Posted on: March 16th, 2017
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Jim Crook has spent 35 years in the healthcare business. After a brief career as an IBM salesman, he joined IDX Systems Corporation in 1981. In the ensuing 25 years, Jim held various executive operating roles including President and CEO from 1999-2006.
Since selling the company to GE in 2006, Jim has been a very active early stage venture capitalist. Most of his interests are in healthcare software and services. He plays lead governance roles in RcxRules, Armistead Senior Care, Open Tempo, Northstar Leasing, Dealer Policy, Medirevv, Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, and Parent.Co among others. Jim is a member of the Colby College Board of Trustees and a former long term member of the Champlain College Board of Trustees.
Jim lives in Delray Beach, Fl in the winter and summers in Shelburne, Vt. He and his wife Andrea have three daughters and two grandchildren.
Rachel Lee Cummings, NCG, CMC, is the Deputy Director of Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, a nonprofit organization that serves over 10,000 seniors annually in Northwestern Vermont through a variety of programs including case management, Meals on Wheels, and Home Meds. Prior to joining CVAA, she founded and owned Armistead Senior Care, a non-medical, home-care agency serving Vermont and the Upper Valley of New Hampshire. Rachel is a nationally certified Professional Guardian with almost 20 years of experience in geriatrics.
She has been recognized as the U.S. Small Business Association’s Vermont Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2004) and Vermont Business Magazine’s Rising Star (2010). She also the recipient of the Eileen Fisher Company Woman Owned Business grant and the Vermont Healthy Aging award by Governor Douglas. Rachel serves on the boards of PT 360, Vermont’s only cooperatively-owned physical therapy practice and Armistead Senior Care.
A graduate of the University of Vermont, Rachel lives in Charlotte with her husband, Scott and two children, Alexander and Lucy.
Dan is an owner and the President of North Star Leasing Company “NSL”. NSL is a 37 year old locally owned company that provides equipment financing to companies across the United States. Dan and his wife Amy moved to Burlington in 1990. Amy and Dan have three daughters – two in college and one in high school. Dan is committed to helping seniors remain in the home as long as possible and believes the services Armistead caregivers provide is very critical to meeting the need in the community. Dan is the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association Reason to Hope recipient.