Our Board of Directors

Elderly Services is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our board of directors is made up of devoted volunteers who serve as community ambassadors and who oversee our fiscal and program stability and our future direction.

Thank you to our 2023-24 board of directors:

Betsy Etchells, Ferrisburgh, President

Sonja Olson, Middlebury, Vice President

Susan “Q” Montgomery, Middlebury, Secretary

Kathy Starr, Weybridge, Treasurer

Tom Hanley, Middlebury

Peter Lebenbaum, Middlebury

Don Peddie, Vergennes

Mary Sullivan, Vergennes

Tom Hanley, pictured at right, is an ESI board member who also volunteers at Project. Here he plays under the tent on the ESI campus with Cindy Hill, a collaborator with Tom in his Irish band, O’Hanleigh.


Staff & Volunteers

Our several dozen employees and hundreds of volunteers are, of course, absolutely key to our success! Employees range in age from teens to octogenarians, and serve as nurses, counselors, cooks, activity leaders, van drivers, cleaners and office support.

We love volunteers! They add extra attention and entertainment talent that increases program quality. We have visiting babies and activity assistants in their 80s. Volunteers might give travel talks, play the piano, lead walking groups, or set tables.

Our board, our staff, and our volunteers make up our community of helpers.