Mayo’s staff brings a professionalism, consistency and commitment that truly stand out in the field of elder care. Many have been with us for over 20 years, and the Vermont Healthcare Association has honored 28 of our employees for exceptional service.
In both 2015 and 2016, Mayo’s Administrator received Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). This award recognizes leaders “whose teams have achieved dimensions of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach,” according to the ACHCA.
Board of Trustees
Our Board of Trustees has deep roots in Northfield and Central Vermont, with leadership experience in business, health care, education and law. We benefit greatly from their commitment to making sure that Mayo stays strong, stable and forward-looking as we provide top-quality elder care based in Vermont community values.
Peter J. MonteChair
Born and raised in Montpelier, Vt., Peter J. Monte was a practicing attorney for 35 years, in Boston from 1969-1973 and then in Northfield from 1973-2004. From 2000 until his retirement in 2008, he was a faculty member at the University of Vermont’s School of Business Administration. Peter has served as a Little League coach, as Chair of the Vermont State Employees’ Labor Relations Board, as a member of Warren, Vt.’s Development Review Board, and as a member of the Washington County and Vermont Bar Associations. He has been a Mayo Board member since 1978, and he has two children and four grandchildren.
Michael R. DonahueVice Chair
Michael R. Donahue is the owner of Kingston Funeral Home, Green Mountain Crematory and Mill Hill Pet Crematory, all of Northfield. A graduate of New Hampshire Technical College and New Hampshire College, both of Manchester, N.H., and of the New England Institute of Newton, Mass. Michael has three children, and he has served on the Mayo Healthcare Board of Trustees for over 20 years.
Kathleen Mayo GregorySecretary
Kathleen Mayo Gregory was born in Northfield at what was then the Mayo Memorial Hospital, which was named for her grandfather, Dr. William B. Mayo. She graduated from Vermont College and from Norwich University, with a degree in international studies. She has served on the Mayo Board for about 20 years, having taken the seat previously held by her aunt, Deborah Mayo Beattie. Kathleen’s father, William S. Mayo, was also a trustee for many years. Kathleen currently lives in Northfield and in Venice, Fl.. With her husband, Jon, she enjoys the company of their two children and four grandchildren.
Andrea HoughCompliance Officer
Andrea Hough grew up in Waterbury, Vt., and has lived in Northfield for about 40 years. She recently retired after more than 33 years working with the National Life Group of Montpelier. Active for many years with the Fresh Air Fund, she has served on Mayo’s Board of Trustees since the early 1990s. She and her husband, Ed, have two children, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Michael L. Seaver
Michael L. Seaver is Vermont President of People’s United Bank, a diversified financial-services company based in Bridgeport, Ct. His 35-year banking career began in 1981 when he joined the Chittenden Bank after graduating from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt. Michael also serves as a member of the Executive Board at St. Michael’s, as Vice Chair of the Vermont Business Roundtable, as President of the Board of United Way of Chittenden County, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Vermont Bankers Association. He has served on the Mayo Board since 2008. He and his wife, Linda, live in Burlington and have three adult sons.
Martin Simon earned his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then studied dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. He has been a practicing dentist at Northfield Dental Group for almost 40 years, and has treated many Mayo Healthcare residents while they lived in the community. Marty's father was a resident at Mayo Residential Care. Marty has one son, and has served on the Mayo Board since 2009.
Joseph P. O’Brien
The oldest of four siblings who were all born at the former Mayo Memorial Hospital, Joseph P. O’Brien is the great-grandson of Cornelia Delary, namesake of Mayo Delary House, Northfield’s first elder care facility. He holds a B.A. degree in education from Johnson State College, and an M.Ed. in curriculum and supervision from the University of Vermont. During his 42-year career in education, he served as both a middle school and a high school principal before retiring in 2010. He was also a longtime sports official. Joseph and his wife, Louise Picard, have three adult children and three grandchildren. He has been a member of the Mayo Board since 2011.
A native of St. Johnsbury, Vt., Christine Scott holds an associate’s degree in science from Castleton State College, now Castleton University. A Registered Nurse since 1972, she holds a Nursing Home Administrator’s License and joined Mayo in 2004 as Director of Nursing Services. She became Administrator in 2008, and in both 2014 and 2015 she received the Eli Pick Award for leadership from the American College of Health Care Administrators. Christine currently serves as Secretary of the Vermont Health Care Association, and is the Nursing Home Administrator Advisor to the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation.
Barbara ConnorDirector of Nursing Services
Born and raised in Burlington, Vt., Barbara Connor graduated from the University of Vermont School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. Most of her nursing career has focused on management; she joined Mayo in 2008, having earlier served at Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Central Vermont Medical Center, University of Vermont Medical Center, and Burlington Health and Rehab. As Mayo’s Director of Nursing Services, she oversees a staff of 52 nurses and licensed nursing assistants. She also serves as a member of the Independent Informal Dispute Resolution Committee of the Vermont Health Care Association.