Vice President:
Patrick Knowles
Management and Program Analyst
Enforcement and Removal Operations
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Elizabeth A. Carter

Assistant Director

Trusted Traveler Vetting Center

Office of Field Operations

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


The President has many duties including presiding over all meetings, establishing committees and their members, conduct general affairs of the VTFEA, and appoint members to the Board of Directors if a vacancy should arise.

Vice President of the VTFEA is responsible for assuming the duties of the President in his/her absence.  They will also complete the term of the President should they be transferred from the area or separated from government service.  The Vice President also serves as the permanent chairperson of the Public Service Recognition Awards Committee.

The Treasurer is responsible for the collection, disbursement, and accounting of VTFEA funds and provides financial statements at each regular business meeting of the VTFEA.  

The Secretary is responsible for maintaining all records of the VTFEA and publishing necessary documentation for the VTFEA.  Annually the Secretary publishes the VTFEA Directory.

Dustin Whitney
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Tina Lee
Federal Highway Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation

VTFEA Board of Directors


The Board of Directors of the VTFEA consists of the Officers of the VTFEA, the immediate past president, and two members-at-large who are elected for a two-year term.  Members of the Board of Directors may succeed themselves and have no term limits.  


Board members must all attend of all meetings of the VTFEA, chair committees, determine policy and direction for the VTFEA, make recommendations to the President, and annually recommend to the Voting Members a slate of candidates for election as Directors and Officers of the VTFEA.

Vicky Drew,
Natural Resources Conservation Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Members-At-Large must attend all meetings, chair committees as appointed, and make recommendations to the President on business of the VTFEA.

Colleen Flanagan
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Brigadier General Greg Knight
The Adjutant General

Vermont National Guard
U.S. Department of Defense