Clinical Instructor

Prior to joining the faculty at UVM, Sarah spent 10 years as Director for Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Community Health Improvement Department.
In this role she was responsible for the implementation of the Blueprint for Health in the Rutland Health Service Area. As the Blueprint Project Manager she was responsible for 42 community health team members that provide case management, care coordination, panel management and self-management programs to a community of 62,000 residents.

For over 20 years she directed the Bowse Health Trust, RRMC’s grant funding operation and community benefit planning. This program provides grants to local programs that address the needs identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment.

Sarah’s background includes teaching college nursing and health promotion courses, non–profit board leadership, and quality improvement consulting.

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Vermont and a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Connecticut. She is a lifelong Vermonter and enjoys spending time outside biking, skiing, hiking and kayaking.

Research and/or Creative Works

  • "Working Together to Address Substance Abuse and Build Healthy Neighborhoods." 2017 Association of Community Health Improvement Conference presentation.
  • "Care Coordination Tools and Skills Training." 2017 IHI Summit: Improving Patient Care in Primary Care and in the Community presentation.
  • "Voice Your Choice: Advance Directives Volunteer Explainer Program." 2015 Association of Community Health Improvement Conference presentation.

Awards and Recognition

Certified Diabetes Educator Research and/or Creative Works:
     "Incentivizing Wellness Through the Joy of Being Outside", Presentation at Sigma Theta Tau Region 15 Research Symposium Fall 2020
     'Resilience: The Biology of Hope and the Science of Hope' Video viewing and discussion facilitation, New England School Nurse Association 2019 Annual Conference
     'ACEs (Adverse Childhood Events) and Trauma Informed Care for Patients with Diabetes', Presentation at Vermont Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting Fall 2018
      "Working Together to Address Substance Abuse and Build Healthy Neighborhoods." Presentation at 2017 Association of Community Health Improvement Conference
      "Care Coordination Tools and Skills Training." Presentation at 2017 IHI
Summit: Improving Patient Care in Primary Care and in the Community
      "Voice Your Choice: Advance Directives Volunteer Explainer Program."
Poster at 2015 Association of Community Health Improvement Conference

Associations and Affiliations

  • Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Tau Board Member
  • Organization of Nursing Leaders Board Member National School Nurse Association Member Come Alive Outside Steering
  • Committee Member Afterschool Vermont Steering Committee Member

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Community health improvement, diabetes education, pediatric nursing, quality improvement, care coordination.

Education

  • M.S., Nursing, University of Connecticut
  • B.S., Nursing, University of Vermont

Contact

Phone:
  • 802-656-5250
Office Location:

Rowell 226

Office Hours:

By appointment

Courses Taught

  • PRNU 232 Pediatrics
  • GRNS 311 Pediatric Clinical
  • PRNU 245 Public Health
  • PRNU 246 Public Health Clinical