Sarah E. Carpenter was appointed as Executive Director of VHFA in October, 1998.
Before joining the Agency, she was the Executive Director of Cathedral Square Corporation in Burlington, Vermont for 15 years. Cathedral Square is a nationally recognized leader in combining affordable housing and community services.
Sarah currently serves on the boards of the National Council of State Housing Agencies, the Vermont Community Development Program, the Champlain Senior Center, and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board.
She previously served on a variety of boards, including the Board of Fletcher Allen Healthcare, Vermont’s academic healthcare system; the national Board of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (now Leading Age); AAHSA Assurances Limited, a captive liability insurance company; Housing Vermont, a nonprofit statewide developer and tax credit syndicator; the Community Development Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; the Advisory Board to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston; and a number of local charities.
Sarah is a cum laude graduate of the University of Vermont and holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University.