University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

College of Nursing and Health Sciences Advisory Board

Jane Kaufman

Jane Kaufman
Physical Therapist; Chair of the Board of Advisors

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

Jane Kaufman has been a practicing physical therapist for more than thirty years, and is President of Phoenix Physical Therapy, PLC. Her 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 been an adjunct physical therapy faculty member and served on the Regional Board for the University of Vermont, on various South Burlington public school committees, as a youth hockey team parent, and on the UVM Parents' Council.

Education:

M.Ed., University of Vermont; P.T., Ithaca College.

Valerie Biebuyck

 

Valerie Biebuyck
Attorney, Health Care Policy Specialist

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

Valerie Biebuyck has practiced law with an emphasis in the field of health care since 1989. She has been in private practice in Vermont since 1995, and previously worked at Wiggin & Dana in New Haven, Ct. She has published poetry and nonfiction articles in children's magazines and is the author of a children's book about Electra Havemeyer Webb's establishment of the Shelburne Museum (published in 2008 by David R. Godine, Publisher, Inc. of Boston). Valerie is a member of the Harvard College Schools Committee.

Education:

Valerie Biebuyck 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 graduated with honors from Harvard College in 1984.

Lynn Black


Lynn Black
Physician Director for Network Development and Referral Management, Massachusetts General Hospital

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

Lynn Black’s career spans hospital administration, clinical medicine, global and public health, and nursing. She is on the clinical staff in the Department of Medicine at MGH, on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, and the Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services' International Medical and Surgical Disaster Response Team. Her work, which includes projects in Africa, Haiti, Central America and Micronesia, has involved the topics of disaster relief, access to care, maternal-child health, and gender-based violence. She serves on the Board of Last Mile Health and as a clinical evaluator for asylum seekers with Physicians for Human Rights. 

Education:

Lynn Black attended the UVM School of Nursing before completing 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.

Sue Goetschius


Sue Goetschius
Director, Nursing Education and Research, University of Vermont Medical Center

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

Sue Goetschius is an adjunct nursing professor for the Department of Nursing at UVM and a faculty member specializing in geriatrics in the College of Medicine. She is a certified gerontological nurse practitioner and continues to teach, practice, and present on the topics of 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 UVM Continuing Education programs. She serves on the UVM Simulation Laboratory Advisory Board, the Norwich University Nursing Advisory Board, and the Vermont Technical College Nursing Program Advisory Committee.

Nancy Graham

 

Nancy Graham
Public Health Nursing & Administrator, Emerita Faculty, Columbia University School of Nursing

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

Nancy Graham 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 of Public Health. She has written three textbooks regarding research methodologies and other issues in evaluating cost and quality in healthcare. In 2000, she retired and moved with her husband from New York City to be near family in Vermont, where she has since become involved with the Women of UVM and the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Additional interests include spending time with her grandchildren and friends, reading, hiking and playing piano.

Education:

B.S., M.S., M.D., Columbia University; M.A., New York University.

Brian Harwood

 

Brian Harwood
UVM Alumnus, News Director

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

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

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

Martha (Marty) Houghton has 32 years' experience as a clinical audiologist, teacher and statewide consultant for children with hearing loss and their families. She was instrumental in developing grants through the University of Vermont that eventually led to a statewide program for deaf and hard-of-hearing infants, children and their families. She is currently enjoying being a grandparent, supporting a family business and dividing her time between Vermont and Maine with her husband.

Education:

Martha Houghton is emerita faculty in UVM's Department of Communication Science and Disorders. She completed her undergraduate work at UVM and graduate work at Boston University.

Marcelle Leahy


Marcelle Leahy
Nursing

Charlotte MacLeay

 

Charlotte MacLeay
Nursing

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

An eighth-generation Vermonter and Montpelier resident for the past 33 years, Charlotte MacLeay is a graduate of the UVM 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 her husband Tom, she spends much of her leisure time golfing, skiing and on Long Pond in Maine with her grandkids.

Angel Means

 

Angel Means
Director of End-of-Life Care Services, Visiting Nurse Association

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

Angel Means serves as the director of end-of-life care services for 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. She has been working in health care since 1983, and has extensive experience with Hospice and palliative care in both acute and home care settings.

Education:

M.S., Nursing, University of Vermont.

Patty Motch

 

Patty Motch
Former Director of Development & Community Relations, Visiting Nurse Association

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

Patty Motch's most recent career was with The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, where she served as director of development and community relations. Her volunteer work includes serving as director of Wake Robin Continuous Care Retirement Community; as council member and chair of The Vermont Women's Fund; and board member for The Stern Center for Language and Learning, the VNA of Cleveland, the Hathaway Brown School in Cleveland, and The Benjamin Rose Institute in Cleveland.

Education:

Patty Motch 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

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

Mary Steiger has 27 years of experience in the practice of physical therapy. She worked as chief of the physical therapy department at St. Mary's Hospital in New Jersey, and 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. She was the director of the Physical Therapy Center of Vermont. She is a member of Vermont Elder Resource Group, and is on the community assessment team for the Blueprint for Health.

Education:

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.

anne sullivan

Anne Sullivan
Emerita Faculty, University of Vermont

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

Anne Sullivan advises students interested in pursuing health care careers. Working in Career Services offers her the opportunity to counsel and guide committed individuals as they seek 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. She also enjoys golfing, paddling with Dragonheart Vermont, and gardening.

Kate Webb

Kate Webb
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Vermont

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

Kate Webb is a licensed speech-language pathologist and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. 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. She currently works for the Williston School District as a supervisor in the SLP Preschool Program EEE.

Education:

B.S., M.S., University of Vermont.

Mary Sweig Wilson

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

Teaching/Research/Membership Highlights:

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 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).

Education:

B.A., Speech and Theatre, Smith College; M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, Emerson College; Ph.D., Communicative Disorders, Northwestern University.

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