Paul Harrington, Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President Paul Harrington has worked at VMS since April 2002. Previously, Paul was the majority health policy director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions under the chairmanship of Senator James M. Jeffords. He has also served as deputy commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor and Industry, a board member of the Vermont Health Care Authority and as the chair of the Commerce Committee in the Vermont House of Representatives, where he served three terms.
In addition to his duties at VMS, Paul serves on the Boards of Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc., the Governor's Vermont Chronic Care Initiative and the Physicians' Foundation. He has been published in the policy journal Health Affairs. Paul is a graduate of the University of Vermont and he lives in Middlesex.
Jessa Barnard, General Counsel and Vice President for Policy
Jessa Barnard is the Vermont Medical Society’s Vice President for Policy. She is a native of Bennington and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a law degree from Stanford University School of Law.
She served as VMS’ policy specialist from 2002 to 2005. Following her graduation from law school, she founded a program in San Jose, California to address the legal barriers to health stability facing low income individuals living with diabetes. She then spent four years with the Maine Medical Association, most recently as their Associate General Counsel, representing physicians in Augusta and addressing their legal and regulatory concerns.
She has close to 10 years of experience in health care policy and regulation and is a frequent speaker on topics including health reform, advocacy and issues in health law. She lives in Montpelier with her husband and two children. Her father, Robert Block, is a retired orthopedic surgeon.
Stephanie Winters, Operations Director
Stephanie Winters is the Operations Director for the Vermont Medical Society and has been with the Society since 1998. She also serves as the executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians, Vermont Ophthalmological Society, Vermont Orthopaedic Society, Vermont Psychiatric Association, Vermont Society of Anesthesiologists and the American College of Surgeons Vermont Chapter. In 2016 Stephanie became the program administrator for the Vermont Medical Society Education and Research Foundation Physician Leadership Program.
In 2014, Stephanie was elected by her peers to serve as the Vice Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Directors Steering Committee and will become chair in March of 2017. She serves on numerous committees and work groups with much of her work focusing on public health issues such as eliminating smoking in cars with minors, increasing immunization rates and reducing youth exposure to marijuana.
Stephanie was born and raised in Central Vermont where she lives with her husband.
Colleen Magne, Business Manager
Business manager Colleen Magne has worked at VMS since September 2005. In addition to her duties as business manager, Colleen also is the program administrator for the Vermont Practitioner Health Program. Previously she was employed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont for nearly 12 years. Her positions there included customer service, nongroup sales, account representative, and senior account representative.
Colleen lives in Middlesex with her husband David, 18-year-old son Nathan, and 25-year-old daughter Meghan. Colleen attended Trinity College of Vermont in Burlington. She enjoys living and working in the Montpelier area, as well as attending sporting events at Union 32 High School in East Montpelier.
Justin Campfield, Communications
Justin Campfield has led VMS's communications efforts since January 2009 and contributes more than a decade of communications and public affairs experience.
As a public relations executive in both agency and in-house settings, Justin has led communications programs for a wide array of clients, including two community hospitals in Florida. He is an occasional contributing columnist for the American College of Healthcare Executives' membership magazine, Healthcare Executive, and in 2008 joined two Dartmouth Medical School professors in co-authoring a paper that was published by the Journal of Healthcare Management.
Justin, a graduate of Florida Southern College, lives with his wife and three children in Norwich, Vermont.
Suzanne Parker, M.D., VPHP Medical Director
Suzanne Parker, M.D., rejoined VMS as Director of VPHP in early 2010. She previously served in the role from 2001 to 2008. During her career, Dr. Parker has received numerous awards, including the Alan Buckland Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, the 2006 VMS Physician of the Year Award and the University of Vermont College of Medicine Alumni Award for Service to Medicine and the Community.
In private practice since 1987, Dr. Parker received her M.D. from the University of Vermont and conducted her residency in psychiatry at Fletcher Allen. Dr. Parker is also an instructor at the UVM College of Medicine, with an emphasis on the topics of substance abuse, physician impairment and pain management.