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.
Kai Winter, Treasurer
Kaiulani Winter recently relocated from Florida to Stowe, Vermont and brings with her, in addition to long-term recovery, extensive accounting experience and service in the recovery community. Her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and more than twenty years working with small business owners make her uniquely qualified to serve as treasurer on our Board of Directors. She has been an active volunteer and advocate for individuals in recovery and their families and has led and facilitated various peer-support groups including 12-Step groups, SMART and Refuge Recovery. This experience, coupled with her degree in psychology, is valuable to our team here at North Central Vermont Recovery Center and we are grateful she chooses to serve as a dedicated ambassador/volunteer with us.
Barry Mirakian, Vice President
Barry P. Mirakian is the principle of the Continuum Group. He has held executive level positions in both large companies and small businesses. For the past 15 years Continuum has provided interim COO and GM support, advisory, consulting, and coaching services to small business owners and leaders to build organizations, increase revenue and profit. His passion is working with business executives and organizations dedicated to the goal of achieving sustainable business success.
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 is a native of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. She has lived in Morrisville for more than 20 years. She is currently a Branch Office Administrator with Edward Jones in Morrisville. She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. Prior to working at Edward Jones, Imelda worked at the Lamoille Family Center in their youth and family services. She also helped organize youth summer camps for many years. She was also instrumental with the development of the Youth Center located at a local community church basement in Morrisville.
In her spare time, Imelda likes to garden, cook and work out at a local gym. She also enjoys participating in outdoor activities. Imelda is looking forward to being part of the Recovery Center Board so she can continue to fulfill her desire to give back to her community.
Dr. Rick Barnett
Rick Barnett, Psy.D., LADC, is a native of Stowe, an outdoor enthusiast, and a person in long-term recovery. In 2015, Dr. Barnett founded the non-profit organization CARTER, Inc. to expand addiction-related resources in Vermont. He is Legislative Chair and a Past-President of the Vermont Psychological Association. He is a clinical psychologist and addiction specialist with a private practice in Stowe, VT and has worked in various settings including nursing homes, hospitals, and outpatient programs. He has trained hundreds of health professionals through workshops on addiction and mental health issues over the past 20 years. And he is an active advocate for mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery.
Dr. Barnett holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University, a Doctorate and Master’s Degree in clinical psychology, and a Master’s Degree in clinical psychopharmacology. He has been a licensed alcohol and drug counselor since 1999 and has a certificate as a specialist in problematic sexual behavior (PSB-S) and gambling disorder. Dr. Barnett served on the VT Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board, the Board of Psychological Examiners, the Unified Pain Management Advisory Council at the Department of Health. And he currently serves on the Health Care Advisory Group for the Green Mt. Care Board and the Blueprint for Health Mental Health and Substance Abuse Advisory Committee.
Dr. Joe Brock
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.