Chief Operating Officer

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 leader in the implementation of the hospital’s electronic health records system. Prior to her employment at DHMC, Kristina worked for Verizon Communications as a project manager. Kristina earned both her BA and MBA degrees from Dowling College in Oakdale, NY.

Interim Chief Technology Officer

Frank Harris is a professional in information technology management and has held a variety of roles with over 40 years’ experience in the field. Most recently Frank was Senior Director of Enterprise IT Infrastructure for Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., with global responsibility for Keurig’s IT infrastructure. Prior to that he held a number of positions at Fletcher Allen Health Care (now The University of Vermont Medical Center) over a 34-year career, most recently as Vice President of Information Services. His experience there included serving as Clinical Information Systems manager. Frank has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Vermont.

Medical Director

Kate is a board certified pediatrician and is the managing partner at Rainbow Pediatrics in Middlebury, VT. She earned her BA from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and her MD from the University of Colorado. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She has worked as a hospitalist and as a primary care pediatrician.

She was chief of the medical staff at Paul Oliver Hospital in Frankfort, MI. Currently she is the head of the Department of Pediatrics at Porter Hospital and sits on the board of Porter Hospital. Her practice is currently a level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home and has qualified for Meaningful Use each year since 2011. She has implemented and been a Super User for A4, Meditech, and Allscripts Professional.

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 and private sector. His career began serving honorably in the U.S. Navy, first with Underwater Demolition Team 21 and then as a member of SEAL Team Two. After his service, he was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives and served on the House Natural Resources Committee from 1977 to 1978, and was then appointed as the town manager for Hardwick, Vermont.

Mike spent five years in Boston working for the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) and ultimately as a partner of the MMA Consulting Group in Boston.  He then worked as the general manager of the Public Employer Risk Management Association (PERMA) in Albany, New York, and assisted in the revitalization of an insurance company for local governments there.

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Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Bob joined VITL in April, 2016, and is responsible for directing all financial and human resource activities at VITL, including budget, grants and human resource management for 32 staff members. Prior to VITL, he was the finance director at ReSOURCE, a Vermont nonprofit enterprise formerly known as Recycle North, and was responsible for the organization’s financial management and accounting. During his tenure at General Dynamics, Bob directed cost estimating and strategic program initiatives, as well as financial management for one of the then-largest armament projects at the Vermont operation.

Bob holds a Master of Science in Administration, Finance and Planning from St. Michael’s College, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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