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UVM Medical Center Board of Trustees Adds New Member

Meg O’Donnell Brings Health Policy, Law Expertise to the Board

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BURLINGTON, Vt., -- The University of Vermont Medical Center Board of Trustees has added Shelburne resident and attorney Meg O’Donnell to its Board of Trustees. O’Donnell is active with several local organizations working to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the region.

O’Donnell has extensive teaching experience in health policy, including as an adjunct professor at the University of Vermont, a “bridge course” instructor for the UVM Larner College of Medicine, and a facilitator for the Snelling Center for Government’s Vermont Leadership Institute. She currently serves as president of the Howard Center Board of Trustees and is secretary of the New England Federal Credit Union board. 

“I am honored to be joining the UVM Medical Center board,” O’Donnell said. “After a career in health policy, it’s been my privilege to serve on several health care boards, including the Community Health Centers of Burlington and Howard Center. I hope and trust that my background and experience will further the work of the medical center and its amazing staff as they strive to serve our community while educating the newest generation of health care providers.”

“Meg brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board and will help lead the UVM Medical Center into the future. Her background in health care policy will serve the board well,” said Stephen Leffler, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer of UVM Medical Center.

O’Donnell has also served on the boards of the Community Health Centers of Burlington, Vermont Nurses in Partnership, Inc., the Vermont Board of Bar Examiners, the Snelling Center for Government, the Vermont Mozart Festival, American Red Cross Blood Services (New England ­Region), and Burlington City Arts. She also served as Director of Government & Community Relations and Assistant General Counsel for The University of Vermont Medical Center from 2001 until her retirement in January 2018.

O’Donnell graduated from New York Law School after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College, and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University. O’Donnell has lived in Vermont since 1988, when she moved from New York City to clerk for Justice Ernest W. Gibson III of the Vermont Supreme Court. She practiced law in Burlington for several years after her clerkship until 1992 to become counsel to the Vermont Health Care Authority. O’Donnell spent the next seven years working for the Authority and its successor, the Division of Health Care Administration, part of what was then known as the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration, where she helped to develop health policies and oversight programs.

About the University of Vermont Medical Center
The University of Vermont Medical Center is a 499-bed tertiary care regional referral center providing advanced care to approximately 1 million residents in Vermont and northern New York. Together with our partners at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, we are Vermont’s academic medical center. The University of Vermont Medical Center also serves as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. 

The University of Vermont Medical Center is a member of The University of Vermont Health Network, an integrated system established to deliver high quality academic medicine to every community we serve.

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