The University of Vermont Medical Center Board of Trustees

The University of Vermont Medical Center Board of Trustees has 18 members, including three ex officio trustees, The UVM Medical Center President, the Dean of the UVM College of Medicine and the Dean of the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences. In addition, the president of The UVM Medical Center Medical Staff is invited to attend all board meetings and participate in discussions as a non-voting member of the board.

Each trustee serves a four-year term, and may serve any number of additional terms as long as no more than two full terms are served consecutively. Trustees do not receive compensation for their service, other than expense reimbursements. The terms of elected trustees are staggered to allow one-fourth of the members' terms to expire each year.

Board Meetings

As Chair of The UVM Medical Center Board of Trustees, I am committed to ensuring that The UVM Medical Center Board conducts business in an open, transparent and inclusive manner. Accordingly, the Board holds quarterly, full board meetings that include a public session in which the public is given an opportunity for comment. All business that involves neither confidential nor proprietary information is conducted in the public sessions of these meetings.

The schedule of the Board's meetings is posted below. The Board encourages members of the public to attend the public sessions of its full board meetings or educational meetings and welcomes public comments about The UVM Medical Center. .


Allie Stickney
Chair, Board of Trustees

More Information

For more information about the UVM Medical Center board meetings, including schedules and agendas, contact the board coordinator:

Karrie Rich
UVM Medical Center Board of Trustees Coordinator
111 Colchester Avenue - Patrick 304
Burlington, VT 05401

Board of Trustee Meetings

Date Meeting Type Location Time
Thursday, March 14, 2019 Full Board Meeting Mary Fletcher Meeting Room 2:00-6:00 pm
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Full Board Meeting Mary Fletcher Meeting Room 1:00-6:00 pm
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 Full Board Meeting Mary Fletcher Meeting Room 2:00-6:00 pm
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 Annual Meeting Mary Fletcher Meeting Room 2:00-6:00 pm

UVM Medical Center Board Members

The individuals currently serving on the Board are:

Allie Stickney  

Board Chair
Allie Stickney
Allie Stickney served as president and CEO of Wake Robin, the state’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community, in Shelburne from 2006 until her retirement in June 2014. Previously, she had a decades-long career with Planned Parenthood, serving in senior leadership and CEO positions in Williston; Portland, Oregon; and New York City. Stickney serves on the board of directors of the Vermont Stage Company and Local Motion, is the convener of the Vermont Women's Forum, and is president of Leading Age Vermont, a membership group of senior housing providers in Vermont. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont and lives in South Burlington

Angela Batista  

Angela Batista, Ed.D
Angela Batista of Burlington is vice president of Student Affairs and Institutional Diversity & Inclusion at Champlain College. She was Champlain's inaugural Diversity and Inclusion senior director from 2007-2010. Prior to returning to Vermont in 2017 for her current position, she was Interim Chief Diversity Officer at Oregon State University, where she also served as Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life. Prior to that, she was Dean of Students at the University of Southern Indiana. Dr. Batista has worked in various colleges and universities across the United States, including the University of Vermont, Lynn University, and Mills College. Her experience as an educator includes working as a teacher, counselor, senior administrator in Student Affairs and a Chief Diversity Officer. She is also actively engaged as a national and international consultant and has served in multiple leadership roles in professional national organizations. She earned her Ed.D in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and her master’s degree from the University of Vermont. Her undergraduate work was completed at Brooklyn College in New York City.

Hal Colston  

Harold (Hal) Colston
Hal Colston was director of Partnership for Change, a non-profit working to remodel public education in Winooski and Burlington from 2013 to 2018. He was recently appointed by Governor Phil Scott to fill an open seat in the Vermont House of Representatives and was elected to the Winooski City Council in 2018. From 2011-2013 he was executive director of SerVermont, a position to which he was appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin. Other highlights of his long career in human services and community-building include founding the Good News Garage and NeighborKeepers, and creating the Office of Diversity for Howard Center, Vermont’s largest community mental health agency. Mr. Colston’s previous board service includes Howard Center, United Way of Northwest Vermont, VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties (now UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice), Center for Whole Communities, and the Vermont Health Foundation. Mr. Colston now serves on the boards of Vermont PBS, Flynn Center for Performing Arts, Vermont College of Fine Arts and the Snelling Center for Government. After attending the University of Pennsylvania, he spent 17 years in the culinary field as a chef, culminating in a teaching position and director of catering at New England Culinary Institute that brought him and his family to Vermont in 1989.

