Nicole came to work at the Northern Vermont AHEC in 2009. She began work in the field of public health in 2000 as a community organizer to improve access to health and human services for the uninsured. She received a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2001 from the University of New Hampshire. Nicole worked with the Northern New Hampshire AHEC from 2005 until she joined the Northern Vermont AHEC as Executive Director. She lives on her family’s farm in West Burke with her husband and young son
Mary E. Fleck
Mary joined the AHEC staff in 1998, following 10 years as practice manager for Newport Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. At Northern Vermont AHEC, Mary manages the day-to-day operations including finances, facilities, information systems and publication & design. Mary resides in Barton and moonlights as a professional vocalist and lyricist, performing with local choirs and the musical comedy group, Wing-it.
Health Careers Coordinator
Lanie joined the AHEC staff in July of 2021 after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont, where she received her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and minored in Behavior Change Health Studies. Lanie also spent much of her college career volunteering on the University’s collegiate ambulance department, UVM Rescue, serving as an Advanced-EMT Crew Chief and Director of Operations. Lanie currently resides in South Burlington and continues to enjoy providing prehospital care, health education and being in the learning environment along side her students.
Jenny came to AHEC after 12 years as a special education paraprofessional. At Northern Vermont AHEC, Jenny organizes program participant data, manages the Primary Care Workforce Survey, and coordinates student & resident housing and the Educational Loan Repayment program for primary care providers. Previously she worked as a home companion. Currently Jenny is a church organist, professional harpist and occasional pet-sitter.
Stacy began working for Northern Vermont AHEC in the fall of 2018. She manages NVTAHEC’s social media accounts, websites and is the photographer/videographer for the organization’s programs. Stacy lives in Sutton with her husband and her children.
Youth Program Facilitator
Katrina Kretschmar has been working with NVTAHEC since summer of 2019. She came on full time in September of 2021. Katrina has a passion for improving youth driven systems to better the wellbeing of young people everywhere. She started her career in afterschool policy work with the NH afterschool network before moving on to create opportunities to explore careers and get work based opportunities for youth in Jefferson County Colorado. At NVTAHEC she trains medical students on mentorship and works on youth program design to create a meaningful experience for Vermont’s young people interested in healthcare fields.
Health Workforce Program Manager
Katina came to work at Northern Vermont AHEC in 2019 following her employment at the Kentucky Office for Refugees in Louisville where she served as the Refugee Health Promotion and Education Coordinator. She holds a B.S. degree in Political Science and History and a Master’s Degree in Planning from M.I.T.. Katina is the proud mother of Moriah, an organic farmer and graduate of UVM.