Board of Directors
Andrea Landsberg VMD, President
Andrea practiced as a small animal veterinarian in western PA for six years then went on to a second career in strategic management for the human healthcare company, Abbott. After 20 years in the flatlands of northern Illinois, she and her husband, Richard Marshak, moved back east to the lovely Champlain Valley. They share their home with cats, Balsa and Tanda (Homeward Bound adoptees!) and dog, Winston; most of their spare time is spent tending their large garden and 90 acres of lovely meadows and woods in Cornwall.
Paige Russell, Vice President
Paige moved to Vermont in 1983 and now lives in Vergennes; she is a retired teacher of the Deaf and hard of hearing. Paige loves retirement and the freedom to do volunteer work, travel and play outside. She lives with her dog Annie, who is the third pup Paige has adopted from Homeward Bound, beginning in 1991. She has volunteered at HB, mostly dog walking, since 2016. She is truly happy to be a member of the HB board and to have the chance to offer support to the wonderful animals and stellar staff there.
Kris Pearsall, Treasurer
A life-long animal lover, Kris is very excited to join the Homeward Bound board and to be a part of the important work that this organization undertakes. Kris brings along her experiences in managing a large animal veterinary practice and years spent on a dairy farm while raising a family, as well as her background in the financial industry. Kris lives in Bristol with her family which includes two dogs (Ralph, an English Mastiff, and Cynder, a Belgian Tervuren Shepard) and Homie, the cat.
Maria Farnsworth, Secretary
Maria is a Reiki Practitioner focusing on animal Reiki. She has been volunteering at Homeward Bound for two years. She is a member of Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team (VDART) and is working to start a local Addison County chapter of the organization. Rescue is her favorite breed and together with her husband, Michael they have two dogs (1 from Greece) and one cat. When not spending time at Homeward Bound, Maria enjoys cheering her grandsons at their sports events. Maria works full-time at Middlebury College. Maria enjoys spending time in her flower garden.
Margaret and husband, Gary Sarachan just moved to Salisbury, Vermont from Saint Louis, Missouri two years ago. They are the proud custodians of three pugs and two cats (one a Homeward Bound rescue). Margaret is a retired attorney and mediator. She spent most of her professional career involved in domestic, employment and discrimination issues. On the happier side, she also had the opportunity to manage a landscape architecture firm in Saint Louis for 5 years. She is currently Vice-President of the Board of Trustees at Shard Villa in Salisbury. Being able to serve on the Board at awesome Homeward Bound is a wonderful opportunity for her to associate with and learn from experts in the field.
Matt started his career working with animals in 2000 as a veterinary technician. During this time Matt managed a practice and taught a veterinary assistant program for Middlesex Community College in Connecticut. In 2010 Matt open Wag On Inn a canine and feline grooming and boarding business located in Waltham VT. Matt has also volunteered for Homeward Bound since 2010. Matt lives in Middlebury with his fiance Nick and dog Troy.
Sue has worked as a marketing generalist in corporate, agency and non-profit settings over the last 30 years. In 2019, she founded Maple Run Marketing, LLC and now offers her skillset as a project-based freelancer or long-term contractor to sole proprietors and non-profit organizations. Sue has lived in Vermont since 2008 after spending much of her life in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. She's almost always in motion whether it's running, biking or hiking—often with a dog or two--currently Dixie, a golden-colored mutt, and Miles Davis, a real-deal Golden Retriever.
Liz and her family have lived in Addison County (Vergennes and Ferrisburgh) for 50 years. she has many adopted friends from Homeward Bound including 3 hilarious alpacas, 3 playful cats and 2 lovable dogs. She volunteers with her 2 granddaughters every Thursday in Catland while they “socialize”kittens in preparation for adoption. She looks forward to participating with the members of this board to keep Homeward Bound successful in protecting the many animals that need a gentle/strong human voice and to advocate for them.
Mike has lived in Middlebury since 2008. He works at Middlebury College as the Dean of the Library. He has three grown children, and at home, a dog Marge, two cats Grace and Daisy, and two chickens Janet and Gabe. He has served on a variety of non-profit boards, ranging from the Oberlin Group of Libraries and the Lever Press, and closer to home, the Vermont Library Association and Middlebury Regional EMS.
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