Press Release: June 12, 2023
Greenway Institute is excited to announce the appointment of J. Violet Gannon as its founding Director of Institutional Advancement. A non-profit executive, Gannon has spent her career advancing educational and healthcare initiatives, most recently as Executive Director of the Manchester Community Library in Vermont.
“This new role at Greenway is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with the most mission driven and innovative educators and engineers in the field. The Institute’s commitment to centering sustainability and equity at the heart of engineering and placing project-based learning and teamwork at the core of education invites students to the table who have historically been excluded. This spirit of inclusivity is one of the many things that differentiates Greenway and engages and excites philanthropic individuals, corporations, and foundations alike,” states Gannon.
Prior to her role in Manchester, Gannon served as patient experience manager at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital where she was responsible for patient relations across the institution, ensuring high quality patient care. Gannon previously worked closely with donors, alumni, and students at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut where she directed the Career Development Center. Prior to moving back to her native New England, and during her tenure at the University of Chicago as Assistant Dean and Director of the health professions program, Gannon re-envisioned a pre-professional program that provided students and alumni with the resources to develop a portfolio of skills and competencies required for graduate study in health and medicine. Securing funding from a Trustee donor, Gannon also founded and directed a summer fellowship program in which she taught an interdisciplinary summer seminar on healthcare. In recognition of her commitment to supporting students engaged in civic minded scholarship, Gannon was awarded the University Community Service Center’s Staff Service Award.
Gannon completed her A.B. at Brown University, graduating magna cum laude and received an A.M. from the University of Chicago. She resides in southern Vermont with her life partner, feline companions, and ever-growing garden.