Meet The Team

Meet The Team

NeighborWorks of Western Vermont

Licensed Lender #620 NMLS #194008

Administration

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Heather Starzynski

Executive Director

Heather oversees all the moving parts of the organization and makes sure that each person and program has the resources to make things work.

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Melanie Paskevich

Director of Operations

Melanie oversees programs' day-to-day tasks while also supervising strategic goals.

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Lori Thompson

Customer Service Coordinator

Lori helps all customers to learn about and sign up for our services.

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Tricia Leone

Customer Service Coordinator

Tricia helps all customers to learn about and sign up for our services.

HomeOwnership Center

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Nancy Gilman

HomeOwnership Director

Nancy teaches Financial Capabilities and is a certified credit counselor who works with homebuyers to help them meet their homeownership goals. She also assists homeowners in danger of foreclosure by working with their lenders to help find the best solution for the homeowner.

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Sarah Knutson

Homebuyer Educator

Sarah coordinates and facilitates our Homebuyer Education Classes and is the primary educator in Middlebury and also West Rutland, VT.

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Lindsey Johnston

Homebuyer Educator

Lindsey coordinates and facilitates our Homebuyer Education Classes and is the educator in Bennington and also West Rutland, VT.

HOME Repair

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Aaron Jones

HOME Repair Coordinator

Aaron manages HOME Repair out of our West Rutland office helping customers from beginning to end on their repair projects in Addison and Rutland counties.

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Conicia Jackson "CJ"

Rental Rehab Coordinator

CJ is the Rental Rehab Coordinator and works to support Landlords in our service areas as they make health, safety, and efficiency repairs.

HEAT Squad

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Rick Shappy

BPI Energy Auditor and Energy Adviser

Rick is an energy auditor with years of experience in the energy efficiency industry, both as a solar home adviser and an energy auditor for a private company. Rick is a BPI-certified Home Performance with ENERGY STAR auditor and healthy home evaluator.

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Sally Ayers

Northeast Kingdom Energy Auditor and Adviser

Sally is an energy auditor and adviser and is LEED accredited and a healthy home evaluator serving the Northeast Kingdom.

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Nick Byk

Energy Auditor & Adviser

Nick is an energy auditor and adviser and is LEED accredited and a healthy home evaluator serving Bennington, Windsor and Windham counties.

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Ann Lawless

Northeast Kingdom Outreach Coordinator

Ann is thrilled to be working with HEAT Squad, to help neighbors in the Northeast Kingdom make their homes more comfortable and affordable, and also reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

LoanWorks

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Tania Ezzo

Director of Lending | NMLS# 1683741

Tania oversees all lending programs and works with customers to help them finance their needs.

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Jacki White

Loan Servicing Manager

Jacki services all of our customer loans and is our office manager.

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Debbie Jones

Loan Underwriter

Debbie is our in-house loan underwriter and does all lending reporting.

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Jerry DePhillips

Loan Processor

Jerry works to assist the lending department and work with our customers to ensure all paperwork is received.

Finance Department

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Elizabeth Karle

Finance Director

Elizabeth oversees finances for all programs within the organization.

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Ingrid Wisell

Senior Staff Accountant & Grants Compliance Manager

Ingrid oversees the organization’s daily accounting functions and operations and maintains that all files are compliant with grants.

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Liz Fyles

Staff Accountant

Liz oversees the organization’s daily accounting functions and operations.

Contact Us

Are you interested in talking with a NeighborWorks of Western Vermont representative about homeownership, education, lending, home repair, or home energy efficiency?