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 2016 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,formerly known as Fletcher Allen Health Care, and affiliated with the University of Vermont Colleges of Medicine and Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Alice Hyde Medical Center
  • Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital 
  • Elizabethtown Community Hospital
  • Porter Medical Center
  • 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 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 President & Chief Executive Officer
Adam P. Buckley, MD, MBA Chief Information Officer
Theresa Alberghini DiPalma Senior Vice President, Marketing and External Relations
Claude Deschamps, MD President and Chief Executive Officer, UVM Health Network Medical Group; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, UVM College of Medicine
Todd Keating Chief Financial Officer
Spencer Knapp Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Fred Kniffin, MD President and CEO, Porter Medical Center
Stephen Leffler, MD Chief Population Health and Quality Officer
Nancy Lothian President and COO, Central Vermont Medical Center
Todd Moore Senior Vice President, Accountable Care and Revenue Strategy
Stephens Mundy Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital President and CEO; Executive Vice President for Northern New York, UVM Health Network
Jerald Novak Chief People Officer
Judy Peterson, RN           President and CEO, VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
John Remillard                   President, Elizabethtown Community Hospital
Howard Schapiro, MD Chief Clinical Integration Officer
Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN President and Chief Operating Officer, UVM Medical Center


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 R. Brumsted, MD President and Chief Executive Officer
Timothy Davis Managing Director, freshTracks Capital
Mike Dellipriscoli SVP & CFO of Sentinel Asset Management, National Life Group
A. Donald Gilbert Chair, Retired CEO, Vermont Gas Systems, Inc.
Kathleen "Scottie" Ginn
Vice Chair, Retired VP of Engineering, IBM
Virginia Hood, MD Physician, Medicine - UVM Medicel Center, Professor of Medicine, UVM
Dean Johnston Chief Financial Office, Citizens Advocates, Inc.
Robert Laskowski, MD Retired Physician, President & CEO, Christiana Care Health Systems
Deena McCullough

President, Northern Insuring Agency

Marta Murphy President, Marble Consulting
Frederick C. Morin, III, MD
Dean, UVM College of Medicine
Gretchen B. Morse
Former Executive of United Way of Chittenden County
William Owens Co-Managing Partner, Stafford Owens Piller Murmane, Kelleher & Trombley, PLLC
Robert Perkins Retired, NY State Electric and Gas
John Powell Owner, Powell Design-Build
Jane Preston Director of Governmental Affairs Greenberg Taurig
Allie Stickney Retired, President & CEO Wake Robin
William Townsend Managing Partner - Remora. LLC & Vermont Industrial Parks, LLC

UVM Health Network Leadership