Connolly, del Pozo, Couture, Willenborg join Howard Center board

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Connolly, del Pozo, Couture, Willenborg join Howard Center board

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 6:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Howard Center recently appointed Katherine Connolly, Michael Couture, Brandon del Pozo, and Hanneke Willenborg to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms. Kathy Connelly has lived in Vermont since 1979. Following a career in the insurance industry, she volunteered in the Burlington Community as a park commissioner, a city councilor, and a school commissioner. Kathy is a former Howard Center board member and previously served as a past president of the Howard Center Board. Kathy lives in Burlington.

Michael Couture has extensive experience in media production, including as a partner in Earth Audio Techniques, Inc., Philo Records, Inc., and Resolution, Inc. He is the founder of Michael Couture Media and an adjunct faculty member at Champlain College. Michael also works through the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County. He lives in Colchester.

Brandon del Pozo has served as Burlington’s Chief of Police since 2015 and has 19 years of experience in the NYC Police Department. Chief del Pozo is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum. He has a Master of Public Administration, a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, and has completed coursework for a doctorate in Political Philosophy from the City of New York Graduate Center. He lives in Burlington.

Hanneke Willenborg grew up in the Netherlands where she received a Master’s of Business Economics. She began her marketing career at Unilever in 1996 and has worked for the company in the Netherlands, Russia, Italy, US and UK. From 2008 to 2012 she worked at Ben & Jerry’s, and she is currently the CMO for Seventh Generation. Hanneke is the founder of Sunlight Water Centres, a women-owned social enterprise based in Nigeria. She lives in Shelburne.

In addition, Howard Center officers were also elected as follows: Mike Simoneau, President; Debra Stenner, Vice President; George Philibert, Treasurer; and Cyndee Cochrane Sturtevant as Secretary.

Howard Center is Vermont’s largest designated agency and helps 16,000 people in over 60 locations and four counties each year with mental health, substance use, and developmental services. Howard Center’s

24/7/365 mobile crisis service, First Call for Chittenden County is available to meet the needs of Chittenden County children, adults, and families in crisis at 802-488-7777. Howard Center is a funded agency of the United Way of Northwest Vermont. www.howardenter.org. Help is here.

Source: Howard Center 1.7.2019