Leadership at the UVM Health Network

Working together to better serve our communities makes us stronger, focused on collaboration instead of competition. As a team, The University of Vermont Health Network improves the lives of our patients by delivering outstanding care cost-effectively, as close to patients’ homes as possible.

Read the Year-End Highlights to learn about the Network's purpose and progress

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Our hospitals and physicians are bringing the best of community and academic medicine together, sharing their knowledge and resources to give patients access to leading-edge technology, advanced treatment options and the highest level of compassionate care – the heart and science of medicine. 

The University of Vermont Health Network cares for communities on both sides of Lake Champlain, from the Adirondacks to the Green Mountains and beyond. Members include:

  • The University of Vermont Medical Center, affiliated with The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont and The University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Alice Hyde Medical Center
  • Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital 
  • Elizabethtown Community Hospital
  • Porter Medical Center
  • UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice (formerly the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties)

Our network was created in October 2011 when Fletcher Allen in Burlington, Vermont, and Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vermont, signed an affiliation agreement. In January 2013, New York partners Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh and Elizabethtown Community Hospital in Elizabethtown joined the affiliation. In May 2017 Porter Medical Center joined the affiliation. On January 1, 2018, the UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice (formerly the VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties) joined the network. (The network was originally called Fletcher Allen Partners.)

UVM Health Network Senior Leaders


Name Title
John Brumsted, MD President and Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Health Network
Adam Buckley, MD, FACOG Chief Information Officer
Fred Kniffin, MD Interim President and COO, Porter Medical Center
Theresa Alberghini DiPalma Senior Vice President, External Relations
Claude Deschamps, MD President and Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group; Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs, The University of Vermont Health Network; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Al Gobeille Executive Vice President, Network Hospital Operations
Todd Keating Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Eric Miller Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Michelle LeBeau President and Chief Operating Officer, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital; President, Alice Hyde Medical Center
Stephen Leffler, MD President and Chief Operating Officer, The University of Vermont Medical Center
Anna Noonan, RN, BSN, MS President and Chief Operating Officer, Central Vermont Medical Center
Jerald Novak Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer
Judy Peterson, RN President and Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Health Network - Home Health & Hospice
John Remillard President, Elizabethtown Community Hospital
Diana Scalise Senior Vice President, High Value Care
Howard Schapiro, MD Senior Vice President, Chief Population Health and Quality Officer

Governance

The University of Vermont Health Network’s 19-member board is drawn from the membership of the organizations' current boards and includes seven members from The University of Vermont Medical Center, Community Partners Incorporated (CPI, the parent company of Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Alice Hyde Medical Center, and Elizabethtown Community Hospital), Central Vermont Medical Center, and Porter Medical Center, two ex-officio members (the president and chief executive officer of The University of Vermont Health Network and the dean of The University of Vermont College of Medicine) and two vacant seats to accommodate future affiliations. Upon expiration of the terms of current members, replacements will be elected by the Board and do not need to be trustees of any subsidiary board.

UVM Health Network Board of Trustees


Name

Title

John R. Brumsted, MD (ex officio)

President and Chief Executive Officer

John Bernardi

CEO – United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc.

Sivan Cotel

Director of Operations – Stonecutters Spirits(elected March 2019)

Mike Dellipriscoli

Former SVP & CFO of Sentinel Asset Management, National Life Group

A. Donald Gilbert

Retired CEO, Vermont Gas Systems, Inc.

Kathleen "Scottie" Emery-Ginn

Chair, Retired VP of Engineering, IBM

Kevin Hart

Retired: Senior Executive at Alice Hyde Medical Center

Joseph Hameline

Senior Vice President, Hameline Wealth Management

Virginia Hood, MD 

Physician, Medicine - UVM Medical Center, Professor of Medicine, UVM

Robert Laskowski, MD 

Vice Chair; Retired Physician, President & CEO, Christiana Care Health Systems

Debra Leonard, MD, PhD

Chair and Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Deena McCullough

President, Northern Insuring Agency

Marta Murphy**

President, Marble Consulting

Gretchen Morse**

Former Executive Director, United Way of Chittenden County

Rick Page

Dean, UVM Larner College of Medicine

Robert Perkins

Retired, NY State Electric and Gas

John Powell **

Owner, Powell Design-Build

John Rugge, MD

Executive Chairman, Hudson Headwaters Health Network

Allie Stickney

Retired, President & CEO Wake Robin

 ** These trustees are ending their terms on Dec. 31, 2019

Incoming Trustees 2020:


Name

Title

Kerin Stackpole

Director, Paul Frank + Collins in Burlington

Thomas Golonka

Managing Partner, Silverlake Wealth Management, Montpelier, VT

John Dwyer

President & Chief Executive Officer, New England Federal Credit Union, Williston, VT

Victoria Duley

Executive Director, Adirondack Economic Development Corporation

UVM Health Network Leadership