Barre native and national quality expert Anna T. Noonan, BSN, MS, RN, became president and chief operating officer for The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) in July of 2017. Since 2004, Noonan has served as vice president of the Jeffords Institute for Quality and Operational Effectiveness at The University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) in Burlington. She has concurrently served as vice president of quality management for CVMC since 2012. In both roles, Noonan focuses on accelerating clinical outcomes, improving operational efficiency and promoting population health strategies. She has been employed by UVMMC, previously Fletcher Allen Health Care, for 35 years in a variety of clinical and leadership roles.
Noonan began her professional career as an RN, earning degrees from UVM. She completed a master’s degree in executive leadership and administration from Champlain College. She has deep roots in central Vermont. Her father, Luigi “Gino” Tempesta, was a sculptor in Barre’s granite industry. Born in Barre, her first job, at age 16, was as a nurse’s aide on CVMC’s medical-surgical unit.