UVM Medical Center Board of Trustees Welcomes Five New Members
Burlington, Vt. – The UVM Medical Center Board of Trustees recently appointed five new trustees, adding individuals with experience in finance and business, elder care and advocacy, health consulting, nursing, pediatric nephrology and women’s health to the 18-member board.
As part of the group’s annual reorganization, Trustee Jesse Bridges, MPA, chief executive officer of United Way of Northwest Vermont, was appointed Board chair, and Trustee Alyson “Aly” Richards was appointed Board vice chair. Trustee Thomas Little, Esq., who served as Board chair in 2023, will continue to serve as a member of the group.
“I thank our new trustees for giving their time and expertise to help advance UVM Medical Center’s critically important mission of caring for the community, and the work of the exceptional staff and leaders across our organization,” says Bridges. “Our entire board of trustees is committed to putting our community’s well-being at the forefront of everything we do at UVM Medical Center, and to ensuring we make the decisions that best support our patients, our staff and the health and wellness of every member of the communities we serve.”
Joe is a founder of Bilodeau Wells & Company CPAs in Essex Junction. He has more than 40 years of experience working with clients in a wide variety of industries. Joe is now partially retired and works primarily in business valuation and select estate planning. He is also an experienced landlord and commercial and residential real estate advisor. Joe also serves as a private trustee for select families, advising on charitable foundations and leveraged giving.
Joe has the professional designations of Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant and is a Certified Valuation Analyst. He is a native Vermonter from Middlebury and graduated from the University of Vermont.
Jane is the CEO of Age Well, Northwestern Vermont’s leading advocate for the aging population and the largest Area Agency on Aging in the state of Vermont. Age Well provides access to healthy meals, in-home care and community resources. Jane is also an adjunct professor at Champlain College online (CCO) in the Health Care Administration program.
Jane has worked in various hospital, academic and community-based health care settings as a registered nurse in Critical Care and Oncology, and also as a senior administrative leader. Previously, she served as a senior vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Vermont.
Jane is passionate about opportunities to build collaborations and advocacy which support home and community-based care models, including the management of social determinants of health – especially in vulnerable, older populations.
Jane holds a BS in nursing and dual master’s degrees in health care administration and organizational leadership. She is a board certified nurse executive with additional certification in health care quality.
Originally from Canada, Jane made Vermont her home in 1992. She lives in St. Albans with her husband and two dogs, and loves to spend time with their five adult children.
Naomi is a senior technical advisor for JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., a global public health consulting organization dedicated to greater health equity and improving the health of individuals and communities. With more than 25 years of experience specializing in maternal and child health, Naomi’s work focuses on the drivers of health disparities that perpetuate poor health outcomes experienced by women, children and families.
Ann Guillot, MD
Dr. Guillot is a recently retired pediatric nephrologist at the University of Vermont Medical Center, as well as Emerita Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine. She was the first and only pediatric nephrologist in Vermont for many years and served patients across New York and Vermont. She also served as the Pediatric Residency Program director for 25 years. Both of those roles allowed her to work to provide the very best patient care possible, and to prepare new pediatricians to do the same. Both roles included research and collaboration with other programs across the United States and Canada.
Dr. Guillot is a graduate of Wellesley College and Jefferson Medical College. She came to Vermont in 1974 and completed her Pediatric residency here, then a Pediatric Nephrology fellowship at Montreal Children’s Hospital, and a Nephrology fellowship in Internal Medicine at the University of Vermont.
Ann has lived in Burlington since 1974. Her three adult children attended Burlington city schools, which prepared them well for their own professional careers. She and her husband continue their commitment to serve in various capacities to support our community.
Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ McGee, MD
Dr. McGee is the chair of the University of Vermont Medical Center Campus Medical Staff committee. She is a reproductive endocrinologist and is currently vice chair of Gynecology and director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. McGee earned her bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College and her medical degree from the University of Tennesee Health Science Center. She completed both her residency and fellowship training at Parkland Hospital/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Following her clinical training, she completed a research fellowship in women’s health and ovarian physiology at Stanford University. Dr. McGee has been a professor on the faculty of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine since 2013. She was previously on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh and Virginia Commonwealth University.
In 2021, Dr. McGee earned her master’s in business administration in health care policy and management from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She lives in Hinesburg with her husband.