Gretchen Meador – PA-C
Gretchen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Belmont University in Nashville with a major in Exercise Science and a minor in Biology. She played Division 1 soccer on the Women’s Soccer Team at Belmont University. She earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Gretchen has been working with Dr. Cunningham since October 2015. She enjoys skiing, snowboarding, hiking and trail running, all of which she shares with her husband Ben and their rescue dog.
Victoria Stanislawski – Athletic Trainer, ATC
Victoria received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training/Health Education from Kean University and her master’s degree from the University of South Carolina. As a graduate assistant, she worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer for the USC cheerleading and equestrian teams. She also served as a physician extender to two of USC Sports Medicine’s orthopaedic surgeons. She completed The Steadman Clinic’s Athletic Training Fellowship program in 2013. Victoria is a board-certified orthopaedic technologist and licensed surgical assistant. She enjoys hiking, cycling, snowboarding and volunteering with the US Ski and Snowboard Association.
Richard Williams – Athletic Trainer, ATC
Richard received his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from the University of Cincinnati. As an undergrad, he completed two seasonal internships with the Cincinnati Bengals. Upon graduation from the University of Cincinnati, Richard worked as a certified athletic trainer fellow for the Denver Broncos and went on to be a part of the Super Bowl 50 championship team. Following his fellowship with the Denver Broncos, he worked for Dr. Randall Viola at the Steadman clinic. Richard is a board-certified orthopaedic technologist and licensed surgical assistant. He enjoys skiing, hiking, rafting and volunteering for the US Ski and Snowboard Association.
Megan Vigil – Clinic Manager
Megan has worked for Vail Summit Orthopaedics since 2003 as Lead Patient Representative. She joined Dr.Cunningham’s team in 2008 as the Surgical Account Representative. Megan now serves as Clinic Manager for Vail Summit Orthopaedics. She enjoys all aspects of the mountain lifestyle, which she shares with her husband Daniel and son Branden.
Jennifer Batts – Surgical Account Representative
Jennifer is a Colorado native whose love for the mountains brought her to the Vail Valley in 2007. She began work at Vail Summit Orthopaedics in 2009, joining Dr. Cunningham’s team in 2013 as Patient Coordinator. Now she is the Surgical Account Representative. In her position, she coordinates surgical appointments and authorizes benefit verifications for injections and surgical procedures. Jenn enjoys running, backpacking, camping, hiking and snowshoeing in her free time.
John Polikandroitis – CEO
John Polikandriotis joined Vail-Summit Orthopaedics as its CEO in 2016 and brings with him more than 10 years of progressive strategic planning and operational experience within the healthcare industry. Before joining Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, he served as the Vice President of Ambulatory Operations for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where he oversaw the ambulatory strategic expansion and operational efforts for one of the largest pediatric systems in the country. John holds a PhD in Biochemistry, a Master of Business Administration in Finance/Healthcare Administration and a Master of Public Health. He has served as a National Baldrige Examiner and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.