Who We Are > Staff
EXECUTIVE TEAM
Name Title Phone Number
Sudeep Bansal, MD, MS Chief Informatics Medical Officer & Quality Officer 860.714.5811
Kimberly Forbes Executive Operations Coordinator 860.714.5117
Kraig Gland Executive Director, Business Intelligence & Data Analytics 860.714.6159
Ronald Kimmel, MD Vice President & Chief Medical Officer 860.714.5675
Jess Kupec President & CEO 860.714.5625
Trudi McKenna Executive Director, Finance & Administration 860.714.6795
Khadija Poitras-Rhea Director, Care Coordination & Population Health Management 860.714.6162
John Robertson, MBA Executive Director, Contracting 860.714.4809
Jennifer Searls Vice President, Operational Support & Chief Compliance Officer 860.714.1533
John Sunde Vice President, Payor Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives 860.714.1532
REGIONAL MEDICAL DIRECTORS
Name Title Phone Number
Ronald Buckman, MD, MPH Regional Medical Director 860.714.5318
David Howlett, MD Regional Medical Director 860.714.5318
Varalakshmi Niranjan, MD Regional Medical Director 860.714.5318
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Name Title Phone Number
Sujata Agarwal Manager, ACO Performance 860.714.5883
Bethany Buckholz Marketing Communications Specialist 860.714.4180
Sheryl Calosso Contracting Analyst 860.714.7096
Gina Munson Manager, Marketing 860.714.5776
Amanda Newman ACO Data Coordinator 860.714.5926
Michael Pratt Physician Liaison 860.714.5535
Kathy Strauch Business Analyst 860.714.1245
POPULATION HEALTH: CARE COORDINATION
Name Title Phone Number
Maria Agudelo-Chan, RN-BC Heart Failure Navigator 860.714.5801
Nina Arnold, MPH, RN, CCHWC, CBN Community Healthcare Navigator 860.714.1492
Krista Berardy, LPN Post – Acute Care Manager 860.714.5276
Julie Corsino, LCSW Community Healthcare Navigator 860.714.6311
Debra Crane, BS Community Healthcare Coach 860.714.5696
Timothy Granahan, LPN Community Healthcare Coach 860.714.4033
Melissa Jones, LPN Community Healthcare Coach 860.714.7585
Susan Marcantonio, RN COPD Community Healthcare Navigator 860.714.6360
Zaudita Martin-Gray Patient Data Coordinator, PHM 860.714.4149
Teri Mikelczuk, LPN Post-Acute Care Manager 860.714.5385
Victoria Rodrigue, BA Community Healthcare Coach 860.714.4831
Virginia Ruiz, MSW Community Healthcare Navigator 860.714.7050
Kathryn Ruszczyk, RN, MSN, I-CM Manager, Population Health Management 860.714.4808
Michelle Safo-Agyeman, MS Community Healthcare Coach 860.714.6094
Lindsey Stefens Department Assistant 860.714.5275
Malone Smith, BS Project Manager, Population Health Management 860.714.5299
Angelica Van Ostrand, BA Community Healthcare Coach 860.714.6026
Karen Yakabowskas, LPN Post – Acute Care Manager 860.714.4347
POPULATION HEALTH : QUALITY DATA SERVICES
Name Title Phone Number
Keesha Answer, LPN Quality Data Coordinator 860.714.5559
Debbie Girard, CPC Quality Data Coordinator 860.714.5473
Gina Hepburn, LPN Quality Data Coordinator 860.714.5567
Sarah LaBrec, CPC, CEHRS Outpatient Coding Specialist 860.714.6316
Susanne Schreiber, LPN Quality Data Services Coordinator 860.714.6869
Nancy Wontka, RN Manager, Quality Data Services 860.714.7293
OPERATIONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
Name Title Phone Number
Merjola Bala HR Business Partner & Compliance Specialist 860.714.5897
Sandra Byrnes Senior Administrative Assistant 860.714.5453
Joann Carrasquillo Administrative Assistant 860.714.5351
Thomas Cook Senior Claims Data Analyst 860.714.1063
Wayne Daignault Manager, Informatics  860.714.9823
Jesse Fernandez Business System Analyst 860.714.5129
Donna Fitzpatrick Credentialing Coordinator 860.714.9725
Ursula Mascaro Senior Financial Assistant 860.714.7166
Amy Mattex Credentialing Manager 860.714.5755
Lavina Monis Business Intelligence & Data Analytics 860.714.5467
Lisa Mulligan Credentialing Specialist 860.714.6721
Christie Riggins Business Intelligence Analyst 860.714.8862
Jason Williams Financial Assistant 860.714.7238