Community Heroes

Bethany Hammond

Bethany Hammond is the outreach coordinator for the Up-Island Council on Aging.

Elda Berlin

Elda Berlin is a first grader at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School. “I’m a little bit older than six and three quarters,” she says.

Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards has worked as a bus driver for the Vineyard Transit Authority for eight years.

Anja May

Anja May is the director of the Chilmark Preschool.

Charlotte Potter

Charlotte Potter graduated from Stonehill College in 2019 and soon after won a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Greece.

Betsy Burmeister

Betsy Burmeister is the director of recreation at Windemere Nursing Home, a job she has held for 25 years.

David Araujo

David Araujo is the director of the Island Intervention center and the director of the emergency services program.

The Island intervention center oversees the urgent care program that is run out of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. The emergency services program handles all the emergency service cases that go through the hospital, the jail or the community. They handle assessments and figure out the safest possible placement for individuals.