University of Vermont Medical Center Senior Leadership Team

President, Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN

Eileen Whalen  

Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN is President of The University of Vermont Medical Center.  

Whalen has more than 35 years of experience in health care. She came to UVM Medical Center from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA, where she served as the chief executive. Harborview is the largest public hospital in the State of Washington and an academic medical center part of the UW Medicine Network. Harborview is nationally known for trauma care and serves as the only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma and burn center for the states of Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.

Prior to taking the position at Harborview, she served as executive vice president at the University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, AZ. Whalen has also held numerous leadership positions in trauma, emergency and critical care services. She is a nationally recognized trauma systems expert and a founding member and past president of the Society of Trauma Nurses. Whalen also served as editor, Journal of Trauma Nursing from 1993-2006.

Whalen is a graduate of Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She also holds a Master in Health and Hospital Administration degree from Chapman University, Sacramento, CA.

Chief Executive Officer, John Brumsted, MD 

Dr. Brumsted  

John R. Brumsted, MD, is Chief Executive Officer of The University of Vermont Medical Center, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of The University of Vermont Health Network.  

A more-than 30-year veteran of the organization, Dr. Brumsted has served in a number of roles at The UVM Medical Center, including president and chief executive officer, 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 completed a surgical internship at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, in 1979. He subsequently served in the U.S. Public Health Service in Randolph, New York for two years prior to moving to Vermont to complete 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 The 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 is currently a member of the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) Council and served as its president from 2008-2009. He is the current Chair of the VMS Research and Education Foundation Board. He has published extensively, both nationally and regionally.

Dr. Brumsted lives with his family in Shelburne, Vermont. He is a native of Ithaca, New York.

Members of the Senior Management Team

Name Title
Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN President
John Brumsted, MD 
Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Medical Center; President and Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Health Network
Claude Deschamps, MD President and Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont
Rick Vincent Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The University of Vermont Medical Center and The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group
Kate FitzPatrick, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Chief Nursing Officer, The University of Vermont Medical Center; Associate Dean for Interprofessional Practice, The University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Dawn LeBaron Vice President, Hospital Services
Isabelle Desjardins, MD Chief Medical Officer
Laurie Gunn Vice President, Employee, Patient and Family Experience
Christina Oliver Vice President, Clinical Services
Charles Miceli Network Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer
Jennifer Houlihan Network Vice President, Quality and Operational Effectiveness
Bonita Brodt Network Vice President, Communications and Engagement Strategies
Kevin McAteer Chief Development Officer
Doug Gentile, MD Network Chief Medical Information Officer
John Grieco
Network Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Lisa Goodrich Vice President, Medical Group Operations
James Ulager, MD Associate Vice President, Clinical Operations, The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group
Cheung Wong, MD Associate Vice President, Clinical Affairs, The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group
Rebecca Freeman, PhD Interim Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

Contact Us

Office of the CEO
Medical Center Campus
Patrick, Level 3
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: 802-847-5959
Fax: 802-555-2323
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm