Staff

Nicole LaPointe

Executive Director

Nicole has been with the Northern Vermont AHEC since 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 and holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Vermont. Nicole is committed to helping to meet the health workforce demand in rural and underserved communities in Vermont and to diversifying the health workforce. Her research interests include measuring the impacts of youth mentoring on career decision-making and understanding the relationship of social and emotional learning to health professional competencies. She lives in West Burke with her husband and son.

Mary E. Fleck

Business Manager

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.

Lanie Billings

Health Careers Program Manager!

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 Mayor

Data Specialist

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 Davis

Communications Coordinator

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.