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

LeeAnn Gomes, Chair
Nicholas (Nick) Caplanson, First Vice Chair
Deborah Kievits, Second Vice Chair
Connie Hilbert, Secretary
Leo Chupaska, Treasurer
Abby I. Dolliver, Immediate Past Chair

Irene Bessette
Brian Clinton
Caroline (Cari) Fortin
Patrick McCormack
Jacqueline (Jacki) Patenaude
Kathleen (Kathi) Robbins
Dr. Robert Strick
Irma Wilhelm
Jocelyn Williams

Senior Management

Jennifer Granger

Cara Westcott
Chief Operating Officer

William Rush
Chief Financial Officer

Ramindra Walia, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Katherine Ramos
Vice President of Eldercare Services

Jennifer Bevacqua
Vice President of People

Wangdu (Will) Dorjee
Vice President of Information Technology

Pamela Allen Kinder
Vice President of Business Development

Deberey Hinchey
Vice President of Behavioral Health

Sharon Laliberte
Compliance Officer