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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is formally appointed by the Governor and is comprised of honorably discharged Veterans who broadly represent the various Veteran organizations, interests, and geographic regions of the state.

Board Meeting Information


Next Bi-Monthly Meeting:  August 14, 2024.   (updated 6/14/24)

                                 Time:  TBD

                            Location:  Vermont Veterans' Home in the A. Luke Crispe Room

                                             325 North Street, Bennington, VT  05201

                             Agenda:  TBD     (updated 6/14/24) 

                                   Info:  Use front entrance.  Sign in as a Guest on the Accushield device.  Masks are optional at this time; however, mask guidelines subject to change due to Covid.  Masks are available in the lobby of the front entrance.

Committee Meeting Information


Board Minutes


Board Historic Minutes


Board Committees

Budget and Finance

  • P. Fagan, Chair
  • R. Hooper
  • M. Klopchin
  • J. Scribner
  • J. Troiano
  • Staff: S. McClafferty, Finance Director

Endowment/Trust Oversight

  • C. Dickerson

Buildings and Grounds

  • C. Tester, Chair
  • L. Cupoli
  • M. diMonda
  • D. Fabricius
  • M. Hurt
  • Staff: A. Whitcomb, COO
  • Staff: vacancy - Environmental Services Director

By-Laws Subcommittee

  • C. Dickerson, Chair
  • J. Carmichael
  • vacancy
  • Others, as needed

Nominating Subcommittee

  • C. Dickerson, Chair
  • J. Carmichael
  • vacancy

Strategic Planning

  • G. De Gasta, Chair
  • C. Adams
  • J. Carmichael
  • B. Cruickshank
  • C. Dickerson
  • P. Fagan
  • M. Klopchin
  • C. Tester
  • Staff: M. Jackson, CEO/Administrator
  • Staff: A. Whitcomb, COO

Outreach and Marketing 

  • J. Carmichael, Chair
  • K. Butterfield
  • S. Pinsonault
  • R. Setzer
  • C. Tester
  • Staff: A. Whitcomb, COO
  • Staff: M. Crowl, Marketing/Admissions Coordinator

Quality Assurance

  • C. Adams, Chair
  • B. Cruickshank
  • R. Setzer
  • Staff: M. Jackson, CEO/Administrator
  • Staff: D. Richards, Director of Nursing Services
  • Staff: J. Cody, QA Nurse

Executive Committee

  • G. De Gasta, President
  • P. Fagan, Vice President
  • M. Klopchin, Secretary
  • B. Cruickshank
  • C. Dickerson

Special Committees

Governor’s Veteran's Advisory Council

  • Ex officio, R. Burke, of Veterans Office of Veterans Affairs will report on GVAC as necessary