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

Office of the President & CEO

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
  • Megan Niegisch, Intern

Health Information Technology & Health Center Controlled Network

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
  • Michael Malloy, Associate Quality Data and Program Analyst
  • 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
  • Martha Farlow, Legislative & Policy Coordinator
  • Liz Sanchez, MPH, Outreach and Enrollment Manager
  • Maya Saunders, Administrative Assistant

Public, Health & Member Affairs

Oversees public affairs, business development and the membership functions of the agency
  • 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

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; Connecticut River Valley Farmworker Health Program (CRVFHP); and website management
  • Mary Ellen McIntyre, Technical Services & Special Populations Director
  • Sandra Chambers-Mahaniah, CRVFHP Data Assistant
  • Savanna Gardner, CRVFHP Administrative Assistant
  • Amy Shepherd, MPH, CRVFHP Manager

Workforce Development

Oversees a wide breadth of training and education programs for health center executives, managers, clinicians, administrative staff, board members, and community residents
  • Denise McCauley, Training & Education Director
  • Janice Brathwaite, MM, Workforce Program Manager
  • Alexis Murray, MSW, Primary Care Initiatives Program 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
  • Russell Tyler, Information Systems Director
  • Elizabeth Bench, MBA, Accounting Manager
  • Michael Dixon, Accounting Assistant
  • 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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