Lisa Cadow, Health Coach
As a life-long New Englander, I have lived in five of the six states in the region – all except for Maine! The Upper Valley has been my home for the past fifteen years and I love being part of the greater Dartmouth community. My passion is for working with people, connecting them with resources, and supporting individuals in making informed decisions. My favorite pastimes include camping with my family of five, walking with our border collie on local trails, experimenting in the kitchen, knitting, and reading as many books as I possibly can. After earning my bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University, I went on to explore a professional career in mediation and conflict management, as well entrepreneurial experience in several food businesses. I am excited to be working with the Dartmouth community to help individuals reach their health and wellness goals.
I am a New Hampshire native, was raised in Manchester and attended the University of New Hampshire where I graduated with my degree in Biochemistry. I went on to earn my medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 2001. My training next brought me to Cambridge, MA where I earned a master’s degree in public health from Harvard and trained in Internal Medicine at Harvard Medical School/ Cambridge Health Alliance. After residency, I joined our colleague, Dr. Lazar in the southwest working for the Indian Health Service. I then brought my passion for primary care to rural Utah where I learned how to balance my role as the only full-time female primary care provider in a small town where issues of rural living and privacy were paramount. I am delighted to bring my family of five back to the upper valley where I have been engaged in teaching Geisel School of Medicine students the “art” of medicine for the past three years.
My career path on the way to being a Health Coach with Dartmouth Health Connect has been anything but straight. I went to Syracuse University to study education and illustration. After graduation I taught elementary school for a few years in Camden and Mount Laurel New Jersey. In 1999, I moved to Naples, Florida where I started my own business doing project management and commission artwork. While traveling for a client, I discovered the Upper Valley and knew this would be where I would settle down. In 2005, I stepped away from the art world, moved to New Hampshire, and found myself working in health care. While working with providers, patients and families, I continue to find my greatest satisfaction in helping people connect with the resources they need through education, wellness and by building community relationships.
I have a passion for helping people achieve their goals. It is great to see people succeed, whether by helping them with health related issues or by helping a friend paint their home. I have had rewarding experiences working in cardiac and cancer rehabilitation, and I previously founded and managed a cancer outreach non-profit. I attended the University of New Hampshire, graduating with a B.S. from the school of Health and Human Services, am a Health and Fitness Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine and am also a certified Cancer Exercise Specialist from the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute. After college I spent time travelling with the ultimate goal to return to my hometown of Hanover. I am excited to be at Dartmouth Health Connect, and ultimately to help improve the health of the Dartmouth College community. Besides loving my work, I enjoy anything outdoors with an extreme interest in wilderness activities, especially fly-fishing.
Wendy Jillson, Operations Coordinator
I am a native of the Upper Valley and have grown to realize that the unique beauty of our surroundings draws many people to settle their lives here, while also attracting some of the newest innovations in health care delivery. That is why I am so excited to be part of Dartmouth Health Connect as it combines a unique and professional health care setting right here in the place I call home. I have worked in health care since 2001, when I joined Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and received my administrative education through their internship program. Upon successful completion of that program I continued to work in a variety of settings within clinical areas, with a focus on administrative support and management. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my two children, running, and being outside doing just about anything- especially if it is warm and sunny!
I feel fortunate to have served patients and families in diverse communities and clinical settings and I enjoy bringing both my experience and my enthusiasm to Dartmouth Health Connect. My special clinical interests include promotion of wellness through preventive health activities, integration of physical with emotional and behavioral health, and team-based management of chronic illness (with patients themselves at the center of the team). I believe strongly in empowering individuals to make informed decisions that honor their own health needs and priorities.
I trained in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and completed my Family Medicine residency in 1993. I then moved to the southwestern United States to serve as a family physician with the Indian Health Service. In 2003 I came to VT, since which time I’ve been privileged to serve as family physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Family Medicine in Hanover, NH.
When not caring for patients, I enjoy time with my wife and our two growing boys. I love hiking, cooking, reading and writing. I feel especially passionate about music, and sing regularly with the Dartmouth Handel Society here in Hanover.
Amanda Rice, Behavioral Health Specialist
I knew from an early age that I wanted to be in a profession that would allow me to support people in reaching their goals and maintain their wellness. As a New Hampshire native, I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to joining Dartmouth Health Connect, my work centered on supporting individuals with co-occurring disorders where I had a broad range of experience working with individuals on issues of thought and mood disorders, substance use, anger management, and trauma. I love outdoor activities and enjoy spending time with my husband, family, friends and my two Labrador retrievers. I am excited to be a part of the Dartmouth Health Connect team and I look forward to building relationships with the Dartmouth community.
Robin Rice-Voigt, RN, Nurse Innovator
Because I was born in New York City, I know I will never be able to call myself a Vermonter – despite living here for the past twenty years! My family and I moved here because we love to be outside, where you can find me running, Nordic skiing, downhill skiing, biking and hiking. My husband and I are working on hiking all of the four thousand footers in New England and we’re a third of the way there!
I attended Colgate University and did masters’ work at Andover Newton Theological Seminary, before earning my nursing degree. Nursing is my second career and I love what I do. I have worked as an RN in a hospital for the past five years and especially enjoy connecting with my patients, helping them to establish and achieve goals.
Originally from Northwest Connecticut, I moved to Central Vermont in the early 90s where I could make the most of my passion for snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, and backpacking. Since then, I have spent 10 years working as a technician, trainer, and educator in sleep disorders centers across New England. Most recently, I served as an operations manager for the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where I worked to improve systems for management of patient care. Academically, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of Vermont and my Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior from The University of Hartford. As a passionate learner with an affinity for helping others manage change, I look forward to helping Dartmouth employees and their family members set health goals and reach them. In addition to my role as a Health Coach, I am also the Practice Operations Manager at Dartmouth Health Connect.
I was born and raised in Northwest Ohio, and moved to Michigan to attend school for my undergraduate degree at Grand Valley State University. After completing my degree in athletic training I was a graduate assistant at Central Michigan University where I studied exercise science. I have been a certified athletic trainer for over 6 years. My husband and I moved to Hanover from Ohio in the Fall of 2011, where I worked for a small private college as an athletic trainer. One of my favorite aspects of working with the college athletes was guiding and motivating them through different injuries and illnesses. I am thrilled to be able to assist the Dartmouth College community.
Elizabeth Wolfe, MD
I am thrilled to be joining the team at Dartmouth Health Connect in the first week of December and to be able to help people lead happy, healthier lives!
I grew up in New England and went on to attend Dartmouth College where I majored in History. It was not clear to me that I would enter medicine as a career and upon graduation, I moved to Park City, Utah, where I skied as much as I could, and spent the warmer months exploring the West! In the hopes of becoming a primary care physician, I returned to school and attended the University of Utah for my pre-med coursework. I returned to Dartmouth College for medical school and ever since, my husband and I have been lucky to call the Upper Valley home. For the past 10 years, I have worked as a primary care physician in New London, NH, and most recently at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. I still love to ski, and other interests include hiking, backpacking, running, and triathlons – but my favorite part is sharing these activities with our two kids.