Who We Are

WHO WE ARE

Our History

Upper Valley Services was organized as a non-profit organization in 1986 by a group of parents and advocates who felt strongly that supports for people with developmental disabilities should be provided by an organization dedicated to this purpose.

Prior to the formation of Upper Valley Services, supports for people with developmental disabilities in Orange County, Vermont were offered through Orange County Mental Health Service (OCMHS).

Working in conjunction with the Board of Directors for OCMHS, local legislators, and the State of Vermont a joint decision was made to for a new organization that would be run by a Board of Directors comprised of parents and advocates. From this process Upper Valley Services began as the sole provider for Developmental Disabilities in the Orange County, Vermont area. Later in 1997, a small developmental services organization located in Moretown, Vermont (Resources for Community Living) became part Upper Valley Services.

Upper Valley Services is currently designated by the State of Vermont to provide services and supports for people with Developmental Disabilities in Orange County, Vermont. Upper Valley Services continues to provide services in Moretown, Vermont, and through this program, provides services and supports to people who have come from various parts of Vermont.

UVS Mission Statement

Upper Valley Services provides opportunity and assistance to families and individuals enabling them to safely live, work and maintain relationships within their communities.

UVS Vision Statement

UVS empowers people to enhance their quality of life by creating individualized and inclusive communities.

Bill Ashe

Executive Director

Bill has been involved with providing services and supports to people with developmental disabilities since the 1970’s, and has been part of the Vermont Developmental Services system since 1980. He earned a Doctorate in Education from the University of Vermont in 1992. In addition to extensive professional experience, Bill also has a personal connection having family members who also experience a developmental disability.

Board of Directors

Steve Rauh,  President
Stephen.rauh@comcast.net

Ron Poe , Vice President
ronpoe@together.net

Louise Rauh, Secretary
Louise.rauh@comcast.net

Susan Yuan,  Board Member
syuan@uvm.edu

Diane Tensen, Board Member
dmtensen@gmail.com

Patsy French, Board Member

William Ashe, Ed.D. Executive Director
802-280-1911 | billa@uvs-vt.org

Edwin Place, Board Member
chull@uvs-vt.org

Russ Hoskiss, Board Member
vtjackofall@yahoo.com

Robert Sheftman, Board Member

Upper Valley Services Business Office

In 1997 Upper Valley Services along with Lincoln Street, Inc. located in Springfield, Vermont (another organization providing only developmental services), closed their respective business offices and formed another non-profit organization, ARIS Solutions, for the purpose of providing business office services for both organizations. The establishment of ARIS Solutions has resulted in significant efficiencies.

Currently ARIS Solutions provides business services for 14 non-profit organizations both inside and outside of Vermont. The Chief Operating Officer for ARIS Solutions is Jason Richardson, CPA. ARIS Solutions is reachable at 802-280-1911.

Detailed information about ARIS Solutions is available on their website at www.arissolutions.org.

Jason Richardson
Chief Operating Officer
Larry Ballou
Human Resources Director
Naomi May
Chief Financial Officer
Angie Rowe
Payroll Supervisor
Samantha Blakeney
Payroll
Amy Poole
Bookkeeper
Karen Therrien
Billing
Linda Moore
Administrative Assistant