Three Local Leaders Join CVPH Board of Directors - Robert Frenyea, Linda Bourgeois and John McAuliffe, MD are newest members


Three Local Leaders Join CVPH Board of Directors
Robert Frenyea, Linda Bourgeois and John McAuliffe, MD are newest members



PLATTSBURGH, NY (02/07/2019) -- The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) Board of Directors welcomed three new board members at its January meeting.  Robert Frenyea of Beekmantown, Linda Bourgeois of Morrisonville and John McAuliffe, MD of Plattsburgh were nominated and approved by the board in late 2018 and began their three-year term January 15.

 “Our three newest board members bring a wealth of energy and experience to our board. Their commitment to this community is evident and as part of our board, I’m sure they will contribute greatly to CVPH’s mission,” said CVPH Chairman of the Board John Bernardi. 

Frenyea, Bourgeois and McAuliffe are filling seats vacated by David Anderson, MD and Alex Edwards, who completed their three year terms and Paul Grasso, who recently announced his retirement.  “A sincere thank you goes to Dr. Anderson, Alex and Paul for their commitment to this board and for sharing their expertise and time for the benefit of the hospital and the community,” Bernardi said.  

Frenyea is one of three founding partners of the accounting firm Abbott Frenyea and Russell, CPAs and served as the firm’s managing shareholder and treasurer. Now retired, he is very active in the community, serving on several boards including Advocacy & Resource Center (AR), Fountain Brothers Post 1619 American Legion and Samuel F. Vilas Home.

President and CEO of UFirst Federal Credit Union Linda Bourgeois has been with the local credit union for 29 and half years, 17 of which she has served as its leader. A graduate of Clinton Community College, she received its Distinguished Alumni Award in 2017.  Bourgeois has been a valued member of the Foundation of CVPH’s Stepping Out for Your Heart Committee, responsible for organizing the annual fundraiser which promotes women’s heart health awareness.  She is currently the President of the Plattsburgh College Foundation and is a volunteer for the annual Ride to Remember, a fundraiser for the Third Age Adult Center.

As a general surgeon, Dr. McAuliffe has been part of the CVPH Medical Staff since 1991. He has served on several CVPH committees during that time. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Dr. McAuliffe completed a residency in general surgery at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA and a clinical fellowship in surgery at the Cambridge Hospital of the Harvard Medical School. Dr. McAuliffe continues to practice medicine with his partners at CVPH General Surgery.

Frenyea, Bourgeois and McAuliffe are now part of a 15 member board of directors responsible for developing and overseeing strategic plans that support CVPH’s vision of improving people’s lives by working together.  

They are joined by Bernardi, who recently was named to the University of Vermont Health Network Board,  Betsy Vicencio, vice chair; Thom Recny, treasurer; Victoria Duley, secretary, Joseph Donnery, DPM, member at large, Paolo Fedi, MD, Neil Fesette, JoAnn Gleeson-Kreig, PhD, Vicki Marking and Amy Senecal.  



About Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) is a private, not-for profit hospital in Plattsburgh, NY.  Established in 1967 with the merger of Champlain Valley and Physicians Hospitals, CVPH joined Fletcher Allen Partners in 2012, which in 2014 became The University of Vermont Health Network.  Together with its partner hospitals, the UVM Medical Group and a home health agency, CVPH provides high quality, cost effective care, close to home. Services include an award winning cardiac services program, accredited cancer center, freestanding ambulatory surgery center, comprehensive rehabilitation services and a 24 hour physician-staffed Emergency Department.  Governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, CVPH is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by New York State and Medicare/Medicaid Approved.  Learn more at UVMHealth.org/CVPH or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.



About The University of Vermont Health Network
The University of Vermont Health Network is an integrated system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  The partners are:


Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our affiliates remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.