Josh’s professional work has been far-reaching, ranging from providing support for families through direct case work and case management, instruction for students in higher education, program development, evaluation and management to overseeing certification and compliance efforts.
Josh lives in Vermont with his partner of more than 25 years, Annie Volmer, and his two children, Abigail who attends Emerson College and Lelia, who has Down syndrome and attends Craftsbury Academy.
Patrick graduated from Lyndon State College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design, and an Associate of Science degree in digital media.
Patrick met his wife, Kaylin through Heartbeet. Kaylin was a Heartbeet Americorps volunteer until July 2012, when the couple married and moved to Cabot. Kaylin continued to regularly volunteer at Heartbeet, and they provided respite for Heartbeet Friends in their home.
In July 2014, Patrick, Kaylin and their son Alden moved back to Heartbeet to live in Konig House as householders. Patrick currently works full time in Wolcott VT for High Mowing Organic Seed Company as their Information System Manager.
Prior to joining the firm, Roger worked as senior special counsel to the Market Surveillance Division of the New York Stock Exchange from 1988 to 1993. From 1982 to 1988, he was an assistant district attorney in the Bronx, New York, and also a special assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Roger is chairman of the board of the Camphill Foundation of Camphill of North America and also serves on the Board of Directors of Bronxworks.
Roger earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Vermont in 1978 and a JD from New York Law School in 1981. He and his wife, Fern, live in Larchmont, New York.
For more than a decade, she has been actively involved with the Southeast Consortium, which provides leisure and recreational programs for children and adults with special needs in lower Westchester County, New York.
Susan has three children. Her son, Jared, joined Heartbeet in April 2009. She has advocated for him since he was diagnosed with developmental delays at 18 months old. She worked hard to ensure that Jared received all the therapies and services that he needed and to which he was entitled. Her mission has been to create the conditions under which Jared could reach his maximum potential.
Susan brings her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to the board of Heartbeet and provides a voice for the families that are a part of the community.
Jonathan Gilbert is one of the co-founders of Heartbeet Lifesharing. He is the finance director for Heartbeet and heads the Finance Management Group which manages the day-to-day finance and economic operations of the community. Jonathan works closely to maintain Heartbeet’s ties to the local community, doing outreach for partnerships with local business and fundraising. He continues to nurture his interest in global partnerships as well and finished a course in World Economy at Spring Valley, New York. Jonathan was born in Quebec, Canada. He has always had an interest and commitment to integrating agriculture with his social ideals. Before founding Heartbeet, he worked and apprenticed at L’Amitié, a therapeutic community in Quebec serving adults with severe disabilities, and in Camphill Village/Kimberton Hills in Pennsylvania, an intentional agricultural community which specially includes adults with developmental disabilities. Other aspects of his training in biodynamic/organic farming, gardening, marketing and CSA (community-supported agriculture) took him to New Mexico, Canada and Mali.
Kristina was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1987 and Magna Cum Laude from the Vermont Law School in 1993. She clerked for the judges in the three Northeast Kingdom county courts during her first year after law school. She was an associate with the law firm of Zucccaro, Willis and Bent (now Zuccaro and Wills), she worked for many years as a staff attorney with Vermont Legal Aid handling family, landlord/tenant, benefits and mental health cases, and she worked again in private practice with Zuccaro and Willis. After taking some time away from the practice of law to open Claire’s Restaurant, she has returned to law to serve the legal needs of her community.
Kristina is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium and Heartbeet Lifesharing, is a past chair of the Hardwick Zoning Board of Adjustment, and a former Hardwick Selectboard member.
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Heartbeet goes to the core of my educational beliefs.It is a caring community that draws upon the philosophies of the great educators John Dewey (immersion in direct, personal experience), Alexander Meiklejohn (education is about how we treat each other), Kurt Hahn (above all, compassion), and Rudolf Steiner (educating the whole person). The founders and their staff are especially committed to caring for those who are in great need. They do it with skill, hard work, and love. I’m proud to be associated with them.
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