About UCFS

For over 140 years, UCFS has embraced life and faced challenges that were a reflection of the community we serve. We continue to focus our resources on areas of greatest need; build partnerships when demand is beyond our capacity to fulfill alone and have had a lasting impact on thousands of lives that entrust us to provide quality and compassionate care. UCFS is an organization that is designed to change, adjust and meet the needs of the communities we serve. We are proud to provide the following programs and services:

  • Adult and Pediatric Primary Medical Care
  • Women’s Health Services
  • Geriatric Assessment & Management Program
  • Dental Services
  • Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
  • Community Based Behavioral Health Services
  • Community Outreach Services
  • Eldercare Services

Mission Statement


UCFS will be Eastern CT’s best choice for patient-centered health care.


UCFS improves the health and well-being of the community.


We believe in:

  • meeting the needs of the community and the expectations of our clients.
  • providing the highest quality care.
  • treating everyone with respect and dignity.
  • providing culturally competent and linguistically appropriate services.
  • working collaboratively with the community.
  • valuing our employees, rewarding integrity, teamwork, innovation and excellence.
  • being fiscally and professionally accountable.
  • advocating for our clients, our services and our community.

Board of Directors

Abby I. Dolliver, Chair
LeeAnn Gomes, 1st Vice Chair
Jessica Quinn, 2nd Vice Chair
Deborah Kievits, Secretary
Leo Chupaska, Treasurer
Dr. Robert Strick, Immediate Past Chair

Irene Bessette
Nicholas (Nick) Caplanson
Caroline (Cari) Fortin
Connie Hilbert
Charlene Jones
Patrick McCormack
Paul Mathieu
Jacqueline (Jacki) Patenaude
Jocelyn Williams

Senior Management

Jennifer Granger
phone: (860) 822-4143

Cara Westcott
Chief Operating Officer
phone: (860) 822-4364

William Rush
Chief Financial Officer
phone: (860) 822-4153

Ramindra Walia, MD
Chief Medical Officer
phone: (860) 822-4209

Janis Davis
Vice President of Eldercare Services
phone: (860) 889-1252

Jennifer Bevacqua
Vice President of People
phone: (860) 822-4144

James Gregware
Vice President of Information Technology
phone: (860) 822-4452

Pamela Allen Kinder
Vice President of Business Development
phone: (860) 822-4146

Deberey Hinchey
Vice President of Behavioral Health
phone: (860) 822-4237

Sharon Laliberte
Compliance Officer
phone: (860) 822-4148