Emily Hutchison, MEd, recently joined Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) as the health system’s new director of development. Hutchison, who brings more than three decades of non-profit leadership and fundraising experience to the role, is responsible for supporting the health system’s philanthropic mission and strategic needs through fundraising efforts.
“We are incredibly grateful to have Emily on our team. She brings great energy, significant development experience and a commitment to NVRH’s mission-driven work,” NVRH CEO Shawn Tester said.
A Vermont native, Hutchison joins NVRH after spending the last decade of her career in higher education development in New York, where she oversaw everything from annual giving to major gifts to estate giving within a college’s fundraising program. Prior to her work in higher education, Hutchison worked as both a licensed professional counselor and an administrator in non-profit organizations that served low-income and marginalized populations. She earned her bachelor’s degree in art history from Baylor University and her master’s in education in counseling from the University of North Texas.
“Whether as a front-line clinician or a manager of a large team of professionals, the common thread throughout my work has been promoting health and wellness for individuals and communities,” Hutchison said. “I am delighted by the opportunity to be back in my home state of Vermont and be a part of this great community-minded organization at NVRH.”
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital is located in St. Johnsbury in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. We are a community, not-for-profit, acute care, critical access hospital. NVRH is one of two Vermont hospitals designated as a Baby FriendlyTM hospital by the United Nations. The organization provides primary and preventive care, surgical and specialty services, inpatient and outpatient care and 24-hour, physician-staffed emergency services. NVRH serves more than 30,000 people in the Caledonia and Southern Essex Counties in Vermont and employs 600.