Mercy Connections Board of Directors welcomes new members

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Mercy Connections Board of Directors welcomes new members

Dawn Ellinwood, Chair of the Mercy Connections board, announces three new board members: Amit Lodha, Subha Luck, and Leandre Waldo.

Dawn Ellinwood, Chair of the Mercy Connections board, announces three new board members: Amit Lodha, Subha Luck, and Leandre Waldo. We are grateful for this talented and diverse group of individuals who will have great impact on our work and mission individually and collectively as they join our existing board.

“The Mercy Connections Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Amit, Subha, and Leandre as we engage in the meaningful work of nurturing self-sufficiency in adult learners through innovative education and intentional community, said Ellinwood. “The caliber of experience and professionalism they bring to our organization will be invaluable as we continue and grow the programs, relationships, and outcomes that are Mercy Connections.”

Subha Luck has worked at Rhino Foods in Burlington for 27 years as the National Sales Manager and is responsible for the Ice Cream Inclusion Sales for North America. Subha grew up in Essex Junction, Vt., and graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. She and her husband live in Jericho, Vt. They have 3 sons.

Originally from India, Amit Lodha moved to Vermont in 2005 from Denver. He currently serves as Director of Manufacturing at BioTek Instruments in Winooski. In his free time he loves playing with his 4 year old twins, tinkering with stuff in garage, gardening and traveling with his wife Seema. They reside in South Burlington, Vt.

As the Director of Client Services at Champlain College, Leandre Waldo ensures that strong academic and institutional client relationships are built and fostered and is responsible for the direction of the College’s undergraduate marketing strategy. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Brandeis University and a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College. Outside the office, Leandre spends her time running, cycling, hiking, snowboarding and when she occasionally sits down, reading. She lives with her partner and two children in Burlington, Vt.

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