The seven Commissioners of the VSHA are appointed by the Governor to serve five-year terms. VSHA is fortunate to have Commissioners with diverse backgrounds, including expertise in finance, community and economic development, federal housing programs, human services, and from the private sector.
- Caprice B. Hover, Chair
Board Member Since: 2001
Caprice has worked locally and nationally to support children and families struggling. She began as Executive Director of the United Way of Rutland County May 1st 2017. She has been an Executive Director for family centered agencies for the last 17 years; prior to that she worked in direct services for youth and families since 1985. She is on the Executive Committee for the Coalition for Juvenile Justice and an active Rotarian.
- Mary P. Miller, Vice Chair
Board Member Since: 1998
Retired from Senator Patrick Leahy’s staff, Mary now provides consulting services to several nonprofits. She is a member of Revitalizing Waterbury and a Corporator of the Northfield Mutual Holding Company.
- Caryn Feinberg
Board Member Since: 2001
Caryn is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who is in private practice in the Burlington area. She has been on the board of the Vermont Mental Health Counselors Association for more than 20 years, where she has held various committee chairmanships and an executive position since 1999.
- Cory B. Richardson
Board Member Since: 2007
Cory is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Northfield Savings Bank. He is a certified public accountant and member of the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition to serving on the Board of VSHA, Cory serves on Committees at Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation and Central Vermont Medical Center.
- Jo Ann Troiano
Board Member Since: 1982
Jo Ann is the Executive Director of the Montpelier Housing Authority, Chair of the Vermont Association for Public Housing Directors, a member of the Governor’s Housing Council and the Fair Housing Committee of that Council.
Jo Ann was the Board Chair from 1983-1992
- Linda A. Ryan
Board Member Since: 2012
Linda is the Development Director of Martha’s Kitchen in St. Albans. Linda has worked in the Human Service Field for over 35 years and is a member of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor as well as a Certified Clinical Supervisor.
- Alex Farrell
Board Member Since: 2019
Alex is a Data Analyst at Union Mutual of Vermont in Montpelier. In addition to the Board of VSHA, Alex serves on the Real Estate Commission for the state of Vermont as well as the Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Commission. Alex has also served terms on Burlington’s Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board and Board for Registration of Voters.