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
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.
SonjaFullerSonja FullerSonja Fuller is a UVM alumna, past Senior Vice President at People’s United Bank, and principal of Fuller Consulting Ltd. Co.
Harder_NatalieNatalie Harder

Natalie Borrok Harder is a former reporter at WCAX-TV, but now spends her time as a community volunteer.  She serves on the boards of Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation and Audubon Vermont.  As a recent breast cancer survivor, she hopes her work on the UVM Cancer Center Advisory Board can help other cancer patients navigate a difficult time.  She lives in Shelburne with her family, but escapes as often as she can to Shelburne Farms to enjoy long walks on the property by herself.

KimIrelandKim IrelandKim Ireland is the founder of the SD Ireland Cancer Research Fund, 100% of which goes to support cancer research.
Jerome, Stephanie 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.

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.
 Willem JewettWillem 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.
Kaplan, NancyNancy Kaplan

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.

Norton, DebDeb 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. 

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.
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 of Inspired Closets, previously Vermont Custom Closets, and an active member of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont.