University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Board of Advisors

Jane Kaufman Jane Kaufman, PT, MEd, 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, including the Regional Board for the University of Vermont. In recent years Jane has focused on men's and women's health issues that are positively resolved through appropriate physical therapy treatment using surface EMG biofeedback. Jane has also served on various South Burlington public school committees, as a youth hockey team parent, and on the University of Vermont Parent's Council.

Valerie Biebuyck
Valerie Biebuyck
Attorney, Health Care Policy Specialist

Valerie is an attorney practicing law with a particular emphasis in the field of health care since 1989. She has been in private practice in Vermont since 1995 and worked at Wiggin & Dana in New Haven, Connecticut prior to that. In 1989, she earned her law degree with honors from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, where she taught Legal Research and Writing and was Editor-in-Chief of the Buffalo Law Review. She attended Harvard College, working as a writing consultant to Harvard undergraduate and graduate students, and graduating with honors in 1984. She is a member of the Harvard College Schools Committee and interviews and recruits Vermont applicants to Harvard College. Valerie has published poetry and nonfiction articles in children's magazines and is the author of a children's book about Electra Havemeyer Webb and her establishment of the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont (published in 2008 by David R. Godine, Publisher, Inc. of Boston).

Lynn Black
Lynn Black, MD, MPH
Physician Director for Network Development and Referral Management, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Lynn Black’s career in healthcare includes hospital administration, clinical medicine, global and public health, and nursing. She is on the clinical staff in the Department of Medicine at MGH and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Black currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the International Medical and Surgical Disaster Response Team for the Department of Health and Human Services. After attending the UVM School of Nursing, she completed her Master’s degree in Public Health Policy and subsequent medical education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her residency was in Internal Medicine at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Black’s clinical experience has been in both Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Black’s work has included a variety of projects involving disaster relief, access to care, maternal-child health, and gender-based violence. She has worked on projects in Africa, Haiti, Central America and Micronesia. Dr. Black serves on the Board of Last Mile Health, an organization building frontline health worker capacity in the most remote areas of Liberia. She also serves as a clinical evaluator for asylum seekers with Physicians for Human Rights. 

Sue Goetschius
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 Vermont Technical College.

Nancy Graham Nancy Graham
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 to be near family at the end of 2000. Nancy served as vice president at two New York City hospitals for 18 years, and as a member of the faculty at Columbia University School of Nursing and School Public Health. Nancy holds a BS and RN from Columbia, a Master and Doctorate of Public Health from Columbia, and an MA 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.

Brian Harwood Brian Harwood
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.

Martha Houghton Martha Houghton
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.

Marcelle Leahy
Marcelle Leahy
Professional Nursing

Charlotte MacLeay Charlotte MacLeay
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. Charlotte worked in public health and maternal-child health nursing and health education prior to becoming a school library-media specialist. Now retired, she 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.

Angel Means Angel Means, RN, MS
Director of End-of-Life Care Services, Visiting Nurse Association
Angel Means serves as the Director of end-of-life care services at the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, and as an adjunct faculty member 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 MS 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.

Patty Motch Patty Motch
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). Her 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.

Mary Steiger Mary Steiger
Physical Therapist

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.

anne sullivan Anne Sullivan
Emerita Faculty, University of Vermont

As emerita faculty from UVM's Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences department, Anne 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 that will help their ambitions unfold. 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.

Kate Webb Kate Webb
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Vermont

Kate Webb received her BS and MS 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.

Mary Sweig Wilson Mary Sweig Wilson
Speech-language pathologist, Emerita Faculty, University of Vermont Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Mary Sweig Wilson is a practicing speech-language pathologist, President of Laureate Learning Systems, and Professor Emerita, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Vermont. She received her B.A. in Speech and Theatre from Smith College, her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from Emerson College, and her Ph.D. in Communicative Disorders from Northwestern University. She has been the Principal Investigator on multiple Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). These grants have supported the development of Laureate’s Sterling Edition language assessment and intervention programs. She has received numerous awards and honors including Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Honors of the Vermont Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Emerson’s Alumni Achievement Award, and the 2012 Special Award from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).

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