Faculty and Staff

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Isaura Menzies, MD

Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Associate Professor of Medicine

Isaura was born in Belize, Central America, and immigrated to the United States at the age 20. She holds a BS in Biology from Brooklyn College, an MPH in Epidemiology from Hunter College, and an MD from SUNY Stony Brook.  She considered the Big Apple her home until she visited the Green Mountain State in 2012.  She loves Vermont’s natural beauty: Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains, long summer days, beautiful sunsets, and starry skies.   She enjoys spending time in nature on her deck surrounded by woods and backyard birds.  Her favorite vacations include trips back home to Belize, visiting beaches and exploring national parks.   Isaura’s professional goal is defined by her passion to lead, support and teach others how to care for older adults to ensure their safety and health.

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Michael LaMantia, MD, MPH, AGSF, FACP

Division Chief, Geriatric Medicine

Associate Professor, Medicine

Holly and Bob Miller Chair in Memory and Aging

Mike is a former high school teacher, who can be found playing guitar or watching hockey, when he is not practicing medicine.  He grew up outside of New York City before heading south for college at Duke.  After a stint teaching high school at boarding schools in New England and Pennsylvania, he went to medical school in New York before returning to North Carolina for residency and fellowship.  Outside of work, Mike loves to travel with his family including quick get-a-ways to Montreal where he can practice his French. 

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Amelia Gennari, MD

Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs for the Division of Geriatrics

Amy’s claim to fame is that she was in a plane crash on her way to her medical school interview in 1987.  Thankfully, everyone survived, including Amy.  She was subsequently admitted to UVA medical school, followed by residency at GW and back to UVA for her fellowship in Geriatrics.  Her and her husband and their 3 children then went to Pittsburgh for 21 years.  However, Amy is originally from Vermont and the beautiful state (and her geriatric parents) called her back and she joined UVM in 2020.  Since moving here, her whole family has enjoyed sailing on the lake, swimming in the lake, skating and skiing on the lake and basically any activity that involves the lake.  

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Elizabeth “Rosy” Hill, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Rosy grew up in Amherst, MA before moving to New Haven, CT where her family still lives. She graduated from Brown University with a Classics degree and was a middle school Latin teacher prior to moving to Vermont with her husband in 2001. As her career interests shifted, she completed her post-bac training and went to medical school at UVM. She completed her internal medicine residency at UVMMC and then a fellowship in Geriatrics at Yale. She and her husband have two teenagers and live in Essex. In her free time, Rosy can be found hiking, cross-country skiing or freezing in various hockey rinks throughout the state watching her son play youth hockey.

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Alexandra Messerli, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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The Rev. Frederick K. “Rick” Neu, MDIV, BCC

Chaplain Interfaith

Rick was born and raised on the south shore of Long Island, outside of New York City. Growing up, his summers were spent at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a Rotary sponsored camp for children with physical and cognitive challenges. In 1967, Rick went to his first baseball game at Shea Stadium. At 9 years old, he was hooked. Rick worked with the National Park Service for three summers during college at Fire Island National Seashore. He always carried a “sharpie” to sign Ranger Rick Magazines. At 19, he was hooked on the beach. Rick holds a BFA in Music from Long Island University, Post Campus and a Master of Divinity from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Rick has served congregations in Maine and Vermont, is a co-founder of the Good News Garage in Burlington, Vermont and 20 years as a Board-Certified Chaplain at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Currently Rick is part of the Center on Aging at UVM. He is married with two grown sons. Given the choice of the beach or a ballgame, who really wants sand between their toes?

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Amanda Sing, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Amanda is a native of Sweet Home Alabama and moved with her husband, Nathan, to Vermont in 2022. The Sings love Alabama football (Roll Tide) as well as traveling and trying new restaurants. Amanda loves to paint, enjoy the outdoors, cook, and be around the people she loves. She has visited over 30 different countries as well as lived in 4 different countries. Don't let her sweet, Southern charm fool you; Amanda can be assertive and a strong advocate for her patients. Patient education is her favorite part of being a nurse practitioner, which translates well into her current field.

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Elisa Vautier, NP

Nurse Practitioner