About Lamoille Home Health & Hospice

Lamoille Home Health & Hospice (LHH&H) is a non-profit home health and visiting nurses agency serving Lamoille County, Vermont, providing home health and hospice care including skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies, wellness services, telemedicine and long-term care.


Lamoille Home Health and Hospice's mission is to support health, independence and dignity through quality care in the home.  The Agency believes that the highest standards of health and end-of-life care are fundamental rights. To fulfill this commitment to Lamoille County residents the Agency: provides high quality in-home care during episodes of illness, utilizing an inter-disciplinary approach; works cooperatively with other organizations to provide a comprehensive health care system; respects the rights of patients and their designated helpers/families in making decisions about their health care; continuously assesses services and respond to the changing health care needs of the community. Our Hospice Program uses a team approach to enhance the quality of life for the terminally ill and to provide support for their loved ones.



Kathleen Demars, RN

Executive Director


Jane Paine

Finance Director


Philip Kiely

Hospice and Home Care Medical Director


Clinical Director


Jaimie Welcome, RN

Human Resources Director


Tammy Parker

Information and Technology Director


Mark Draper

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Project Coordinator, Copley Hospital

Hyde Park


Jill joined the Board in 2016.  She is currently the project coordinator/ administrative assistant for the VP of Development, Marketing and Community Relations at Copley Hospital.  She has held this position for 26 years.  She a key member of the LACiNg Up for Cancer Walk Committee.  Jill is a life-long Vermonter and considers herself an outdoor person and loves all four seasons. In her free time, she can be found playing with her labs, Forest and Jax, and taking care of her two horses on her farm. 

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Retired Development Officer for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Hyde Park


Virginia (Wiffy) joined the Board of Directors in May of 2022. Until her retirement in 2019 and her return to Hyde Park, she worked as a Development Officer for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University (14 years).  Prior to that, she held various positions in high tech.  While in Vermont, she worked as the Executive Director for both the Vermont Association of Independent Colleges and the United Way of Lamoille County; held teaching positions at Lamoille Union High School and Community College of Vermont; and was a grant writer and fundraising consultant. She served on several local boards, and was instrumental in the creation of Planned Parenthood of Lamoille County and the Lamoille Hospice program. LHHH is dear to her as they provided care for her late husband, brother-in-law, and many friends. Wiffy enjoys photography, gardening, reading, needlework, pickle ball and tennis.

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Retired Attorney



Sharon joined the Board in January 2022.  She practiced law in Morrisville for 40 years, retiring in 2016. She currently works part-time for Stackpole & French Law Offices.  She has served as a Copley Hospital Trustee, is one of the creators of the Clarina Howard Nichols Center and an original member of the board and has also served on the board of Lamoille County Mental Health Services. Sharon enjoys kayaking, gardening, reading and snowshoeing.  

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Tax Examiner, VT Dept of Taxes



Carla joined the Board in 2018.  She is employed by the Vermont Department of Taxes. She serves as Secretary for the Lamoille Area Cancer Network.  Carla enjoys gardening, camping and sewing.  

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Semi-Retired Medical Social Worker



Claire joined the Board in October 2021. She worked as a Medical Social worker for 35 years at Copley Hospital and currently works part-time as a Medical Social worker for Lamoille County Mental Health. She has served on the board for Out and About Adult Daycare and the Clarina Howard Nichols Center.  Some of Claire’s favorite hobbies include spending time with her grandchildren, walking, cooking and playing the fiddle. 

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Retired Nurse Practitioner at The Women’s Center at Copley

Lake Elmore


Marje joined the Board in February 2021. She worked at Copley Hospital for 46 years as a RN and also as a Nurse Practitioner/Certified Nurse Midwife, retiring in September 2021. She is past president of the St. Vincent De-Paul Society and a member of the State and National ACNM organizations. She has completed medical volunteer missions in Jamaica and Honduras and recently volunteered for the public health department in the vaccination clinics. Marje enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, biking, kayaking and cross-country skiing. She also can be found baking, sewing and crocheting. 

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Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley



Damon joined the Board in 2016. He is an Executive Director/Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley. He has served on the Cancer Patient Support Program Board and the Vermont Children’s Trust Fund Board. Damon enjoys skiing, mountain biking and golf.

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Retired Procurement Purchaser, McNeil Generating Station



Bill joined the Board in 2014. He previously served on several statewide forestry and landowner-related boards including the Vermont Woodlands Association, the Vermont Tree Farm Committee and the Society of American Foresters Green Mountain Division. He is a retired Chief Forester and enjoys working in his woodlot, tends a small orchard and produces cider for his family.

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Retired Town Lister



Joan joined the Board in 2018. Following a short time as a practicing attorney, she transitioned to non-profit development for 20 years, and finished her working years as the Cambridge Town Lister. She currently serves as the Chair of Deacons for the Second Congregational UCC Church in Jeffersonville and is a commissioner for the Human Rights Commission.  Previous board work includes: Mary Bryan Art Gallery, Natural Resources Board, Copley Health Systems and the Cambridge Classic Chorale, as she served as soloist and treasurer.  Joan enjoys singing, traveling, walking, knitting and swimming.  

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Retired Social Worker



Mark joined the Board in 2018. He retired in 2014 from a 40+-year career as a social worker. He volunteers for the Town of Cambridge, is a hospice volunteer for Lamoille Home Health and is a volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps of Lamoille County. He is also a founder and volunteer for Cambridge Cares. He is also a Justice of the Peace for the Town of Cambridge, serving on the Board of Civil Authority and the Board of Abatement. Additionally, he serves on the Chesed committee as a member of the JCOGS synagogue in Stowe. Mark enjoys photography, fishing, hunting, camping, boating and cooking. 

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Joanie joined the Board in February 2021. She currently works as a real estate paralegal for Darby Kolter & Roberts, LLP. She is a member of the LACiNg Up for Cancer Walk Committee and has previously served on the Morristown Recreation Council and the local Boy Scout Council. She is a lifelong resident of Morrisville and enjoys getting outside and taking advantage of all this beautiful state has to offer. 

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Retired Health Care Consultant, KPMG

Lake Elmore


Melissa joined the Board in 2019. She worked in healthcare her entire career, retiring in 2016, and now works part-time as a Training Information Specialist for Vermont Dog Trainer. Melissa is a hospice volunteer for Lamoille Home Health & Hospice and the Medical Reserve Corps of Lamoille County. She enjoys gardening, walking her Yellow Lab Murphy, golfing, snowshoeing, knitting and is learning to play the piano.

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Customer Service Manager, Alpine Snow Guards


Kim Quick

Kim joined the Board in 2015.  Previous work includes customer service and telemarketing at the House of Troy and lastly, customer service manager at Alpine Snowguards in Morrisville. As a breast cancer survivor, Kim knows just how important programs like Lamoille Home Health and Hospice are to our community. Kim enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, walking, hiking and camping.  

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Director of Primary Care, Northern Counties Health Care



Chris joined the Board in 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont (BA) and Champlain College (MS). He is the Chief Strategy Officer for Northern Counties Health Care. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Copley Hospital. Chris enjoys the outdoors, traveling and spending time with his family. He grew up in Morrisville and lives on the family property with his spouse and young daughter.