Chair Jace Sheppard

Jace runs a small business, Vermont Tech Guy, LLC, where he provides technical support services to home users and small businesses. Prior to this Jace provided technical support at Hickok and Boardman Insurance Group and at IBM. Jace also works with Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Comprehensive Care Clinic to educate Vermonters on STD and HIV testing information. Jace lives with his husband and two dogs. Jace joined the board in 2010.

Vice Chair Jerry G. Larrabee, MD

Jerry is a Pediatrician and Professor of Pediatrics at UVM/FAHC since 2005. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Williams College, an M.D. from Vanderbilt University, and he is currently enrolled in an M.Ed. program at UVM. He enjoys running, cycling, skiing and music. Jerry joined the Board in 2012.

Secretary Ed North

Bio coming soon!

Treasurer Nicole Junjulas

Bio coming soon…

At-Large Executive Committee Member Marie Thresher, CIA, CISA

Marie is a financial services professional experienced in operational risk management, corporate governance and management advisory services. Most recently, Marie served as Chief Auditor and Senior Vice President of People’s United Bank. Marie holds a B.S. in Finance from Central Connecticut State University. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and is a past member of the Board of Directors of their Green Mountain Chapter. She is also a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association’s Albany, New York Chapter. Marie enjoys hiking, yoga and exploring the local food and music of Vermont. Marie joined the Board in 2013.

Chris Madsen

Bio coming soon!

Jacky DeForge

As an educator it was very important to me that my Middle School students have a factual and comprehensive HIV/AIDS curriculum. Knowledge is power! Facilitating that knowledge was a passion of mine, even when I had to go against Administration. Additionally, having a dear friend who is living with AIDS brought me closer to action. I strongly believe that it is incumbent upon us to give back to our community. Upon retiring, volunteering and then becoming a Board member was a natural choice for me. The incredibly talented and committed staff at VT CARES deserves any support I can give.

Tony Periello, J. D.

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Nicholas Bonenfant

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New board members

Anna McLean from Burlington
Bhuttu Mathews from Burlington
Luis Arnaut from Burlington
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