Kristen Connolly, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Kristen Connolly moved to Shelburne, Vermont as a child and graduated from Champlain Valley Union High School. She received her undergraduate degree in American Studies from Williams College and her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. With a special interest in global health, she spent time during medical school doing public health and clinical work in Haiti, Cambodia, and India. She completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Vermont and worked at Franklin County Pediatrics in St. Albans, Vermont before joining Timber Lane Pediatrics in 2015. She loves caring for children and families and believes in continuity of care within a medical home. She is very interested in pediatric health advocacy and currently serves on the Board of the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Connolly lives in South Burlington with her husband Greg Connolly, also a pediatrician, and their son and daughter. They enjoy family time together, seeking adventures and playing outside year-round. While she hung up her cleats after college, Dr. Connolly still enjoys a good game of soccer.
Michelle Perron, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Michelle Perron grew up in Montpelier, VT. After high school, she attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine and graduated with a degree in biology. She then went on to medical school at the University of Vermont. Upon graduation, she moved to Worcester, MA for a residency in pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts and stayed on to work for a year after completing her program. She has been practicing with Timber Lane Pediatrics since 2000. Dr. Perron enjoys cooking and baking, spending time outdoors, and enjoying the company of her husband, family and pets.
Barbara Kennedy, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Barbara Kennedy, a native of Madison, Wisconsin, and her husband, an ER physician, graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin and did their residencies in Rochester, NY. They worked in Nashville, TN for several years before moving to the San Francisco Bay area, where Dr. Kennedy worked for the Palo Alto Medical Center while her husband got his MBA at Stanford. In 1993 they saw the light and moved to Shelburne, VT with their 4 daughters. Dr. Kennedy enjoys caring for all pediatric patients from birth through college. Her area of special interest is wilderness and travel medicine. She has authored several medical textbook chapters and written pediatric guides to wilderness and foreign travel. She and her husband have traveled with their daughters to six of the seven continents. Dr Kennedy also enjoys running, biking, and skiing and is a proud member of the nationally competitive “Vintage,” a women’s 50 and over ice hockey team.
Kari McKinley, C.P.N.P.
Kari McKinley grew up in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. From there she traveled north to Montreal, Canada where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from McGill University, with a focus in laboratory research in developmental genetics. Upon completion of her program, Kari moved back to the US to Burlington, VT where she spent a few years working as a medical assistant at Timber Lane Pediatrics. It was here she learned that while she loved fundamental science, it was working with children and their families that gave her the most fulfillment. Kari went on to complete an accelerated RN to Master of Science in Nursing program at Yale University in New Haven, CT. She returned to Vermont in 2013 to work as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, first in the Connecticut River Valley and then in 2015, when she rejoined Timber Lane Pediatrics. When not at work she can be found doing any number of activities including telemark skiing, knitting, road biking, dancing, traveling, taking outdoor adventures with her fiancé and dog, and generally enjoying time with family and friends.
Madeline Mann, F.N.P.
Madeline joined Timber Lane after over 26 years of pediatric practice. She graduated from Tufts University with a BS in child Development and Psychology. After working at Children’s Hospital Boston, she went on to receive her RN and MSN as a family nurse practitioner at Yale University in 1986. She has had the privilege of working in partnership with children and their families ever since. Madeline enjoys children of all ages, with special interests in prevention, adolescence, and behavioral medicine. She also loves spending time with her family, traveling, and just about anything outdoors – running, skiing, biking, hiking and working in her gardens.