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...
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...
To be appointed.

Business Community

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...


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...

Governor's Appointee

To be appointed.

Health Care Consumers

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...

Health Insurers

President and CEO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
Don George is the president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT). Mr. George joined BCBSVT in 1993 and has held various and increasing levels of responsibility during his career with the health plan. As CEO he leads a vision...

Health IT

Chief Information Officer
The University of Vermont Health Network
Dr. Buckley has served as the chief information officer (CIO) at The University of Vermont Health Network, and clinical assistant professor at The University of Vermont College for Medicine since May 2015. Prior to this he was the interim CIO and...
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,...


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...

Legislative Appointee

Sales Operations Specialist
LORI HOUGHTON of Essex Junction, Chittenden 8-2, Democrat, was born in Washington, D.C., on August 4th, 1969, and has lived in Essex Junction since 2002. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business and Psychology from University of Pittsburgh and a...


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’...

VITL CEO & President

Acting President and CEO
Kristina joined VITL in January 2012, having previously worked for eight years at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Kristina’s most recent position at DHMC was the manager of ambulatory clinical systems and she served as a...

Standing Committees


Chair - Bruce Bullock MD
Vice Chair - Vacant
Treasurer - Mike Del Trecco
Secretary - Vacant
Acting President - Kristina Choquette


Chair - Mike Del Trecco
Amy Putnam
Bruce Bullock MD
Richard Slusky


Chair - Joel Benware
Richard Elmore
Kristina Choquette

Provider Advisory

Diana Barnard MD
Rick Barnett PsyD
Mark Burke MD, FACC
Rebecca Jones MD
Kate McIntosh MD
Andrea Regan MD
Martha Stitelman MD
Deborah Wachtel NP, MPH, MS
Norman Ward MD


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