Board of Directors

Marylou Chicote, RDH is a retired dental hygienist from Bennington, VT.  She serves on many local boards, and is the administrator for the Bennington Battle Monument.

Joshua Dufresne, MBA (Treasurer)  Josh received his BA from Johnson State College and his MBA from Franklin Pierce.  He is currently the Chief of Practice Operations and HRSA Project Director with Springfield Medical Care Systems and has served on our board for four years.

Edward Flower, DMin (Vice President)      Ed is a retired pastoral psychotherapist.  He served on our board previously and has returned as our board’s vice president.

Judy Flower, PsyD  Judy is a retired clinical psychologist and past board president.  Judy has served a number of terms on our board and we are happy to have her back.

Roxanne Karter, APRN (Secretary)    Roxanne received both her BSN and MSN from the University of Massachusetts.  She is a nurse practitioner at Brattleboro Internal Medicine.  Roxanne is serving the board for her second term.

Kim Kurak, DO from Middlebury, VT is a family medicine doctor at Brandon Medical Center.  Kim returns to our board after serving with us a number of years ago.

Marie LaPenta, RN     Marie is a nurse at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington and has provided many UVM medical students a “home away from home” while on their clinical rotations.  Her daughter is MedQuest alumni, a MedQuest counselor, and is now a UVM medical student in her fourth year.  This is Marie’s third year on our board.

Priscilla Latkin, BA is new to our board this year and is the Manager of the Training and Education Department at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Kate McGinn (Board President)   Kate is the Practice Manager for Biologic Health in Brattleboro, VT and is in her second three-year term on our board.

Robin Myers, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE is new to our board this year.  She is a Nurse Practitioner at Brandon Medical Center and serves on the CHCRR Diabetes Advisory Committee.

Becky Thomas, MA, MCHES (ex-officio)   Becky is the Springfield District Director for the Vermont Department of Health.  She received her BS from Cornell University and her MA from the University of Maryland.  Becky has been the Springfield Director since 2001 and previously was the Health Education Director for the Pasco County, Florida Department of Health.

Elizabeth Cote (ex-officio)
Liz is the Director of the Vermont AHEC Program Office and Office of Primary Care at UVM’s Larner College of Medicine.