Our Board of Directors

Kristina Aldrich
Board President

I have been a member of GMCC’s Board of Directors for 3 years and the Board President for 1 year. When I joined the board, my two sons were enrolled at GMCC’s Lebanon campus and I was looking to be more involved in their daily lives at daycare.

To be behind the scenes was a completely eye-opening experience and I realized that it wasn’t just about making sure my kids were getting the best care possible, but that our staff was able to thrive and work in the best environment possible and our centers were providing the best care possible. Both of my children have since moved on from GMCC, but my passion for the organization and what we stand for is still as strong as it was when they were there.

I live in Enfield with my husband and our two sons, Tanner and Kellen. I own Vivo Salon and Day Spa in Lebanon where I work alongside 9 amazingly talented ladies.

Christine Kidd
Vice President

I am currently the vice-president of the board of directors of Green Mountain Children Center (GMCC) and have been a board member since the Fall of 2013.

My two boys have been going to GMCC since they were 3 years old. They are now going to HASP.

I work at the Eye clinic at DHMC as the chief ophthalmic technician, overseeing the 30 technical staff members as well as all the equipment and the overall flow of the clinic.

GMCC has been an important part of our lives for many years now and I am very proud and honored to be able to give back a little bit of what GMCC has provided to my children throughout the years.

Sharon Miller-Dombroski
Executive Director

Children’s early social and emotional wellbeing is paramount to school success and lifelong happiness. After graduating from Colby-Sawyer College with a degree in Early Childhood Education, I have dedicated nearly all of my career working with children and families.

My passion is creating places where children feel happy safe and secure allows them to explore their worlds and learn. Supporting parents who are navigating their world with little ones in it is just an added benefit. I am also dedicated to nurturing teachers as they learn developmentally appropriate practices that allow children to learn and grow.

I live in Wilder, Vermont and have two children.  Amanda who is in college, and my son Jonathan who will be heading into high school next year.

Gretchen Cole

As a lifelong resident of the Upper Valley I am very excited to be a part of the GMCC board. I am the Patient Experience Coordinator for Alice Peck Day Hospital working in the Department of Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, and Health Information Management. I am also a certified Dementia Practitioner and have worked over 20 years in the healthcare/long-term care field.

As a mother of 3 children, I appreciate the challenges associated with being a working parent, finding great childcare, and putting my trust in others to take care of those most precious to me. I am new to the GMCC board and I am already impressed with the commitment of its members and staff towards the shared vision for future programming, the heath of the organization, and the commitment to the GMCC Mission. I am looking forward to working with the board, parents, staff, and children of the GMCC community.

Julie Follensbee

I have been a Board member and the Board Secretary since 2016. I am a Wetland Ecologist for the State of Vermont. I am also involved in the Lebanon PTO. Our family keeps busy though the winter and spring skiing and making maple syrup.

My children have been cared for at GMCC since 2013.  The reputation of the organization and the long tenure of the teachers are two of the main reasons our family chose GMCC for our children’s care. I go to work every day knowing they are safe, nurtured and enriched. I admire how dedicated and hardworking all our staff are.

Christine Langley

I am the Pre-Award Supervisor in the Clinical Trials Office at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. I review workflows to support the Pre-Award team pre and post-study activation. I negotiate budgets with Pharmaceutical companies, review and negotiate payment term/language, and oversee Amendments that affect patients on active studies.

I was an employee of GMCC for 16 years, and love what the center brings to the community and the families it serves. Serving on the Board of Directors allows me to be a part of my local community and to support a fundamental program, which provides a caring and nurturing environment for families.

Jennifer Packard

I joined the board of the Green Mountain Children’s Center in 1996 after enrolling our daughter. As a very shy child, we though she would benefit from the socialization and structure offered through the curriculum at GMCC. As I learned more and more about the programs and resources offered it became abundantly clear that our families’ philosophies were very much in line with that of the organization.  It was because of these shared principals that I accepted a position on the board and remained active as a Director, Vice President and President during my 13 year tenure.   I recently rejoined the board as a community member as I see the immense value that the Center offers to the families of the Upper Valley.

My husband Richard and I currently live in Wilder, Vermont with our 17-year-old son Riley and our two Golden Retrievers Lola & Piper. Our daughter, Samantha, recently graduated from the University of Maine is currently working as a Director in Training for GMCC. Professionally, I am the Director of Corporate Relations for the Blue-Sky Restaurant Group, Jesse’s & Molly’s in Hanover, NH where I have been for almost 23 years. In addition, I am the current Chair of the Hanover Chamber of Commerce and hold board seat on the Upper Valley Nighthawks.

Lori Stevens

I am an Applied Behavior Analyst technician at the Enfield Village School where I work with children who are on the autism spectrum. I am committed to helping these children obtain their greatest potential so they are able to live a happy, healthy life of inclusion.

GMCC was my first experience working with children. I was a lead teacher at the center for 8 years. I taught both preschool and pre-k. Meeting the demands of all the children in the class can sometimes be a struggle. I often thought about that one child that I was unable to reach. That is when I decided to leave the center and work in the school system. My son attended GMCC, and the center will always hold a special part of my heart. When I left, I joined the board of directors.

I enjoy spending time with my family, running, crafting, and now skiing. I’m always up for finding new ways to challenge myself.

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