Board of Trustees

The Fletcher Allen Health Care Board of Trustees has 18 members, including three ex officio trustees, the Fletcher Allen CEO, the Dean of the UVM College of Medicine and the Dean of the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences. In addition, the president of the Fletcher Allen Medical Staff is invited to attend all board meetings and participate in discussions as a non-voting member the board.

Each trustee serves a four-year term, and may serve any number of additional terms as long as no more than two full terms are served consecutively. Trustees do not receive compensation for their service, other than expense reimbursements. The terms of elected trustees are staggered to allow one-fourth of the members' terms to expire each year.

Board Meetings

As Chair of the Fletcher Allen Board of Trustees, I am committed to ensuring that the Fletcher Allen Board conducts business in an open, transparent and inclusive manner. Accordingly, the Board holds quarterly, full board meetings that include a public session, in which the public is given an opportunity for comment. All business that involves neither confidential nor proprietary information is conducted in the public sessions of these meetings.

During alternate quarters, the board holds more limited meetings that focus on board education and also include a public session.

The schedule of the Board's meetings is posted below. The Board encourages members of the public to attend the public sessions of its full board meetings or educational meetings and welcomes public comments about Fletcher Allen. Find out more about Fletcher Allen's commitment to openness.


John Powell
Chair, Board of Trustees

Board of Trustee Meetings

Date Meeting Type Location Time

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Full Board Meeting

McClure Lobby

2:00-6:00 pm

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Full Board Meeting

McClure Lobby

2:00-6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Full Board Meeting

McClure Lobby

2:00-6:00 pm

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Annual Meeting

McClure Lobby

2:00-6:00 pm

Fletcher Allen Board Members

The individuals currently serving on the Board are:

Board Chair
4783powell.jpgJohn Powell
Powell has recently returned to the Vermont homebuilders. He, and his son, operate Powell Design-Build, a company that builds and markets homes. With over thirty years of experience Powell is currently permitting several home sites on the beach of Lake Champlain. Powell spent the previous four years as the executive director of the Lake Champlain Housing Development Corporation. He is the past owner and CEO of Flanders Building Supply, Inc. in Essex Junction, and is a resident of Colchester, Vt. 

President and Chief Executive Officer
4783Brumsted_John-2010BOT.gifJohn R. Brumsted, M.D.
John R. Brumsted, M.D., was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Fletcher Allen Health Care and Fletcher Allen Partners on Monday, February 13, 2012, after serving in an interim role since August, 2011. A 30-year veteran of the organization, Dr. Brumsted has served in a number of roles at Fletcher Allen, including chief medical officer, chief quality officer and an appointment as interim CEO. He also has served as a senior associate dean for Clinical Affairs at the UVM College of Medicine, and medical director of The Vermont Health Plan (TVHP) and Vermont Managed Care (VMC). He has been a member of the Fletcher Allen medical staff since 1985, and has practiced medicine at Fletcher Allen since 1981 when he began as a resident at the then Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. Dr. Brumsted received his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1978. He did his residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine between 1981- 1985. He completed a fellowship in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Fletcher Allen in 1987, within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a member of Fletcher Allen’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a tenured professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Brumsted lives with his family in Shelburne, Vermont. He is a native of Ithaca, New York.

4783danielson_paul_bot_sm.jpg Paul A. Danielson, D.M.D.
Dr. Danielson received his B.S. from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York in 1967, and his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He did his General Dental Internship at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, and his Oral Surgery Internship and Residency at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. He has been a practicing Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon in Chittenden County since 1978. His practice is Champlain Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C., in South Burlington, Vt.

4783Tim_Davis_BOT.jpgTimothy C. Davis
Davis is a managing director of FreshTracks Capital in Shelburne. Before joining the firm in 2005, he managed a series of advanced-materials, technology-based, early-stage high-tech manufacturing companies to successful liquidity events for shareholders. Davis currently serves on the boards of NEHP, Solar One and Solais. He is active with numerous non-profit boards, including Social Venture Partners in Boston, the Artworks Education Foundation, Mobius, the Mentoring Movement, ECHO and various boards of the Second Congregational Church in Cohasset, Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Vermont and Harvard Business School. Davis lives in Colchester, Vt. and Cohasset, Mass.

