Vermont Employer Healthcare Commissioners
Elizabeth is Co-Chair Vermont Healthcare Commission; 15 years South Burlington School Board, 5 years VEHI Board, retired healthcare executive with 30+ years general management, strategy and business development, marketing and R & D.
Meet The Team
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.
Laura Soares served on the Randolph School Board for over twenty years. She was on the Vermont Education Health Initiative (VEHI) Board for seven years, and served as President of VEHI for nearly a decade.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.