Sarah joined PI in 2015 to lead the nursing staff. She has extensive knowledge of Human Services, after spending 13 years providing home health services in CT & VT. Sarah received her RN degree from Vermont Technical Center and also has a BS in business from Albertus Magnus College. Sarah assumed the Adult Day Supervisor role in May 2016.
Shelly started at PI in 2013 and has extensive experience in mental health, homecare and geriatrics. She received her nursing degree in 1985 from Presbyterian School of Nursing and her BA from Vermont College. Shelly, who is also a licensed Massage Therapist enjoys hiking with her husband in her free time.
Sue started at PI in 2013, with extensive experience in customer service in the insurance industry. She has served on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations, including Project Independence. Her position at PI provides an opportunity to enhance her career, utilize her creativity, and fulfill the need to give back to others.
Barb joined PI in 2014 after several years of being a frequent volunteer here. Prior to this Barb worked in bank operations for twenty years. She also served as Secretary of the PI Board of Directors for several years. Barb is enjoying sharing her talents and knowledge with such a valuable place.
Tammy joined PI in 2007 after working for over 30 years providing care in the nursing home environment and through a home health services agency. She has been a Licensed Nursing Assistant for over 35 years and loves her job working with participants. Tammy and her Mom are avid quilters and donate at least one quilt to PI each year to raffle off. In the summer Tammy enjoys spending time with her husband on Lake Champlain in their cabin cruiser.
Amanda began working at Project Independence in June 2009. She graduated from Montpelier High School in 2006 and became a Licensed Nursing Assistant in 2007. Amanda worked for a couple of years in the nursing home environment and loves working with the elderly. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying outdoor activities.
Terry came to PI in 2013 after working for Gifford Medical Center, first as a cook at the Robins’ Nest Daycare then as the Activities Director of Menig Nursing Home in Randolph. In the past, she owned her own feed and pet supply business. She attended High School in Northfield & Community College of VT. Terry is a Licensed Nursing Assistant and has Activity Director Certification.
Carrie joined PI in 2014, and enjoys working with a population she adores, in a home like setting and is excited about her future with PI. She attended Harwood Union High School and Community College of VT and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts. After becoming a Licensed Nursing Assistant, Carrie worked for several years in the nursing home environment.
Nutrition and Dietary
Anne joined PI in 2017 to take over cooking & managing the kitchen. She received her training at the New England Culinary Institute, where she graduated in 1989. Previously, Annie was a Chef at the Williamstown Elementary School and Gifford Medical Center. She is a strong supporter of the American Cancer Society, FLC Cares (families living with cancer children’s activities recreation expense support) and is on PI’s Volunteer Fundraising Committee.