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|
|Virginia "Ginny" Coolidge||Ginny Coolidge is a UVM alumna and Mary Fletcher Society member at the UVM Medical Center.|
|Philip R. Daniels||Philip 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.|
|John Evans, PhD||Dr. John N. Evans is the Senior Advisor to the President of UVM and former Dean of the UVM College of Medicine.|
|Sonja Fuller||Sonja Fuller is a UVM alumna, past Senior Vice President at People’s United Bank, and principal of Fuller Consulting Ltd. Co.|
|Kim Ireland||Kim Ireland is the founder of the SD Ireland Cancer Research Fund, 100% of which goes to support cancer research.|
|Stephanie Zak Jerome|
Stephanie Zak Jerome, an alumna of UVM, is the president and co-owner of Visual Learning Systems in Brandon, Vermont. She is indebted to the UVM Cancer Center for their excellent care.
|Matt Jewett||Matt 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.|
|Willem Jewett||Willem is a sole practitioner focusing on real estate transactions in the Mad River|
Valley. He previously served in the Vermont House of Representatives for 7 terms from 2003-2016. As a member and as majority Assistant Leader and Leader Willem fought to bring cancer prevention into the spotlight. Regulation of toxics and carcinogens, tobacco cessation funding, and closing the last loopholes in our public smoking ban were among his accomplishments. Willem is a non-Hodgkins lymphoma survivor.
Nancy Kaplan works at the Vermont Department of Health in the Chronic Disease Division where she manages a breast and cervical cancer prevention program for low income women. She is also the mother of a cancer survivor.
Lindsay Kurrle is the Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor and the co-owner of Kurrle Transport in Montpelier, VT.
|Deb Norton, Ed.D, ANP, CDE|
Deb Norton, Ed.D., ANP, CDE has been working in healthcare for over 30 years. She is a Nurse Practitioner, Associate Clinical Professor at the School of Nursing at UVM and an Executive Director of Clinical Development, Oncology Medical Affairs at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Deb is a Alumni of UVM and is passionate about advancing cancer care.
|Ernie Pomerleau||Ernie 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.|
|Shelley Spillane||Shelley Spillane is co-owner of Tamarack Services of Vermont and a UVM alumna serving on the UVM Alumni Association.|
|Lori Tarrant||Lori Tarrant is a UVM alumna and staunch advocate for cancer prevention and treatment.|
|Tom Torti||Tom Torti is the President and CEO of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce.|
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.
|Todd Warren||Todd Warren is the owner of Inspired Closets, previously Vermont Custom Closets, and an active member of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont. |