Board Members

Connie Woodberry

Connie Woodberry

President
Connie is a Senior Program Development Adviser at World Education Inc. in Boston and a committee member of the Vermont State Program Standing Committee for Developmental Disabilities. Her son works at Putney School and has lived in BMAFL housing for over 15 years. The stable housing has been wonderful for her son.
Peter Case

Peter Case

Board Vice President
Peter is the General Manager and Morning Guy on WKVT radio in Brattleboro Vermont.  Peter’s sister has been served by Black Mountain Assisted Family Living for 10 years.  Knowing first hand the impact of having a developmentally delayed sibling can have on a family Peter is dedicated to BMAFL and it’s mission.
Ruth Tilghman

Ruth Tilghman

Chairperson
Ruth is retired, having spent many years in pottery, as a pre-school director and running after-school programs. She presently manages a lunch program.  She has always felt that everyone has a responsibility to take care of others, and as a neighbor of the BMAFL homes, the organization fits right into her game plan of life.
Alex Gyori

Alex Gyori

Treasurer
Alex has been an active board member since the start of BMAFL. His professional background is in education, with teaching experience in foreign languages in the US, France and Australia.  Now retired, he was general manager of a local natural foods cooperative for 33 years. His son is one of the individuals successfully served by BMAFL.
Carl Hirth

Carl Hirth

Secretary
Carl, retired, spends weekends with his son who lives happily at the BMAFL property. They enjoy going to Guilford Community Church, hiking, and going out to eat Phat Thai noodles or brunch at Chelsea Royal Diner. Carl worked at the Brattleboro Food Coop, the Southeast Asian Refugee Training Program, NH/VT Solid Waste Project, and Mailrite.
Mary Gyori

Mary Gyori

Director
Mary has over 30 years’ experience as a consultant in business, education, social services and healthcare. As parent and guardian of her son who moved into the BMAFL community in 1999, she brings to the Board her history of successfully building and training teams.
Shelia Pinkney

Shelia Pinkney

Director
Sheila spends her workdays in the fascinating world of dietary supplements, creating products and leading teams. She is a parent & guardian, and advocates for community awareness, acceptance and appreciation of people with developmental disabilities. The mission of BMAFL is near and dear to her heart, and she joined the board in 2015.