Norm Frates founder and president of Zack’s Place Board is the father of Zack Frates the inspiration for Zack’s Place. Zack passed away in 2011 but his inspiration lives on.
Norm is Vice President of Mortgage Lending for Mascoma Bank. He has worked in the mortgage industry for over 30 years in the Woodstock area including owning Eastern Mountain Mortgage for 15 years. He has served on many Boards including Ski Runners, Woodstock Recreation Center, Woodstock Foundation, Mount Ascutney Hospital and Woodstock Rotary. Currently on the Alice Peck Day Lifecare Board. Norm has four adult children, three grandchildren and lives with his wife Dail in Woodstock on a farm. Norm enjoys working on the farm, hockey, skiing, cycling, and being outdoors.
Lib Maloney is an American Board of Anesthesiology board certified anesthesiologist with subspecialty fellowship training in neuroanesthesia, who retired from clinical anesthesiology practice in May, 2015 after a 31 year career.
Lib was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey and attended Dartmouth College, graduating Magna Cum Laude as a French major in 1977 in the second class of women at Dartmouth. She then attended Boston University School of Medicine, graduating in 1981. Lib completed residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. After training, she joined the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology at Dartmouth and was an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and of The Dartmouth Institute at the Geisel School of Medicine. In 2005, Lib received a Masters of Science degree from The Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth (The Dartmouth Institute).
Her whole career was spent at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. While there, she served as Executive Medical Director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic and Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital from 1995 – 2008.
Lib was a member of the Board of Directors for the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care from 1996 – 2013, and Northeast Healthcare Quality Foundation from 2004 – 2010. She served on the Board of Directors of Maynard House in Hanover, NH. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the continuing care retirement community Kendal at Hanover and a member of the Board of Directors at Zack’s Place in Woodstock, Vermont, where she serves as Secretary.
Lib is married to W. Joseph (Joe) Maloney, President and Owner of Maloney Associates Insurance in Hanover, New Hampshire. Lib and Joe have two children, Bridget and Connor, and four grandchildren, Madeline, Cameron, Charlotte and Evelyn. Lib and Joe live in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Bettyanne McGuire, Vice President
Bettyanne moved to Woodstock in 2008, to the house she and her husband built a few years earlier. She is a Fordham Law School graduate formerly licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey, with a practice devoted to educational advocacy, special needs estate planning, guardianships, and advocacy for adults and children with disabilities. Bettyanne served as chair of the board of a large New Jersey mental health services provider with a $28,000,000 budget as well as on the board of her local New Jersey school board where she chaired the finance and collective bargaining committees. Bettyanne’s personal life experiences and knowledge of the issues confronting families of persons with special needs allows her to bring compassion and insights to the individuals served by Zack’s Place. She serves on the Board of the Woodstock Rotary Club, is president of the Woodstock Ladies Golf Association and loves not only golf, but skiing, hiking, reading, and needlepoint. She and her husband, David, have one daughter, Emily, who is married and lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York, with their two young children, David and John.
Retired Building Contractor
Ron Jaynes recently retired as President from Jaynes and Berge Inc. He has lived in Woodstock since 1971. He received his BA in Business Administration from the University of Georgia. He has served on many local boards including:
Woodstock Union High School
Woodstock Foundation Advisory Board
Vermont National Bank Advisory Board
Unitarian Universalist Church
Lawrence and Mary Rockefeller Woodstock Foundation Fund
Wise Development Committee
He was recipient of the Woodstock Recreation Center Volunteer of the year award 1991, Chairman of the Woodstock School Fund and Woodstock Citizen of the year in 2015. Interests Volunteer Work, Improving his Spanish, Travel and Sports
Merrill Lynch, Resident Director, Wealth Management Advisor
Kate is the Resident Director and Wealth Management Advisor as well as a Certified Financial Planner® with the SWP Group at Merrill Lynch in Hanover, NH where they focus on wealth management strategies for mid to high net worth individuals, families, small business, special needs individuals, and local nonprofits. Kate grew up in Lyme, NH. She received her BA from the University of New Hampshire and her MA in Applied Behavior Analysis from Simmons College. Prior to working at Merrill Lynch, Kate spent several years as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst working primarily with children with autism in both school and home settings.
