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Jeff Tieman

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 advocacy, policy, and member relations initiatives; leading public affairs and partnership work; and serving as a liaison to regional and national policy boards and hospital organizations.

Prior to VAHHS, Jeff was Chief of Staff for the Catholic Health Association (CHA) in Washington, D.C., a national organization representing more than 700 hospitals. He worked at CHA for 12 years where he managed the office of the president and CEO, directed strategic planning and led the organization's messaging on health reform and the Affordable Care Act. Earlier in his career, Jeff spent four years as a reporter for Modern Healthcare magazine, two years in Chicago and two as Washington Bureau Chief.

Jeff received his master’s degree from George Washington University’s School of Political Management in 2014. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Colorado College in 1996. He also currently serves as a member of the Board of the Vermont Food Bank.