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The University of Vermont Medical Center Board of Trustees

The University of Vermont Medical Center Board of Trustees has 15 members, plus the President of the Medical Staff and four ex officio trustees, including the CEO of the UVM Health Network, 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. 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. .

Sincerely,

Pat Donehower

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, February 20, 2020 Full Board Meeting Mary Fletcher Meeting Room 2:00-6:00 pm
Thursday, April 16, 2020 Full Board Meeting Mary Fletcher Meeting Room 2:00-6:00 pm
Thursday, June 18, 2020 Full Board Meeting Mary Fletcher Meeting Room 2:00-6:00 pm
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 Full Board Meeting Mary Fletcher Meeting Room 2:00-6:00 pm
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 Full Board Meeting Mary Fletcher Meeting Room 2:00-6:00 pm
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 Annual Meeting Mary Fletcher Meeting Room 2:00-6:00 pm

UVM Medical Center Board Members

The individuals currently serving on the Board are:

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Board Chair
Patricia Donehower, RN, MSN
Ms. Donehower is a lecturer in nursing in the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She recently retired as Vice President Clinical Services from the Visiting Nurse Association for Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties (VNA), where she held several administrative positions after joining the organization in 1999. Prior that, she held various positions at The University of Vermont Medical Center from 1988-99, including Vice President for Nursing. She was a leader in the former Quality Department from 1988-1995 before assuming the VP Nursing role. The Quality department was the precursor of The Jeffords Institute for Quality and Operational Effectiveness.

Jesse Bridges.B_W.jpgJesse Bridges, MPA
Jesse Bridges is CEO for the United Way of Northwest Vermont (UWNWVT), the leading organization in convening advocates, leaders and volunteers to address complex social problems and secure the resources to support change. Under his leadership since 2017, the organization achieved recognition as one of the best places to work in Vermont, created a continuous dynamic strategic planning process and shifted the organization’s business model to a more sustainable vision for the future. He previously served as the City of Burlington’s Director of the Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department. Under his leadership, the department finished the city’s first-ever comprehensive parks master plan. He helped found the Parks Foundation, a separate 501c3 to raise private dollars to support the ongoing park rehabilitation efforts. Mr. Bridges received his B.A. in History in 2002 and a Master’s in Public Administration in 2008, both from the University of Vermont. A graduate of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Champlain program class of 2011, he joined the Board of Directors in 2012 and chaired the board from 2015-2017. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce and as an alternate to the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission.

John-Brumsted_MD.jpgJohn R. Brumsted, MD
John R. Brumsted, MD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The UVM Health Network. He served in a number of roles at The UVM Medical Center during his 30-year tenure, including President, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer. He also 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 became a member of The UVM Medical Center medical staff in 1985 and began as a resident at the then Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in 1981. Dr. Brumsted received his bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1978. He completed his residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine between 1981-85. He completed a fellowship in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UVM Medical Center in 1987. 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, Vt. He is a native of Ithaca, N.Y.

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.

Michael D'Amico.B_W.jpgMichael A. D’Amico, MD
Dr. Michael D’Amico is the current President of the medical staff of the UVM Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Medical Director of the Children’s Specialty Center of the UVM Children’s Hospital. Before his arrival at the Medical Center in 2004, Dr. D’Amico worked in private practice in Springfield, Mass., at Baystate Medical Center. He received his medical degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine and underwent his pediatric and pediatric gastroenterology training at the Babies and Children's Hospital of New York at Columbia University.

Anne W. Doremus.B_W.jpgAnne W. Doremus, CFA
Anne W. Doremus is Managing Partner of Hanson & Doremus Investment Management, where she is responsible for firm strategy, portfolio management, security analysis and client interaction. Before joining the firm in 1996, she spent five years with a major mutual fund company, Sentinel Advisors, in Montpelier, Vt., and three years with Fraser Management Associates in Burlington. She is a founding member and past president of the Vermont CFA Society. She has taught investment management courses at Saint Michael’s College and The University of Vermont. Doremus holds a B.S. in economics from The University of Vermont and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College. She is also a CFA® Charterholder. Ms. Doremus has served on a number of nonprofit boards and currently sits on the Investment Committee for the Society of St. Edmund and the UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice. She lives in Shelburne with her husband. Her interests include hiking, Nordic skiing, and golf.

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.


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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.

NadiaA.Mitchell.B_W.jpgNadia A. Mitchell
Nadia A. Mitchell is the Equity Initiatives director at Champlain College as well as a strategic development, event and partnerships professional with extensive experience at various organizations, including Howard Center and Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington and the San Jose Grand Prix and American Musical Theatre of San Jose, Calif. She earned a BS in business administration from Saint Michael’s College in 2001 and a Master’s degree in kinesiology with a concentration in sport management from San Jose State University, Calif., in 2005. In 2019, she was awarded a graduate certificate in leadership from Champlain College and expects to receive a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from University of Vermont in 2021. For more than 15 years, Ms. Mitchell served in a variety of event and sports management roles. As co-founder and vice president of YPLAY (Youth Participation Lead to Achieving Years), she provided organizational oversight and development from 2014-18. She has also taught event management courses at Champlain College and was associate director of admissions from 2015-19. Ms. Mitchell has volunteered with a number of community organizations, including the Integrated Arts Academy in Burlington and United Way of Northwest Vermont. She currently serves as an advisory board member for the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival and a corporator for Northfield Savings Bank.


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.

DebbieWinters.B_W.jpgDeborah Winters
Deborah Winters is the Owner and President of Firetech Sprinkler Corp., a specialty contractor that designs, installs, services and maintains fire sprinkler systems throughout Vermont, northern New Hampshire and northeastern New York. Prior to joining Firetech in 2004, she was a project director for Corcoran Jennison Company, a Boston real estate developer, and served as a project engineer for Turner Construction Company in its Boston office. She graduated from Princeton University with a B.S. in civil engineering and operations research and received her MBA from Boston University. Ms. Winters has served on several boards, including the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation, Champlain Valley Exposition and the UVM Medical Center Foundation Board, where she was involved with the Mother Baby Unit Campaign. She currently serves on the board of the Vermont Bond Bank and co-chairs the Swanton Enhancement Project, an active group of municipal and community members working to create a vibrant Swanton where people want to live, work, learn and play. She resides in Swanton with her husband, Gordon, and their two children.

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.