Jill Lord, Director of Community Health, serves as the executive team member responsible for fostering population and community health using the Community Health Needs Assessment, ACO and other Quality measures to identify needs and benchmark progress. She leads initiatives, programs and services in the continuum of care from prevention to chronic care management, to promote health and wellness. She works with both Hospital community partners and network partners to make change and reach common health goals. She holds an MS in Human Services Administration from New Hampshire College in Manchester, New Hampshire, and received in BSN from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. Ms. Lord has been a nurse for over 40 years and was Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Patient Care Services for the Hospital for nearly 25 years prior to her current position.
In 1998, Ms. Lord was instrumental in creating the Vermont Nursing Internship Program and now serves as President of the Board. As a nurse leader, she has a strong community health influence through the Hospital and other strong community partnerships. In September 2011, she was appointed to the Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Nursing; and in 2014, named the Vermont Medical Society Citizen of the Year. In 2018, Ms. Lord was honored by Vital Communities with the Heroes and Leaders Award for the Region.
Additionally, Ms. Lord leads the Ethics Committee; is Past President and Member, Vermont Organization of Nurse Leaders; President, Windsor Area Community Partnership; Program Manager, Blueprint for Health; and Chair, Windsor HSA Community Collaborative. She is active involved with the Windsor Area Drug Task Force, the PATCH Network, and a myriad of other community health initiatives.