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UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center Elects New Slate of Board Officers

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Middlebury–The UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center Board of Directors elected a new slate of officers at its monthly meeting in September.


Elected to the position of board Chairman was Sivan Cotel, the Co-Founder and Director of Operations for Stonecutter Spirits. A craft spirits veteran focused on growing startups into businesses, Sivan was previously the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of WhistlePig Whiskey.


Sivan also continues as an independent business consultant and enjoys helping new companies develop their operational and business planning. In addition to his roles as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Porter Medical Center, he also is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Green Mountain Secure Retirement Plan (State of Vermont) and Main Street Alliance of Vermont (Burlington, Vermont).


“It’s been an honor serving on Porter’s board for the past few years, and especially so to be asked to lead us through the next phase of strengthening Porter and providing much-needed care to our community,” he said. Sivan spent the first part of his career in financial services at Bear Stearns, J.P.Morgan Chase, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, after graduating with honors from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s degree double-majoring in Psychology and Music and a Master’s degree in Psychology. He currently lives in Vergennes, Vermont, and continues to play music in his spare time.

Other officers elected to the Porter board were: Linda Schiffer, Vice Chair, Maureen McLaughlin, Treasurer, Dr. Linn Larson, Secretary and Jud Bartlett, Member-at-Large.

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