Board of Directors

Willing Hands has a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors who are proud to support this vital organization.

Peter Carter — President

Peter is an attorney at the law firm of Hershenson, Carter, Scott & McGee. He serves Willing Hands as our legal consultant and lives with his wife in Norwich, VT.



Carolyn Frye — Vice President

Carolyn is co-chair of the Prouty Executive Steering Committee at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. She is our Gleaning Program volunteer leader and also volunteers as a delivery driver on Sundays with her husband, Milt. They live in Norwich, VT.



Bartlett Leber — Secretary

Bartlett is a retired attorney, formerly General Counsel of Atlantic Broadband.  She is one of two co-leaders for the Willing Hands Garden in East Thetford, VT.



Philip A. Lapp, CPA – Treasurer
Phil is a Managing Partner with Gallagher, Flynn & Company, a regional firm with offices in Lebanon, NH and Burlington, VT.  He primarily works in the tax and consulting areas, as well as overall firm management.  Phil lives in Sharon, VT with his spouse and two kids.  He also sits on the board of The Sharon Academy.

Tim Fisher, CFP – Director

Tim is a certified financial planner at Fisher Financial Advisors, and has enjoyed the field of financial planning for over twenty years. In his spare time he enjoys growing Christmas trees, raising chickens, trout in his pond, and gardening. An avid skier, he coached the Ford Sayre Ski Team for ten years following coaching for ten years at Dartmouth College.

Dr. Anne Collins – Director

Rebecca Hooper Holland – Director

Becky is presently a full-time mother and part-time yoga instructor who has 10 years previous experience in non-profit development and operations at Grassroot Soccer and Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Prior to her non-profit work, she spent two seasons assisting in operations at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. She grew up on a vegetable and flower farm in Vermont and believes that access to fresh, local food is vital to healthy lives and communities.

Birgit Humpert, RDN – Director

Birgit is the outpatient dietitian at Newport Health Center, Newport, NH. She leads our Nutrition Education Program and lives with her family in Grantham, NH.

Johanna Mirenda – Director

Johanna is the Farm Policy Director of the Organic Trade Association. She has volunteered at the Willing Hands Garden since 2014 and became one of two co-leaders for the Garden in 2018. She lives in Wilder, VT.

Rob Schultz – Director

Rob Schultz is the Leadership Upper Valley Manager and Director of Development at Vital Communities. Prior to this he served as Area Coordinator for Granite United Way in the Upper Valley Region. Rob was Executive Director of COVER Home Repair in White River Junction for 9 years.  He lives in Hanover with his partner Diane. He sings with Thetford Chamber Singers and is an avid carpenter, cellist, wilderness traveler, and gardener.

Pooh Sprague – Director

The Sprague family runs Edgewater Farm in Plainfield, NH.  They have donated many tons of farm-fresh produce and have been a strong supporters of Willing Hands since the earliest days of our operation.

Jay Van Arman – Director

Jay is a farmer and school bus driver.  Jay helps keep an eye on daily operations and lives in Norwich, VT.

Willing Hands Advisory Board:

We thank these community members for their many years of service to Willing Hands and for agreeing to continue to work with Willing Hands on an ad hoc basis:

John H Lyons M.D., Terry Lyons, Lisa Cohen, Linda Kennedy, Mark Lansburgh, Maura Naughton, Suzanne Serat,  Amy Miller Eberhardt, Will Allen, Sue Gault