Board Members - Porter Medical Center
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Board Members

The PMC Board of Trustees is made up of community members who are dedicated to helping our medical center achieve high quality compassionate health care services for our community.

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Kristofer Anderson, MD

Dr. Anderson is the current president of the Porter Hospital Medical Staff and is a General Otolaryngologist at Porter ENT. He earned his undergraduate degree at Denison University and his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Gretchen Ayer

Gretchen has a MS in Cell and Molecular Biology and a professional background in specialty home infusion with a focus on the treatment of rare diseases. She is currently Vice President of Clinical and Academic Affairs at KabaFusion, and works for the Dysimmune Diseases Foundation as Director of Clinical Affairs. Gretchen is the President of the Porter Auxiliary, a past member of the Bridge School Board, and lives in Addison with her son Max where they enjoy spending time on Lake Champlain.

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Judson Bartlett

Judson has been a Porter board member since 2014 and has worked extensively with non-profit leaders and boards throughout his professional career. With a background in corporate advertising, marketing and publishing, Judson founded the New Hampshire-based marketing communications agency Square Spot Design in 2000 to bring top-shelf strategy, design and production to non-profit organizations, primarily in the healthcare and education sectors. After 15 years as president of Square Spot Design, he sold the company to the firm’s employees who continue to help non-profit organizations improve their performance. Judson is currently CEO of Best Practice Printing, a specialty print service provider that assists large medical and dental practice groups with brand management and online print sourcing solutions.

Simultaneously, Judson provides creative consulting for a handful of for-profit clients representing national brands. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Judson has enjoyed teaching in the department of Fine and Performing Arts at Colby Sawyer College and in Middlebury College’s MiddCORE program on creativity and innovation. Judson served for five years as a Trustee of the Killington Mountain School in Killington, VT where he was development chair and is currently vice president of the Middlebury Ski Club. Judson holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA in Leadership from Franklin Pierce University. He lives in Cornwall, VT with his wife Karen and their two children.

John Brumsted, MD

John R. Brumsted, MD, was named President and CEO of UVM Medical Center and UVM Health Network on February 13, 2012, after serving in an interim role since August 2011. A 30-year veteran of the organization, Dr. Brumsted has served in a number of roles at UVM Medical Center, including chief medical officer, chief quality officer, an earlier appointment as interim CEO, and senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the UVM Larner College of Medicine. Dr. Brumsted received his BA in Liberal Arts from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1978. He did his residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine from 1981-1985, and then joined the medical staff and completed a fellowship in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in 1987. He is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and is a member of the UVM Medical Center’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a tenured professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Larner College of Medicine. He has published extensively, both nationally and regionally.

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Anne Haynie Collins

Anne has degrees in engineering and a professional background in medical research, and in aerospace and defense. She serves on the boards of the Addison County Parent Child Center and the Middlebury Garden Club, is on the Cornwall Cemetery Commission, and volunteers with Town Hall Theater. She is also the author of “Vintage Pies.” Anne is married to Brian Collins, DDS, a pediatric dentist with a practice in Middlebury. Anne & Brian live in Cornwall, and have one child, Andy, a pediatric dental resident at Tufts.

Sivan Cotel

Sivan Cotel is the former Co-Founder and Director of Operations of Stonecutter Spirits, which was successfully acquired at the end of 2020. The Vermont producer of gin and whiskey was founded in 2013, and won top industry awards after launching its Single Barrel Gin in 2015 and Heritage Cask Whiskey in 2016 to rave reviews. Both products won the prestigious Good Food Award.

Before launching Stonecutter Spirits, Sivan was previously the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of WhistlePig Whiskey, producer of one of the highest-rated rye whiskies ever. With experience building and developing ideas from concept to fruition, he also continues as an independent business consultant and enjoys helping growing companies develop their operational and business planning.

Sivan spent the first part of his career in financial services at Bear Stearns, J.P.Morgan Chase, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Before working in finance, he graduated with honors from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s degree double-majoring in Psychology and Music and a Master’s degree in Psychology. Sivan currently lives in Vergennes, Vermont, and continues to play music in his spare time.

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Matt Curran

Matthew Curran grew up in Central Massachusetts, graduating with a BA in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration from Assumption College. Matt then began his career at Stowe & Degon LLP, a regional public accounting firm in MA. After six years at Stowe & Degon, he accepted the Assistant Controller and Treasurer position at Small Dog Electronics, in Waitsfield, VT. Matt is currently the Director of Business Services for Middlebury College, overseeing the auxiliary operations, liability and property insurance, as well as real estate holdings of the institution.

In addition to the Porter Medical Board, Matt serves on the Board for the United Way of Addison County and serves as the Treasurer for the Addison County Economic Development Corporation. Matt currently resides in Middlebury with his wife Megan and two sons Theodore and Timothy.

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Richard P. Foote

Richard is a graduate of Middlebury College (Bachelor of Arts Degree 1980) and Albany Law School (Juris Doctor Degree 1985). Since 1986, he has served as a Partner with Conley & Foote, Attorneys at law, in Middlebury. His areas of practice include: Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Business and Nonprofit Counsel.

His past and present board affiliation include: Porter Medical Center – since March, 2015 Addison County Home Health & Hospice – 7 years (4 years, President) VT Youth Safety Counsel – 8 years (6 years, President) Hospice Volunteer Services – 6 years (3 years, President) Cooperative Insurance Companies (14 years) East View at Middlebury – Since May, 2015.

Amy Gregory, MD

Dr. Gregory has been board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 2000 and is certified by the Vermont Board of Medicine. She practices comprehensive ophthalmology which includes medical and surgical eye care for patients of all ages. She is an established cataract surgeon having performed well over 5,000 cataract surgeries and has a particular interest in surgery for the correction of eyelid problems. Dr. Gregory performs surgery at Porter Hospital in Middlebury, Vermont.

