Board of Directors

VP, Enterprise Information Management and Analytics
University of Vermont Health Network
Leah Fullem, MHCDS, is the vice president of enterprise information management and analytics at the UVM Health Network. In this role, Leah oversees operations for data management, data services, reporting and analytics for all enterprise data for...
VP Strategy and Transformation
Adirondacks ACO
Kelly Lange is the  former director of healthcare reform at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont. She worked for BCBSVT for almost nine years, starting as provider and network contracting counsel and eventually moving into the role of representing...
VP Finance & Administration
Bogner of America, Inc.
Debra Royce is the VP Finance & Administration for Bogner of America, Inc., where she co-leads the N. American business. She has worked for various VT businesses leading the Financial and Administrative functions as a member of the Executive...
President & CEO
Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS)
Jeff Tieman is president and chief executive officer of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS), which he joined in 2016. Jeff leads the Montpelier-based association in creating and carrying out its strategic vision; managing...
Executive Vice President
Vermont Medical Society
Jessa Barnard is the Vermont Medical Society’s (VMS) incoming executive vice president. She is a native of Bennington and holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a law degree from Stanford University School of Law. She served as VMS’...
Vice President of Information Systems and Compliance
Northwestern Medical Center
Joel Benware serves as the vice president of information systems and compliance at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, VT. In this role Joel has responsibilities for the strategic planning of all data and communications, strategic planning,...
White River Family Practice
Dr. Nunlist joined White River Family Practice (WRFP) in White River Junction, VT, in 1983, and over the next thirty years practiced full-spectrum primary care in a partnership that grew to include five other family physicians, two family nurse...
Director, Regional Information Systems
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Mary Beth Eldredge is the director of regional information systems at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, where she is interconnecting the organizations within Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health’s extended enterprise. Ms. Eldredge is responsible for the development and...
Chief Medical Officer (OneCare Vermont) & Executive Medical Director for Accountable Care Services (UVMMC)
OneCare VT & UVMMC
Norman Ward, M.D. is Chief Medical Officer for OneCare Vermont Accountable Care Organization and Executive Medical Director for Accountable Care Services at the University of Vermont Medical Center.  He is a graduate of the Warren Alpert Medical...
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy
Rich Elmore is responsible for corporate development and strategy at Allscripts. Mr. Elmore is a member of the Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) Health IT Standards Federal Advisory Committee, and is co-chair of ONC’s Interoperability...
Prior to retiring in 2015, Susan Besio PhD was a senior associate at The Pacific Health Policy Group. She served the State of Vermont in the following roles: Commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access from 2008 to 2011. Director of...
AI Certain
Tim Kenney is the CEO and founder of AI Certain, a deep learning company with patent pending technology that combines large N-dimensional data sets to solve intractable problems.  Prior to founding AI Certain, Tim was the President and CTO of...
Founder and Chair
NG Advantage LLC
Tom Evslin's career has taken him from nerd to CEO to novelist and consultant with a brief stop as Vermont's transportation secretary in the early 1980's. Tom recently retired as Chair of NG Advantage LLC, a company he and wife Mary cofounded,...

Standing Committees

Executive and Governance

  • Leah Fullem - Chair
  • Kelly Lang - Vice Chair
  • Joel Benware - Board Secretary
  • Deb Royce - Treasurer


  • Deb Royce - Chair
  • Susan Besio
  • Mary Beth Eldredge
  • Leah Fullem


  • Joel Benware - Chair
  • Tom Evslin
  • Tim Kenney
  • Mark Nunlist MD


  • Susan Besio - Chair
  • Mary Beth Eldredge
  • Leah Fullem
  • Deb Royce
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