BOARD OF DIRECTORS

officers

CHAIRMAN

Don Morrill

Don is a 1983 graduate of Spaulding High School. After graduating from Spaulding, Don attended the University of Vermont graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Finance. Don started his career in 1988 as a Commercial Lines Underwriter for Union Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Don worked for Union Mutual until 2004, with his final role being the Director of Product Development and Regulatory Affairs. Since its inception in 2004, Don has held the role of Multi-Line Program Manager at VSBIT. Don is also an active member of the Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Prevention Advisory Council. Don resides in Barre Town, his son Zach is a junior at Lyndon State College and his son Josh a senior at Spaulding High School.
 

Vice - chair

sarah child

Sarah is a 1986 graduate of U-32 high school. Following high school she attended Roger Williams University where she earned a bachelor's degree in Communication. Sarah has spent the past 16 years working in healthcare administration at Central Vermont Medical Center and the University of Vermont Medical Center. Prior to that she worked in higher education as an Admissions Counselor at Norwich University and Champlain College. Sarah is also active with Vermont AHEC ( Area Health Education Centers) having served on the Northeast board and coordinates summer shadow experiences for their MedQest camps. Sarah lives in Barre Town with her husband Scott and her two sons, Keenan and Camden.  Keenan attends Utica College and Camden is a senior at Spaulding High School.

 

Treasurer

cris benoit

Cris is a 1986  Spaulding High School graduate. Following high school Cris began working at Northfield Savings Bank and is currently the Item Processing Manager at their Berlin Facility . Cris has been in her current position for 19 years. Previously she filled positions on the front line of the bank which included Teller, Head Teller & Customer Service Representative. She was recently recognized for 30 years of service at Northfield Savings Bank. Born and raised in Vermont; Cris currently lives in Barre with her husband Todd and their two children Brooke and Cole. Cris is an active member of the Barre Elks Lodge Post #1535.

Secretary

Judy Emmons

Judy graduated from Spaulding High School in 1991 and from Trinity College of Vermont in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration and Accounting.  She began working at National Life Group upon graduation.  Judy has held various positions, ranging from Investor Service representative, Portfolio Accountant, Money Market Investor, Portfolio Analyst, and Cash Manager.  Judy received her Life Office Management Association designation in 2001 and her MBA in 2006 from the University of Phoenix.  Judy resides in Barre Town with her husband Jeremy and their two children, Jarrod and Jaylynn, both of which attend Spaulding High School. Judy's daughter, Jaylynn, recently lead a fundraising effort with the Spaulding High School field hockey team to raise $420 for the Konner Drury Foundation.



 

board members

Executive Director

Corey P. Touchette

Born in Connecticut, Corey attended High School across the southeast, finally resettling within his deep Vermont roots. Strong family ties to Central Vermont and a drive to offer needed support to families battling childhood cancer (Corey's sister Shannon lost her battle with childhood cancer at the age of 9) led him to take the reigns of Freezing Fun For Families. His career began as a Technician for Bell Atlantic and led him to advocate as a union steward and contract negotiator for the IBEW. Corey received his degree in communications in 2006 from Vermont Technical College. He is currently the Assistant Director of Planned Giving and Donor Relations at Norwich University. Corey resides in Barre, Vermont with his sons; Riley,Ethan,Noah and Jack.

chris cadorette

Chris Cadorette is a 2000 graduate of U-32 high school. He started his volunteer career while attending Norwich University where he was the Organizational Administrator for a Special Olympics Vermont basketball tournament. Chris has also been a Snowshoeing coach for SVT and founded the “We Freeze Ours!!!” team, which has been a top tier donation collector in years past. Chris works for the State of Vermont, in the Department of Human Resources as a Human Resources Business Partner He holds a Bachelors Degree from Norwich University in Physical Education as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Chris has a passion for sharing knowledge, and a drive to help people find the best in themselves. In addition to being on the Freezing Fun for Families Board of Directors, Chris is currently the President of the Calais Elementary School PTNO, a member of the Vermont Red Cross Disaster Alert Team in Berlin ( Chris recently returned from Red Cross support efforts in the Florida Keys), a Varsity football coach at U-32, and the President of the Central Vermont Mini Raiders NFL Play 60 Flag football team. Chris lives in Calais with his wife Laine, and 4 daughters: Rhys, Hunter Magda, and Josie.

adam fourtune

Adam is a 1998 graduate of Rutland High School.  He attended Castleton State College (now University) and obtained a BA in Criminal Justice. Upon receiving his Criminal Justice Degree, Adam worked as a residential counselor for several years before returning to school to pursue his Masters in Social Work.  Adam received his Masters in Social Work in 2009. Upon receiving his Masters Degree, Adam took a position with the State of Vermont as a Child Protection Social Worker with the Department of Children and Families.  In 2014, Adam left his position with the State of Vermont to take a position at the University of Vermont Medical Center as the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Social Worker. Adam works first hand with Vermont families diagnosed with childhood cancer. Helping them to gain the financial and family resources that they will need to help them through such trying times.  Adam lives in Georgia, VT with his wife Holly and two children Evan and Lane.

chad hewitt

Chad graduated from Chelsea High School in 1988 and then Castleton State College (now University) in 1992 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting.  He began working as a staff accountant at Sullivan, Powers and Company in Montpelier, VT directly out of college.  Chad obtained his CPA license in 1995, becoming a partner of the firm in 2002.  Chad provides accounting and auditing services to Municipal and Non–Profit clients as well as Tax planning and preparation services to individuals and closely held businesses.  Chad is very active as the treasurer of the VT Mountaineers, a local non-profit collegiate baseball team. He is also the treasurer of the Roberts- Gould Athletic Field Fund in Chelsea where he plays baseball each Sunday during the summer. Chad lives in Barre Town with his children Madison and Cooper.