ORE Board of Directors
Edisa G. Revilla Muller, Chair - I was born and grew up in Panama. We moved to Vermont in 2012, drawn by the quality and style of life. I joined the time bank soon after as it seemed like a clear complement to that community lifestyle. My last job outside the home was as Director of Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at Copa Airlines. I am currently a stay at home mom of two wonderful children, a job which is greatly complimented by time banking through ORE. I joined the ORE board because I have become a big believer in timebanking & its potential impact in people’s lives and their well-being. (Board membership term ends 2018)
Amanda Garces , Treasurer - arrived in Montpelier, VT from Tucson, AZ in July of 2016. She is currently a stay at home mother of two and is the process of getting to know her community. Amanda started working in immigrant rights organizing in New Jersey, where she lived for more than a decade after immigrating from Colombia, and where she worked organizing day laborers to fight anti-immigrant initiatives and wage theft. For the past four years Amanda worked as a consultant with various Non-Profit Organizations in a variety of roles which include setting up administrative systems such as bookkeeping, strategic planning, and human resources.
Prior to becoming a mother and consultant, Amanda worked as the campaign director for Enlace’s Prison Divestment Campaign and spent six years with the Institute of Popular Education of Southern California (IDEPSCA). At IDEPSCA, Amanda was an organizer before becoming the Administrative Controller. She also co-founded the Mobile Voices Project, or VozMob, a digital storytelling platform by and for immigrant and low-wage workers to create and disseminate stories about their lives and communities directly from cell phones. Mobile Voices was recipient of the 2011 World Summit Award in the category M-Inclusion and Empowerment. (The World Summit Award is the global flagship initiative on e- and m- content of the United Nations and its Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID), held in Collaboration with UNESCO and UNIDO.) (Board membership term ends 2019)
Eric L Bachman, Secretary - I have been a time banker since about 2005 and a member of Onion River Exchange since 2008. I was also on the Advisory Board of REACH Service before it merged with ORE. Time banking as an important way to encourage mutual support in our community. I have 45 years of experience in various nonprofit organizations at times as staff, volunteer, board member and CEO. Currently I work as the technical coordinator for TimeBanks USA and also as the grant administrator for the International Nonviolence Training Fund of the A.J. Muste Memorial Institute. (Board membership term ends 2019)
Chris MacGregor, Board member – I moved to VT in 1973, & just returned to my “home” after a 15 year absence. During my time here, I lived & worked in Central VT as a CPA, financial advisor & CCV instructor, working mainly with small businesses, not-for-profits, & Community Health providers. My best achievement was being president of Hunger Mountain Coop as we planned for & built the new store in Montpelier. I believe strongly in the not-for-profit community & fully support the concept of using time as a value for skills provided & received. I hope my former experience will assist ORE in becoming a strong & vital service in our community. (Board membership term ends 2019)
Dotty Vautier, Board member – grew up in Montpelier. I have always loved the quality of life Vermont offers and, after college, I chose to stay here to raise my family. I recently retired from National Life after a 20 year career in the Sales and Marketing area. I joined ORE as a member and a board member because I believe strongly in what ORE does for maintaining the concept of time banking as a way of promoting individual and community well being. (Board membership term ends 2019)
Do you want to support the ORE Timebank? We welcome interested members who want to support the timebank by serving on the ORE Board of Directors. For more information see: Prospective Board Member Information.
For further information see: Onion River Exchange – Organizational Documents (including the ORE by-laws, Board job descriptions, etc.)
Onion River Exchange – Financial Reports (including the annual IRS Form 990)
Board Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month, in the evening. All ORE Time bank members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. If you would like to attend (click here) to send us a message.
Board Meeting Minutes