MONTPELIER — The Vermont Medical Society recently hired Jessa Barnard as its vice president for policy.
Barnard will help represent the interests of VMS’ 2,000 physician members and their patients before the Vermont General Assembly, governor’s administration and regulatory and public policy boards throughout the state.
She previously served as policy specialist at VMS from 2002 to 2005. Barnard also spent four years with the Maine Medical Association, most recently as its associate general counsel.
Barnard, a graduate of Dartmouth College and Stanford University School of Law, has nearly 10 years of experience in health care policy and regulation and is a frequent speaker on topics including health reform, advocacy and issues in health law.