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Mark Koenig

Mark has been a board member with the Addison Northwest School District since it consolidated. He has worked as a teacher, lawyer, analyst, and medical researcher. Mark and his wife were Peace Corps volunteers in the Kingdom of Tonga and now live in Vergennes with their son, dog, cat, and snake.

Meet The Team


Joe McNeil

Joe McNeil is a Burlington based attorney at McNeil Leddy & Sheahan P.C. who has represented the interests of public sector clients such as school districts and municipalities for most of his career.  This representation has included labor relations and employment related concerns.  Joe served as chief negotiator for the Employer Commissioners in the first round of bargaining and is performing this responsibility again in the upcoming round. 


Kim Farnham

Kim lives in New Haven, Vermont. She currently represents the Mt. Abraham Union School District on the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center School Board as a community at large member. Kim is presently serving as the vice chairperson. She also devotes her time as a council member on the UVM and Porter Hospitals patient and family advisory boards. Health care is a very important part of her life as a breast cancer survivor.


Susan Prescott

Susan has served on the Cambridge School Board since 1995 and the Lamoille North Supervisory Union Board since 2002. She has served as a member of the Board Negotiating Council (BNC) for many years and as BNC Board Chair for three bargaining cycles, one of which included successfully merging several contracts into one district-wide agreement.


Patrick Healy

As the director of a quasi-municipal corporation (Green Mount Cemetery) for the past 30 years, Patrick understands the relationship between employer and employee. Patrick is presently the chair of the Twinfield School Board; he has negotiated four contracts on behalf of the school district.


Adrienne Raymond

Adrienne is on the Mill River Unified Union School Board (MRUUSD), a merged district serving the towns of Clarendon, Shrewsbury, Tinmouth, and Wallingford. She has served as the Negotiations Committee Chair since the new district was created. Adrienne has served continuously on a variety of local school boards starting with the Shrewsbury Mountain School (SMS) Board in 2002. 

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Akua Smith

Born in Brooklyn, raised and educated in Texas, and now a resident of Enosburg Falls, Akua brings a passion for healthcare to Vermont. Between earning both her undergraduate and two graduate degrees (in health sciences and business administration) at the University of Texas, Akua spent seven years as the executive director of a nonprofit organization in Uganda. Her professional career in the industry flourished at a top-five healthcare company where she currently works as an account executive partnering with businesses throughout Vermont.  Shortly after her arrival in our state in 2021, Akua was first appointed and then elected as a member of the Enosburg Falls-Richford School District Board in the Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union. The mother of three boys and one girl, Akua loves to spend time with family, travel, produce and record her own music, participate in outdoor fitness activities and much more.  She is always on the run!

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Mike Moser

Mike currently serves on the Boards for both the Quarry Valley School District and the Greater Rutland Central Supervisory Union. Born and raised in California, Mike moved East to Vermont 50 years ago and never looked back. During his professional career as a financial service representative, Mike worked with several Vermont small businesses in delivering high quality health care for their employees at a reasonable cost. In his spare time, Mike and his wife live in West Rutland, where even in retirement he doesn’t struggle to keep busy. Not with a family that includes a baker’s dozen of children and 36 grandkids. A number of the 13 adult children and their spouses work in education. That makes Mike proud: “I love having teachers in the family.”

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