Board of Directors

President: Joe Benard, Deputy Director, State of Vermont Division of Fire Safety


Joe is Deputy Director for the Vermont Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire Safety. He is involved with the development and enforcement of the numerous codes adopted by the department and related education and training programs

Vice-President: Tom Bursey, Freeman French Freeman

Tom is a Senior Architect and the Technical Specialist at Freeman French Freeman Architects in Burlington. He holds a Masters of Architecture from RPI and is licensed to practice architecture in Vermont and Massachusetts, with over 10 years' experience managing projects in both states. Tom is a LEED Accredited Professional and an active member of several professional organizations including, AIA-VT, NCARB, ICC, CSI & BSA-VT.

Treasurer: Glenn Moore, Assistant State Fire Marshall, Fire Prevention Officer, State of Vermont Division of Fire Safety

Now with the State's Division of Fire Safety, Glenn retired from the City of Montpelier after 25 years on the Montpelier Fire Department and nearly 7 years as Montpelier's Assistant Building Inspector. While there he was instrumental in Montpelier’s adoption of the International Residential Code (IRC) and established the Building Division that was initially within the Fire Department, then later a part of the Planning and Development Department. Glenn has been an active ICC member since 2006 and a member of the ICC BSA-VT Board of Directors since 2009.

Secretary: Robyn Steward


Past President: Sandra Vitzthum, Sandra Vitzthum Architect, LLC


Founded in 1994, my architectural firm specializes in traditional and ecologically sound design. I create settings for meaningful public and private life by celebrating craftsmanship, the human spirit, and our connections to family, community, place, and nature.

About two-thirds of my practice is residential and one-third is civic or commercial. While most of my work is architectural, I also do village planning, landscape, and furniture design.

Director: Alan Lindsay Berry, Architect, Stevens & Associates


Alan Berry’s career has emphasized a comprehensive approach to architectural design with a sensitive concern for a project’s historical, cultural, and environmental context. His projects have focused on historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and sustainable design, and have included a variety of building types from residential to liturgical spaces, the redevelopment of mill buildings, and design for institutional facilities. Alan strives to build upon the knowledge of our predecessors, merging a vernacular aesthetic with modern technology, as we face the economic and environmental challenges of our times.

Director: Ryan Borkowski, Town of Hanover, NH Building Official


Ryan Borkowski is the Building Official for Hanover ,New Hampshire. He also works as a consultant for a variety of building code related concerns in NH and VT. His affinity to the built environment may have started with that first set of Lincoln Logs…But whatever it was, he has spent nearly twenty years in building code enforcement. Ryan has a broad knowledge of the construction process and the application of applicable building and safety code requirements. He carries a deep appreciation that the built environment is a collective process that involves numerous individuals, trades, and interests. Further, he strongly believes that continuous education is a vital key to successful compliance in the regulatory environment. He is certified as an ICC residential and commercial inspector and an active member of several professional organizations including NFPA, ICC, IAEI,NHBOA, ICC, and ICC BSA-VT.

Director: Alan Brown, Construction Services Manager, S.W.Cole Engineering, Inc.

Director: Chris Lumbra, Building Inspector, City of Montpelier

Director: Tori Scarzello, Program Manager, VEIC/Efficency Vermont