Meg O'Donnell

Adjunct Professor

1988 J.D. New York Law School (evening division), magna cum laude

1982 Master of Arts, Columbia University, Dept of Middle East Languages and Cultures.

1979 Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College



Meg – an attorney by profession – has lived and worked in Vermont since 1988, when she moved here from New York City to clerk for Justice Ernest W. Gibson III of the Vermont Supreme Court.  She practiced law in Burlington for several years after her clerkship, leaving in late 1992 to become counsel to the newly-formed Vermont Health Care Authority.  Meg spent the next seven years working for the Authority and its successor, the Division of Health Care Administration (part of the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration), helping to develop health policies and oversight programs. 


Meg currently serves as the Director of Government Relations for Fletcher Allen Health Care, a position she has held since September 2001.   She was also named an Assistant General Counsel in 2002.


In addition to teaching a health policy course in the MPA program since 2001, Meg also co-teaches a UVM undergraduate course on the U.S. health care system (HLTH 095A, Understanding and Navigating the U.S. Health Care System).  She has been nominated for the Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award in the Lecturer category.


Meg serves as a core faculty member for The Snelling Center for Government’s Vermont Leadership Institute program, with a focus on health care issues.  She is also a graduate of the 2001 Class of the Vermont Leadership Institute.

Courses Taught

PA 325 Health Care Policy