UVM Health Network Medical Group elects Labun, reelects Lodha to board

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Mon, 03/14/2022 - 12:58pm -- ken@vermontbiz.com
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The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group Board of Directors has added Helen Labun, long-time health care policy advocate, to its members, and reelected Amit Lodha, assistant vice president of manufacturing at Agilent Technologies, to a second term.

Labun served as director of Vermont public policy for the Bi-State Primary Care Association, where she was instrumental in building a program that integrates food access and health care in rural Vermont, which she now manages. She also hosts "Policy in Plainer English," a podcast produced by Bi-State and the Vermont Food Access & Health Care Consortium. She is a graduate of Princeton University and holds master's degrees from the University of Vermont and Lesley University.

Lodha has held several positions with increasing accountability with BioTek Instruments and its parent company, Agilent Technologies. He has been active with several area organizations, previously serving as a board member of United Way of Northwest Vermont, Mercy Connections and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute in Mumbai, the College of Engineering Pune, and earned a master's from the University of Toledo.

“Although all of our board members live in our network region, inviting community-based members to serve ensures the inclusion of different voices from our communities,” said Thomas Peterson, MD, Medical Group board chair, and chair of the Department of Family Medicine. “Their perspectives help us focus on the health care needs of the region and identify and support community-based interventions that improve health equity.”