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Linn Larson, MD

Linn is a Family Practice Physician at Middlebury Family Health; a practice she founded in 1992 with two colleagues. She earned her medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Class of 1985 and completed her Family Practice Residency at Tacoma Family Medicine, Tacoma, WA in 1988. She is married to Ren Barlow and has 2 grown children, Esthena and Graham.

Her hobbies include cross country skiing, swimming, hockey and biking, playing piano and singing in choirs.

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Nick Lovejoy

A resident of Weybridge, Lovejoy is the Co-Founder and CEO of Staple Health, Inc., a software platform that uses artificial intelligence to identify the clinical and social drivers of risk in a patient population. According to Lovejoy, Staple Health is “a healthcare technology company involved in designing, building and implementing financing, technology, management, strategic partnerships, sales and marketing plans.”

Lovejoy is a 2009 graduate of St. Lawrence University and earned his Master’s in Public Health and Management at Yale University in 2016. He has co-authored two publications which have appeared in Population Health Management and the Diabetes Care Journal.

Andrew Mahoney, MD

UVMMC Urology Physician & Medical Staff Vice President

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Maureen McLaughlin

Maureen has served on the Board since 2012 and as PMC Board Chair as of May 2015, is a CPA who has worked in the area since 1985, and believes strongly that people should contribute to and serve their local community. She has actively served on various local Addison County Boards throughout her professional life. She runs her own tax practice, serving individuals and small businesses which makes her disappear from January through April.

A Massachusetts native who graduated from UVM, and now lives in Waltham VT. She has raised three Vermonters who share her love of the beach on Cape Cod. She is a gardener, a reader, an Airstream camper owner, a (slow) runner, a wife, a mom, a Bruce Springsteen fan, a Red Sox enthusiast, a dog and cat lover, and not a golfer. 

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Cheryl Mullins

Cheryl has extensive experience in Human Resources in a variety of industries. Currently she is the Director of HR for Middlebury College; previously she worked in HR leadership positions for Touche Ross, The Merchants Bank, Fletcher Allen Health Care and OMYA Industries. Cheryl has an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Castleton University and a graduate degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University. A long-time resident of Addison County Cheryl lives in Orwell with her husband Scott and son Jesse; her older daughter Jade lives in NYC. Cheryl is especially interested in how health care providers and businesses can collaborate to optimize the health of the citizens of the communities in which they operate.

Sarah Ray

Sarah Ray is the director of media relations in the communications office.

Sarah works with local, regional, and national news media; writes news stories; and handles crisis communications. She is also a spokesperson for Middlebury.

At CIC/AASCU’s annual College Media Conference, Sarah has served in a variety of roles, from presenter and panel moderator to roundtable discussion leader.

Before coming to Middlebury, she was the first public relations manager for Bruegger’s Corporation in Burlington, developing a comprehensive PR program for the 440+ store chain. She was also a publicist in book publishing in New York, where she worked with a wide range of authors, including former Secretary of State George Shultz, author of Turmoil and TriumphMy Years as Secretary of State. (Scribner/Simon and Schuster).

Sarah is a graduate of Middlebury College.

Amey Ryan

Amey Ryan is the owner of IPJ Real Estate – Addison County Board of Realtors Realtor of the Year: 2002, 2007, 2013; Vermont Association of Realtors BOD 2006-2010; State Realtor Political Action Committee Chair 2014-2018; Addison County RPAC Trustee 2016-present; and National Association of Realtors Participation Council 2014-2018. She has also served on many community boards and committees: Better Middlebury Partnership, Downtown Improvement District Commission, Middlebury Lions Club (Melvin Jones Fellow), Better Middlebury Partnership, Addison County Community Trust, Addison County Parent/Child Center, Homeward Bound, HOPE, Middlebury Maple Run, Middlebury Summer Lunch Program, WomenSafe, United Way, Girls on the Run, Community Suppers. Amey was awarded Addison County Chamber of Commerce, “Buster Brush Citizen of the Year” in 2018.

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Linda Schiffer

Linda started her public relations career at the Medical Center of Delaware after a stint as a radio reporter. She worked her way to the director’s position and was responsible for a staff of five, a $5 million budget.

Following a move to Baltimore, Maryland, Linda became director of Public Relations at Franklin Square Hospital Center and later opened her own public relations firm. In addition to a variety of physicians, Linda also worked for the Governor’s Office, State of Maryland, on the Governor’s Commission for Crime Control and Prevention. Following Baltimore, Linda and her family spent five years in Israel where she expanded her marketing and new business development skills with Trendlines, a new business development firm located in the Galilee. Linda currently works for Middlebury College in their Residential Life area. She continues to work with Trendlines on a per project basis on a variety of product development programs.

Linda has extensive background in non-profit organization board work and has been on the board of Jewish Family Service (Baltimore MD, 1993-1996), Circus Smirkus (Greensboro, VT; president 2003-2009); United Way of Addison County (Middlebury, VT; president 2011-2012);­ Porter Hospital (Middlebury, VT; 2014- present), and the New England Center for Circus Arts (Brattleboro, VT; 2014-present). Linda and her husband Ira currently serve as the 2016-2017 Community Chairs for the United Way of Addison County’s annual campaign.

Debra Stenner

Debra Stenner is President of the Board of Trustees of the Howard Center and is a Healthcare IT professional and Principal of Four Winds Consulting. From 1987-2006, Debra held several positions at IDX Systems Corporation including Vice President, Business Planning and Product Strategy – Imagecast Division. She also serves on the board of Porter Medical Center.

Tom Thompson

PMC President and COO