Howard Center Welcomes New Board Member and Elects Officers

Burlington, VT—Howard Center hosted its Board of Trustees annual meeting in November, elected officers, and reelected several current trustees to new three-year terms. Newly elected Amanda Peden CDFA® joins Howard Center’s Board of Trustees for a three-year term.

Amanda is a Financial Planner at Commonwealth Financial Group in Burlington, where she is passionate about helping others achieve financial literacy and freedom. She often speaks at seminars to raise awareness of the importance of financial education, particularly for those who have not had access to it previously. Amanda has made a positive impact on individuals and families affected by substance use and mental health.

“Amanda brings a wealth of industry experience and a passion for helping others to her role on the Howard Center Board of Trustees,” said Howard Center Board President Meg O’Donnell. “We are confident that her expertise and dedication will be invaluable as we work to make a positive impact in our community. ”

Officers were elected for one-year terms as follows: Meg O’Donnell as president, Kelly Deforge as vice president, George Philibert as treasurer, and Cyndee Cochrane Sturtevant as secretary.

The following board members have been renewed for another three-year term: Daniel Calder (Shelburne), Kelly Deforge (Essex Junction), Trevor Squirrell (Underhill Center), Yves Bradley (Burlington), and John McSoley (Essex).