Vermont Nonprofit Navigator

Explore the organizations and people that power Vermont's $6.8 billion nonprofit economy.

By Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days

Brattleboro Retreat

1 Anna Marsh Lane, Brattleboro, VT | Tax-exempt since October 1942

EIN
030107360
Last filing
12/2016
Organization type
501(c)(3)
Mission category
Mental Health & Crisis Intervention
Foundation type
Hospital or medical research organization
Nonprofit since
Oct. 1, 1942

Last reported financials:

Revenue
$67,969,008
Assets
$46,145,691
Source: IRS

2016

Expenses

$68,408,132

Salary expenses

$51,650,276

Revenue

$67,969,008

Contributions and grants

$363,788

Assets

$46,145,691

Liabilities

$23,442,370

View 990 Submitted 01/10/2018

2015

Expenses

$68,602,277

Salary expenses

$52,543,647

Revenue

$69,148,258

Contributions and grants

$493,488

Assets

$46,052,043

Liabilities

$23,128,144

View 990 Submitted 01/23/2017

2014

Expenses

$64,981,080

Salary expenses

$50,149,134

Revenue

$65,740,805

Contributions and grants

$349,579

Assets

$45,862,622

Liabilities

$23,362,120

View 990 Submitted 01/20/2016

2013

Expenses

$58,408,572

Salary expenses

$44,986,216

Revenue

$63,211,981

Contributions and grants

$3,318,574

Assets

$45,625,285

Liabilities

$23,863,523

View 990 Submitted 11/19/2014

2012

View 990 Submitted 01/15/2014

2011

View 990 Submitted 11/09/2012

Organizations are required to list board members, key employees and anyone making over $100,000 from this or a related organization.

2016

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Louis Josephson Ceo $376,814 $25,404
Dorothea Degutis Medical Director $285,641 $14,932
Frederick Engstrom Chief Medical Officer $280,702 $33,354
Mark Mcgee Physician Unit Chief $249,623 $35,271
John Fanton Medical Director $245,455 $11,624
Jennifer Fryler Unit Chief $238,653 $21,398
Steven Monette Treasurer/Vp Finance & Cfo $196,411 $24,006
Robert E Simpson Jr Past President & Ceo $125,999 $24,294
Kenneth Becker Trustee $0 $0
Christopher Turley Trustee $0 $0
Adam Grinold Trustee $0 $0
Kate O'Connor Trustee $0 $0
Michael Sarsynski Jr Cfp Trustee $0 $0
Tammy Richards Board Secretary $0 $0
Tonia Wheeler Trustee $0 $0
David Dunn Esq Trustee $0 $0
Daniel Normandeau Past Assistant Secretary $0 $0
Elizabeth Catlin Board Chair $0 $0
Drew Pate Md Trustee $0 $0
Joseph Pyle Trustee $0 $0
Michael Krupa Past Trustee $0 $0
Bette Abrams Assistant Secretary $0 $0

2015

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Robert E Simpson Jr President & Ceo $458,061 $35,542
Frederick Engstrom Chief Medical Officer $265,506 $38,242
Robyn Ostrander Senior Medical Director $259,136 $38,460
Debra Mcquade Staff Psychiatrist $244,569 $22,441
Mark Mcgee Physician Unit Chief $236,125 $34,727
Lance Thigpen Staff Psychiatrist $227,619 $28,739
Steven Monette Treasurer/Vp Finance & Cfo $179,859 $15,871
Patricia O'Donnell Past Trustee $0 $0
Michael Krupa Trustee $0 $0
Bette Abrams Trustee $0 $0
Daniel Normandeau Assistant Secretary $0 $0

2014

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Robert E Simpson Jr President & Ceo $481,112 $26,600
Frederick Engstrom Chief Medical Officer $284,482 $27,414
Robyn Ostrander Senior Medical Director $266,131 $29,138
Mark Mcgee Physician Unit Chief $237,500 $18,813
Joseph Smith Physician $227,544 $19,596
William Knorr Md Medical Staff President $226,253 $15,319
John Blaha Past Sr Vp Finance & Cfo $160,837 $14,055
Steven Monette Vp Finance & Cfo $11,018 $217
Bette Abrams Board Chair $0 $0
Mary Faucher Past Trustee $0 $0
Elizabeth Catlin Trustee $0 $0

2013

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Robert Simpson Jr President & Ceo $445,304 $41,200
Frederick Engstrom Chief Medical Officer $250,976 $26,291
Robyn Ostrander Senior Medical Director $247,374 $28,723
Joseph T Smith Physician $231,009 $22,026
Karl Jeffries Physician $230,681 $1,689
Timothy Rowland Physician $215,612 $27,873
John Blaha Sr Vp Finance & Cfo $194,041 $20,589
Jeffrey Morse Board Chair $0 $0
Patricia O'Donnell Trustee $0 $0
Bette Abrams Board Secretary $0 $0
David Dunn Trustee $0 $0
Daniel Normandeau Trustee $0 $0
Tammy Richards Assistant Secretary $0 $0
Michael Sarsynski Trustee $0 $0
Mary Faucher Trustee $0 $0

About this tool

As of May 2018, Vermont’s 6,044 nonprofits reported $6.8 billion in revenue and $13.2 billion in assets in their latest Internal Revenue Service filings. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that nearly 18 percent of the state’s workers are employed by 501c3s.

Organizations like ProPublica and Guidestar both offer excellent tools that open up public access to the information contained in IRS 990s, the financial reports nonprofits file annually. But we wanted to be able to dive a little deeper — to see, search, sort and filter the organizations and people that make up Vermont’s nonprofit ecosystem.

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About the data

To build a list of Vermont nonprofit organizations, we pulled state listings from the Internal Revenue Service.

Some Vermont nonprofits — about one-third — file digitally. That includes all of the state’s largest nonprofit organizations, like hospitals and colleges, plus many smaller ones. The IRS makes those filings available as XML files for public download, and tools like IRSx make it possible to understand what’s in those data files.

In cases where electronic filings weren’t available, we pulled in PDF versions from ProPublica’s API, so that we could get a better idea of the organizations we were missing.

In all, you’ll find more than 13,500 filings from nonprofit organizations in this database. However, there are some caveats. Not all nonprofits file annual financial reports — those with limited annual revenue, as well as ones that fall into religious, governmental or other exempt categories, are not required to file. And even when organizations file 990s, they don’t always do them right.

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