Together we become better.
In addition to the medical, mental health, and wellness providers, BVHC is supported by members of the administrative staff.
Interim Project Director
Kayla Davis earned her Baccalaureate of Social Work with a second major in Sociology from Castleton State College in 2006 and her Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in 2007.
Ms. Davis began working for BVHC in April of 2014. Ms. Davis quickly transitioned into the role of Executive and Operations Administrator where she helped develop the administrative infrastructure of BVHC as part of the management team. In that role, she managed human resources, facilities, credentialing, and board management, along with other responsibilities. Ms. Davis most recently filled the role of Director of Community Relations and Development.
Senior Director of Development
Kate Bryan was born and raised in Arlington, VT and graduated Arlington Memorial High School in 1996. Immediately following her graduation, Ms. Bryan joined the workforce.
Following jobs that included work as an innkeeper, retail associate, front desk receptionist, the opportunity to fill the post of Development Officer at Maple Street School, an independent day school in Manchester, VT, arose. During her time at MSS, she helped to close out a capital campaign that had raised $5 million and created a successful annual fund campaign that totaled over $1 million during her tenure. In 2014, Ms. Bryan received the Timothy G. Scott Award for Leadership in Development from the Independent School Association of Northern New England.
In early 2015, Ms. Bryan sat on the Community Relations and Development Community at BVHC, volunteering her time on the first fundraising golf tournament for the organization. In March of 2016, Ms. Bryan joined Battenkill Valley Health Center as the Senior Director of Development. Shortly after joining the team, BVHC was awarded $1 million which commenced the renovation project at 9 Church Street. Originally working closely with the renovation team from a development stand point, Ms. Bryan, using her “jack of all trades” work ethic, slid into the role of project manager, acting as the liaison between the contractors and BVHC. The last 14 months, she has worked with contractors, staff members, and designers to help bring BVHC to where it is today. During this time, she helped brand BVHC on all media materials, making the organization a familiar name with surrounding community members. Using her knowledge and love for the town of Arlington, Ms. Bryan has worked to cultivate relationships within Arlington to bolster BVHC’s patient panel and philanthropic support.
Executive/Operations Support Manager
Courtney joined the BVHC team in June 2015 as a Patient Service Representative, and in short order demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our patients. She never fails to take the lead when issues arise or when opportunities for improvement become apparent. Recently promoted to Executive/Operations Support Manager, Courtney will be responsible for providing support to members of the management team and Board of Directors. Courtney will oversee facilities management and human resources as part of this position.
Director of Practice Administration and Accounts Receivable
After graduating high school in Henderson, NV in 1997, Mrs. Petry began working in the administrative department of a large shopping center as an auditor. From 2001 to 2005, Mrs. Petry held roles in medical specialty offices beginning as a front desk employee then into billing and office management positions. In 2005, Mrs. Petry became a stay-at-home mother focusing on raising her children and remained in this role until she and her family relocated to East Dorset, VT in 2010.
In January of 2011, Mrs. Petry took a position as a physician’s biller at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend, VT, a non-profit 501(c)3 rural health critical access hospital that is 90% funded by donations. While there, she was involved in many community events including Hospital Fair Day, an event that was fully staffed by employee volunteers, the holiday food basket committee which provided baskets for families in need, and the Employee Committee which reached out to employees on notable life events.
In November 2013, Mrs. Petry began working as a biller and front office employee for Arlington Family Practice, which transitioned to BVHC in February 2014. In May 2014, she took on the role of Practice Administrator while continuing to do billing for the Center. In May 2017, BVHC expanded services to include a dental program, adding oversight of the dental front desk and billing to Mrs. Petry’s duties.