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Nicole LaPointe
Executive Director
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 
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.

Laura Remick
Education Resource Coordinator
Laura began working at Northern VT AHEC in 2008.  Prior to that she worked across the river at the Northern NH AHEC from 2001 to 2008.  Laura has held a variety of positions at AHEC, including health education, student program coordinator, project manager, and now coordinating continuing education programs.  She has her Masters in Education and is a certified health education specialist.  She has over 20 years of experience working with non‐profits in rural New Hampshire and Vermont.

Carlinne DeLima
Health Careers Counselor
Carlinne joined the AHEC in 2016 as a social work intern from Salem State University in Massachusetts. In May of 2017, she received her Bachelor’s of Social Work, and In July accepted the position of Health Careers Counselor. Carly's professional interests include advocacy, social justice, working with immigrant families, and supporting and empowering communities.

Sakshi Puri
Health Science Educator
Sakshi started working at Northern Vermont AHEC in September of 2017.  Prior to that, she worked as an infectious disease epidemiologist at a local health department in South Texas.  She also has experience working in STEM education as well as biological research.  Sakshi has a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Philosophy and a Master's degree in Public Health.  Sakshi's professional interests include science communication & education, bioethics, infectious diseases, and social justice, especially in the context of education and health.  She likes to spend most of her free time exploring new places & ideas, and hanging out with her golden retriever, Max.

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.


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Area Health Education Center

The Northern Vermont Area Health Education Center improves access to quality health care by working with community and academic partners to support health care workforce development
through recruitment, retention and continuing education of health care professionals.


Northern Vermont AHEC
347 Emerson Falls Road, Suite 3
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: 802-748-2506
Fax: 802-748-2910
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