Waterbury doctor among new appointees to Green Mountain Care Board – Waterbury Roundabout
Murman currently directs training for residents and medical students and works as an emergency medical clinician at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. He was previously an emergency clinician and co-director of emergency ultrasound at the University of Vermont Medical Center and an emergency clinician at Baystate Medical Center.
At Central Vermont Medical Center, Murman has been active on the Finance and Operations Committees and was a founding member of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee.
“As an emergency physician, I have daily insight into much of the regional health care system. From primary care and nursing home challenges to mental health and regional transfer capabilities, I see these struggles and successes every day,” Murman said. “I will bring front-line, real-time information about the challenges patients face accessing and navigating our healthcare system. I am honored to be able to add this perspective to the exciting and wonderful work that GMCB is doing to improve access, affordability and quality of health care in Vermont.
Murman earned a BS in Psychology and his MD from Tufts University. Prior to going to medical school, Murman worked in non-profit education/intervention programs for underserved youth, cardiac surgery clinical research, and public health research in Botswana.
Murman’s appointment will become effective Oct. 1 for a term expiring Sept. 30, 2028.
New council chairman Owen Foster has served as the assistant U.S. attorney for the district of Vermont since 2014, where he serves as the health care fraud coordinator and ethics officer.
Foster served as lead prosecutor in cases that resulted in the largest recoveries in Vermont history, including health care fraud actions against electronic medical records companies eClinicalWorks, Inc., Greenway Health, LLC and Practice Fusion, Inc. Foster was also responsible for the criminal investigation. and the Purdue Pharma lawsuit.
His health care fraud prosecutions have twice won the prestigious Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance.
“Our health care system is at a critical juncture and we face serious challenges. I look forward to joining the talented team at the Green Mountain Care Board and working with all stakeholders to ensure Vermonters have equitable and timely access to high quality, affordable care,” said Foster.
Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Foster was a seven-year associate in securities litigation in the Boston office of the international law firm Dechert, LLP.
Born and raised in Middlebury, Foster graduated from the University of Vermont in 2001 and Columbia Law School in 2007.
Foster replaces former chairman Kevin Mullin, who retired last month. He joins the board on October 1 for a term expiring in 2024. Jessica Holmes, who has served as interim chair since August, will return to her role as a board member; his term expires on September 30, 2026.