Paulette Thabault is a director and professor at Norwich University’s School of Nursing, and an adult nurse practitioner at Goodhealth, an internal medicine practice within the Community Health Center of Burlington, where she cares for patients with a focus 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.
She holds several degrees in nursing, including an associate’s degree from the University of Vermont, a bachelor’s degree from University of Washington, a master’s degree from Simmons College, and a doctorate from Northeastern University; she is also an Integrated Health Coach, certified by Duke Health. She also holds a law degree 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 president of Lund, an organization helping families thrive with programs aimed at breaking cycles of poverty, violence and addiction and 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 serves on the Board of Directors for Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice. She also volunteers internationally leading nursing and nurse practitioner students on community health care brigades delivering care to refugees in Costa Rica and in the past impoverished villages in Nicaragua. She is a native Vermonter and loves everything outdoors – skiing, hiking, running, biking and also enjoys yoga and quilting.