Board of Trustees

About the Bixby Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is composed of individuals with diverse skills, experience, interests, and backgrounds with representation from each of the five towns the Bixby serves.

Trustees are appointed to a three-year term and participate in one or two committees of the Board, in addition to participating in the monthly Trustee meetings. The Bixby Board of Trustees works closely with the Library Director in strategic planning and policy development, preservation of the building and its collections, as well as stewarding its financial resources.

For more information about The Bixby and our work, please review our website and peruse our recent newsletters to familiarize yourself with who we are, what we are doing, and how we are looking to the future. In addition, the Library Trustees section of the Vermont Department of Libraries website has a wealth of information about this role and its importance in the community and in our state.

Monthly Trustee meetings are currently held via Zoom on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Register for the meeting here:

Current Trustees

Tania Bolduc, Vergennes

Tania Bolduc joined the Bixby Board of Trustees in August 2023 and is currently serving on the Strategic Planning Committee.  Tania moved to Vergennes in 1996 after earning a degree at the University of Vermont and serving as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Papua New Guinea with her husband. After spending much quality time at the Bixby with her two children in their younger years, Tania began working at Middlebury College and is currently working in the Academic Affairs Department.  Tania enjoys being involved in the greater Vergennes Community and has previously served on the Evergreen Preschool Board of Directors, the VUES Parent Teacher Group, The VUHS Parent Group, the Vergennes Lions Club, and the Vergennes Recreation Committee.  When not working or volunteering, Tania enjoys running, hiking, gardening, and of course, absorbing herself in a good book. You can reach Tania at

Tom Borchert, Waltham

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Deb Dabrowski, Ferrisburgh, Secretary

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Bethanie Farrell, Panton

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Marsha Hoffman, FerrisburghTreasurer

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Deena Miller, Ferrisburgh

Deena Miller joined our Board of Trustees in Spring 2024. A lifelong lover of libraries, she still has her well-worn, metal-plated card from her childhood library. She graduated from St. Michael’s College and then spent time in the Boston area, Selma, AL, and Lake Placid, NY eventually settling in Ferrisburgh with her family in 2002. As a stay-at-home mom, she spent countless hours in the Bixby with her 3 kids. Deena now enjoys working as a tax accountant for a small practice in Shelburne. When her nose is not buried in the latest fiction, you’ll find her running and biking along our local roads and exploring the woods of Vermont. She is also an amateur knitter and hopes to one day finish the sweater she started months ago at the Bixby Fiber Arts Circle. You can reach Deena at

Susan Nelson, Addison

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Nancy Remsen, Vergennes

Nancy joined the Bixby Board of Trustees in June 2021. She is head of a newly established Historic Collections Committee and volunteers once a week with a team of history volunteers to organize and catalog the library’s historic objects, documents, books, photos, and other items. Nancy retired in 2016 after 40 years as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Maine and Vermont. She volunteers weekly at the Vermont Historical Society in Barre where she helps inventory and catalog objects from furniture and clothes to dolls and political pins. She has a B.A. in history from Middlebury College and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri. She is trying to learn Spanish, took up fiddle when she retired, and runs, hikes, bikes, and cross-country skis. She and her husband have two sons and four grandchildren. You can reach Nancy at

Erin Roche, VergennesPresident

Erin Roche, the President of the Bixby Board of Trustees, became a Trustee in 2019. Prior to settling into her home in Vergennes with her husband and son in 2011, Erin has lived in Long Island, NY, Chicago, IL, Seattle, WA, and the Kingdom of Tonga. She has degrees from the University of Chicago and UVM. Erin is the Director of Operations and Evaluation at Let’s Grow Kids. When she is not working or walking her dog, you are likely to find her on the couch in the Bixby’s Community Room. You can reach Erin at

Silas Towler, Ferrisburgh, Vice President

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Peter Welch, Vergennes

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