Board of Directors

CVOEO's dedicated Board of Directors includes representatives from Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties.


  • Cody Fiala, President
  • Jon Crystal, Vice President
  • Anne Rosenblum, Secretary

Addison County representatives

  • Jon Crystal
  • Andrea Treadway

Chittenden County representatives

  • Brian Cina
  • Aden Haji
  • Colleen Noni
  • Elizabeth Madigan 
  • Anne Rosenblum
  • Lesli Blount

Franklin and Grand Isle Counties representatives

  • Wendy Bova
  • Cody Fiala
  • Nakuma Palczewski

Meet the Board

Board of Directors

"For every time you've thought 'someone should do something about this,' whether it's regarding an issue around food or housing insecurity or providing support to help move someone out of poverty, it is likely CVOEO is providing a solution as part of a network of services that not only prevents community members from slipping between the cracks, but assures they have a safe path to a better future."

Lesli Blount

Board of Directors

"CVOEO is an organization like no other. Everyone really cares about the community. It is not just a job, it is an institute that goes beyond a job; it is a lifestyle that makes a difference to everyone it touches. I could go on about all the different programs but just knowing there are programs, you never have to feel totally hopeless because there is always help."

Wendy Bova

Board of Directors

"I am inspired by CVOEO's mission to promote economic, social, racial, and environmental justice by improving social determinants of health, including access to childcare, financial education, housing/shelter, and food. CVOEO supports the development of greater independence while honoring our interdependence on each other."

Brian Cina

Board of Directors

"CVOEO is unique in the breadth and depth of the services it offers, building a synergy between programs to make the whole stronger than its separate parts. I am honored to be able to assist in its work."

Jon Crystal
Vice President

Board of Directors

"The people who work at CVOEO every day with such care, dedication, energy, and talent inspire me to serve on the Board in support of their passion for justice and compassion for people."

Cody Fiala

Board of Directors

"CVOEO is unique because of the multi-layered approach to addressing community issues. It is vital to have an organization that works in partnership with the community."

Aden Haji

Board of Directors

"Being a member of the Board for CVOEO is an opportunity to create, envision, and integrate cohesive programs that provide efficiencies, awareness, connections, and improvements that allow more success in building a stronger community, impacting more individuals in need."

Colleen Noni

Board of Directors

"Our CVOEO community is best known for lifting each other up and assisting in any way we can. Every person we help strengthens our community and allows us to achieve great things, together."

Nakuma Palczewski

Board of Directors

"I am deeply impressed by the energy and effort CVOEO’s staff devotes to helping others in our community overcome obstacles and persevere through hard times. It’s an honor to witness and support that work by serving on the Board."

Anne Rosenblum

Board of Directors

"Several years ago, I was going through a divorce and needed some help. I went to the Addison Community Action office and instantly felt welcomed. I received help with fuel assistance and the SNAP program. It was such a positive experience during a challenging time that I wanted to give back to the program that helped me and my daughters."

Andrea Treadway