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“I love working with parents as they help their children learn and grow.”

Jessica Whitney, RN
Maternal and Child Health

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Celebrating Staff


Staff and volunteers who reached milestone anniversaries were honored at this year's Staff & Volunteer Annual Recognition Dinner. 

Among the honorees, four staff members were inducted into the Quarter Century Club for their 25 years each as a VNA employee. Congratulations to Carol Bitter, Patty Hampton, Sydney Mahnke and Sarah Sinnott.

Deb Jones celebrated 30 years and Pam Kelly celebrated 40 years. Thank you all for your dedicated service to our community!

During the dinner, we also honored The University of Vermont Medical Center ED U-Turn Team with our J. Churchill Hindes Community Service Award and Jim Madison, our former board of directors chair, with our Richard H. Wadhams award. 

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Boots-on-the-Ground Perspective

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Being a Dad

May 30, 2014

My partner, Dana, and my son, Ezra, and I were sitting around at my mom's house eating dinner. My cousin had just had a baby, so the discussion moved to how hard it is to transition into the role of being a parent, even if it is something you have planned and wanted and dreamed of for a long time. Being a dad to Ezra has intensified every aspect of my life - I have reached levels of joy, love and peace I had never imagined possible.

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