R. Dale.B_W.jpgRosemary L. Dale, Ed.D., APRN

Dr. Rosemary L. Dale is the Holly and Bob Miller Professor in Nursing Leadership, associate dean of clinical practice, and clinical professor, chair, at the University of Vermont. She holds an Ed.D. in Administration with cognates in Nursing and Higher Education from Ball State University. Dr. Dale’s career spans teaching, education and practice and she has been associated with the University of Vermont since 1976. She spent 23 years as the Chief Nursing Officer at what was then Fletcher Allen Health Care and eight years as Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Vermont, where she launched the master’s degree program in nursing. Dale received certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and spent seven years as a practitioner in Vermont Internal Medicine where she served as a preceptor for UVM graduate students before returning to UVM in 2010 as chair of the Department of Nursing. Working with faculty within the department, Dale helped launch the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2012. Dale has served on numerous boards including United Way of Chittenden County, Catholic Charities, the VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, Mater Christi School, and Voluntary Hospitals of America Nursing Advisory Board. Honors and awards include the 2018 Holly & Bob Miller Professor in Nursing Leadership award, the 2016 Vermont Nurse Practitioner of the Year and the 2015 Nurse Administrator of the Year, Sigma Theta Tau. She regularly participates in clinical teaching and supervision of doctoral nurse practitioner students.

Patricia Donehower  

Patricia Donehower, RN, MSN
Donehower is a lecturer in nursing in the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences and recently retired as vice president Clinical Services, from the Visiting Nurse Association for Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties (VNA).  She held several administrative positions at that organization after joining it in 1999. Prior to joining the VNA, she held various positions at The University of Vermont Medical Center from 1988 through 1999, including vice president for Nursing. She was a leader in the former Quality Department from 1988-1995 prior to assuming the VP Nursing role.  The Quality department was the precursor of The Jeffords institute for Quality and Operational Effectiveness.

John Dwyer  

John J. Dwyer Jr.
John Dwyer is President and Chief Executive Officer of the New England Federal Credit Union, located in Williston, Vermont. He has been with the Credit Union since 1987, when he was hired as Vice President of Finance. In 2006, he was named President and Chief Operations Officer and stepped into his current role in 2010. He has a BS in business administration from the University of Vermont (1984) and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2000). Dwyer became a Certified Public Accountant in 1987. He is a Certified Credit Union Chief Executive and serves on national and regional committees for credit union trade groups. He has also served on a number of local nonprofit Boards, currently The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital’s Community Advisory Council and the Board of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. From 2010 to 2013, he served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Community Financial Institution Advisory Council.

Scottie Emery-Ginn  

Scottie Emery-Ginn
Scottie Emery-Ginn of Essex, NY, spent 29 years with IBM in Vermont and New York, retiring as a vice president of engineering. She led large engineering teams working on IBM's technology development and was responsible for organizational management, business development, strategy development and financial management. She was co-chair of IBM's Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Executive Task Force, which guided the company in the implementation of inclusive employment and business practices. Ms. Emery-Ginn currently serves on the vestry of St John's Episcopal Church and the boards of the New England Federal Credit Union and the Adirondack Art Association, among other organizations.

John Evans  

John N. Evans, PhD
Dr. Evans is currently Senior Advisor to the President and Provost of The University of Vermont and a Professor Emeritus in The Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine.  He also serves as President of the Vermont Technology Council, an organization that fosters technology-enabled companies in the state by integrating the efforts of the private, public and academic sectors. The Council is also the statewide Board for the Vermont EPSCoR Program.  Dr. Evans earned his PhD in 1976 from the University of Florida College of Medicine and has had a distinguished career as a biomedical researcher, with numerous publications and honors, including being named an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association.  He was Executive Dean or Dean of the UVM Larner College of Medicine from 1992-2001 and 2003-2006.  He currently serves on the Board of Vermont Mutual Insurance Company, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation, Vermont PBS, UVM Medical Center, and Vermont Technology Council.

John Foster  

James B. Foster
James B. Foster attended Burlington schools and graduated from The Colorado College. After college, eager to return to Burlington, he pursued parallel careers as co-owner of the Edlund Company, a global manufacturer of commercial kitchen equipment, and as a real estate developer and investor in Vermont and New Hampshire. He has been an active participant in a number of community organizations, having served as Board Chair of GBIC, The Flynn Theatre, Housing Vermont, COTS and Champlain College. He resides in Charlotte with his wife.

Joseph Hagan  

Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., MD
Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., MD, FAAP, is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont and UVM Children’s Hospital.  He is co-editor of The Bright Futures Guidelines (3rd and 4th editions), the standard of preventive care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.  Dr. Hagan served as American Academy of Pediatrics-Vermont Chapter Vice-President and President, and he chaired the Academy’s national Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Task Force on Terrorism, and the Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Workgroup.  His commitment to the care of vulnerable children led Dr. Hagan to chair the Citizens Advisory Board for the Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCH).  He consults for the DCH Commissioner on complex child protection cases and is consulting physician at the UVM Children’s Hospital ChildSafe Clinic.  He practices and teaches primary care pediatrics in Burlington, Vermont.

Virginia Hood  

Virginia Hood, MB, BS, MPH
Dr. Hood is a Professor of Medicine at UVM and specialist in kidney disease at The University of Vermont Medical Center, with expertise in chronic kidney disease, blood pressure control, kidney stones, fluid/electrolyte balance, and high-value care quality improvement activities. Dr. Hood is a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization. She served as president of the organization from 2011 to 2012.


