The following staff list is organized by functional role.

Office of the President & CEO

Legislative, Public & Member Affairs

Oversees legislative issues, public affairs, business development and the membership functions of the agency
  • Michael A. Curry, Esq., Legislative Affairs Director & Senior Counsel
  • Kaitlin McColgan, Health Affairs & Special Initiatives Director
  • Kerin O'Toole, Public Affairs Director
  • Cheryl Shaughnessy, Membership Services Director
  • Robert Spellane, MPA, Community & Business Development Director
  • Martha Farlow, Legislative & Policy Coordinator
  • Maya Saunders, Intern

Clinical Health Affairs

Oversees the agency's primary care and quality initiatives, clinical leadership development, and overall clinical programming
  • Joan Pernice, RNC, MS, Clinical Health Affairs Director
  • Elizabeth Jackson, MPH, Quality Initiatives Practice Coach
  • Barbara Proffitt, RN, NCQA PCMH CCE, Quality Initiatives Manager
  • Tasha Smith, Primary Care Workforce Initiatives Program Coordinator

Health Information Technology

Oversees health information management and technology technical assistance to health centers and other agencies, including management of the Data Reporting and Visualization System (DRVS) and Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN)
  • Diana Erani, MBA, Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) Director
  • Mark Josephson, Clinical & Business Systems Data Analyst
  • Jennifer Kincaid, HCCN Project Coordinator

Health Resources & Policy

Oversees the tracking of health policy and regulatory issues affecting health centers and their patients
  • Patricia Edraos, JD, MBA, MPH, Health Resources/Policy Director
  • Rebekah Fiehn, Public Health Program Coordinator
  • E. Beck Furniss, MSW, Health Policy Analyst
  • Liz Sanchez, MPH, Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator
  • Shannon Wells, MSW, Oral Health Affairs Manager

Technical Services

Oversees a range of technical assistance focused on health center development; special populations; technical services; grants management; federal regulation and initiatives; data analysis; emergency preparedness and website management
  • Mary Ellen O'Driscoll, Technical Services & Special Populations Director
  • Nehemie Bernard, Emergency Management Administrative Assistant
  • Mary Leary, Program & Policy Analyst
  • Michael Malloy, Connecticut River Valley Farmworker Health Program (CRVFHP) Coordinator
  • Stephen Walsh, CRVFHP Administrative Assistant
  • Tina Wright, Emergency Management Program Manager & Public Information Coordinator

Workforce Development

Oversees a wide breadth of training and education programs for health center executives, managers, clinicians, administrative staff, board members, community residents, and a national student-volunteer corps
  • Janice Brathwaite, MM, Workforce Program Manager
  • Denise McCauley, Training & Education Manager
  • AmeriCorps HealthCorps Participants

Administration & Finance

Oversees the administrative, human resources, facility management, and financial services functions of the agency and our affiliates
  • David K. Concannon, Finance & Administration Director
  • Elizabeth Bench, MBA, Accounting Manager
  • Michael Dixon, Accounting Assistant
  • Dale Kilgore, Receptionist
  • Russell Tyler, Information Systems Manager

CommonWealth Purchasing Group, LLC

A wholly-owned group purchasing subsidiary of the League
  • Richard Bryant, MBA, Program Director
  • Scott Halterman, Assistant Director
  • Daniel Caronia, Senior Sales Executive
  • Philip DuBois, Administrative Coordinator
  • Scott C. Mason, Member Services Representative
  • Brittany Resendes, Member Communications Coordinator


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