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Board Members

2018-19 Board

Our Board is comprised of representatives of member congregations in Burlington and two representatives from Central Vermont.


Bill Thompson – President; represents Sisters of Mercy Associates.


Rev. Joan Javier-Duval - Vice President -- Central Vermont.


Charlie Rathbone – Secretary; represents First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington.


Gene Bergman -- Treasurer; represents First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington.


Rev. Earl Kooperkamp – represents Central Vermont. 


Hemant Tamang Ghising – Buddhist Community of Burlington. 


Grace Oedel -- Ohavi Zedek Synagogue


Mary Beth Barritt -- Christ Church, Presbyterian


Bro. Frank Hagerty and Bro. Tom Berube -- Society of St. Edmund


What's good about being on the Board?

"I love VIA and it's a privilege to serve with other people of faith." -- Mary Beth Barritt