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Vermont Legislator Joins Next Medical Matters Weekly
09:39AM / Friday, April 01, 2022
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BENNINGTON, Vt. — Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson welcomes As a retired nurse practitioner, current state representative for Windham-3, and member of the health committee, Leslie Goldman on the show at noon on Wednesday, April 6. 
The show is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on and The show is also available to view or download as a podcast on
Goldman moved to Bellows Falls in 1982. She was a family nurse practitioner and started a primary care medical practice with her husband Dr. Matthew Peake. In 2008, she completed a master's of Public Health at the Dartmouth Medical School with a focus on systems thinking and quality improvement and went on to practice primary care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, where she gained an understanding of large, complex organizations. She retired from medicine after 37 years.
Goldman served on the Bellows Falls Union High School Board for 12 years, on the Rockingham Select Board for 3 years, and as a board member of Parks Place Community Resource Center. In March 2020, she helped found the Rockingham Help and Helpers (RHH). In addition, she is a founding member of The Compass School and currently serves on the board of The Nature Museum in Grafton.
Most notably, Goldman serves Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Rockingham, part of North Westminster, and Windham, as the Windham-3 representative, and sits on the House Committee on Health Care. She aims to use her understanding of medicine, education, public health, and local government to improve the lives of all in the community.
She enjoys singing with the Hallowell Hospice Choir and The River Singers. She and her husband have two grown sons.
Medical Matters Weekly features the innovative personalities who drive positive change within health care and related professions. The show addresses all aspects of creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for all, including food and nutrition, housing, diversity and inclusion, groundbreaking medical care, exercise, mental health, the environment, research, and government. The show is broadcast on Facebook Live, YouTube, and all podcast platforms. After the program, the video will be available on area public access television stations CAT-TV (Comcast channel 1075) and GNAT-TV's (Comcast channel 1074).
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