UVM Cancer Center Community Advisory Board

World-class cancer care close to home. Access to national clinical trials, patient support services, survivorship support and wellness programs. A research engine backed by more than 150 physicians, scientists, nurses and community advocates making discoveries to advance cancer care here and around the world. This is the University of Vermont (UVM) Cancer Center—a cancer center with a national reputation for excellence, offering a comprehensive approach to cancer care, support, education and research. You may not know this unless you or a loved one have faced the burden of cancer. Even then, community members may not realize all that is behind the care and support they have received.

The UVM Cancer Center Community Advisory Board is a group of volunteers who have dedicated themselves to serving as ambassadors, advocates, and fundraisers. These individuals help to build awareness and support for the UVM Cancer Center and the patients it serves.

UVM Cancer Center Advisory Board Members
Bates, Alan (2)Alan Bates

Alumnus and real estate investment manager, formerly with MetLife and Abbey Road Advisors and currently with Barrack Hill Capital

GinnyCoolidgeVirginia "Ginny" CoolidgeGinny Coolidge is a UVM alumna and Mary Fletcher Society member at the UVM Medical Center.
PhilipDanielsPhilip R. DanielsPhilip Daniels is the Market President for Vermont/Upstate New York at TD Bank and member of the UVM Medical Center Foundation Board as well as chair of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce board and board member for the YMCA.
JohnEvansJohn Evans, PhDDr. John N. Evans is the Senior Advisor to the President of UVM and former Dean of the UVM College of Medicine.
PatriciaFontainePatricia FontainePatricia Fontaine is a alumna and adjunct faculty and current instructor of healing art and writing classes for those touched by cancer or chronic illness.
SonjaFullerSonja FullerSonja Fuller is a UVM alumna, past Senior Vice President at People’s United Bank, and principal of Fuller Consulting Ltd. Co.
KimIrelandKim IrelandKim Ireland is the founder of the SD Ireland Cancer Research Fund, 100% of which goes to support cancer research.
Jewett, MattMatt JewettMatt Jewett is a UVM alumnus and became connected to the UVM Cancer Center during the care of his mother. He currently lives in the Boston area and works in the medical technology industry. The majority of his career has been with Johnson & Johnson and he is currently CEO of Conventus Orthopaedics.
Mullen, Jeff (3)Jeff MullenJeff Mullen is a UVM alumnus, as are his parents, grandfather (medical school alumna) and several other family members. He works as an IT contractor/consultant in the Burlington area and beyond and has been a dedicated fundraiser for the UVM Cancer Center.
ErniePomerleauErnie PomerleauErnie Pomerleau is the President of Pomerleau Real Estate and member of numerous local nonprofit boards, including Saint Michael’s College, Shelburne Farms, and the Federal Reserve Bank New England Advisory Board.
ShelleySpillaneShelley SpillaneShelley Spillane is co-owner of Tamarack Services of Vermont and a UVM alumna serving on the UVM Alumni Association.
LaurieTarrantLori TarrantLori Tarrant is a UVM alumna and staunch advocate for cancer prevention and treatment.
TomTortiTom TortiTom Torti is the President and CEO of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Volansky, MelissaMelissa Volansky

Melissa Volansky, M.D. is a family physician at Stowe Family Practice. She grew up in Stowe, VT and resides in Morrisville with her husband and two children. She is a breast cancer survivor who was treated at the UVMMC Cancer Center.

ToddWarrenTodd WarrenTodd Warren is the owner and President of Otter Creek Awnings and Vermont Custom Closets and an active member of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont.