Connie has a strong background in quality analysis and improvement aimed at enhancing health care outcomes and care coordination. In addition to leading quality efforts at the agency and state level, Connie facilitated Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice’s clinical risk management program with focused initiatives in fall reduction, telemonitoring, infection control and regulatory compliance. She has many years of involvement with JCAHO accreditation, and with board and staff strategic planning focused on community needs assessment, resource allocation prioritization, community partnerships/care coordination promotion, and change management planning. Prior to her nursing career she worked at Fletcher Allen Health Care as a medical social worker.
Ms. Colman serves on the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice Board and also on the board of Spruce Mountain Inn, a residential and transitional living program for young adults with mental health issues. Ms. Colman chaired The Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, a non-regulatory health care peer review organization designated by the Vermont legislature. She also served on the Mad River Valley Health Center board and chaired The VNAs of Vermont Quality Committee. Connie is a past member of the Vermont Health Care innovation Project’s Performance Measures Work Group, and The Northeast Quality Foundation’s Central Vermont Transitions Work Group.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Creighton University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She and her husband have two grown sons and are longtime residents of Warren, Vermont.