The following staff list is organized by functional role. League email addresses contain each staffer's first name initial followed by their last name


Oversees organizational, public affairs, business development and the membership functions of the agency
  • James W. Hunt, Jr., PhD, President & CEO
  • Ellen Hafer, MTS, MBA, Executive Vice President & COO
  • Kerin O'Toole, Public Affairs Director
  • Cheryl Shaughnessy, Membership Services Director
  • Robert Spellane, MPA, Community & Business Development Director
  • Kathryn Magnoli, MBA, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
  • Nuha Abousam, GE Service Fellow

Clinical Health Affairs

Oversees the agency's primary care, oral health and quality initiatives, clinical leadership development, emergency preparedness and overall clinical programming
  • Susan Dargon-Hart, LICSW, Clinical Health Affairs Director
  • Shannon Wells, MSW, Oral Health Affairs Director
  • Perrin Braun, MPH, MS, Performance Improvement Specialist
  • Jennifer Hatch, Program Coordinator
  • James Hiatt, MSW, SUSTAIN Senior Program Manager
  • Leslie Pelton-Cairns, LCSW, Public Health Program Manager
  • Barbara Proffitt, RN, NCQA PCMH CCE, Quality Initiatives Manager
  • Tina Wright, Emergency Management & Public Information Program Manager
  • Jackie St. Pierre, DMD, Post Doctorate Intern
  • Megan Niegisch, Intern

Health Informatics

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
  • Meredith Hansen-Tymon, Project Coordinator
  • John Casey, GE Service Fellow

Health Policy & Legislative Affairs

Oversees the tracking of health policy and legislative and regulatory issues affecting health centers and their patients
  • Michael A. Curry, Esq., Legislative Affairs Director & Senior Counsel
  • Patricia Edraos, JD, MBA, MPH, Health Resources/Policy Director
  • Kaitlin McColgan, Health Affairs & Special Initiatives Director
  • Martha Farlow, Legislative & Policy Coordinator
  • Liz Sanchez, MPH, Policy & Health Access Manager
  • Maya Saunders, Administrative Assistant

Technical Assistance

Oversees a wide breadth of technical assistance focused on health center development, and workforce training and education programs for health center executives, managers, clinicians, administrative staff, board members, and community residents; special populations; technical services; grants management; federal regulation and initiatives; data analysis; Connecticut River Valley Farmworker Health Program (CRVFHP); and website management
  • Debra L. Murphy, CAE, Senior Vice President of Professional Development & Member Advancement
  • Mary Ellen McIntyre, Technical Services & Special Populations Director
  • Lily Alcock, CRVFHP Coordinator
  • Janice Brathwaite, MM, Workforce Program Manager
  • Sandra Chambers-Mahaniah, CRVFHP Data Assistant
  • Denise McCauley, Training & Education Director
  • Alexis Murray, MSW, Primary Care Initiatives Program Manager
  • Amy Shepherd, MPH, CRVFHP Manager

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
  • Russell Tyler, Information Systems Director
  • Angelique Whitney, Receptionist

CommonWealth Purchasing Group, LLC

A wholly-owned group purchasing subsidiary of the League
  • Richard Bryant, MBA, Program Director
  • Scott Halterman, MBA, Assistant Director
  • Philip DuBois, Sr. Member Resource Consultant
  • Cyrus L. Hamer, Operations Intern
  • Crystal Harrison, Member Resource Consultant
  • Scott C. Mason, Member Resource Consultant
  • Brittany Resendes, Member Communications Coordinator
  • Tom Whelan, Member Resource Consultant


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