Welcome New President and Chief Operations Officer 

Watch the video to learn about new president Eileen Whalen’s vision for the future of The University of Vermont Medical Center.

President and Chief Operations Officer, Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN

Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN was appointed President and Chief Operations Officer of The University of Vermont Medical Center on Friday, January 2, 2015.  

Whalen has more than 35 years of experience in health care. She comes 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 

John R. Brumsted, M.D., 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 Chief Operating Officer
Theresa Alberghini DiPalma Senior Vice President of Marketing and External Relations
Adam Buckley Interim Chief Information Officer
Claude Deschamps, M.D. President and Chief Executive Officer, UVM Medical Group; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, UVM College of Medicine
Spencer Knapp General Counsel
Todd Keating Chief Financial Officer
Stephen Leffler, M.D. Chief Medical Officer
Kate FitzPatrick, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Chief Nursing Officer, University of Vermont Medical Center and Associate Dean for Interprofessional Practice, CNHS, University of Vermont
Paul Macuga Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Kevin McAteer Chief Development Officer
Todd Moore Senior Vice President, Accountable Care and Revenue Strategy
Diana Scalise Senior Vice President, Strategic and Business Planning
Howard Schapiro, M.D. Chief Clinical Integration Officer

Vice Presidents

Name Title
Adam P. Buckley, MD Chief Medical Information Officer
Lisa Goodrich Vice President, Medical Group Operations
Laurie Gunn Vice President, Human Resources Operations
Frank Ittleman, MD Associate Vice President, Medical Group Operations
Dawn LeBaron Vice President, Hospital Services
Charles Miceli Vice President, Supply Chain and IS Operations
Julie Morse Vice President, Nursing Services
Teresa Murphy Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Anna Noonan Vice President, Jeffords Institute for Quality and Operational Effectiveness
Christina Oliver Vice President, Clinical Services
Rick Vincent Vice President, Medical Group Finance
Norman Ward, MD Executive Medical Director, Accountable Care

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