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Executive Officers


Josie has served as President of the Vermont Housing Managers Association for the past 7 years, coordinating the planning, funding, and implementation of the Tri-State and Vermont Annual Housing Managers’ Conferences along with numerous trainings throughout the year. 

As Director of Property Management at Champlain Housing Trust, Josie oversees the day-to-day operations of the more than 1,700 apartments in CHT’s portfolio and is responsible for the properties’ physical and financial well-being as well as compliance with numerous and complex regulatory requirements. Josie’s dedicated leadership has established high standards of service and compassion towards our renters and applicants.  More recently, Josie has led the department in serving the region’s most vulnerable citizens through a range of special properties and programs to help people out of homelessness. 

josie.curtin@champlainhousingtrust.org
802.862.6244

Rachel Shatney has been in the property management business for the past seventeen years; the last eleven years have been in affordable housing.  Before assuming her current role as Associate Director of Property Management at Downstreet Housing & Community Development, Rachel served Downstreet (formerly known as Central Vermont Community Land Trust [CVCLT]) as a Senior Property Manager, Property Manager, Occupancy Specialist and as Property Management Coordinator.   She has received certifications for COS, TCS, and S.T.A.R.  When she's not working, Rachel enjoys spending time camping and hiking with her family, and lives in Barre Town with her husband, three sons, and two dogs.

rshatney@downstreet.org
802.477.1348

Iris Gilbert serves as the Secretary of the VHMA.  Iris has been working in the affordable housing field for 18 years.  She has worked as an Occupancy Specialist, a Property Manager, a Compliance Manager, a Deputy Director of Property Management and she currently works at RuralEdge as the Director of Property Management-Compliance and Personnel.  She holds the industry designations of Certified Occupancy Specialist, Tax Credit Specialist and USDA Rural Development S.T.A.R.  Iris spends her free time volunteering for various community organizations, in addition ot working toward fulfilling her goal of hiking the 48 New Hampshire 4,000 foot mountains with her husband and her beagle.

irisg@ruraledge.org
802.473.3093

Colleen Lee is the Occupancy and Compliance Manager at Cathedral Square, a non-profit organization created in 1977 to develop and operate communities for seniors and individuals with special needs.  Colleen joined Cathedral Square in 2011.


With Cathedral Square, Colleen has attained COS, TC, and S.T.A.R. certifications.  She is also a certified Fair Housing Specialist.


Colleen is passionate about serving others.  She is proud to be part of a company with a mission to provide seniors and individuals with special needs, healthy affordable housing, along with quality of life and the ability to age at home with services.


Colleen became a member of the VHMA Board in 2012, where she was appointed Treasurer.  She was awarded with the VHMA Volunteer of the Year award in 2013.

lee@cathedralsquare.org
802.859.8807

Education Committee


Heidi Setien serves as the Chair of the VHMA Education Committee.

Heidi.setien@vt.usda.gov
802.828.6021

In addition to being acting President of the VHMA, Josie Curtin also serves as a board member of the VHMA Education Committee.

josie.curtin@champlainhousingtrust.org
802.862.6244

In addition to being acting Secretary of the VHMA, Iris Gilbert also serves as a board member of the VHMA Education Committee.

irisg@ruraledge.org
802.473.3093

Brian LaLime serves as a board member of the VHMA Education Committee.

brian.lalime@portlandglass.com
802.249.0101

In addition to being Treasurer of the VHMA, Colleen Lee also serves as a board member of the VHMA Education Committee.

lee@cathedralsquare.org
802.859.8807

Jesse Lee serves as a board member of the VHMA Education Committee.

jesse.lee@champlainhousingtrust.org
802.861.7363

Cathy Rice serves as a board member of the VHMA Education Committee.

cathyr@usha.org
802.828.3012

Rachel Shatney has been in the property management business for the past seventeen years; the last eleven years have been in affordable housing.  Before assuming her current role as Associate Director of Property Management at Downstreet Housing & Community Development, Rachel served Downstreet (formerly known as Central Vermont Community Land Trust [CVCLT]) as a Senior Property Manager, Property Manager, Occupancy Specialist and as Property Management Coordinator.   She has received certifications for COS, TCS, and S.T.A.R.  When she's not working, Rachel enjoys spending time camping and hiking with her family, and lives in Barre Town with her husband, three sons, and two dogs.

rshatney@downstreet.org
802.477.1348

Tricia Tetreault serves as a board member of the VHMA Education Committee.

Tricia.tetreault@vt.usda.gov
802.828.6026

Rewa Worthington serves as a board member of the VHMA Education Committee.

Rewa@hvt.org
802.863.8424



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