Amidst his career as an employment lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, teacher and trainer, Neil has endeavored to actively participate in a variety of socially conscious organizations. He served on the Board of the Independent Day School in Middlefield Connecticut, was on the Board and served for a time as Vice President of Cheshire Interfaith Housing (a localized and independent organization similar to Habitat for Humanity), was on the Board of and was Chair of the Social Action committee of Temple Beth David in Cheshire Connecticut, and served on Burlington’s Ward 6 Neighborhood Planning Assembly Steering Committee for five years.
Neil’s daughter, Becky, and son-in-law, Dave, attended Champlain College, were active DREAM members, and are enthusiastic alumnae. Neil remembers Becky’s love for DREAM and how she matured while helping her mentee.
With the DREAM enthusiasm contagious and its value obvious, it seemed only fitting that Neil, who moved from Connecticut to Burlington in 2008, would be interested in investing his time to DREAM. He joined the Board in the Fall of 2010 and was elected Chair of the Vermont Regional Committee in September 2015.