Leadership at the UVM Health Network

Working together to better serve our communities makes us stronger, focused on collaboration instead of competition. As a team, The University of Vermont Health Network improves the lives of our patients by delivering outstanding care cost-effectively, as close to patients’ homes as possible.  

Read the Year-End Highlights to learn about the Network's purpose and progress

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Our hospitals and physicians are bringing the best of community and academic medicine together, sharing their knowledge and resources to give patients access to leading-edge technology, advanced treatment options and the highest level of compassionate care – the heart and science of medicine. 

The University of Vermont Health Network cares for communities on both sides of Lake Champlain, from the Adirondacks to the Green Mountains and beyond. Members include:

  • The University of Vermont Medical Center, affiliated with The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont and The University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Alice Hyde Medical Center
  • Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital 
  • Elizabethtown Community Hospital
  • Porter Medical Center
  • UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice (formerly the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties)

Our network was created in October 2011 when Fletcher Allen in Burlington, Vermont, and Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vermont, signed an affiliation agreement. In January 2016, New York partners Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh and Elizabethtown Community Hospital in Elizabethtown joined the affiliation. In May 2017 Porter Medical Center joined the affiliation. On January 1, 2018, the UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice (formerly the VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties) joined the network. (The network was originally called Fletcher Allen Partners.)

UVM Health Network Senior Leaders


Name Title
John Brumsted, MD Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Medical Center; President and Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Health Network
Adam P. Buckley, MD, MBA Chief Information Officer
Theresa Alberghini DiPalma Senior Vice President, External Relations
Claude Deschamps, MD President and Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont
Todd Keating Chief Financial Officer
Eric Miller Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Fred Kniffin, MD President and Chief Executive Officer, Porter Medical Center
Michelle LeBeau President and Chief Operating Officer, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
President, Alice Hyde Medical Center
Stephen Leffler, MD Chief Population Health and Quality Officer
Anna Noonan, RN, BSN, MS President and Chief Operating Officer, Central Vermont Medical Center
Todd Moore Senior Vice President, Accountable Care and Revenue Strategy
Jerald Novak Chief People Officer
Judy Peterson, RN           President and Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Health Network Home Health & Hospice
John Remillard                   President, Elizabethtown Community Hospital
Howard Schapiro, MD Chief Clinical Integration Officer
Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN President, The University of Vermont Medical Center

Governance 

The University of Vermont Health Network’s 19-member board is drawn from the membership of the organizations' current boards and includes seven members from The University of Vermont Medical Center, Community Partners Incorporated (CPI, the parent company of Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Alice Hyde Medical Center, and Elizabethtown Community Hospital), Central Vermont Medical Center, and Porter Medical Center, two ex-officio members (the president and chief executive officer of The University of Vermont Health Network and the dean of The University of Vermont College of Medicine) and two vacant seats to accommodate future affiliations. Upon expiration of the terms of current members, replacements will be elected by the Board and do not need to be trustees of any subsidiary board.

UVM Health Network Board of Trustees


Name Title
John Brumsted, MD Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Medical Center; President and Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Health Network
Timothy Davis Managing Director, FreshTracks Capital
Mike Dellipriscoli Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sentinel Asset Management, National Life Group
A. Donald Gilbert Retired Chief Executive Officer, Vermont Gas Systems, Inc.
Kathleen "Scottie" Ginn
Chair, Retired Vice President, Engineering, IBM
Joseph Hameline Senior Vice President, Hameline Wealth Management
Virginia Hood, MD Physician, Medicine - The University of Vermont Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont
Robert Laskowski, MD Retired Physician, President and Chief Executive Officer, Christiana Care Health Systems
Debra Leonard, MD, PhD

Chair and Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Vermont Health Network

Deena McCullough

President, Northern Insuring Agency

Marta Murphy President, Marble Consulting
Richard L. Page, MD Dean, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont
Gretchen B. Morse
Former Executive Director, United Way of Chittenden County
William Owens Co-Managing Partner, Stafford, PLLC
Robert Perkins Retired, NY State Electric and Gas
John Powell Owner, Powell Design-Build
Jane Preston Director of Governmental Affairs, Greenberg Taurig PLLC
Allie Stickney Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Wake Robin
William Townsend Managing Partner, Remora, LLC and Vermont Industrial Parks, LLC

UVM Health Network Leadership