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Board of Directors 2014-2015

The Board of Directors is made up of individuals representing the Rutland community, elected by corporates of the organization. In addition, the Board includes the President and Vice President of the Medical Staff, two other Physicians, the Chair of the Bowse Health Trust Committee, the Chair or designee of the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, and the Chair or designee of the Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region.

Officers

  • Michael Dick, DMD, FAGD, Chair. Dr. Dick is a general dentist who has practiced in Rutland for 35 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Hobart College in 1970, and his dental degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1975. He has achieved fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Dick was a member of the Rutland City School Board from 1978-1984 and 1990-2006, serving as Board President for 17 of those years. He served on the Board of the Northeast Delta Dental Corporation from 2002-2011. He is currently a board member and the President of The Rutland Community Cupboard.
  • John Casella, Vice Chair. John W. Casella has served as Chairman of Board of Directors of Casella’s since July 2001 and as Chief Executive Officer since 1993. Mr. Casella served as President from 1993 to July 2001, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1993 to December 1999. In addition, Mr. Casella has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Casella Waste Management, Inc. since 1977. Mr. Casella is also an executive officer and director of Casella Construction, Inc., a company owned by Mr. Casella and Douglas R. Casella. Mr. Casella has been a member of numerous industry-related and community service-related state and local boards and commissions including the National Recycling Coalition, Board of Directors of the Associated Industries of Vermont, The Association of Vermont Recyclers, Vermont State Chamber of Commerce and the Rutland Industrial Development Corporation. Mr. Casella has also served on various state task forces, serving in an advisory capacity to the Governors of Vermont and New Hampshire on solid waste issues. Mr. Casella holds an Associate of Science in Business Management from Bryant & Stratton University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Castleton State College.
  • Joan F. Gamble, Secretary. Ms. Gamble is Vice President of Strategic Change & Business Services at Central Vermont Public Service, responsible for Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Information Technology, Facilities, Environmental and other support services. Her background includes a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and the Tuck Business School Executive Program. Ms. Gamble is currently the Chair of the Vermont Achievement Center (VAC) Board and on the Board at Vermont Public Television. She is also currently on the Vermont Commission on Judicial Operation.

Medical Staff

  • Roshan Siva, MD, President. Dr. Siva has been a Radiologist for over 29 years.  He is Chairman of the Department of Radiology, current President of Medical Staff, and serves on the Rutland Regional Medical Center Board of Directors, Finance Committee, Quality Committee of the Board and Tumor Board.  He obtained his MD from the University of Sri Lanka and completed three Surgical Residencies at King’s Lynn General Hospital, England, North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, England and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, England along with a Medical Internship at Dorset County Hospital, England.  Dr. Siva then completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York.  He has a permanent certification by the American College of Radiology and has recently received the 2014 Rutland Regional Medical Center Physician of the Year award.  He has continued strong interests in improving health care delivery.       
  • Stanley Shapiro, MD, Vice President. Stanley M. Shapiro, MD, FACC, FASNC is Medical Director of the Rutland Heart Center. He serves on the Medical Management Committee of Rutland Regional Medical Center, as well as being Medical Director of the Progressive Care Unit. Dr. Shapiro was elected to the Board of Governance of the American College of Cardiology and appointed as national faculty to the Emergency Cardiology Care Committee of the American Heart Association. He obtained his MD degree from Rust Medical College and completed his Residency at Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. He completed his Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Vermont. He has served on the clinical faculty of UVM School of Medicine since 1985 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Nuclear Cardiology. He resides in Ira, Vermont with his wife Cathy and their daughter, Robyn.

