President & CEO
Beth Anderson has enjoyed a long and varied career as an operations, finance, and change leader in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, Beth served as the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Burlington, Vt. She also served as the City’s first Chief Innovation Officer, the Director of Operations at the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS), and as the Director of Operations and IT at Vermont Oxbow Network. Before coming to Vermont, she held positions in financial services, including Vice President of E-commerce at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Job Manager at Oliver Wyman.
Beth received an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BA from Colgate University. She currently serves as Chair of the COTS Board and is a board member for RunVermont.
Strategic Technology Advisor
Frank Harris is a professional in information technology management with over 40 years’ experience in the field. Most recently, Frank was Senior Director of Enterprise IT Infrastructure for Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at the University of Vermont Medical Center (formerly known as Fletcher Allen Health Care) over a 34-year career, most recently as Vice President of Information Services. His experience there included serving as clinical information systems manager. Frank has a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Vermont.
Director of Client Engagement
Maurine Gilbert joined VITL in August 2020, following six years as a consultant. Her former clients included the Blueprint for Health, the Vermont Agency of Human Services, and Let’s Grow Kids with Harvey | Severance. She previously worked in marketing at the University of Vermont Medical Center and as a brand strategist for Grey in New York and KSV in Burlington, VT. Across all these roles, her focus has been on listening and immersion in customers’ worlds to help clients respond meaningfully to their customers’ needs. Her approach continues to be informed by the anthropology methods and theories she studied at the University of Chicago.
Maurine is on the Executive Committee of Lund’s Board of Directors and mentors through the King Street Center.
Director of Operations
Carolyn Stone joined VITL in January 2014, after 18 months working as a technical project manager for Sharecare. In this role, she was responsible for managing all aspects of developing a new mobile and web consumer healthcare application, periodic medical content releases, and new testing and rollout of a patient scheduling system. Prior to this, Carolyn spent 12 years at PKC Corporation, where she held a variety of roles including product and project management, custom development, and client relations support.
Carolyn earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont.
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Robert (Bob) Turnau joined VITL in April 2016, and is responsible for directing all financial and human resources activities, including budget, grants, and human resource management for 32 staff members. Prior to VITL, he was the finance director at ReSOURCE, a Vermont nonprofit, where he was responsible for the organization’s financial management and accounting. During his previous tenure at General Dynamics, Bob directed cost-estimating and strategic program initiatives, as well as financial management for one of the then-largest armaments projects at the Vermont operation. Bob holds a Master of Science in Administration, Finance, and Planning from Saint Michael’s College, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland.