Priscilla Minkin Joins CVMC as Spiritual Care Counselor

Release Date: 
January 16, 2014

Priscilla Minkin

Priscilla Minkin

Berlin, Vt – Montpelier resident Priscilla Minkin recently joined Central Vermont Medical Center as Spiritual Care Counselor and a member of the Palliative Care Team.  She joins Palliative Care Team Leader Joanna Goulding, M.D. and Angela Demasi, RN, CHPN.

Priscilla most recently worked in a similar position at Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice. 

She received her B.A. and her M.Ed. from Clemson University in South Carolina. She also received an MA in Theology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Priscilla started her study of clinical Pastoral Education at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, N.H. in 2007. She served as a Chaplain Intern at DHMC, at the Dartmouth College Aging Resource Center and at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT. 

“Priscilla will be an excellent addition to the CVMC Palliative Care Team,” noted CVMC President and CEO Judy Tartaglia.  “She has facilitated bereavement groups and been an instructor in Theological Healthcare Ethics at the Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio.”

“I love this work and it is exciting to be part of a team and work with Dr. Goulding,” stated Minkin.  “I have journeyed through many religious traditions and my multi-colored theology enables me to meet patients and family members wherever they are on their journey as they face illness and loss.” 

Priscilla Minkin lives in Montpelier with her husband Andy Minkin, M.D. Their daughter Samantha is in medical school in South Carolina and their son Joshua is living and working in Miami.  Her daughter Liza is living and working in the Northeast Kingdom. 

Central Vermont Medical Center, along with Fletcher Allen Health Care, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, is a member of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region.  For more information about CVMC and Fletcher Allen partners visit