Stephen Leffler, MD

Stephen Leffler, MD, was named President and Chief Operating Officer of UVM Medical Center effective January 1, 2020. He has worked at UVM Medical Center as an emergency room physician for more than 25 years, and is a professor of surgery at the UVM College of Medicine. Dr. Leffler has worn many hats at UVM Medical Center and UVM Health Network during his career. He served as Chief Population Health and Quality Officer for UVMHN from 2017-2019, he served as Chief Medical Officer at UVMMC from 2011-2017; and prior to that, he served as Medical Director of the Emergency Department at the UVMMC for several years. He also has served as President of the Medical Staff at UVMMC, President of the Vermont Medical Society, and currently serves as Chair of the ONE Care Board. He received his medical degree from the UVM College of Medicine and completed residency training in emergency medicine at the University of New Mexico before joining the UVM/Fletcher Allen faculty in 1993. He completed his Master’s in Health Care Delivery Science at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2016.

Martin Lewiner  

Martin M. LeWinter, MD
Dr. Martin LeWinter is Professor of Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, and Director of the Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Program at The University of Vermont. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his MD from New York University before completing subspecialty training in cardiovascular disease at UC, San Diego, where he served on the faculty for 10 years before coming to UVM. With continuous support from the NIH for over 35 years, his research interests are focused on biologic and functional abnormalities in patients with cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure as well as clinical trials in heart failure. Dr. LeWinter has authored over 200 original research papers and over 60 book chapters and review articles and has edited two books. He has also served on numerous editorial boards and research review committees and is an Associate Editor of the journals Circulation and Coronary Artery Disease. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society and International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, and a member of the Association of University Cardiologists as well as a former member of the Cardiovascular Subspecialty Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine, where he currently serves on its Self-Evaluation Process Committee. Locally, Dr. LeWinter has served on the Boards of the Vermont Humanities Council and Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. He is returning to the UVM Medical Center Board after having served on the original Fletcher Allen Health Care Board of Trustees.

Thomas Little  

Thomas A. Little, Esq.
Thomas A. Little, Esq., joined VSAC in 2002 as Vice President and General Counsel after serving for many years as outside counsel. He was an attorney with the Burlington firm Little & Cicchetti from 1980-2002 and remains of counsel. Mr. Little was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1992-2002 and has chaired the District 4 Environmental Commission (Vermont’s Act 250 land-use permit commission for Chittenden County) since 2003. He has served on the following Boards: University of Vermont (2001-2007), Shelburne Zoning (1986-1996), ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain (2003-2010; 2013-present), Visiting Nurse Association (1994-2001), Converse Home (1983-2014), Cathedral Square Housing Corporation, Vermont Center for the Book and Snelling Center for Government. Mr. Little is a member of the Vermont Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont and was a member of the Commission on the Future of Vermont’s Justice System in 1999. In Shelburne, where he resides, he serves as Town Meeting Moderator, Justice of the Peace and Board of Civil Authority Chair. He received a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and a law degree from Cornell University.

Richard Page  

Richard L. Page, M.D.,
became Dean of the UVM Larner College of Medicine in October 2018, joining UVM from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where he was the George R. and Elaine Love Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Duke University and completed his specialty training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. He is a nationally recognized specialist in cardiac arrhythmias, serving on the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines Task Force; and as Chair of the Circulatory Devices Panel of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Alyson Richards  

Alyson Richards
Aly Richards of Montpelier is currently CEO of Let’s Grow Kids, a statewide movement to make Vermont the best place to raise a family with a mission to ensure affordable access to high-quality child care for all Vermont families by 2025. Prior to this role, she served as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Governor Peter Shumlin. In this position, Ms. Richards had leading roles in several of the Shumlin Administration’s efforts to support early childhood—including winning competitive federal Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge and Preschool Expansion grants and supporting the passage of universal pre-K. Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Ms. Richards served on the 2008 Obama campaign and worked as the Mid-Atlantic Deputy Finance Director at the Democratic National Committee. She received her BA with honors in International Relations from Brown University.

Kerin Stackpole  

Kerin E. Stackpole, Esq.
Kerin Stackpole is a Director at Paul Frank + Collins in Burlington and is the leader of the Employment and Labor Law Group. Her practice areas include employment law, business counseling, and general civil litigation. Stackpole is a native of Burlington and is admitted to practice law in Vermont, Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is an honors graduate of the Washington College of Law, American University and Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. She has been recognized by her peers for her skill in labor and employment law through inclusion in Chambers & Partners (USA), Best Lawyers of America and Super Lawyers. She has served on numerous community Boards, including the VNA, Wake Robin, and Wheaton College.

Glen Wright  

Glen A. Wright, CPA
Glen A. Wright, CPA, was the Office Managing Partner at KPMG LLP, an accounting firm, from 1993 to 2002. He currently serves on the UVM Medical Center Foundation Board and is an Advisory Board member for the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont. He formerly served as a Board member on the Vermont Economic Progress Council (former Chair), Chair of the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation, Board member of Cynosure, Inc., Chair of the Town of South Hero Select Board, Board of the Flynn Theatre for the Performing Arts, Vermont Business Roundtable and Burlington YMCA. Mr. Wright graduated from Bentley College in 1971 with a B.S. in Accounting.