OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Geoff Lindemer, President
Geoff Lindemer and his wife, Deb, have lived in Stowe since 1985 and are avid skiers. Geoff is a CPA with more than 40 years of experience in financial management as CFO to for-profit companies and not-for-profit organizations. Geoff and Deb formed their consulting firm, L2 Training & Consulting, in 1995 to offer financial management consulting and personal and professional coaching to individuals and companies.
Geoff’s work experience is global having held senior financial management positions on projects funded through U.S. Agency for International Development, Asian Development Bank and World Bank in nine countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Middle East. In addition to a strong passion for the physical and emotional benefits of recovery, Geoff brings extensive skills in budgeting, planning and systems improvements to NCVRC.
Charles Goldstein, Secretary
Charles Goldstein lives in Waterbury along with his wife Julia. They have been living in Vermont for five years and are previously from New Jersey. Charles is an Assistant Vice President at Union Bank in Morrisville where he focuses on technology related projects. Prior to joining the bank, he worked for IPS and Citigroup. Charles joined the NCVRC board to give back to the community and to use his project management skills to guide the board and Recovery Center forward in many endeavors.
Imelda Turner, Vice President
My name is Imelda Turner and I live in Morrisville Vermont. I am originally from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. I have a career in the financial industry working with Edward Jones Investments in Morrisville as a Branch Office Administrator.
Prior to working at Edward Jones, I worked with several non-profit organizations in our community. I worked in direct service positions supporting youth and families and helped them navigate community services.
I believe my purpose in life has been to help others. I've been very blessed to have been in positions that allow me the opportunity to follow my passion. I am also an advocate for self-care and living a balanced lifestyle. My daily practice includes beginning each day with gratitude and mindfulness.
In my spare time, I enjoy exercising, golfing, reading and spending time with friends. I also enjoy do it yourself home projects.
I joined the NCVRC Board with the hope to help others know that through hope, self -respect and love, anything is possible!
Dr. Joe Brock, Treasurer
Dr. Brock and his wife Betsy moved to Morristown in early 2019 after retiring from his family practice in Berlin, Vermont. Dr. Brock practiced family medicine in Vermont and Michigan for over 30 years, including 21 years in Muskegon, Michigan and another 10 years at Central Vermont Medical Center. He is a 1983 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His experience in family medicine included hospital and office work, obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics, and behavioral health. In recent years, he has been active in Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) for opioid use disorders (OUD). Over the years, Joe writes, he has learned much from his patients in recovery and has found behavioral medicine to be a rewarding part of his medical practice. In his retirement, Joe is looking forward to working with our community on some of its most pressing social needs.
Laura Dewey, LADC
Laura Dewey comes to the board with clinical and direct care experience for patients and their families as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) and a Masters level psychologist. Laura has been in the field for over 10 years, clinically serving women, children and families and those struggling with substance misuse. In her career, Laura has provided treatment to women who were incarcerated, women who were parenting and/or pregnant receiving treatment in a residential setting, as well as providing care in an outpatient setting to those receiving medication assisted treatment (MAT). Laura is passionate about prevention, treatment, and recovery and is committed to the work and mission of NCVRC. She is excited to be a part of the board and to help serve the members of the Lamoille Valley community.
Dawn Tatro, a Johnson resident, is the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of GW Tatro Construction Co. in Jeffersonville. She graduated from Champlain College with a degree in Accounting. After the unfortunate death of her daughter due to an overdose in February 2019, Dawn and her husband Greg Tatro founded Jenna’s Promise. Among the achievements of Jenna’s Promise so far are the creation of Jenna’s House, a community center and recovery center that will serve as a satellite facility for the North Central Vermont Recovery Center; Rae of Hope, a level-three sober home for women; and a coffee shop that will help support clients in their programs and offer workforce development. Jenna’s Promise also offers financial assistance for recovery housing to those affected by opioid use disorders. Dawn is also a Certified Recovery Coach specializing in helping families through the recovery process.
Steph Hoffman lives in Morristown along with her husband, Kasey, three kids, two dogs, and a cat. She has lived in Vermont since 2012 and serves as Deputy General Counsel at the Vermont Public Utility Commission. Before returning to public service work for the State of Vermont, Steph was in private practice. Steph joined the NCVRC board to serve her community in the Center's critically important work. Steph has worked with many clients in her public and private career that are affected by Substance Use Disorder and has championed recovery issues to judges in her work as a public defender. Like many in Vermont, she has seen the impact of substance use disorder firsthand and
strives to make a meaningful impact through her work on the NCVRC Board of Directors.