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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

Information and Technology Director

Mark Draper

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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.


Retired Member of Morristown Police Department and Vermont Army National Guard



Eric joined the Board in October 2022.  He is the Morristown Town Administrator.  He retired from the Morristown Police Department in 2013 and is a retired member of the Vermont Army National Guard.  He has served on the Morristown Selectboard and the Lamoille Family Center Board of Trustees.  Eric enjoys working at his family’s sugarhouse, hunting, and riding his motorcycle.  He can also be found on the sidelines of his grandchildren’s sporting events.   Spending time outside with his wife and family is his favorite pastime.  

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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 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 Office Manager



Shelley joined the Board in October 2022.  She recently retired from her office management position at a local heating oil company.  She currently serves on the Board of the Lamoille Area Cancer Network and the Morristown Board of Civil Authority.  Shelley was a volunteer at the Recovery Center and is a former board member of Meals on Wheels.  She is a life member of the VFW Post 9653 Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post 33 Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and family, gardening, playing cards and cheering on her grandchildren at their sporting events.  

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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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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.

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