Hyperbaric Vermont is a 501c3 nonprofit. Our mission is to raise awareness of the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and to make this life-changing treatment accessible. We provide services directly at our treatment facilities in Montpelier and South Burlington, and support other physicians and organizations with a similar vision to do so through our affiliated treatment centers.
Our Board of Directors
Dr. Grace Johnstone, founder and president
Certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Dr. Grace Johnstone is the founder and President of Hyperbaric Vermont. Grace practices at Hardwick Chiropractic and teaches chiropractic worldwide for BioGeometric Integration Seminars.
Grace came to hyperbaric medicine through her experience with Lyme Disease which resulted in meningitis and radiculoneuritis. From being completely incapacitated, hyperbaric oxygen therapy brought her back to the chiropractic practice she loves, the active lifestyle she enjoys, and the energy and determination to share this powerful healing modality with others. She is committed to educating people about hyperbaric and to creating the network and facilities that will allow others to get the treatment they need.
Grace graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a degree in Social Thought and Political Economy, received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri, and has continued post-doctoral studies in chiropractic, osteopathy and hyperbaric medicine. She also has the best of intentions to continue learning to speak Spanish, Norwegian, and to play the bagpipes.
Robin Cornell, treasurer
Robin is a whole health practitioner, educator, and life coach with over 35 years and well over 10,000 client hours in clinical and private practice. She is also a creator and facilitator of dozens of experiential workshops and classes that offer practical skills for enhancing health and empowered well-being. Since the beginning of her practice, Robin has worked with a Holistic Healthcare model that presumes every aspect of our being influences – and is in communication with – every other aspect of ourselves; that body, mind, spirit, emotions and environment are all interdependent. This model also presumes there is an innate intelligence available that we can cooperate with to aid in the healing process.
Robin comes to the Hyperbaric Vermont board from this background, and from the gift of receiving hyperbaric treatment two years after what seemed to be a minor slip and head concussion in 2015. This injury turned out to be more traumatic than she would ever have imagined, and she found herself seriously disabled and limited in her ability to function in even the most ordinary daily tasks. Her ability to support herself was severely impacted. Robin’s hyperbaric treatment over nearly six months significantly helped her regain more stamina, clear mindedness, and the capacity to function more competently and consistently in her daily tasks and in her work. Robin is happy to report that over a year later, this improvement has held and gradually improved even after she stopped receiving treatment.
Because Robin has benefited from HBOT treatment, she fully embraces & wishes to support the mission of Hyperbaric Vermont to make HBOT accessible and affordable for those who can benefit from it; by providing education to the public and to physicians as well as outreach to the community and health care organizations about the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Mark Woodward, secretary
Mark has over 30 years of experience on the boards of non-profit organizations, having served on the Board of Directors of Copley Hospital, the Community Health Systems of Lamoille Valley and Lamoille Home Health and Hospice. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Vermont Electric Coop, and served 14 years in the Vermont State legislature, 6 of them on the Health Care Committee.
Mark understands that when it comes to health care, we are all in it together. His commitment to seeing that all Vermonters have access to top quality care and the opportunity to recover from disability and chronic illness are mirrored in the mission of Hyperbaric Vermont. He is excited about making this safe, effective, non-drug related approach affordable and available throughout Vermont.
Mark resides in Johnson, where he farms, manages his rental properties, and enjoys the auction world when he is not out cross-country skiing.
Our Patient Care Team
Our patient care team is comprised of compassionate people that are devoted to helping people achieve wellness.
In our Montpelier office:
Tricia is very experienced in working one on one with clients. She has worked in the health movement for the past 30 years as manager of The Vitality Oasis and Health Club in Rosenheim, Germany. After, as owner and operator of Peter’s Wellness Center, later renamed, The Good Life Spa in St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles.
She has been a independent massage therapist for many years and studied shamanism in a four year school, The Sacred School. She is a practicing Integrated Energy Therapy Master, and a Flower Essence Practitioner. She is a student of “A Course in Miracles,” as well as initiate of Radha Soami Science of the Soul. Now she owns AIA Massage and has a line of skin and body products called Potent Nature.
In addition to being the veteran member of our Patient Care Team, Alicia is a certified Reflexologist, Whole Health Coach, Nutrition Response Testing practitioner, Lyme Magnetic Protocol practitioner, Integral Yoga instructor & Reiki practitioner. Visit her website to read more about her other wellness offerings.
Rebecca Savoia – photo and bio coming soon…
In our South Burlington office:
Henri Blouin – photo and bio coming soon…
Kate is a Burlington mom of three that learned about HBOT when her middle child battled chronic Lyme and Crohn’s disease. She enjoys working with patients, listening to their stories and hearing about the small and large victories that they experience while treating with HBOT.
Our Nonprofit Staff
Aly McHugh, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
Aly comes to Hyperbaric Vermont after years of doing marketing and promotion for her own business as well as for other businesses in the Central Vermont area. “It’s a thrill for me to be working with a non-profit that offers subsidized treatment so that anyone can afford this therapy. HBOT has been so helpful to many and I am happy to be able to spread that word!”
Lindsey Warren, Operations Director
Lindsey enjoys supporting Hyperbaric Vermont’s mission behind the scenes with a wide array of tasks including financial management, grant writing, and HR. Hyperbaric Vermont has given Lindsey a second lease on life by putting her on the road to recovery from debilitating Lyme disease.
Hyperbaric Vermont, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, immigration status, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.