VMS Foundation welcomes 2022 Physician Executive Leadership cohort

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VMS Foundation welcomes 2022 Physician Executive Leadership cohort

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 3:48am -- tim

VMSERF also celebrates the graduates of the 2020/2022 Leadership Cohort 

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Medical Society Education & Research Foundation (VMSERF) has announced the 2022 cohort of the Physician Executive Leadership Institute Foundational Course, which commences remotely this January.  

The VMSERF leadership course is offered in partnership with the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership and Lumunos Clinician Well-Being Services. Perhaps more than ever before, physicians and PAs are being asked to step up and skillfully lead rapid change throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Every clinician is being called upon to bring their leadership skills and management styles to the forefront to ensure the best outcomes for Vermont patients.

VMSERF will continue to offer an experiential learning opportunity that will enhance and fine-tune valuable leadership skills and concepts for a statewide cohort of Vermont physicians and PAs. This year’s class consists of 19 participants – both physicians and physician assistants – from a broad range of specialties and employment settings. Find their biographies here

The 2022 cohort includes: 

  • Catherine Ayers, M.D., Family Medicine Physician, Porter Medical Center, Middlebury 
  • Alexandra Bannach, M.D., North Country Pediatrics, Newport 
  • Dragos Banu, M.D., Director of primary care, UVMMC, Burlington 
  • Conor Carpenter, M.D., Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry, CVMC, Berlin  
  • Stephen Fox, M.D., Chief of Surgery, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brattleboro 
  • Andrew Goodwin, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UVMMC, Burlington 
  • Naeem Haider, M.D., Division Chief Interventional Pain, UVMMC, Burlington 
  • Crystal Labbe-Hasty, PA-C, Physician Assistant, SVMC, Bennington 
  • Andrew Mahoney, M.D., Assistant Professor, Urology; President Medical Staff Porter Medical Center, Middlebury 
  • Mariah McNamara, M.D., MPH, ACMO for Medical Staff Services, UVMMC, Burlington 
  • Lee Morissette, DMSc, PA-C, Chief PA, Emergency Department, Mount Ascutney Hospital, Windsor 
  • Terry R Stein, M.D., Medical Director of Clinical Review & Credentialing, BCBSVT, Family Medicine Physician, UVMMC, Burlington 
  • Andrew Rosenfeld, M.D., Director of Child Psychiatry Outpatient Services, UVMMC 
  • Jacqueline S. GallagherPA-C, MPH, Chief Advanced Practice Provider, CVMC, Berlin 
  • Michael Seaton, M.D., Pediatrician / ACMO, Porter Medical Center, Middlebury 
  • Leah Skypeck, PA-C, Lead Critical Care PA, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland 
  • Erica Sweet, D.O., Medical Directory, Neurology, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland 
  • George Terwilliger, M.D., CMO, ED Director, Grace Cottage Hospital, Townsend 
  • Brent White, M.D., DHMC and Mt. Ascutney Hospital, Windsor 

VMSERF also congratulates the 13 clinicians who participated in the 2020/2021 cohort and graduated from the course that started in the Fall of 2020.   

VMS President Simha Ravven, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at the Howard Center and Assistant Clinical Professor in Law and Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine had these words for the recent graduates, “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to push all of us into leadership roles, whether in our practice or our communities. Although you won’t always have the answers, this leadership course will help you develop the empathy, the experience and the management skills that are essential in navigating the new world of health care that is rapidly emerging out of the hard lessons of this pandemic. Through your leadership, you can become an active participant in creating a healthcare environment where patients, practitioners and hospitals thrive.”  

About the Vermont Medical Society Education and Research Foundation: The VMSERF is a nonprofit charitable organization sponsored by the Vermont Medical Society to advance the public good by supporting educational and research activities in the field of health. For more information about the VMSERF Physician Executive Leadership Institute the visit https://vtmd.org/physician-executive-leadership-institute/ 

About the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership: Over the past 10 years, the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership has built a first-in-the-nation program that develops physician leaders through intensive, national-caliber professional development coursework. Developed in collaboration with a wide range of physicians and healthcare leaders, Hanley’s PELI program has launched year-long courses across Maine & New Hampshire since 2011. www.hanleyleadership.org 

About Lumunos: Vermont-based and deployed in more than 35 hospitals over a decade, Lumunos Clinician Well-Being Services focus on personal leadership skills and resilience. In Lumunos’ unique cohort model, participants process their leadership challenges and gain wisdom through guided conversation with trusted peers. https://www.lumunoswellbeing.org/ 

MONTPELIER, VT (January 12th, 2022) - The Vermont Medical Society Education & Research Foundation