Susan Whitman, PA-C

Susan Whitman

Instructor, Duke Health & Well-Being Coach Training Program

Susan has been active in the healthcare field for over 25 years, starting as a ski patroller, EMT, and progressing to a primary care PA-C. During this time, in an effort to help her patients engage more with their own health, she studied and received a certificate as a Health and Wellness Coach from Duke Integrative Medicine. She built her own coaching practice over the years, offering individual and group coaching and mindfulness practices with local doctor’s offices, a national firm, universities, and several corporations.

In 2015, she began teaching and mentoring with the health coaching program at Duke Integrative Medicine and subsequently helped found The University of Vermont’s Health and Wellness Coaching Program in 2019. She is one of the core faculty there and currently teaches several coaching and integrative health courses. She was part of the first cohort to pass the National Board Exam for Health and Wellness Coaches in 2017. In an effort to support her local community and local producers, she also co-founded and was the business manager at Richmond Community Kitchen from 2015 to 2020. RCK offers locally-sourced prepared meals, cooking classes, and event space to help make it easier for people to eat well and support local farmers.

Susan lives in a solar-powered home in Richmond, VT with her husband and two sons.


  • BA , Studio Art, Middlebury College
  • MS, Physician Assistant Studies, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching
  • Certified Integrative Health Coach, Duke Integrative Medicine
  • Physician Assistant
  • Let Your Yoga Dance instructor
  • Somatic Experiencing Advanced Level Practitioner
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