Two New Trustees Join Fletcher Allen Board - Roger Stone Replaces Chris Dutton as Chair

BURLINGTON, VT - The Fletcher Allen Health Care Board of Trustees accepted the appointments of two new trustees at their December meeting - Paul Danielson, D.M.D., an oral surgeon with Champlain Valley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, South Burlington, and John Neuhauser, Ph.D., president, Saint Michael's College, Colchester. 

The Board also elected Board member Roger Stone, former president of Burlington-based Stone Investment Advisory, Inc., to serve as Board Chair, replacing Chris Dutton, former chief executive officer, Green Mountain Power, who stepped down at the expiration of his term.

Paul Danielson, D.M.D., has been in practice in South Burlington since 1978. He is a member of Fletcher Allen's attending staff in the Department of Surgery and a clinical associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.  He is the author or co-author of a number of papers in peer-review journals.  Dr. Danielson served as president of the Fletcher Allen Health Care Medical Staff in 2008.  He is also a past president of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. A graduate of St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Dr. Danielson completed a dental internship at Fletcher Allen followed by an oral surgery internship and residency at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT.  

"We are very pleased to have Dr. Danielson join the Fletcher Allen Board," said Roger Stone, chair of the Fletcher Allen Board of Trustees. "His work at the local and national level as well as his committee work at Fletcher Allen and one of its predecessor organizations provides us with a valuable perspective."

John Neuhauser, Ph.D., is president of St. Michael's College, Colchester, a post he has held since 2007. Prior to this appointment, he was a professor at Boston College, where he held several key positions during his 39 years at that institution. In his last administrative post there, academic vice president and dean of faculties, Dr. Neuhauser oversaw a doubling of grant funding to over $40 million annually, a 50 percent increase in undergraduate applications with a steady increase in quality, and a constant placement in the top 40 national universities in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings. Dr. Neuhauser received a bachelor's degree in physics from Manhattan College, and both a master's and doctorate in operations research and statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has served on the St. Michael's Board of Trustees since 2001.

"I look forward to working with Dr. Neuhauser. We are delighted that he will be bringing his expertise, enthusiasm and experience to his new role on the Fletcher Allen Board," said Stone.

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