As a part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's Medical Staff is governed by a team of medical executives representing each department. For Fiscal Year 2021, members of SVHC’s Medical Executive Committee are:

Marie George, MD, FIDSA
Medical Staff President

Dr. George is an infectious disease specialist at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Infectious Disease and chairs Antibiotic Stewardship at SVMC. She received her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and attended University of Connecticut as an undergraduate. She completed her residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and a fellowship at Tufts University/New England Medical Center, both in Boston. Dr. George is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Matthew Vernon, MD
Medical Staff Vice President

Shaan Alli, MD
Chair, Department of Anesthesia

Dr. Alli is the medical director of Anesthesiology. He earned his medical degree at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and a bachelor’s in biology from Bernard M. Baruch College, both in New York. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Stony Brook Medical Center, his residency at Tufts Medical Center in Massachusetts, and a fellowship in Critical Care Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Adam Cohen, MD
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Robert Schwartz, MD
Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Schwartz is a family medicine physician at SVMC Northshire Campus and the associate medical director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians. He earned his medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, trained during his residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania, and completed a fellowship at the American Academy of Family Physicians in Kansas.

Matthew Stanishewski, MD
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

Dr. Stanishewski earned his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and most recently served as a Fellow in Rheumatology at Roger Williams Medical Center, Rhode Island Hospital, and the VA Medical Center in Providence. He also worked as a clinical trial investigator with the Center for Medical Research, also in Providence. Dr. Stanishewski is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Osteopathic Internists. In addition, he is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and the New England Rheumatism Society.


Kimberley Sampson, MD
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Originally from the United Kingdom, Dr. Sampson received her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman, BWI, and a degree in biology from the University of Glamorgan in Wales, UK. She completed her residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Centers in Chicago and taught as a Professor of Clinical Science at the Chicago Medical School and as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Science at St. Matthew’s University.





Meghan Gunn, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics

James Keenan, MD
Chair, Department of Radiology

Malcolm Paine, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery

The SVHC Board of Trustees provides strategic leadership for the health system. The board has several responsibilities:

  • Establish the health system's mission and vision.
  • Select the president and CEO and regularly review CEO and organizational performance.
  • Provide guidance and oversight for organizational planning.
  • Oversee the management of the organization's finances and overall assets.
  • Represent the needs of the community and ensure that the health system considers those needs in the programs and services it provides.

Board members are nominated by the board’s Nominating Committee and voted on by the entire board. In selecting new SVHC board members, the nominating committee looks for candidates who exemplify SVHC's values, can be counted on to actively participate in board work, and have leadership capabilities. SVHC also looks for candidates who represent the communities the health system serves and who have special expertise that will be useful to the board in fulfilling its duties.

Board members serve on committees that oversee the various operations of our health system. As with most boards of directors, the board only has authority when it meets. SVHC's president and chief executive officer, acts on behalf of the board, leading the SVHC’s executive management team in running day-to-day operations.

SVHC’s Board of Trustees meets regularly. These meetings are not public. However, board members are always willing to discuss issues with the community. Community members should feel free to address any SVHC board member. Southwestern Vermont Health Care does not publish an annual report.

Community members who wishes to speak with the SVHC Board of Trustees, or would like more information about our board may contact:

Heather Moses
President’s Office
100 Hospital Drive
Bennington VT 05201
(802) 447-5236
FAX (802) 447-5013

As Chair of the Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Board of Trustees, I am committed to ensuring that the SVHC Board conducts business in an open, transparent and inclusive manner. Accordingly, the Board holds quarterly meetings that include a public session, in which the community is given an opportunity for comment. In addition, SVHC’s Board of Trustees, the Foundation’s Board of Directors and Regional Advisory Boards are comprised of individuals with close ties from the communities we serve. They are ambassadors for SVHC in each community, actively engaged in dialogue with each region and bring public comments and feedback to the health system.

Below is schedule of the SVHC Board meetings. The SVHC Board encourages members of the public to attend its public sessions, and welcomes comments and feedback. Each quarterly public session starts promptly at XX p.m. and lasts for one-half hour. For those individuals who cannot attend a public session, comments can be emailed in advance to Open Board Meeting Comments and will be brought up at the next immediately scheduled session.


Tommy Harmon

Chairman, Southwestern Vermont Health Care Board of Trustees


Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018

Theme picker

Theme picker

Theme picker

Our Services


A commitment to excellence and a patient-centered approach sets Southwestern Vermont Health Care apart.

 Cancer Care
 Primary Care
 Rehab & Residential Care
View All Services

Theme picker

Theme picker

Theme picker

Theme picker

Theme picker