4783DeShaw_web.jpgLawrence W. DeShaw
of Shelburne retired from Chittenden Bank in 2005 as president and CEO. During his 34 years at the company, he held a variety of leadership positions including executive vice president of operations and administration for Chittenden Corporation, president of Chittenden Home Mortgage Company, and president of the Mountain Trust Company in Stowe. A lifelong Vermont resident, he has served on several boards and committees including Vermont Public Radio, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, the Church Street Marketplace Committee and the Burlington Electric Department, where he served as chair.Mr. DeShaw is currently chairman of the executive committee of Ocean Club Resorts in the British West Indies and serves as a chairman of the Green Mountain Housing Equity Fund investment committee at Housing Vermont.

Mark FungMark Fung, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Fung is president of the Fletcher Allen Medical Staff. A pathologist at the Fletcher Allen since 2004, he is vice chair of clinical affairs in the department of Pathology, and director of both the Histocompatibility/HLA Laboratory and the Blood Bank, which includes Fletcher Allen’s Stem Cell Laboratory.  In addition, he is an associate professor of Pathology at UVM. Dr. Fung received his medical degree and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Pathology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed residencies in Pathology at Washington University and the University of Pittsburgh and fellowships in Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking at the University of Pittsburgh and in Medical Outcomes Research at UVM. He lives in Essex Junction.

4783Ginn_web.jpgKathleen "Scottie" Ginn
of Essex, NY, spent 29 years with IBM in Vermont and New York, retiring as a vice president of engineering. She led large engineering teams working on IBM's technology development and was responsible for organizational management, business development, strategy development and financial management. She was co-chair of IBM’s Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Executive Task Force, which guided the company in the implementation of inclusive employment and business practices. Ms. Ginn currently serves on the vestry of St John's Episcopal Church and the boards of the New England Federal Credit Union and the Adirondack Art Association, among other organizations.

4783Marsh.jpgStephen P. Marsh
Marsh is the president of Community National Bank in Derby, Vermont, and the former chair of the board of North Country Health System in Newport. He also serves on the boards of the Associated Industries of Vermont, Northeastern Vermont Development Association, the Workforce Development Council, Housing Vermont and on the Executive Committee of the Vermont Bankers Association. He lives in Newport Center, Vt.

4783Mead.jpgPhilip B. Mead, M.D.
Mead retired from Fletcher Allen and the University of Vermont in 2001 after a 30-year career as an obstetrician-gynecologist. He held many leadership positions during his tenure, including Physician Leader of the Women's Health Care Service, Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Hospital Epidemiologist (MCHV) and Chief Compliance Officer for Fletcher Allen. He has served on the boards of the Vermont Program for Quality in Healthcare and the Vermont Health Foundation. He and his wife Ann live in Shelburne, Vt.

Eric MillerEric S. Miller
Miller is a principal in the law firm of Sheehey Furlong & Behm, PC.  He represents businesses and individuals in cases involving a wide variety of issues, including commercial, health care, banking, fraud, and employment disputes.  Miller has significant experience trying cases to verdict before juries, judges and regulatory agencies, and he has argued many appeals before the Vermont Supreme Court and the Second Circuit.  He has been actively involved in Burlington’s civic, cultural and social service communities through his work on Burlington’s Development Review Board and the governing boards of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County.  Miller received an A.B. from Duke University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

4783Morin_bot_page.jpgFrederick C. Morin, III, M.D.
Morin is Dean of the College of Medicine. He joined the University of Vermont from the University of Buffalo, State University of New York, where he was the A. Conger Goodyear Professor and Chair of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Chief of Pediatric Services for Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo and Kaleida Health. He also served as Interim Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Buffalo and as Interim Dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences from 2005 to 2006. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Morin completed his residency in Pediatrics at Stanford University and a Research Fellowship in Neonatology at the University of California, San Francisco. He and his family reside in Burlington, Vt.

