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Avram Patt

Board Chair

Avram Patt (BA RUP ’72) was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2014. He was general manager of Washington Electric Cooperative of East Montpelier, Vermont since 1997. He also served on WEC's Board of Directors for eight years prior to that. In addition to managing WEC's distribution system serving over 10,000 meters, he is responsible for the company's power supply, including its conversion to renewable energy, as well as its long-standing focus on residential energy efficiency programs. Prior to becoming general manager, Patt held a number of positions in public administration, most recently director of Vermont's Office of Economic Opportunity.

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Hubert Tino O'Brien

Co-Vice Chair

Tino O'Brien is a senior consultant with Brimstone Consulting Group, LLC. In his 25 years of management and consulting experience, Tino has designed and delivered innovative change programs on several continents to clients such as Accredo, Ford Motor Company, Georgia-Pacific, IATA (International Air Transport Association), Pfizer and Shell Oil. His work in training managers and executives has focused on analyzing existing operations and implementing strategies and processes to improve organizational performance.

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Jill Mattuck Tarule

Co-Vice Chair

Jill Mattuck Tarule is a professor in the Leadership and Developmental Sciences department at the University of Vermont (UVM). She is the recipient of the the Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education, the Gender Equity Architect Award from the American Association of College of Teacher Education, and the Jackie M. Gribbons Leadership Award from the Vermont Women in Higher Education.

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Lucinda Garthwaite

Secretary

Lucinda Garthwaite is a writer and consultant focusing on emancipatory systems change. She is the founding partner of the consulting collaborative, ChangeMakers Partners, working to increase the impact of emancipatory social innovation in education, non-profit and business. Lucinda held a variety of positions at Goddard from 2002-2011, most recently as academic dean. Lucinda was also interim academic dean at Vermont College of Fine Arts, associate dean for student life at the University of New Hampshire, program coordinator at Outright GLBTQ youth-adult partnership in Portland, Maine. She taught writing and women’s studies at the University of New Hampshire, Bradford College and Granite State College.

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Danielle Boutet

Danielle Boutet has been an active member of the Goddard community: after graduating with her MA from the off-campus BA/MA program in 1991, she was faculty member, then program director of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program, which she founded in 1997. She has also served as Dean of Academic Affairs in 2002-2003. She is a music composer, interdisciplinary artist and full professor at the University of Quebec at Rimouski.

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Mario Borunda

Mario Borunda is the dean of the School of Educational Leadership & Change at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. Before joining Fielding, Borunda held dean positions at the School of Education at Lesley University and at the Graduate School at Wheelock College, and a special assistant to the president of Harvard University, where he was a policy analyst and wrote reports on faculty employment rates of women and minorities in higher education. Borunda earned his doctorate in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Wayne Fawbush

Wayne Fawbush is a program officer with the Economic Opportunity and Assets Unit of the Ford Foundation, focusing on rural economic development. His work concentrates on helping families improve their livelihood and wealth-building opportunities through the employment of “triple bottom line” development practices that promote positive changes in equity, environment and the economy. Before joining the Ford Foundation in 2007, Wayne was executive director of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund.

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Mark R. Jones

Jones has nearly 30 years of professional experience, including five years of full-time experience serving at a senior executive level in organizations with annual budgets of $100M or greater, as well as in nonprofit, elected, or appointed positions. Jones has provided leadership and technical support to the defense, aerospace, manufacturing, information technology, healthcare, environmental sustainability, education, community, retail, and entertainment sectors.

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Joseph Orange

Joseph Orange is a jazz musician and retired health insurance human resources executive. He currently volunteers as a community advisor and fundraiser for the Bronx African-American History Project at Fordham University, and as a mentor for at-risk children in Columbia, Maryland. His awards and honors include the Outstanding Service Award, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; the ECHO Award from the Direct Marketing Association; and the Chairman's Award from the Public Employees Roundtable.

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Caleb Pitkin

Caleb Pitkin graduated from Goddard College in 1980, and is presently a sugarmaker, timber harvester, and beef farmer in Cabot, Vt. He is also the grandson of Goddard College founding president, Royce "Tim" Pitkin. He is engaged with the local community and at various times has served on the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission, the Cabot Planning Commission, the Cabot Selectboard, The Cabot Zoning Board of Adjustment, and Cabot Revolving Loan Fund Committee.  From 1993 to 1994, he served in the Vermont House, representing the towns of Danville, Cabot, and Peacham.

 

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James C. Ross

James C. Ross held elected or appointed office in New York for thirty years. During his tenure as president of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (1996 to 2002), New York enacted the largest increase in the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) in the program’s history, raised income limits for TAP eligibility, and made tuition expenses state tax deductible.

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Richard Schramm

Richard Schramm retired from the faculty of the graduate program in Sustainable Business & Communities (now the MA in Social Innovation and Sustainability in the Goddard Graduate Institute) in February of 2013. He spent much of his career as a faculty member and administrator in higher education. His teaching and research has focused largely on building the capacity of local governments, non-profit organizations, cooperative enterprises and small businesses to plan and create vital and sustainable communities.

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Carey Turnbull

Carey Turnbull was Chairman of energy brokerage firm Amerex Energy, which he co-founded in 1983, and whose North American operations were sold in 2006 to become the energy brokerage division of NYSE listed GFI Group (NYSE:GFIG).  He is presently co-founder and Chairman of North American Power, a retail energy marketer. North American Power was recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's top 100 most promising companies.

 

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Nicola Morris

Faculty Trustee

Nicola Morris lives in Ithaca, NY and Plainfield, VT. She teaches in Goddard's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program, and is retired from the SUNY Cortland English Department. She wrote The Golem in Jewish American Literature: Risks and Responsibilities in the Fiction of Thane Rosenbaum, Nomi Eve and Steve Stern (Peter Lang, 2007) and co-edited The Alchemy of the Word, a collection of essays about writing and teaching. She has published criticism, essays, poems and stories in literary and professional journals, and anthologies.

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Manuel F. O'Neill

Staff Trustee

Manny has worked at Goddard for 28 years, on and off. He's currently a financial aid counselor and chair of the Goddard College Staff Union.

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Nicolette Stosur-Bassett

Student Trustee

Nicolette Stosur-Bassett is a materials management professional working in the sustainability industry. She is currently enrolled in the Goddard Graduate Institute where she is pursuing the MA in Social Innovation and Sustainability.

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