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 CEO, 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 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. Find out more about The UVM Medical Center's commitment to openness.

Sincerely,

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:

Lisa Beale Powlison
UVM Medical Center Board of Trustees Coordinator
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: 802-847-1124

Board of Trustee Meetings

Date Meeting Type Location Time
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Full Board Meeting Mary Fletcher Meeting Room 2:00-6:00 pm
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Full Board Meeting Mary Fletcher Meeting Room 2:00-6:00 pm
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 Full Board Meeting Mary Fletcher Meeting Room 2:00-6:00 pm
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 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

John Brumsted

Chief Executive Officer
John R. Brumsted, MD
John R. Brumsted, M.D., was named President and Chief Executive Officer of The UVM Medical Center and The UVM Health Network on Monday, February 13, 2012, after serving in an interim role since August, 2011. A 30-year veteran of the organization, Dr. Brumsted has served in a number of roles at The UVM Medical Center, including chief medical officer, chief quality officer and an appointment as interim CEO. He also has served as a senior associate dean for Clinical Affairs at The UVM College of Medicine, and medical director of The Vermont Health Plan (TVHP) and Vermont Managed Care (VMC). He has been a member of The UVM Medical Center medical staff since 1985, and has practiced medicine at The UVM Medical Center since 1981 when he began as a resident at the then Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. Dr. Brumsted received his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1978. He did his residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine between 1981- 1985. He completed a fellowship in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UVM Medical Center in 1987, within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a member of The UVM Medical Center's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a tenured professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Brumsted lives with his family in Shelburne, Vermont. He is a native of Ithaca, New York.

Tim Davis

Timothy C. Davis
Davis is a managing director of FreshTracks Capital in Shelburne. Before joining the firm in 2005, he managed a series of advanced-materials, technology-based, early-stage high-tech manufacturing companies to successful liquidity events for shareholders. Davis currently serves on the boards of NEHP, Solar One and Solais. He is active with numerous non-profit boards, including Social Venture Partners in Boston, the Artworks Education Foundation, Mobius, the Mentoring Movement, ECHO and various boards of the Second Congregational Church in Cohasset, Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Vermont and Harvard Business School. Davis lives in Colchester, Vt. and Cohasset, Mass.

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 coeditor 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.



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.

Fred Morin

Frederick C. Morin, III, MD
Morin is Dean of the College of Medicine. He joined the University of Vermont from the University of Buffalo, State University of New York, where he was the A. Conger Goodyear Professor and Chair of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Chief of Pediatric Services for Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo and Kaleida Health. He also served as Interim Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Buffalo and as Interim Dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences from 2005 to 2006. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Morin completed his residency in Pediatrics at Stanford University and a Research Fellowship in Neonatology at the University of California, San Francisco. He and his family reside in Burlington, Vt.

Gretchen Morse

Gretchen B. Morse
Gretchen Morse, former executive director of the United Way of Chittenden County, has served as secretary of the Vermont Human Services Agency in the Kunin administration and as a state legislator from 1977 to 1985. She serves as an emeritus member of the Board of Directors of Wake Robin and is on the Board of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont, and received an honorary doctorate from UVM. Morse is a resident of Charlotte.


John Neuhauser

John J. Neuhauser, Ph.D.
Dr. Neuhauser is President of Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont, (appointed in 2007) and has served on the College's Board of Trustees since 2001. He is currently vice president of the Vermont Higher Education Council and a board member for Vermont Campus Compact. Over a span of almost four decades at Boston College, Dr. Neuhauser was academic vice president and dean of faculties from 1999 to 2005, dean and professor of the Carroll School of Management from 1977 to 1999, and chair of the computer science department from 1972 to 1979. He has a bachelor's degree in physics from Manhattan College, and both a master's and doctorate in operations research and statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Patricia Prelock

Patricia Prelock, Ph.D.
Prelock was appointed dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont (UVM) on July 1, 2009. Formerly professor and chair of communication sciences at UVM, she holds a secondary appointment in UVM's department of pediatrics and is a training director for Vermont's Interdisciplinary Leadership Education for Health Professionals Program and project director for Vermont's State Improvement Grant Speech-Language Pathologist Initiative. Prelock, who joined the UVM faculty in 1994, earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Kent State University and her doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

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.