4783GretchenMorse.jpgGretchen B. Morse 
Gretchen Morse, former executive director of the United Way of Chittenden County, has served as secretary of the Vermont Human Services Agency in the Kunin administration and as a state legislator from 1977 to 1985. She serves as an emeritus member of the Board of Directors of Wake Robin and is on the Board of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont, and received an honorary doctorate from UVM. Morse is a resident of Charlotte.

4783John-Neuhauser_bot-08-3.gifJohn J. Neuhauser, Ph.D.
Dr. Neuhauser is President of Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, (appointed in 2007) and has served on the College’s Board of Trustees since 2001. He is currently vice president of the Vermont Higher Education Council and a board member for Vermont Campus Compact. Over a span of almost four decades at Boston College, Dr. Neuhauser was academic vice president and dean of faculties from 1999 to 2005, dean and professor of the Carroll School of Management from 1977 to 1999, and chair of the computer science department from 1972 to 1979. He has 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.

4783Prelock-bw.jpgPatricia Prelock, Ph.D.
Prelock was appointed dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont (UVM) on July 1, 2009. Formerly professor and chair of communication sciences at UVM, she holds a secondary appointment in UVM's department of pediatrics and is a training director for Vermont's Interdisciplinary Leadership Education for Health Professionals Program and project director for Vermont's State Improvement Grant Speech-Language Pathologist Initiative. Prelock, who joined the UVM faculty in 1994, earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Kent State University and her doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

4783Allie_Stickney_photo.jpgAllie Stickney
has served since 2006 as president and CEO of Wake Robin, the state’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community, in Shelburne, Vermont. Previously, she had a decades-long career with Planned Parenthood, serving in senior leadership and CEO positions in Williston; Portland, Oregon; and New York City. Stickney serves on the board of directors of the Vermont Stage Company and Local Motion, is the convener of the Vermont Women’s Forum, and is president of Leading Age Vermont, a membership group of senior housing providers in Vermont. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont and lives in South Burlington.

4783Sudbay_photo.jpgLarry Sudbay
is co-founder, president and CEO of SymQuest Group, Inc. in South Burlington, Vermont, which designs, installs and supports business technologies that handle the information flow of electronic and physical communications. He has been responsible for SymQuest Group’s strategic direction, business growth and company culture. Before he started SymQuest, he held positions at IBM, Hewlett Packard, McAuliffe Office Products, MCI Telecommunications, and McAuliffe Office Systems. He currently sits on the Kyocera Delar Council, True Profits Group and the Vermont Business Roundtable, he served six years on the board of directors.

4783Tracy.jpgRussell Tracy, Ph.D
Russell Tracy, Ph.D of Colchester is currently Professor of Pathology and Biochemistry and Senior Associate Dean for Research & Academic Affairs at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He has published over 400 scientific publications, speaks frequently in major national and international venues, and is currently involved in a number of federally funded molecular epidemiological studies in his areas of interest, cardiovascular disease and aging. Dr. Tracy is a member of many national and international societies, serves on several editorial boards, and reviews grants and contracts frequently for the National Institutes of Health. He received his doctorate from Syracuse University and did his post-doctoral training at the Mayo Clinic.

4783Uphold.jpgRuth Uphold, M.D.
Ruth Uphold, M.D. of Charlotte is a clinical attending physician and former medical director of Fletcher Allen’s Emergency department, where she been practicing for the past 27 years. She is also currently a professor of surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where she sits on the College’s admissions committee. Dr. Uphold received her B.S. from the University of California at San Francisco and her M.D. from Tufts University in Boston. Prior to joining Fletcher Allen in 1981, Dr. Uphold worked in the Emergency department of hospitals in Maine and California. She is an active member of her community, serving on various boards and committees, including the United Way board.