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Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Board of Trustees

Alan Keiller, Chair
Retired executive of big six accounting firm. Locally elected, resides in Brownsville.

Donna Sweaney, Vice-Chair
Former legislative representative for Windsor County, former guidance counselor. Locally Elected, resides in Windsor.

John Tansey, Secretary
Executive Director, The Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education Dartmouth College. Locally elected, resides in Windsor.

Vincent Fusca, III, Treasurer
Chief Operating Officer, Comprendo. Locally elected, resides in Windsor.


Pamela Brown
Retired Director of Nursing Quality from DHMC. Currently operates a consulting firm for Quality and Safety improvement in healthcare. Locally elected, resides in Brownsville.

Steve Crihfield
Retired from private equity investment firm management in Stamford, CT. Locally elected, resides in West Windsor, VT.

John Gilman
Network Director, Department of Biomedical Data Science, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Locally elected, resides in Windsor.

Matthew Houde
Vice President of Government Relations, DHMC. D-HH appointed, resides in Cornish, NH.

Deanna Howard
Former Vice President of Regional Development at DHMC. Retired but is working as a consultant for Helms Company. D-HH appointed, resides in Etna, NH.

Patrick Jordan, III
Chief Operating Officer at DHMC. D-HH appointed, resides in Reading, MA.

Annice Mason, MD
President of Medical Staff and Physiatrist in Outpatient Therapies at MAHHC.  Appointed as Medical Staff President. Resides in Hartford, VT. 

Michael Newbold
Retired health care planner and marketing professional. Locally elected, resides in Cornish, NH.

Maria Padin, MD
Chief Medical Officer at DHMC. D-HH appointed, resides in Grantham, NH.

Steven Smith, MD
Current internal medicine provider at OHC, employed by MAHHC. Locally elected, represents the Medical Staff Member at Large. Resides in Barnard.

Steven Surgenor, MD
Medical Director and Organizational Compliance Director at DHMC. D-HH appointed, resides in Plainfield, NH.

Trustee Emeritus

Nancy Loux

Harold Pyke


Accountable Care Organization (ACO):

OneCare Vermont

Affiliations and Partnerships:

Historic Homes of Runnemede

Windsor Area Community Partnership

Windsor Connection Resource Center

Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership



American Hospital Association

Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems