Jim McQueston, President
Jim is an attorney in Montpelier, Vermont. He retired from the National Life Group in 2012 after a long career in National Life’s Law Department. He is an avid walker and hiker. Jim and his wife, Agathe, are long-time residents of Montpelier.
Richard Purchase, Vice President
Richard Purchase was raised in Montpelier. He graduated from Montpelier High School and the University of Vermont. He owned a building construction company and well drilling business in Montpelier, doing business in the central Vermont area for many years. Richard is a long time active member of the Montpelier Kiwanis Club. Residents of Calais, Richard and his wife, Nancy, have five children. They enjoy family time with them and the seven grandchildren.
Claudia Brousseau, Treasurer
Claudia Brousseau is a longtime resident of Central Vermont, and is employed by office of the State Treasurer as a Financial Manager. Claudia holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Norwich University, and a Master’s Degree from Golden Gate University, and is a CPA licensed in the State of Vermont. Claudia and her husband Peter, live in Montpelier, and have one daughter Lauren, who recently graduated from Norwich University and married her college sweetheart Michael. Her husband Peter is an active business owner of a slate quarry in the Central Vermont area. They enjoy family time, walking, camping and spending time with their 2 Great Dane rescue dogs: Levi and Bella.
Barbara Prentice, Secretary
Barbara Prentice has been employed at the Department of Financial Regulation for the past five years as an Analyst, Rates and Forms, concentrating primarily on the review of life insurance forms, annuity contracts and disability forms submitted by the life and health insurance industry for review and approval. She is a subcontractor for the Vermont/Tri State Lotto Commission and review lottery prize assignment agreements. In 1995, she was recruited by William Griffin, Attorney General’s Office and Fred McGibney, Director, Vermont Lottery Commission, to assist in the drafting of the current law. After passage of the law by Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire, she was hired to review assignment agreements to ensure compliance with the new law. From 1997-2007, my practice at Wilson & White, P.C. was concentrated in the areas of real estate, probate, trusts and estates, guardianship, estate planning, and some litigation, corporate transactions and employment matters. Barbara served on the Board of Trustees of the O.M. Fisher Home, Inc., since 1994. From 2005-2007, she served as a member of the Vermont Human Rights Commission. Born and raised in Tappan, New York, she has lived and worked in Montpelier since 1980. Her husband, Sheldon, raised in Montpelier, is Vice President and General Counsel, NBT Bank, Norwich, NY and Burlington, VT. Her children are: Hilary, actor and Director of Operations Institute of Neuro Innovation, Los Angeles, CA ; Amanda, recent UCLA law school graduate, associate, Bickel & Brewer, NYC; and Julie, recent Dartmouth College graduate, wedding singer, Johnson City, Tennessee, where fiancée, Chuan Liang, attends Quillen Medical School. Barbara’s passion is gardening, collecting beautiful bouquets for St. Augustine’s, and chairing the altar decorations committee. She is also an avid swimmer, spinner and walker.
Charles Haynes, Trustee
Charles Haynes, a retired business man, is a long time member of the O.M. Fisher Home Board of Trustees. He served as the Project Manager for the construction of Westview Meadows. He has been an active member of the Montpelier community having served as Chair of the Montpelier Planning Commission, a 12 year member and Chair of the Montpelier School Board, and a member of the Montpelier Foundation. Chuck is a past-Chairman of the Board of the Northfield Savings Bank and has been a member of the Montpelier Kiwanis for more than 35 years. Charles and his wife Martha currently reside in East Montpelier.
Nancy Gale Martin, Trustee
Nancy Martin is a lifelong resident of the central Vermont community. She retired in 2011 from a 28 year career as a real estate broker with Town & Country Assoc. Realtors in Barre, VT. Nancy was President of the Central Vermont Board of Realtors as well as the Vermont Association of Realtors. Nancy is currently President of the Barre Area Development Corp, which is highly involved with the economic development of Barre City and Barre Town. She is also a Trustee of the Aldrich Library. Nancy is an active member of the Barre Kiwanis Club. She was that Club’s first female member and served as President twice and chaired the annual Auction 5 times. Nancy has marketing and advertising skills, which she brings to the boards on which she serves. She loves to walk for exercise, read, cook, garden, knit and spend time at her Groton Pond residence during the summer months. She and her husband Steve live in Barre Town and between Nancy’s three children and 5 grandchildren and Steve’s 3 children and two grandsons, they have a busy extended family.
Judith Gendron, Trustee
Judith Gendron is a retired Vermont principal and teacher. She is part owner and treasurer of Gendron Building, a concrete contracting business committed to quality workmanship. She continues to enjoy her volunteer work, family, traveling, reading and gardening.
Robert Lord, Trustee
Bob Lord Jr. was born in Barre, grew up in East Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. Bob continued his education at VTC in Randolph Center VT and graduated with a Degree in Architecture
Bob is currently president of a family construction company started by his father in 1969 that is based in Barre VT with his 2 brothers. Bob and his wife Kim live in Barre Town, enjoy summers at their Old Orchard Beach house in Maine, have 4 children and as of 2016, 6 grandchildren. Bob is former Barre Town Selectman, past President of The Association of General Contractors of Vermont, past President of Central VT Chamber and director of Barre Area Development Corp. He enjoys being outside, working on his property and land, enjoying his vintage farm tractors, shooting skeet and spending time with family and friends.
Beverlee Pembroke Hill, Trustee
Bev, born at the former Heaton Hospital in Montpelier attended and graduated from St. Michael’s schools, Lasell Jr. College, and has worked as a Court Stenographer, and recently retired as the Assistant City Manager of Montpelier. Bev is a 5th generation to establish her home with her husband, John on the family farm now know as Pembroke Heights in Montpelier. John died in 1990. She has 3 grown children, Lindsey and Dan, 6th generation who built their home on the family farm and Jack, a retired Navy CAPT living in California and 8 grandchildren. She is a past Chair of the Montpelier School Board and Central Vermont Economic Development Board. Among other boards, she served 15 years as a Trustee of Central Vermont Medical Center. Bev was one of the original co-founders of the Montpelier Foundation where she served as Treasurer. She is a member of the Central Vermont Advisory Board of Community National Bank. Bev was named by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns as the 2001 Municipal Person o the Year and was honored by the Montpelier Rotary as Citizen of the Year in 2017. Bev loves to swim and attend her grandchildren’s activities which include water polo, hockey, motocross and dance recitals and theater.