Board of Commissioners


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.

  • Mary P. Miller, 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

  • Alex Farrell
    Board Member Since: 2019

    Alex serves as Vermont’s Deputy Commissioner of Housing and Community Development. In 2019, Alex was appointed to VSHA’s Board of Commissioners; in 2021 he was chosen by his fellow board members to serve as Chair. In addition to the Board of VSHA, Alex is the Chair of the Real Estate Commission for the state of Vermont. In the city of Burlington, Alex sits on the Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront Commission, and previously served on the city’s Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board and the Board for Registration of Voters.

  • Aaron Jones
    Board Member Since: 2021

  • Christopher Trombly
    Board Member Since: 2021

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