Greater Upper Valley Integrated Services Team (GUVIST)
The Greater Upper Valley Integration Services Team (GUVIST) provides networking opportunities for diverse health care & social service organizations serving all populations in Orange, Windsor, Sullivan and southern Grafton counties. It is a monthly learning space to incubate ideas that challenge the status quo for how services are delivered, cultivating service delivery networks which move beyond collaboration between organizations to integration of leadership, decision-making, operations, and responsibility. Integration of service delivery improves services and support for community members to be efficient, effective, responsive and appropriate to the desires of those in need, where and when they are needed.
To learn more about GUVIST or to join this work,
please contact Cara Baskin, GUVIST Integration Catalyst GUVISTCatalyst@gmail.com
GUVIST is led by an Executive Council (EC) that represents the diverse populations, geography and sectors GUVIST serves.
The EC provides strategic leadership and support for GUVIST and individual Service Delivery Networks.
Current EC membership (Name, Organization, Sector):
Cara Baskin, GUVIST, Public Health
Ashleen Buchanan, Little Rivers Healthcare, Health Care Delivery
Andra Daunhauer, Ecological Psychologist, Social Services
Alice Ely, Public Health Council, Public Health
Rudy Fedrizzi, VT Department of Health, White River Junction District Office, Public Health
Ken Hammond, State of Vermont Human Services Agency, Public Health
George Karabakakis, Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), Mental Health
Peter Mason, Family Physician, Headrest, Good Neighbor Health Clinic, Public Health, Substance Use Disorders
Susan Seidler, Stepping Stone & Next Step Peer Support Centers, Mental Health (Peer Support for Adults)
Martha Tecca, CommunityCare of Lyme, SHARe (Supporting and Helping Asylees and Refugees), NH Alliance for Healthy Aging, Tri-state Learning Collaborative on Aging, Public Health/Senior Services