending a hand with board work, and it occurred to me that this was a great  way to pay back all those who've helped me in the past, and help those who follow afterwards.  I'm not sure there's a better way for a civilized world to support its future than to invest in the education of its children.











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