What would you like to tell us about your profession?
After over 35 years, I retired from public health work here in Vermont. I have a degree in medical technology and many years of work experience as a social worker. I found public health to be a perfect combination of those two areas of expertise. Access to health care, especially preventative care, is essential to a healthy community and society. Through its many programs this is a major focus for Vermont public health.
Why did you decide to serve on our Board of Directors?
In my work with the Vermont Department of Health, I was aware of the need for Federally Qualified Health Centers and familiar with the work of NCHC in the Northeast Kingdom. As an admirer of NCHC, I would like to support it and in a small way ensure that it remains a viable service.
What interests or hobbies do you have?
I enjoy spending time with my grandkids, gardening, reading, and I really enjoy photography. I shoot mainly landscapes and wildlife and can spend hours outside chasing down birds and light.
What advice would you give prospective Board Members?
I would recommend that new members ask questions! It takes a long time to learn the complexities of managing this organization so don’t be afraid to ask questions. It is sometimes difficult to ask too much at Board meetings because of the constraint of time but the staff are wonderful at making themselves available to enlighten us.