Wanting to return to her roots, she moved back to the Upper Valley and joined Merrill Lynch. Kate’s love for working with individuals with special needs continues through her work at Merrill Lynch and through organizations such as Zack’s Place. Kate currently lives in Plainfield, NH with her husband and daughters.
James N. Godfrey, CPA, Treasurer
Jim is a Partner with the accounting firm Tyler, Simms, & St. Sauveur, in Lebanon, NH. Jim’s specialization in the firm is working with not-for-profit organizations for which he has a comprehensive understanding of their needs, and the myriad of issues that they face. After graduating from Woodstock Union High School in 1984, Jim attended the University of Vermont. Jim was raised in Killington along with an older brother with intellectual disabilities. His professional and personal experiences allow him to contribute meaningful input to the Board and help the organization achieve its mission. Jim is also the former Chair of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Vermont, and currently serves on an advisory committee to the Vermont Alzheimer’s Association. He currently resides in Woodstock with his wife Eileen, and their son Lucas is pursuing his MBA at Boston College. He tries to spend as much of his free time in the outdoors; skiing, hiking, and kayaking.
White Mountains, Head of Corporate Development and M&A
Chris is Head of Corporate Development and M&A at White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (WTM), a publicly-traded holding company that owns and operates insurance and financial services businesses. Prior to White Mountains, Chris worked in private equity and investment banking. He is currently active on several non-profit and for-profit boards.
Chris was born in Rutland, VT and attended Boston College. After living in Boston and New York for a number of years, Chris moved to the Upper Valley in 2009. Chris is married to Krista Duval, and they both have volunteered at Zack’s Place since moving to the area. A family tradition is participating in the Zack’s Place Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day.
Parent Board Member since 2014
Crew Leader, Fine Gardening Division, Sean’s Lawn N’ Garden Services
Helen resides in Woodstock with her husband, Emmett and daughter, Erin. She believes strongly in supporting and advocating for meaningful, interesting, educational, and fun life-long opportunities and activities for individuals of all ages with special needs. She was drawn to Zack’s Place with her daughter, Erin and has participated in Zack’s Place for more than 15 years.
A 38-year resident of the Upper Valley, Helen has worked in real estate and the arts, as rental manager and sales person with Quechee Real Estate, as executive director of the New Hampshire Youth Orchestra and as a program assistant with the Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY. She currently works as a garden crew leader for Sean’s Lawn N’ Garden Services. She has served as a board member for the Friends of Thetford Education, Vestry of St. Barnabas’ Church, High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program, and as a member of the family faculty for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. In addition to serving on the Zack’s Place board on the Safety and Personnel Committees, she is an active volunteer with Zack’s Place, where she especially enjoys her involvement in the yearly Zack’s Place musical.
Health Care Professional
Jeff Dillon is a global healthcare professional. He has held senior executive roles at several Fortune 50 Corporations. Currently he is active on several board positions for both non-profit and for-profit domestic and global corporations, as well as serving as a Rotarian. Having a brother with special needs, he has been an active advocate in all types of organizations to generate opportunities and improve the well-being for him and his peers.
Special Educator/ Literacy Interventionist Woodstock Union High School and Middle School.
Peggy is a Literacy Interventionist/Special Educator at Woodstock Union Highs School
(WUHSMS). Peggy has been a Special Educator working at WUHSMS for 22 years. Peggy works with students with various disabilities, direct instruction in Reading and Writing, and transitions students from high school into the community. Teaching life skills and giving students the opportunity to be successful and happy in the real world are priorities that she focuses on. Peggy was born in New Jersey and attended Florida Atlantic University. After moving to Vermont 36 years ago and bringing up 3 children within the Woodstock community, Peggy then attended the University of Vermont where she obtained her Masters in Education. Peggy has supported Zack’s place for a number of years by participating in all Zack’s place musicals. Side note: Peggy worked with Zack in the elementary school and this is where Peggy found her passion for special needs students and holding them as valued members within our town.