Board of Advisors
Jane Kaufman, PT, M.Ed, BCIA-PMDB
Chair of the Board of Advisors
Jane Kaufman has been a practicing physical therapist for more than thirty years. She is a graduate of the Ithaca College Physical Therapy program and earned her Master's degree at the University of Vermont. In 2005, Jane became certified in the use of biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Jane is President of Phoenix Physical Therapy, PLC with offices in South Burlington, VT, at the Health Center in Plainfield, VT, and at Vermont Women's Wellness in Williston, VT. Jane's career has included practice at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Vermont, and at the former Medical Center Hospital of Vermont where she supervised the Department of Physical Therapy. She has also worked with and managed Burlington area physical therapy practices. Jane has been an adjunct faculty member in the University of Vermont's Department of Physical Therapy for more than thirty years. She has served on many professional boards and committees and her most recent focus is as a member of the Advisory Board for UVM's College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Regional Board for the University of Vermont. In recent years Jane has focused on men's and women's health issues which are positively resolved through appropriate physical therapy treatment using surface EMG biofeedback as part of her treatment. Jane has also been the "consummate volunteer" in the community, serving on various South Burlington public school committees, youth hockey team parent, and the University of Vermont Parent's Council, to name just a few.
Public Health Nursing & Administrator, Emerita Faculty, Columbia University School of Nursing
Nancy Graham and her husband retired and moved to Vermont from New York City at the end of 2000 to be near family. She had been a vice president at two New York City hospitals for about 18 years as well as a member of the faculty at Columbia University School of Nursing and School Public Health. Nancy holds a B.S. and R.N. from Columbia, a Master and Doctorate of Public Health from Columbia and a M.A. from New York University. She has written three textbooks regarding research methodologies and other issues in evaluating the cost and quality in healthcare. In retirement, Nancy has been involved in a number of organizations including the Women of UVM and the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Nancy's other interests include her grandchildren, friends, reading, hiking and piano.
Sue Goetschius, APRN-BC, MSN
Director, Nursing Education and Research Fletcher Allen Health Care
Sue has been the Director of Nursing Education and Research at Fletcher Allen in Burlington since November of 2007. She is an adjunct Nursing professor for the Department of Nursing at UVM and is a faculty member specializing in Geriatrics in the College of Medicine. Sue has been a certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner since 1985 and continues to teach, practice, and present on such topics as Organizational Development, Nursing Roles, and Gerontology. She is a content expert for falls, restraints, pressure ulcers and patient education, and is the Lead Nurse Planner for Continuing Education Programs. Aside from her participation on the CNHS Board of Advisors, Sue is on the Simulation Laboratory Advisory Board for the University of Vermont, the Nursing Advisory Board for Norwich University, and the Nursing Program Advisory Committee for the Vermont Technical College.
Alumni, English, News Director - WDEV
Brian Harwood is a seventh generation Vermonter. In 2003 he retired from more than fifty years in advertising and media, but still produces a daily classical music program on a station in Burlington. He was founder of three successive ad agencies in Stowe and owner of two radio stations. Brian is active in social and civic groups. He is a trustee and former chair of the Northfield Savings Bank. He is vice chair of Vermont Public Television, co-vice chair of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and chair of Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice. He was Administrative Aide to former U.S. Representative Richard Mallary in the early 70's. He and his wife, Janet, live in Waterbury, Vermont, near the Ben and Jerry's ice cream factory. They have three daughters and three grandsons.
Audiologist, Emerita Faculty, University of Vermont
Martha (Marty) Houghton is emerita faculty from UVM's Department of Communication Science. She did her undergraduate work at UVM and graduate work at Boston University. She has 32 years experience as a clinical audiologist, teacher and statewide consultant for children with hearing loss and their families. Following her retirement from UVM in 1995, she continued her statewide consulting, teaching and work with interdisciplinary faculty at UVM. She was instrumental in developing grants through the University that eventually led to a statewide program for deaf and hard of hearing infants, children and their families. More recently, she is enjoying being a new grandparent, supporting a family business and dividing her time between Vermont and Maine with her husband.
Retired Nurse, Public Health, Maternal-Child Health, Health Education
An eighth generation Vermonter and Montpelier resident for the past 33 years, Charlotte MacLeay is a graduate of the College of Nursing, Class of '71, who worked in public health and maternal-child health nursing and health education prior to becoming a school library-media specialist. Now retired, Charlotte is a volunteer with her local home health agency and a tour guide at the Vermont State House. Along with husband, Tom, she spends much of her leisure time golfing, skiing and on Long Pond in Maine with her grandkids.
R.N., M.S., Director of End-of-Life Care Services, Visiting Nurse Association
Angel Means is the Director of End-of-Life Care Services at the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties and Adjunct Faculty for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont. Ms. Means has been working in health care since 1983. She completed her M.S. degree in Nursing at the University of Vermont in 1998 and has focused her nursing career on end-of-life care and nursing administration. She has extensive experience in Hospice and palliative care in both the acute care and home care settings.
Former Director of Development & Community Relations, Visiting Nurse Association
Patty Motch's most recent career was with The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties as Director of Development and Community Relations (1991-2002). Volunteer service includes Wake Robin Continuous Care Retirement Community (Director). She was a council member and chair of The Vermont Women's Fund and board member of The Stern Center for Language and Learning, VNA of Cleveland, Hathaway Brown School (Cleveland), and The Benjamin Rose Institute (Cleveland). A native Vermonter, she studied nursing and psychology at Duke University, graduating with a major in psychology, and received her M.Ed. in guidance and counseling from John Carroll University in Cleveland.
President and CEO of Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice
Judy graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing in 1973 then promptly joined the Peace Corps where she served in Latin America for almost three years. Upon return to the U.S. Judy began working at Central Vermont Medical Center in Barre, VT but then returned to home and community based health services in a variety of Vermont locations and also Philadelphia, PA. Judy has appeared as a guest presenter for the American Society on Aging national conferences in Chicago, IL and Anaheim, CA addressing issues related to providing high quality care to the frail elderly and people with permanent disabilities. She has also served as a trainer for the Department of Aging and Independent Living's Case Management Program and Successful Aging Conferences.
Mary Steiger graduated from St. Michael's College with a Bachelor's Degree in biology. She received her graduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Mary has 27 years experience in the practice of physical therapy and management. She worked as the Chief of a Physical Therapy department at St. Mary's Hospital in New Jersey. In addition, Mary also owned and worked at Alpha Physical Therapy, a private practice for 16 years. She has been an APTA member for 27 years and a member of the Advisory Board at the University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences for five years. Mary was the Director of the Physical Therapy Center of Vermont. Mary is a member of VERG (Vermont Elder Resource Group) and is on the community assessment team for the Blueprint for Health.
Emerita Faculty, University of Vermont
As emerita faculty from UVM's Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences department, Anne Sullivan advises students and alumni who express an interest in pursuing careers in health care. Working in career services offers her the opportunity to counsel and guide committed individuals as they seek to find meaningful direction for their work in a medical or dental setting. She encourages and supports clients to challenge themselves academically and explore and seek out experiences which will help unfold their ambitions and provide guidance in their quest. Ms. Sullivan's background in the health sciences provides a platform for this work. Outside of work she enjoys golfing, paddling with Dragonheart Vermont, and gardening.
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
Kate Webb received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from UVM and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence (SLP-CCC). She was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives for the 2009-2010 term representing Chittenden 5-1, Shelburne and served on the Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources Committee. Kate also currently works for the Williston School District in the SLP Preschool Program EEE as a supervisor.
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