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


Oversees organizational, public affairs and the membership functions of the agency
  • James W. Hunt, Jr., PhD, President & CEO
  • Ellen Hafer, MTS, MBA, Senior Project Advisor
  • Kerin O'Toole, Vice President, Public Affairs
  • Cheryl Shaughnessy, Vice President, Membership Services
  • Kathryn Magnoli, MBA, Chief of Staff

Government Affairs & Public Policy

Oversees the tracking of health policy and legislative and regulatory issues affecting health centers and their patients
  • Michael Curry, Esq., Deputy CEO & General Counsel
  • Kaitlin McColgan, Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Policy
  • Liz Sanchez, MPH, Director, Policy & Health Access
  • Todd Foy, Manager, Government Affairs & Public Policy
  • Morgan McCallister, MPH, Analyst, Government Affairs & Public Policy
  • Maya Saunders, Coordinator, Government Affairs & Public Policy


Oversees the agency's overall operations (including clinical health affairs, financial administration and health informatics) and business development
  • Diana Erani, MBA, Senior Vice President and COO
  • Robert Spellane, MPA, Vice President, Business Development
  • Mollie Cronin, Coordinator, James W. Hunt Jr. Training & Learning Center
  • Kirby Valentin, MPH, Coordinator, Operations
  • Sandra Chambers-Mahaniah, Assistant

Operations - Clinical Health Affairs

Oversees the agency's primary care, oral health and quality initiatives technical assistance, clinical leadership development, emergency preparedness, overall clinical programming
  • Susan Dargon-Hart, LICSW, Vice President, Clinical Health Affairs
  • James Hiatt, MSW, Director, Substance Use Initiatives
  • Leslie Pelton-Cairns, LCSW, Director, Public Health Initiatives
  • Tina Wright, Director, Emergency Management
  • Moussa Cisse, Manager, Substance Use Initiatives
  • KC D'Onfro, Manager, Performance Improvement
  • Katie Jahreis, Manager, Oral Health Program
  • Anisha Borthakur, MPH, Coordinator, Emergency Management Program
  • Jessica Saad, Coordinator, Clinical Health Affairs
  • Allison Thibodeau, Intern, Clinical Health Affairs

Operations - Health Informatics

Oversees the health information management and technology technical assistance to health centers and other agencies, including management of the Data Reporting and Visualization System (DRVS) and the Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN)
  • Mark Josephson, Director, Health Informatics
  • Barbara Proffitt, RN, NCQA PCMH CCE, Director, Quality Improvement
  • Lynette Mascioli, MPH, Senior Manager, Health Informatics
  • Marlene Abreu, Coordinator, Health Informatics

Training & Technical Assistance

Oversees a wide breadth of technical assistance focused on health center development; 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 Lally, CAE, Senior Vice President, Professional Development & Member Advancement
  • Mary Ellen McIntyre, Vice President, Technical Assistance
  • Janice Brathwaite, MM, Director, Workforce Programs
  • Alexis Murray, MSW, Director, Primary Care Workforce Initiatives
  • Amy Shepherd, MPH, Director, Connecticut River Valley Farmworker Health Program
  • Nikki Simpson, MS, Senior Manager, Primary Care Workforce Initiatives
  • Erica Hastings, MIHMEP, Administrative Manager, Connecticut River Valley Farmworker Health Program
  • Madison Schmitt, MEd, Manager, Behavioral Health Workforce Initiatives
  • Alysse Rourke, Data Analyst, Connecticut River Valley Farmworker Health Program
  • Mehezbin Munshi, Coordinator, Workforce Data and Business Systems
  • Katherine O'Brien, Administrative Assistant, Workforce Initiatives

Finance & Administration

Oversees the administrative, human resources, facility management, and financial services functions of the agency and our affiliates
  • David Concannon, CFO
  • Elizabeth Bench, MBA, Controller
  • Russell Tyler, Director, Information Systems & Technology
  • Ashutosh Adhuria, Coordinator, Information Technology
  • Angelique Whitney, Manager, Office
  • Dawn Matthews, Accountant, Staff

CommonWealth Purchasing Group, LLC

A wholly-owned group purchasing subsidiary of the League
  • Richard Bryant, MBA, Senior Vice President
  • Scott Halterman, MBA, Vice President, Strategic Operations
  • Philip DuBois, Manager, Member Resource Consultants
  • Rachel-Lyn Makuch, Manager, Marketing and Communications
  • Crystal Harrison, Consultant, Member Resource
  • Scott Mason, Consultant, Member Resource
  • Tom Whelan, Consultant, Member Resource
  • George Stiles, Consultant, Strategic Marketing
  • Cyrus Hamer, Coordinator, Member and Vendor
  • Mary Kate Broderick, Intern, Marketing and Communications


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