meg odonnell

Meg O'Donnell, JD
Director of Government Relations for Fletcher Allen Health Care

Areas of Expertise:

government relations, health care policy, health care management

Contact Information

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 has also co-taught a UVM undergraduate course on the U.S. health care system (HLTH 095A, Understanding and Navigating the U.S. Health Care System), and is a lecturer for the UVM College of Medicine's Bridge 2 courses. 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.

Sample of Courses Taught

Meg O'Donnell's courses by semester available here.
PA 325 Health Care Policy (fall) (PDF)
PA 395 Selected Topics in Health Care (spring) (PDF)