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, and 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.

Jane Pekol

Operations Manager

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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.

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. 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 also runs a licensed B&B (Energy Rising B & B) here in Randolph. 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

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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.

Tom Sabia

Americorps

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Tom Sabia is the current AmeriCorps VISTA Service Member for RACDC. Originally from Sandyston, New Jersey, he received his BA in Sociology/Anthropology, History,and Archaeology and Culture of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean from Lycoming College. He worked at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum before moving to Randolph in 2017 for his service with RACDC. His focus is on improving RACDC functions through volunteer management, fundraising, community assessment, and graphic design.