Meet the Staff
Anne is the Triage Nurse for Student Health Services. She answers questions and gives support to students both over the phone and in person for the Center for Health and Wellbeing. Anne received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN and a Master of Science from the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Most recently, Anne was a Registered Nurse at Fletcher Allen Health Care taking care of patients on a busy medical and surgical floor.
Arthur Klossner, PA-C
Art is a Physician Assistant in Primary Care. Prior UVM, Art worked for several years in college health setting, and in a Urology Practice where he developed a strong interest in Men's Health. He earned his master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and his bachelor's degree at Hamilton College.
Beth Beers, Medical Technologist
Beth is a Medical Technologist in Primary Care. She oversees all lab work, draws blood and runs tests for patients. She works closely with Fletcher Allen Lab and the VT Department of Health. Beth earned her Medical Technologist degree from Onondaga College in Syracuse, NY and has been at UVM for over 22 years.
Candace L. Polzella, M.S.S., R.D., C.S.S.D; Registered Dietitian
Candace received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University
of Vermont, completed her dietetic internship at The New York Hospital,
and received a Master’s of Social Science from the University of Colorado,
Denver. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).
Cheryl Flynn, MD
Cheryl joined the Center for Health and Wellbeing in February 2011 as a physician in Primary Care and as the Student Health Medical Director. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University Medical School, did her family medicine residency at the University of Virginia and is board certified. She additionally holds masters degrees in epidemiology and family therapy. Cheryl's medical interests include evidence-based medicine and integrating the mind-body connection in promoting health.
Donna Decker, Billing Specialist
Donna is the Billing Specialist for Primary Care and Women's Health. She oversees all billing activities, and helps patients understand how billing works in conjunction with their UVM Student Account. In addition, she is the billing liaison for UVM Rescue. Donna has been at UVM for over 17 years and attended Trinity College in Burlington.
Jill Hoppenjans, M.Ed
Jill is the Director of Operations for Student Health. She oversees all non-clinical aspects of Student Health and serves as a liaison to outside departments and constituents. Jill earned her Master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from UVM and her Bachelor's at Manchester College. Prior to working in the CHWB, Jill coordinated New Student Orientation at UVM.
Karol Josselyn, RN, MA
Karol is the Clinical Nurse Supervisor and Coordinator of Nursing in Student Health. She is a Travel Nurse, ADHD coordinator for Primary Care, specialist for follow-up care in the area of Tuberculosis prevention, and specialist for Immunization/Serology requirements for College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She graduated with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School, and completed internships and post-graduate work at the UVM Counseling Center. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing at UVM and has worked in CHWB for over 12 years
Katherine Mariani, MD
Kathy is the Women's Health Coordinator. She cares for patients both in Women's Health and in Primary Care. She serves on the Gender Violence Task Force and provides care for victims of sexual assault. She also serves on the UVM HOPE Team, which provides integrated care for students with eating disorders. She is a Family Medicine physician, and prior to UVM worked at UMASS Medical School teaching medical students and residents. She attended the University of Miami Medical School and University of Notre Dame for her under graduate studies.
Kerry Fantelli, PA-C
Kerry is a Physician Assistant in Primary Care. She provides comprehensive health care to students and enjoys educating and teaching students about healthy lifestyle choices and changes. She incorporates holistic care to office visits, treating each patient with the mind-body connection as a basis for their health care. She earned a Bachelor's degree from SUNY Geneseo and a Physician Assistant Masters from D'Youville College.
Kim is the Scheduling Specialist for Women's Health. Kim is often the first contact students have with Women's Health, as she answers the phone and sits at the front desk. She schedules appointments, sells birth control, and bills patients for services. Kim holds AS in Business from Champlain College, and prior to working at UVM, she taught art to children and adults.
Krys Bigosinski, MD
Krys is a physician in family medicine who is also board certified in sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical School, completed his residency at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA, and also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Rush University in Chicago. He is the team physician for the UVM intercollegiate sports and is passionate about promoting and maintaining healthy and active lifestyles for both athletes and non-athletes alike.
Lejla is the Administrative Coordinator for Student Health. She oversees day-to-day operations of Student Health and gives administrative support to clinical efficiency. She also manages reports and operating functions for the Electronic Health Record System. Lejla is native of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and has an AS in Business Management and Computer Applications from CCV and Mechanical Engineering degree from Engineering School in Sarajevo.
Lisa St.Onge, LPN
Lisa is a Clinical Nurse in Women’s Health. Lisa monitors patient flow in the clinic, welcomes patients, starts appointments, and performs tests for the clinicians. She also provides phone and self-care teaching to patients. Prior to UVM, Lisa worked at the FAHC Maternity Care unit and at Essex Pediatrics. Lisa received her LPN degree at Fanny Allen Memorial School of Practical Nursing and has been a nurse for over 30 years.
Mariette Shepard, Administrative Assistant SHC
Mariette is the Assistant Coordinator of Immunization Compliance and an Administrative Assistant. She receives student immunization records and ensures students have met the state requirements. She has been at UVM for 21 years, and prior to CHWB, worked at in Financial Analysis and Budgeting and the Office of Affirmative Action. Mariette has a BA in Studio Art & Art History from UVM and AS in Business from CCV.
Mary Bucher, F.N.P
Mary is a Family Nurse Practitioner who cares for students in Women's Health
and Primary Care. Mary enjoys a holistic approach to health issues and wellness,
and professional interests include women's health and mental health. She
attended the Ohio State University for her Bachelor's degree in Psychology
and Master's degree in Nursing. Prior to UVM, Mary worked at a Family Practice
Mary Morwood Ransom, LNA
Mary is a Clinical Nurse in Primary Care. Mary monitors patient flow in the clinic, welcomes patients, starts appointments, and performs tests for the clinicians. She attended UVM and Champlain College, and earned her LNA from Fletcher Allen Health Care in 2004. She has worked at UVM for over 15 years.
Michelle Paavola, MD
Michelle Paavala [Pah' vah lah] is a physician in Primary Care and Women's Health. She earned a B.S. at the University of California, Irvine and attended UVM for medical school. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at UVM/Fletcher Allen. Her philosophy of care is to provide person-centered, continuous, comprehensive care.
Nancy Carney, LPN
Nancy is a Clinical Nurse in Primary Care. She provides travel immunizations and information to students who use the Travel Clinic (which she pioneered here 15 years ago), administers shots to students who use the Allergy Clinic, and provides other nursing procedures. She earned her LPN degree at Fanny Allen School of Nursing and has been a nurse for over 30 years. Prior UVM, Nancy worked at FAHC and a walk-in care clinic.
Ryan Kathleen C. Albertson, W.H.N.P.
Ryan is a Nurse Practitioner in Women's Health. Gynecologic areas of interest include vulvo-vaginal health & hygiene, sexually transmitted infections, and contraceptive management. She is passionate about sexual and reproductive health care. She earned Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Montana, and a Master of Nursing from Simmons College.
Teresa Primo, Senior Scheduling Specialist SHC
Teresa is the Senior Scheduling Specialist in Primary Care. Teresa is often the first contact students have with Primary Care, as she answers the phone and sits at the front desk. Teresa has worked for CHWB for over 15 years, in Psychiatry, Administration, and Primary Care.
Wendy Young, Medical Records Coordinator
Wendy is the Medical Records Coordinator for Student Health. She sends patient records to other providers and processes in the records we receive from other offices. She also continues to manage the paper files used prior to the implementation of our current electronic medical record system. Wendy attended UVM and joined UVM 30 years ago. Prior to her current position, she was a Medical Assistant in Student Health and also worked for Vermont Regional Cancer Center at UVM.
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