Board of Directors

The WCMHS Board is a dedicated group of family members, peers, and community providers. The Board meets monthly with the Executive Director, the Chief Financial Officer, and other program directors to assure alignment with WCMHS’ mission statement and insure its financial and moral integrity.

Sarah Holland


Kristin Chandler

Vice President

Kristin Chandler is a graduate of Colgate University and Seattle University School of Law.  Kristin is the Coordinator of Team Two, a one day training for law enforcement, police dispatchers and mental health crisis clinicians that fosters a collaborative response to mental health crises.  Kristin also teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence as an adjunct professor at Norwich University.  She was a Vermont Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Mental Health for eight years where her area of practice focused on criminal cases as well as involuntary commitments and involuntary medication hearings in Family Court.  Kristin started off her legal career as a prosecutor in Seattle, Washington.  She coaches the junior varsity girls basketball team at Randolph Union High School and has a daughter who will graduate college in 2019 and a son in high school.

Robert Harvey


Bob Harvey grew up and attended high school in Long Island NY.  He is a graduate of Norwich University with a BS in Engineering and the Polytechnic Institute of NY where he earned an MS (MBA) in Industrial Management.   Bob was commissioned a First Lt in the US Army and served in Vietnam during the war.  Bob worked for the Northrop-Grumman Corporation for 30 years as an Engineer, Project Manager, Department Manager and Director  and finally as an Executive Corporate Manager.   Bob served on the VT State Developmental Disability Council as a member from 2003-2009.  Bob was a Barre Town Justice of the Peace  and served on its Board of Civil Authority from 2002-2012  . He is an FAA licensed pilot.

Bob is married to Ginette (Jacques) Harvey who grew up in Barre, Vermont.

Paul Wallace-Brodeur


Paul Wallace-Brodeur is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. He is retired but spent his professional life working in the health and mental health field in Vermont, first as a social worker at the Brandon Training School, then in the Community Mental Health program, as Chief Social Worker at the Vermont State Hospital, and for a short period as Deputy and Acting Mental Health Commissioner. Paul also served as the Executive Director of the Vermont Health Policy Corporation and later the Health Policy Council. And as a staff member in the Vermont Health Care Authority, a health reform initiative under Governor Dean. Paul moved to the State Medicaid office and served as the Medicaid Managed Care Director and at retirement as the Medicaid Director. Paul lives in Montpelier with his wife Ruth, a children’s book author. They have four children who all live in Vermont.

Regan Demasi


Paul Zabriskie


Paul Zabriskie has been on WCMHS board since 2005.  In his work he directs Capstone Community Action’s energy efficiency and weatherization programs. His background in ecological design and building science supports programs that reduce fuel consumption in homes and buildings while improving indoor air quality, safety and durability.  Paul believes that we can’t engineer our way out of the climate crisis. We need to invest in infrastructure renovations to use less energy and evolve our behavior to eliminate waste.

Lois Flanders


Amy Caffry

Amy Caffry completed her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Vermont. She began her teaching career in Warren, Vermont over 20 years ago, currently she  teaches in Barre Town. Amy joined the WCMHS Board in 2013 because she is passionate about accessible services for our most vulnerable community members. She believes all people are entitled to services that support the best quality of life choices for them. Amy and her husband live in Waitsfield with their three teenage children, one who has autism.

Chief Anthony “Tony” Facos

Chief Anthony “Tony” Facos

Chief Tony Facos of the Montpelier Police Department began his law enforcement career as an Auxiliary State Trooper for the Vermont State Police in 1985.  In 1987, he was hired as a full-time patrol officer for the Montpelier PD.   In 1997 he was promoted to the rank of sergeant, a position held until he was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Montpelier (VT) in 2007.

Over the course of Chief Facos’ thirty-four years in law enforcement, he has worked in marine enforcement, instituted MPD’s bicycle patrol unit in 1993, served as hostage/crisis negotiator, has experience in drug enforcement, patrol, tactical operations, investigations, and incident command.

The chief also serves on several state level groups and boards that include the Vermont School Crisis Planning Team, Vermont’s Council on Domestic Violence, and other state groups that focus on improving law enforcement response to mental health calls for service.  Chief Facos is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA (session #218), the New England Institute of Law Enforcement Management’s Command Training Program at Babson College, and the Rural Executive Management Institute.  Chief Facos is the current president of the FBI National Academy Associates—New England Chapter.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Norwich University, a certificate in Criminal Justice from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Arts in Diplomacy/International Relations from Norwich University.

Dr. Jesse Ritvo


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