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


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RACDC Staff

Julie Iffland

Executive Director

 802-728-4305 ext. 1000

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, and the Board of the Vermont Community Development Association. She currently serves on the Boards of Stagecoach Transportation System, Inc. and the Orange County Special Investigative Unit/Child Advocacy Center. Julie and her partner, Christopher Recchia, run a small diversified organic farm in Randolph, VT.

Jane Pekol

Operations Manager

 802-728-4305 ext. 1002

Jane Pekol is the Operations Manager at RACDC. Her primary roles at RACDC is managing resident as well as property management at all RACDC affordable housing properties, and community development. Jane has previously been employed as an Energy Auditor at Capstone Community Action and Weatherization and Renovation at Montpelier here in Vermont as well as a builder for Modern Rustic LLC in Louisiana. She has received her Building Performance Institute certifications -- Building Analyst and Envelope. Jane attended Eastern Maine Community College where she received her Associates of Applied Science in Building Construction, Goddard College, and Penn State University. Jane participates in Central Vermont Climate Action (350 VT) as well as serves on the Northfield Conservation Commission. Jane grew up in Pennsylvania and is now living in Northfield with her husband and four rescue dogs. Jane’s hobbies include art museums and galleries as well as carpentry and home renovations.

Samantha Augustus

Office Manager

 802-728-4305 ext. 1005

Samantha is the Office Manager for RACDC. She lives in Randolph with her husband, three kids, three cats and two dogs. Samantha worked at Randolph National Bank and LEDdynamics before joining the staff at RACDC. She grew up in Maine and lived on Long Island, NY for sixteen years before making Vermont her home. She enjoys hiking, biking, camping, and yoga.

Dede Tracy

Support and Services at Home (SASH) Coordinator

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Dede Tracy is the Support and Services at Home (SASH) Coordinator at RACDC. Dede’s primary role at RACDC is providing resident support at all of our affordable senior housing properties in Randolph. Dede provides support by way of educating, engaging people in community-based programs and activities, and acting as a bridge and resource in personalized goal-orientated pursuits. Dede was previously employed as a case manager and social worker at Visiting Nurses of Vermont and New Hampshire, a social worker at Orange County Parent Child Center, and an elementary school counselor for Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union. Dede attended The University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she received her Bachelors in Social Work & M.Ed. in Guidance & Counseling. Dede is currently a member of Randolph’s Community Health Team and Exit 4 Open Space. Dede is a Randolph native and returned to raise her family here in 1999 after many years living far and wide in the US. Dede’s hobbies and joys include yoga, dance, music, being creative, hiking, back-country skiing, travel, activism, and being a ‘Nana!’

Nathan Johnston

Information Technology

 (802) 728-4305 ext. 1004

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 Brookfield. Nathan’s hobbies include photography and being outdoors.

Crystal Hand

Americorps

 802-728-4305 ext. 1001

Crystal Hand is the Americorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) member at RACDC. Her primary roles are community and youth outreach, social media and website management, and community development. Prior to RACDC, Crystal was employed as a Data Analyst and Economic Consultant in California. Crystal attended California State University of Long Beach where she received her Bachelors in Sociology as well as University of California Irvine where she received her Master’s in Demographic Analysis. Crystal currently lives in Brookfield and she enjoys cooking, beer, and hiking with her dog Pablo.