About UCFS

Over the past 139 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


United Community & Family Services will be the premier community based organization providing health and human services to individuals and families in Eastern Connecticut.


United Community & Family Services improves the health and well being of the community.


We believe in:

  • striving to meet the needs of the community and the expectations of our clients.
  • providing quality service and pursuing excellence.
  • treating everyone with respect and dignity.
  • providing culturally competent and linguistically appropriate services.
  • working collaboratively with the community.
  • valuing our employees and rewarding integrity, teamwork, innovation and excellence.
  • being accountable fiscally and professionally to all stakeholders.
  • advocating for our clients, our services and our community.

Board of Directors

Connie Hilbert, Chair
Patrick McCormack, 1st Vice Chair
Charlene Jones, 2nd Vice Chair
Brian Clinton, Secretary
Paul Mathieu, Treasurer
Debbie Kievits, Immediate Past Chair

Nicholas Caplanson
Richard Cascio
Ilia Chavez
Elzbieta (Ela) Chmielewski
Leo Chupaska
Abby Dolliver
Mary Carroll FitzGerald
Louis Habeeb
Aaron Hughes
Dr. Robert Strick
Dr. Mark Tramontozzi

Senior Management

Jennifer Granger
phone: (860) 822-4143

Cara Westcott
Interim Chief Operating Officer
phone: (860) 822-4237

Beth Mullin
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

Karen Eichstaedt
Vice President of Human Resources
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

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