Eileen Whalen MHA, RN
University of Vermont Medical Center President
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Nursing Officer

Julie Morse, RN, BS
VP, Nursing Services

BS, Nursing, University of Vermont

Jan Carroll, MSN, MPH, RN
Director, Specialty Nursing

BA, Brown University, Independent Concentration in Women's Health
BSN, Cornell University-New York Hospital
MSN, Yale University
MPH, Columbia University, Health Policy & Management

Clinical Experience:

  • Nurse-Midwife
  • Outcomes Measurement
  • Policy Development and Analysis

Peg Gagne, RN, MS
Director, Medical/Surgical Nursing

BSN, McGill University
MS, University of Arizona

Clinical Experience:

  • Online Learning
  • Teaching/learning strategies

Suzanne Goetschius, APRN-BC, MSN
Director of Nursing Education & Research

BSN, University of Delaware Nursing
MSN, University of Massachusetts/Lowell, Gerontological Nursing

Isabelle Sargeant
Director, Renal Services, Transplant Services & Respiratory Therapy

RN, Hammersmith Hospital School of Nursing, London, England
Currently enrolled in RN-MS degree program

Clinical Experience:

  • Medical/Surgical and Dialysis experienced obtained in Bermuda (1981-1992);
  • Dialysis Nurse for UVM Medical Center since 1994;
  • Renal Nurse Educator (2001-2002); Nurse Manager-Renal Services (2002-2005);
  • Director for Renal & Transplant Services (2005-present);
  • Director of Respiratory Services (2/2007- present)

Tara Pacy
Director, Clinical Support Services

AD, Nursing, University of Vermont
BS, Biology, University of Vermont

Clinical Experience:

  • Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate
  • Various Clinical Outpatient Clinics, including: Research Nurse/Study Coordinator; Nursing Home; Emergency Department; Inpatient Medicine
  • Clinical Instructor-Department of Surgery, UVM

General Information:
Clinical Support Services incorporates many departments that provide support and assistance to patients and their families as well as UVM Medical Center staff. The Department includes Case Management and Social Work, Interpreters, Trauma Services, Call Center and Provider Access Services, Patient Placement Services, Spiritual Care Services, Medical Staff Office, Telemedicine Department, Patient Attendants, Patient Support Services (Orderlies), Palliative Care Services, and Hospital Medicine Services.

Hollie Shaner-McRae, DNP, RN, FAAN
Professional Nursing Practice Coordinator
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Vermont


AD, Nursing, Gloucester County College
BS, Psychology, UVM
MSA, St. Michael's College
DNP, Rush University, Chicago

Clinical Experience:

  • Infection Control Practitioner, UVM Medical Center
  • Vice President of Nursing, North Country Health Systems
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Vermont School of Nursing
  • Founder & President, The Nightingale Institute for Health & the Environment
  • President, CGH Environmental Strategies, Inc.
  • Various clinical experiences in Nursing, including:
  • Environmental Health Coordinator
  • Clinical Waste Reduction Coordinator
  • Post Anesthesia Care
  • Resource Pool
  • Dialysis Nurse
  • Critical Care Nurse

General Information:
Has a special interest in nursing and the environment, environmental health, systems innovation; Visiting Scholar, Harvard School of Public Health (1997-present); completed a doctoral program in nursing at Rush University (2008).

Select Publications:
Co-Author,Tai Chi for older nurses: A Workplace Wellness Pilot Study, for more information, click on the PDF file below.
Environmentally Safe Health Care Agencies: Nursing's Responsibility, Nightingale's Legacy, Hollie Shaner-McRae, RN, MSA,FAAN; Glen McRae, PhD; Victoria Jas, MS. For more information, click here.

Contributing Author, Policy & Politics in Nursing & Health Care, 4th edition, Mason, Leavitt, Chaffee., Saunders '02; Unit 6 Case Study: Environmental Advocacy: A Nurse's Journey
Author & Product Developer, American Nurses' Association: Nurses' Pollution Prevention Kit 1998
Co-Author, American Hospital Association Publications

  • An Ounce of Prevention: Waste Reduction Strategies for Healthcare Facilities '93
  • The Guidebook to Hospital Waste Reduction Program Planning and Implementation '95

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