Director, Community Health Emergency Preparedness
Kirsten Vigneault is the Director of Community Health and Emergency Preparedness for the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network. She first entered the field of Emergency Management back in 2011 as a Fire Fighter and Emergency Medical Technician in Vermont during tropical storm Irene. She has since expanded her knowledge and expertise into the public health field including creating and maintain the regions public health emergency annex to be used in the event of a public health emergency. Kirsten works with local community leaders to drive the regions public health initiatives governed by the Public Health Advisory Council. In her supervisory role with the Public Health Network, she oversees staff, programs, and projects as they relate to the Community Health Improvement Plan.
Substance Misuse Continuum of Care Facilitator
Prior to joining the team at the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network (GSCPHN), Ashley worked for the Homeless Prevention Center in Rutland, Vermont for four years, as a Service Coordinator in permanent supportive housing for homeless families, as well as, a chair for the HUD Continuum of Care in Rutland. Ashley also holds a B.S. in Biology from Saint Michael’s College and MPH in Public Health with a focus in sexual and reproductive health and from the University of Vermont.
In her current role at the GSCPHN, Ashley works within Sullivan County and co-collaborates with the Upper Valley, to empower and promote collaboration to combat substance use disorders at the community level from a systems level perspective.
Community Health Worker
José Ernesto Rodríguez has a background in the health field as a medic, physical therapy assistant, doula and prenatal educator. José also works in different hypnosis practices as a motivational coach, a birthing practitioner, as well as smoke and drug cessation programs.
As a Community Health Worker, José is supporting 18-25 year olds that live or work in Greater Sullivan County by connecting them with various community organizations and helping them develop healthier relationships and lifestyles.
Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator
Jacqui has been working in the prevention field since 2015 and is a certified prevention specialist.
Aurora is on the faculty at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. She is a public health practitioner and teacher with a passion and experience bringing evidence to practice. She holds a PhD from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and a Master’s degree in Education from New York University. Aurora is currently a co-Investigator on a study of rural opioid use and infectious disease; teaches applied epidemiology and capstone classes in the public health program at Dartmouth; and consults with the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network on their Community Health Improvement Plan. She also works with Synergy, Dartmouth’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute to advance opportunities for community engaged research. In her free time, Aurora practices yoga, parents teenagers, spends time on the water, and manages a Destination Imagination team.
Manager, Community Health Improvement, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Barbara Farnsworth, MS, is Manager of Community Health Improvement at Dartmouth Hitchcock. Barbara manages several programs including Substance Misuse Prevention, Continuum of Care, Drug Free Communities and Emergency Preparedness through the Regional Public Health Networks in the Greater Sullivan County and Upper Valley regions. In addition, Barbara serves on the board of the Hartford Community Coalition, The Good Neighbor Health Clinic and Everybody Wins VT!
Director, Community Health Improvement, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Greg Norman, is Director of Community Health for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system. Greg has worked for more than 20 years in the Upper Valley community as a provider of substance use prevention services; family development services; consulting, fund development, and planning services. In his role at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health he leads a department that partners with community members and organizations to improve health conditions such as substance misuse, influenza vaccination, poor nutrition, physical activity, and supports for frail seniors. He has been involved in the development of public health and community health coalitions; and currently is co-administering the work of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health's Population Health Management Council as it works to establish common community health strategies and clinic-community integrated approaches to health across New Hampshire and Vermont communities served by Dartmouth-Hitchcock and affiliated hospitals.
Community Health Partnership Coordinator
Bridget is a Community Health Partnership Coordinator with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Community Health Improvement where she supports substance misuse projects and related capacity building initiatives. Prior to her current role, Bridget worked for Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY as a Bilingual Community Outreach and Education Coordinator and a Project Coordinator for the NYS Brain Injury Association. Bridget holds a B.S. in Biology from SUNY Albany and an MPH with concentration in Health Services Administration from SUNY Buffalo.