Tony Rahn

Tony Rahn

Board Chair

Tony was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia.  He made his way to Winooski, Vermont by way of Atlanta, Georgia and a small stint in Knoxville, Tennessee.  He has spent over 15 years in healthcare operations and information technology.  Tony has worked with Walk MS and other small non-profit organizations local to Savannah to help raise money and awareness.  Tony joined the Vermont CARES board in March of 2018 and is passionate about the work that we do and the people we serve.  In his spare time, Tony and his partner, Bradley, can be found taking adventures around the state with their two dogs, Georgia Mae and Watoosie Jenkins.

 

Greg Desautels

Greg Desautels

Board Treasurer

Greg is a semi-retired finance executive returning to Vermont in 2017 after 15 years overseas doing merger & acquisition deals for US based manufacturers.  Greg looks forwards to bringing his 30 years of finance experience to Vt Cares.  Greg enjoys boating, camping and travel in his free time.

Clinton Sears

Clinton Sears

Board Secretary

Clinton Sears is an international public health professional with nearly two decades of experience in international development work, including two years with the United States Peace Corps teaching in the Philippines. For eight years, he supported HIV/AIDS programming funded by the United States Government, ultimately serving as director of a  project designed to connect people living with HIV to food security services in seven African countries. In that role he led a research team that explored the crucial role that non-clinical support services play in ART adherence and retention in care for Malawians. In 2017 he relocated to Vermont and hopes to bring his passion for equity and advocacy to further the mission of Vermont CARES. 

Sara Longo

Sara Longo

Board Member

Sara is a childcare provider and an amateur baker. She is also a mother of 3. She enjoys coaching her children’s sports teams, adventuring outdoors and camping with her family. She joined the board in 2018.

Bhuttu Mathews

Bhuttu Mathews

Board Member

Bhuttu Mathews has been a member of the Vermont CARES Board of Directors since 2017. Prior to that, he worked in disability rights advocacy that covered the spectrum of disabilities including HIV/AIDS. He has participated in many lobbying events with the Illinois Alliance for Sound AIDS Policy and has been involved in direct actions with ADAPT, a grassroots alliance of disability rights activists. He is currently in the last year of a Master’s degree program in Clinical Psychology at Saint Michael’s College, Vermont.

Becki Tenaglia

Becki Tenaglia

Board Member

Becki Tenaglia(Longo) is the assistant manager of the classic Chinese restaurant A Single Pebble. She has worked in the restaurant industry all of her life and has always had a passion for helping others, no matter how small of an impact. Becki and her family and have participated in the AIDS walk every year for several years and she and her sister in law, Sara, decided to join the board May 2018 to hopefully make an even greater impact on our community!