BENNINGTON >> The Bennington Rescue Squad membership recently held elections to fill five seats on their Board of Directors. In addition, new officers were elected at the March meeting of the Board.

Bennington Rescue Squad is led by an eleven member Board of Directors that consists of eight community representatives and three membership representatives. Each year the membership elects approximately one-third of the Board to fill a three (3) year term.

The new Board members include community representatives Deborah Mackin, Brian Murphy, Larry Roberson, and membership representative Paula Levin. Nick Mayer, a current community Board member and current Secretary was elected for another term.

Deborah Mackin is the President and Founder of New Directions Consulting based in Bennington. Deb is an international business consultant, leadership coach and workforce development trainer with over 30 years of experience. She has a BS in Speech and English from Syracuse University and a Master's Degree in Organization and Management from Antioch/New England Graduate School.

Brian Murphy is the Vice President for Finance and Administration (Chief Financial Officer) for Bennington College. Prior to coming to Bennington, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer for the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, and prior to that worked at KPMG in Tampa, Florida.


Brian graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Finance and Accounting, and has a Master's in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Chicago. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Larry Roberson is a recent transplant to Bennington from the great state of Texas. Larry is a veteran of the US Navy, and worked as the Vice President of Finance for a cement company, as a nursing home administrator, and as a county auditor in state government. Larry graduated from the University of Texas with a BS in Business Administration is also a CPA.

Paula Levin was elected to fill the open membership seat on the Board. Paula is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and has worked extensively in healthcare and healthcare research. Paula has a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst

In addition to the new Board Members, annual Board officer elections were held. Brian Peat, a third year Board Member and former Board President was elected as Chairperson. Dr. Stacey Hills who is in her second year on the Board was elected as Vice-Chair. Stephen Bryant was re-elected as Treasurer, and Nick Mayer was re-elected as Secretary. Board officers serve a one (1) year term.

"I am looking forward to what Bennington Rescue Squad is going to accomplish in the next few years."

Stated Chairperson Brian Peat following the election. "The addition of a diverse group of extremely skilled and knowledgeable people with a variety of perspectives is going to give Bennington Rescue the ability to face the uncertainty of the ever changing healthcare environment. It is an exciting time."

The Bennington Rescue Squad Board of Directors has the overall responsibility for the direction and governance of Bennington Rescue Squad.

Bennington Rescue Squad covers Bennington, North Bennington, Shaftsbury, Woodford and areas surrounding with Advanced Life Support care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Bennington Rescue also provides Critical Care Interfacility Transport, Non-Emergency Transport, Off-Road Rescue, and Disaster Response to Bennington County and surrounding areas.