Paulette Thabault, DNP, APRN, JD, FAANP, is currently Professor and Director for the School of Nursing at Norwich University. As an Adult Nurse Practitioner, she also practices at the GoodHEALTH/Community Health Center of Burlington practice in South Burlington, Vermont focusing on the treatment of obesity and related chronic diseases. She has lectured in healthcare leadership and policy at the University of Vermont and Northeastern University and has consulted on patient centered and clinical excellence practice innovations. These include establishing an Intensive Behavioral Treatment for Obesity program, developing a nurse practitioner residency program for retail health in collaboration with Northeastern University, consulting on Patient Centered Medical Home transformations, wellness initiatives and on-line nursing education innovations.
She holds an AD in Nursing from the University of Vermont, BSN from University of Washington, MSN from Simmons College and DNP from Northeastern University. She also holds a JD from New England School of Law and is a Fellow with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
She previously practiced at Massachusetts General Hospital and held positions of Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner under Governor Douglas in the State of Vermont, Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer for CVS Minute Clinics and Director of Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Direct Entry Graduate online programs at Northeastern University. She was past Vice President for the Vermont Nurse Practitioner Association and served on the policy and research committees.
She currently serves on the Vermont Board of Nursing, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse sub-committee and is the current Board President of Lund, an organization dedicated to helping families thrive with programs aimed at breaking the cycles of poverty, violence and addiction. Paulette also volunteers internationally leading nursing and nurse practitioner students on community health care brigades delivering care to impoverished villages in Nicaragua. Paulette currently resides in South Burlington, Vt.