21 N Main St, PO Box 409
Randolph, VT 05060


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RACDC Staff

Julie Iffland

Executive Director

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Julie Iffland is the Executive Director of RACDC. She came to RACDC in 2007 after a 19-year history in conservation real estate, in which she was responsible for negotiation, fundraising, and project management of large community conservation and historic preservation initiatives, first as the Program Coordinator of the State of Connecticut’s open space program, and later as the head of the Connecticut office and the Vermont and New Hampshire programs of the Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit organization. Julie holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Hartford and a B.A. degree from Yale University, where her studies focused on music, history and sociology. While at Yale, Julie and 6 fellow senior women co-founded the first female counterpart to the Whiffenpoofs, an all-senior women’s a cappella group they named Whim n’ Rhythm, which has since established itself internationally. Julie served as Chairperson of Randolph’s Planning Commission for six years and was a founding member of the Randolph Economic Development Council. She recently completed her second term on the Housing Advisory Council of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, as well as the Boards of the Vermont Community Development Association and Stagecoach Transportation System, Inc. She now serves on the Board of the Orange County Special Investigative Unit/Child Advocacy Center. Julie and her partner, Christopher Recchia, run a small diversified organic farm in Randolph, VT.

Nathan Johnston

Information Technology

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Nathan Johnston is the Information Technology support at RACDC. His primary roles at RACDC include managing several websites, graphic design, systems analysis, and community development. Prior to RACDC, Nathan was an IT support for public school systems in Illinois for 10 years. Nathan is from Illinois but currently lives in Randolph. Nathan’s hobbies include photography and being outdoors.

Sarah Shaw

Events and Communications Coordinator

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Sarah is a Vermont transplant, originating from the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Vermont (UVM) with a BA in Global Studies, Community Development, and Food Systems, and has received two Permaculture Design Certifications and a Professional Certificate in Project Management from UVM. She has worked with community garden programs, national electoral politics, and the renewable energy industry. Sarah got her start in event production as a National Advance Staffer with Senator Bernie Sanders' 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns and co-coordinated over 100 public events. Sarah is also an experienced Clinical Herbalist and received her training at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. She is the cofounder and manager of Hillside Botanicals, a certified organic medicinal herb farm located in Randolph. Sarah lives at her West Brookfield homestead with her husband, two fantastic felines, a rather cute dog, and dozens of chickens and ducks.

Wayne Fontanella

Housing Specialist

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Wayne Fontanella is the Housing Director at RACDC, and was recently hired in 2021. Prior to coming to RACDC, Wayne owned and operated multiple small businesses through the last 30 years. Wayne's primary role at RACDC is to manager multiple properties in and around Randolph. Wayne earned a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Eastern Connecticut State University and did some graduate studies at San Diego State University. Post college, Wayne traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. Upon returning to the US, Wayne lived in multiple states out West until he settled in San Diego. Finally, while in his 40's, he moved to Vermont to homestead on 40 acres. Wayne spent years building his own home as well as renovating multiple building. Wayne has one son.