About Us

The Ronald McDonald House of Burlington is a historic home located in downtown Burlington. The house is the cornerstone of RMHC Burlington’s trio of programs, and is equipped with twelve rooms. Our guests arrive with so much unknown, and we strive to provide them with a warm bed, meals, access to amenities and the comfort of being just a mile from their child staying at the UVM Children’s Hospital.

RMHC Burlington also supports the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, providing free dental care to undeserved Vermont children and expecting mothers as well as the Ronald McDonald House Family Room on the pediatric floor of the hospital.

Image of Burlington Vermont Ronald McDonald House



Read our Courtesy Rules

Learn about the first Ronald McDonald House

Meet our Staff

Kristine Bickford – Executive Director
Deanna Cameron – Volunteer and Guest Relations Manager
Sadie Stone – Program and Development Manager
Lisa Nagle – Administrative Assistant
Carol Winchester – Evening Manager
Bill Parkhill – Facilities Manager
Mike (pictured here) – Dynamic Brand Specialist

Picture of House Dog Mike

Board of Directors

Norm Blais –  President
Bill Miller – Vice President
Jamie Harnish – Secretary/ Treasurer
Alan Homans, MD – Medical Representative
Charlie Coughlin – McDonald’s Owner/ Operator
Jenny Bedell
Joe Carton
Liza Smith-Vedder
Matt Wilson
Peter Napoli – McDonald’s Owner/ Operator
Perry LaRoque
Sarah Twichell, MD- Medical Representative
Sally Wichert – First Congregational Church Liaison
Susan Victory – University of Vermont Children’s Hospital Liaison
Steve Shover
Timothy Wile
Emily Flaherty – Junior Board Member – Alpha Delta Pi Sorority


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