Ben, Cindy and Jesse
Cindy was born into a family that valued service. Just when she was finishing college, the School for International Training drew two of Cindy’s siblings to Vermont for graduate school. She followed them and it immediately felt like home. When they returned to their service overseas, she stayed, and 36 years later, she still can’t imagine living anywhere else.
After working as a waitress and house painter, in a group home, and at the Retreat, Cindy earned a master’s degree at Antioch New England. She became Kurn Hattin’s Director of Counseling and Admissions, and started the Family Outreach program. For 19 years, she was the Executive Director at Holton Home and for the past 3 years, also of Bradley House, both homes that provide excellent care to elders. She is proud to have led an organization that aims to pay a living wage and provides good health insurance and a retirement plan. To focus on her campaign, Cindy has stepped back from the Executive Director's role but continues oversight of the Bradley House Revival project and capital campaign.
Cindy served on the Dummerston Selectboard for 7 years, including two as chair, and has been the Dummerston Town Moderator for another 7 years. She also was a member of the Brattleboro Food Co-op Board and served as its President. Cindy chairs the Dummerston Social Services Advisory Committee and has had several leadership roles in the Brattleboro Rotary Club.
A resident of Dummerston for almost all of her 36 years in Windham County, Cindy lives in West Dummerston village with her son Jesse, a student at BUHS. Her older son Ben received his master’s degree in secondary education from UVM this spring and is a social studies teacher.
Cindy graduated with the 2018 class of Emerge Vermont, a program that inspires and trains Democratic women to run for office. She is ready to serve the citizens of Windham-4.