Board of Directors

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 two main criteria.  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. Meetings are open to the public.


  • Chair: Kent Henderson, Georgia
  • Co-Vice Chair:  Theresa Anderson, Isle La Motte
  • Co-Vice Chair: Chad Tyler, Highgate Springs
  • Treasurer: Bill Magnus, West Swanton
  • Secretary: Kiersten Bourgeios, Swanton
  • David Borthwick-Leslie, Grand Isle
  • Carolyn Branagan, Georgia
  • Guy Choiniere, Highgate
  • John Chesarek, Fairfield
  • Karen Fortin, Highgate Springs
  • Ellen Howrigan-Paradee, Grand Isle
  • Paul Jansen, Georgia
  • Shannon Lenox, St. Albans
  • Scott Magnan, Richmond
  • Don McFeeters, Sheldon
  • Emily Porter-Goff, Milton
  • Patty Rainville, Swanton

FNLC Staff / Volunteers

  • Cassie Carpio – ECO AmeriCorps, Outreach & Project Coordinator
  • Pat Daunais – Project Coordinator
  • Rachael Sink – Administrative Assistant