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.

  • Caprice B. Hover, Chair
    Board Member Since: 2001

    Caprice is the Executive Director of the Rutland County Parent Child Center and is an advocate for the education and support of youth in her community.   She has actively worked in human services on many levels for over 30 years.  She is currently the Treasurer of the National Coalition of Juvenile Justice, the Vice-Chair of the Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs and Chair of the Vermont Parent and Child Center Network.  She has lived in Rutland County for over 30 years.

  • 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 the Economic Development Committee 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 is also on the Board of the Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation.

  • 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 Samaritan House, Inc. Samaritan House provides temporary shelter for homeless families and individuals along with five transitional apartments. Linda has worked in the human service field for over 35 years. She is a member of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition, Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness, a member of the Vermont Homeless Council, and Co-Chair of the Governor’s Council on Pathways From Poverty. Linda is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor as well as a Certified Clinical Supervisor.

  • Robert D. Lees
    Board Member Since: 2015

    Robert is a practicing attorney with Marsicovetere Law Group, P.C. and a member of the Vermont Bar Association. He helps provide public defense for Windsor County, focusing primarily on criminal and juvenile law. Through his work he interacts regularly with the Department of Children and Families and various other social agencies. Robert is an active member of the Alumni Board of Green Mountain College.