Board of Trustees
Elected to the Board by the Vermont State Legislature in 2011. Term expires in March 2017. Born in New Britain, Connecticut. Educated at the University of Florida, BA, Sociology, 1973; earned MEd at UVM,1981. Member of the Vermont House of Representatives 2006-present. Previously worked and taught at UVM’s Center for Service Learning and former owner of Climb High. Founding member of Robin’s Nest Children’s Center, former Shelburne Community School Board Member, and former Board member and Chair of Child Care Resource. Currently serves as a Champlain Valley Union High School Board Member, Chittenden South Supervisory Union High School Board Member and Clerk, Connecting Youth Board Member, Charlotte/Shelburne Rotary Club Member, Shelburne Business and Professional Association Member, and Vice Chair of the Shelburne Democratic Committee. Namesake for the Joan G. Lenes Community Service Award at Shelburne Community School. Married to Helmut; children, Peter (UVM, 2009) and Sarah (UVM, 2010).