ORE Board of Directors
Edisa G. Revilla Muller, Chair - Edisawas born and grew up in Panama. She moved with her family to Vermont in 2012, drawn by the quality and style of life. She joined the time bank soon after as it seemed like a clear complement to that community lifestyle. Her last job outside the home was as Director of Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at Copa Airlines. Currently she is a stay at home mom of two wonderful children, a job which is greatly complimented by time banking through ORE. Edisa joined the ORE board in January 2015 because she 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.) Amanda joined the ORE Board in January 2017. (Board membership term ends 2019)
Eric L Bachman, Secretary - Eric is excited by the idea of time banking as an important way to encourage mutual support in our community. Eric has been a time banker since 2003 and a member of Onion River Exchange since 2008. He was also on the Advisory Board of REACH Service before it merged with ORE. He has 48 years of experience in various nonprofit organizations at times as staff, volunteer, board member and CEO. Eric has worked in nonprofits based in the USA as well with many in other countries. He has worked for many years as a trainer for nonviolent conflict resolution and nonviolent social change. Currently Eric works 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. Eric has been active in ORE as a Member Leader since 2012, on the ORE board since April, 2013, the ORE Treasurer from 2014 to 2017, and is now the Secretary of the Board. (Board membership term ends 2019)
Chris MacGregor, Board member – Chris moved to VT in 1973, & just returned to her “home” after a 15 year absence. During her time here, she lived & worked in Central VT as a CPA, financial advisor & CCV instructor, working mainly with small businesses, not-for-profits, & Community Health providers. Her best achievement was being president of Hunger Mountain Coop as they planned for & built the new store in Montpelier. She believes strongly in the not-for-profit community & fully supports the concept of using time as a value for skills provided & received. She hopes that her former experience will assist ORE in becoming a strong & vital service in our community. Chris joined the board in August 2016. (Board membership term ends 2019)
Dotty Vautier, Board member – grew up in Montpelier. She always loved the quality of life Vermont offers and, after college, chose to stay here to raise her family. She recently retired from National Life after a 20 year career in the Sales and Marketing area. Dotty joined ORE as a member and a board member in January 2017 because she believes 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