Board of Directors

Vice President of Physician Services
Northwestern Medical Center
Amy Putnam is the vice president of physician services at Northwestern Medical Center Inc., a nonprofit community hospital in St. Albans, VT. She also worked for Northwestern Counseling and Support Services, Inc. for almost 15 years, the last eight...
Family Practice Physician
Marble Valley Healthworks
Dr. Bruce Bullock has been a private primary care physician in Rutland, Vermont since 1992, and was an early adopter of electronic health records. He served in the United States Air Force prior to coming to Vermont and was the chief medical...
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,...
Director of Health Care Reform
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
Photo and biography coming soon.
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...
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...
Vice President of Finance
Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Michael Del Trecco is the vice president of finance for the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS). Mike has over 20 years of health care finance experience working in both academic and community hospitals. In 2004 Mike joined...
Interim President and CEO
Mike Smith was appointed as the interim president and CEO of the Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL) during February 2018. Mike’s career spans more than 35 years with experience in executive leadership positions in both the public...
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...
Retired, Director of Payment Reform
Green Mountain Care Board
Richard served for 28 years as CEO of Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center from 1982 – 2010. Mount Ascutney Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital located in Windsor, Vermont. He received a BA from Pennsylvania State University in 1967 and an...
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...
Chief Executive Officer
OneCare Vermont
Todd B. Moore is senior vice president of accountable care and revenue strategy for the University of Vermont Health Network, a two-state $1.5B multi-hospital system in Vermont and upstate New York. He also serves as the chief executive officer 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 CEO of NG Advantage LLC, a company he and wife Mary cofounded, which...

Standing Committees


Chair - Bruce Bullock MD

Vice Chair - Vacant

Treasurer - Mike Del Trecco

Secretary - Richard Slusky

Acting President - Michael K. Smith


Chair - Mike Del Trecco

Amy Putnam

Bruce Bullock MD

Richard Slusky


Chair - Joel Benware

Richard Elmore

Kristina Choquette


Chair - Bruce Bullock MD

Todd Moore


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