Meet Our Providers/Staff

Providers

Sam McWilliams, MD, FAAP

Dr. Sam, a former patient of Dr. Becky's at the South Royalton Health Center, grew up in South Strafford Vermont and attended the Newton School. Dr. Sam went to medical school at Albany Medical College, concentrating on rural medicine at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY. After medical school he returned to the Upper Valley and completed a Pediatric Residency at the CHAD before joining Dr. Becky and Dr. Ashley in 2015. Dr. Sam is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric, as well as a member of the Gold Humanism Society.

 

Ashley Miller, MD, FAAP

Dr. Ashley was born and raised in southern New Hampshire, left briefly for college, returned to the Upper Valley for medical school at Dartmouth and never left. She was lucky to spend time with Dr. Becky during training and was very excited to join her practice in 2014. Dr. Ashley can be found both in the office at SRHC and in the school based clinics. She has a special interest in adolescent medicine and mental health, but truly enjoys following families from birth to graduation. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, actively involved at the state and national level. When not seeing patients you can find Dr. Ashley competing at local horse trials (triathlons on horse back), hiking or snowshoeing in the surrounding mountains and swimming in the local rivers with her dogs.

Rebecca Foulk, MD, FAAP

Dr. Becky retired from clinical practice in the fall of 2018 after providing pediatric care in South Royalton for at least 3 generations of families.  She will miss her patients dearly, but can still be found around the Upper Valley volunteering with High Horses and Health Hub, gardening, and playing tennis.

 

 

 

 

Kim Therrien, LICSW

Kim is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who has 25+ years of experience working with children and families. Kim grew up in the Upper Valley and still lives here with her family. Kim utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches in her clinical work including, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, The Helping the Non-Compliant Child Curriculum, and Attachment Theory. Kim sees patients at SRHC and at the local schools.

 

 

Ellen Gnaedinger, APRN

Ellen has lived in Vermont for more than 30 years.She has worked in pediatrics throughout her nursing career, initially on the in-patient unit at Dartmouth Hitchcock while teaching pediatrics for Colby Sawyer and more recently in school nursing and with the school clinics. She  completed her doctor of nursing practice/family nurse practitioner degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2017 and finished a year long residency at the VA in White River Junction in 2018 before coming to join us at SRHC. Ellen will also be seeing patients at the school clinics through HealthHub. When not at the SRHC Ellen enjoys downhill skiing, reading, gardening, and hiking.

Frank Lamson, CPNP

Frank was a fixture in our local schools and we were sorry to see him retire at the end of the 2015-2016 school year, but wish him all the best out hiking the AT, Long Trail, and wherever else his boots might take him!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nursing

Sabra Durkee, RN, Office Manager

Answering your questions over the phone, rooming patients, giving shots, obtaining labs, managing referrals, Sabra does it all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Barker, RN, Care Coordinator

Jennifer grew up in New England, graduated from Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, receiving her BSN from Vermont College of Norwich University. Jennifer worked at CHaD on the general pediatric and adolescent unit, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU and the Birthing Pavilion.  Jennifer was overseas in Singapore for quite some time, continuing her nursing career in a local hospital’s Intensive Care Nursery,  working with the US Military as a civilian contractor with the New Parent Support Program doing home visitation, and development assessments, working as a school nurse at an international school, and most recently at the US Embassy.  Once the decision was made to return to the Upper Valley in 2014, her passion for working with families and children had her reconnect with Dr. Becky as SRHC's caremanager and Friday RN.  Jennifer looks forward to the change of seasons and the joy of playing in the outdoors with cross country skis, hiking boots and maybe a kayak or small sail craft in the months ahead.

 

 

Support Staff

 

Billing/Front Desk:

Pauline Fadden

When not out landscaping, Pauline can be found at the front desk greeting patients, or working on billing and claims. We are lucky to have Pauline to help sort out all the insurance questions!

Front Desk:

Kim Thornton

Kim joined our office in April 2016 and is the first face you will see most days when you you come to South Royalton Health Center. She greets patients and their families and will most often be the one who answers the phone when you call the office. She has called South Royalton home for the past 11 years and loves this wonderful little town. She spends many fun-filled hours watching and attending 4-H events as the Clever Clovers Horse Club Leader. In her spare time, Kim enjoys singing and spending time with her husband, 4 boys, 3 dogs and 2 horses.

 

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