Our Team

From one Vermonter to the next

FNLC brings together members to serve on the Board of Directors that live in Grand Isle and Franklin Counties who share a passion for the waters of Northern Lake Champlain.


Directors are selected from the membership based on geographic location (representing as many towns as possible) and professional experience bringing a wide spectrum of talents and knowledge to the organization.

The Board of Directors meets regularly on the last Monday of the month and are open to the public.


Board Members

Kiersten Bourgeois

Co-vice Chair

Swanton, VT

Dr. Kent Henderson


Georgia, VT

Chad Tyler

Co-Vice Chair

Highgate Springs, VT

Paul Jansen


Georgia, VT

John Chesarek


Alburgh, VT

Staff Member

Alison Spasyk

ECO AmeriCorps 


Diane Bahrenburg, North Hero
David Borthwick-Leslie, Grand Isle
Carolyn Branagan, Georgia
Tom Briselden, North Hero
Guy Choiniere, Highgate
Ellen Howrigan-Paradee, Grand Isle
Scott Magnan, Richford
Joe Malboeuf,  Saint Albans
Don McFeeters, Saint Albans
Patty Rainville, Swanton

Brittany Carter, St. Albans

Lawrence Howrigan, Fairfield

Marty Jansen, Georgia

Sarah Stebbins, Sheldon