Board of Directors

  • Jessica L. Anderson, Esq. Ms. Anderson has been a Financial Consultant for over 20 years and is currently a Senior Vice President with UBS Financial Services, specializing in comprehensive wealth management. She has served on a variety of boards locally including the Chaffee Art Center and the Carving Studio. She attended Cornell University and has lived in Vermont since 1972. 
  • John R. Butterly, MD. Dr. Butterly is a Cardiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and The Dartmouth Institute. Dr. Butterly is presently the Executive Medical Director of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center responsible for clinical practice. Dr. Butterly attended Cornell University where he received his BA in Biology (Ecology/Marine Biology). He received an MA in Biochemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, followed by his MD degree at the University of California, San Francisco. He did training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and practiced at the Lahey Clinic, where he also served as the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Chairman of Medicine, and Medical Director of Network Development. 
  • Ron J. Cioffi. Ron Cioffi is the CEO of Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, where he has been employed for the last 31 years. Ron is a Registered Nurse and received his degree from Castleton State College in 1975. Ron has served on a variety of Boards including the Rutland Country Club (serving as President), PACE Vermont (served as Vice President), Vermont Assembly of Home Health & Hospice Agencies (serving as President), VNA Health Systems of Vermont, Rutland Regional Medical Center and Rutland Health Foundation.
  • Matthew A. Conway, MD. Dr. Conway joined the medical staff at Rutland Regional Medical Center in 1999. His educational background includes a BA from Earlham College, his MD degree from UVM and a surgical residency at Fletcher Allen Health Care. A general surgeon with Rutland General Surgery, he is board-certified and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Conway is a member of the Barstow School Board and Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Board. He has served as Cancer Liaison Physician with the ACS for the Rutland Regional Medical Center Foley Cancer Center, and recently completed serving on the board of directors of the New England Division of the American Cancer Society. He is the Medical Director of the Rutland Free Clinic. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UVM, he is also an instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Trauma Operative Management.
  • Mark K. Foley, Sr. Mark Foley is President of Foley Distributing Corporation, Foley Services, and Pistols & Roses, all located in Rutland, Vermont. He serves as a Director on the Board of Rutland Regional Medical Center, the Rutland Physicians Group, and the First Community Bank; is Vermont Racing Commissioner; is a member of Christ the King Church; and an active Shriner. He is past Director for Vermont Achievement Center and Banknorth Vermont; past Director and President of Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice; and past Vice President and Trustee of the Rutland Free Library. Mark graduated from Manlius School, and attended Norwich University and Castleton State College.
  • Todd D. Gregory, MD. Dr. Gregory is a practicing emergency physician and the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and a fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Physicians. He is a faculty member at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Gregory received his postgraduate specialty training in Emergency Medicine through the Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE, where he served as Chief Resident. He graduated magna cum laude from Albany Medical School, and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He received his undergraduate education at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT.
  • Larry Jensen. Mr. Jensen is currently Chair of the Rutland City Police Commission, and Chair of the James Bowse Health Trust. He served as Vice President for Corporate Development from 1998 to 2008, and Rutland Health Foundation Major Gifts Officer from 2008 to 2010 at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Jensen graduated from The State University of New York at Geneseo with a BA in English in 1966, and completed his MBA in 1989 at the University of Vermont.
  • Cort Jones. Mr. Jones is a Vice President at People’s United Insurance Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of People’s United Bank. He has been working in the insurance industry since 1985 and specializes in commercial property and casualty lines of business. Mr. Jones is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and an Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI). He is also a board member of the Rutland Health Foundation and is Chairman of the Rutland Regional Medical Center Ambassador Council. Mr. Jones is an Alpine Technical Delegate with the United States Ski Association. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Vermont Achievement Center from 2001 to 2009, serving as Chairman from 2005-2007. He also served on the Town of Mendon Select Board from 1987 to 2000, serving as Board Chairman from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Jones graduated from Montana State University with a BS in Marketing in 1985.
  • Stephen Leffler, MD. Dr. Leffler is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has practiced Emergency Medicine at Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC) and Rutland Regional Medical Center since 1993. From 2006-2011, he was the Director of Emergency Services at FAHC, and was the President of the Medical Staff at FAHC from 2010-2011. Since 2011, he has been the Chief Medical Officer at FAHC. He is a professor of Surgery at the UVM College of Medicine. Dr. Leffler attended the UVM College of Medicine from 1986-1990 and did a residency in Emergency Medicine in New Mexico, before returning to VT in 1993.   
  • Jon S. Readnour, Esq. Mr. Readnour is an attorney in Rutland, Vermont, practicing primarily in the areas of public utility law, environmental law, condominium law and commercial and corporate law. Mr. Readnour was a member of the Board of Directors for Rutland Mental Health Services, Inc. and Rutland Area Community Services from 1992 to 1998, serving as President from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Readnour received an aeronautical engineering degree from Purdue University in 1968, and received his law degree from Indiana University in 1974.  
  • T.J. Sabotka, CPA, MST. Mr. Sabotka is a Certified Public Accountant at O’Brien Shortle Reynolds & Sabotka, PC in Rutland, VT. He started with the firm in 1995, became a partner in 2001, and now serves as the manager of the Tax Department. He also does extensive work in various types of audits for commercial and non-profit entities. Mr. Sabotka graduated from Siena College with a BA in Accounting in 1995. He then went on to the Bentley College McCallum Graduate School of Business and completed his MS degree in Taxation. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Vermont Society of CPAs. T.J. was born and raised in Rutland, and has stayed very active within the community. T.J. was a member of the Board of Directors for the Paramount Theatre and is the current President of the Summit Futbol Club. T.J. is a current professor of accounting at the Community College of Vermont, having been on the adjunct faculty since 2007. He has also been coaching basketball and football at Rutland High School since 1995. He remains very active with the area of youth sports. T.J. lives with his wife, Traci, and their four young children. He enjoys spending his free time with his family, living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • Megan Smith. Megan Smith currently is serving as Commissioner of Tourism and Marketing for the State of Vermont. Most recently, she served in the House of Representatives representing Mendon, Killington, Chittenden and Bridgewater, and is an adjunct professor at Green Mountain College. She has also served as Board President of the Killington Chamber of Commerce two times. The Smith family moved to Mendon in 1995 after purchasing The Vermont Inn, where they discovered their love of Vermont, and remained for 12 years. Megan graduated from Southern Illinois University, and began her career in Hotel and Restaurant Management with Hyatt Hotels and AuBonPain, Inc. Having previously served on the Mentor Connector Board, she is currently serving on the Boards of Burlington College, Vermont Convention Bureau, Champlain Valley Expo and Discover New England.
  • Michael Solimano. Michael Solimano is the President and General Manager of the Killington/Pico Golf & Ski Resort where he oversees all operational aspects of the largest resort in the Eastern United States. Prior to his position, he was Vice President of Finance at Killington/Pico Resort. Michael also served as Vice President of Finance and Operations for Skis Dynastar, managing sales, marketing and distribution for North America, and Audit Manager for Deloitte & Touche. He graduated with honors from Niagara University in Business Administration and earned his CPA certificate in 1992. Michael is also serving on the board for Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT, Killington Mountain School, and Ski Vermont.

Contact Us

For more information on the  Board of Directors:
Call 802.747.1600
Fax 802.747.1620
Email cmakris@rrmc.org
Mail Rutland Regional Medical Center, Administration, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701

To request a copy of RRMC's Annual Report:
Call 802.747.1607
Fax 802.747.6281
Email mhwest@rrmc.org 
Mail Rutland Regional Medical Center, Marketing & Public Relations, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

  • August 27, 2014
  • October 29, 2014
  • December 17, 2014

Meetings are held at 7:15am and 10am in the CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center, CR A & B (unless otherwise noted)

Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701
802.775.7111

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