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Staff and AmeriCorps

Tom Decker, Executive Director

Incoming director Tom Decker will join Home Share Now in mid-September 2018. Tom brings a diverse background in cooperative development, facilitating growth for social change, and business development, and he comes to Vermont by way of Indiana, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin. He has focused his career on building inclusive, engaging and cooperative communities. The board of directors are excited to open this new chapter for Home Share Now under Tom’s leadership. Welcome, Tom!

Roni Coleman, Mediator

Roni has been crafting and mediating home sharing agreements with Home Share Now since 2011. She earned her Masters in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies from the Woodbury Institute at Champlain College (formerly Woodbury College) in 2007. Over the years she has received additional training in Advanced Elder Mediation, Senior Legal Issues, Adult Protective Services Regulations, Gerontology Topics, Bridges Out Of Poverty, Cultural Competency, Mental Health First Aid, Fair Housing Practices in Vermont, Restorative Justice Practices and Community Conferencing, Corporate Social Responsibility, and the Community Dialogue Process. Outside of her role at Home Share Now, she helps individuals and groups navigate challenging situations with her partner at RiverStone Resolutions, LLC.

Aaron Guman, Program Manager

When Aaron and his partner first moved to Vermont five years ago, they found their first housing through Home Share Now. More than a warm place to stay for the first winter, they found a generous welcome to the Green Mountains from their Home Provider. Aaron is excited to make housing matches and do outreach in the community to find new participants. When not supporting the work of Home Share Now, Aaron runs his own business designing and installing edible, ecological landscapes and raising rotationally grazed grass-fed and finished beef.

Elizabeth Wilcox
Elizabeth Wilcox, Americorps Member

Elizabeth Wilcox is serving Home Share Now as a Vermont Housing Conservation Board Americorps Member. Elizabeth is a longtime resident of Montpelier with a background in education. Elizabeth volunteered with the Council on Aging's Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program and developed a strong interest in community and relationship building. Elizabeth was attracted to Home Share Now as it combined her passion for relationship building and the support for elders. She is thrilled to be part of Americorps organization.

Volunteers

Our beautiful team of volunteers take on everything from addressing envelopes to posting on Front Porch Forum to standing up on our behalf at Town Meeting.

If you are interested in joining the crew, call Tom at 802-479-8549.

Maxine Adams

Laura Arnesen

Lori Belding

Barbara Buckley

Kara Casey

Fred Cheyette

Ruth Coppersmith

Amy Donald

Gail Falk

Joanne Fitzgerald

Paul Fixx

Patsy French

Tricia Follert

Marie Frohlich

Lisa Frost

Candace Fugazy

Dave Grundy

Renee Grzankowski

Martin Hahn

Dawn Hancy

John Hogan

Jay Hulzer

Guy Isabelle

Pauli Knapp

Karen Lauzon

Christine Lilyquist

Pat MacDonald

Katharina Mack

Chris & Andy MacLean

Pat Maza

Bob Meany

Carole Meyers

Julie Moore

Amy & Dan Noyes

Steven Pappas

Lisa Pinkus

Fred Pond

Zoe Poster

Lisa Potter

Norma Raymond

Pam Read

Betty Reid

Dee Rollins

Joshua Schwartz

Judy Stabolepsky

Beth Stern

Asa Twombly

Stephanie Venema

Angela Zaikowski

 

Home Share Now News

The Governor Proclaims Homesharing Week

March 5, 2018
Governor Phil Scott has proclaimed March 25–31 to be Homesharing Week in Vermont. In his proclamation, Governor Scott recognized homesharing as a strategy for a number of situations, including life transitions,…

Home Share Now Featured in Washington, DC

February 26, 2018
Barre’s own Home Share Now—a housing nonprofit—has announced it is being featured by the National Building Museum in a new exhibition, Making Room: Housing for a Changing America, on view through September…

We're in the Spotlight!

January 31, 2018
        We're in the Spotlight! The Vermont Department…
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