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

UCFS Healthcare strives to eliminate health disparities and improve the health and well-being of the community.

Vision

UCFS Healthcare, by performance, reputation, and partnership, will be Eastern CT’s best choice for patient-centered health care.

Values

  • RESPONSIVENESS

    We strive to meet the needs of the community and the expectations of our patients and clients and our colleagues in the most accessible and timely ways possible. We individualize our services to ensure that each person has their specific needs met and goals achieved.

  • RESPECT

    We treat everyone with respect and dignity. We meet each client where they are, providing culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate services while protecting their privacy.

  • INTEGRITY

    We are fiscally and professionally accountable.

  • COLLABORATION

    We work as a team within our organization and partner with the community.

  • EXCELLENCE

    We provide the highest quality of service and strive to provide leading-edge and innovative models to best serve patients and clients

  • ADVOCACY

    We stand with and for patients, clients, our organization, and the community to ensure that resources, policies, and practices best meet the needs of all who live here.

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
President/CEO
860-822-4143

Cara Westcott
Chief Operating Officer
860-822-4364

William Rush
Chief Financial Officer
860-822-4153

Ramindra Walia, MD
Chief Medical Officer
860-822-4209

Katherine Ramos
Vice President of Eldercare Services
860-889-1252

Jennifer Bevacqua
Vice President of People
860-822-4152

Wangdu (Will) Dorjee
Vice President of Information Technology
860-822-4452

Pamela Allen Kinder
Vice President of Business Development
860-822-4146

Deberey Hinchey
Vice President of Behavioral Health
860-822-4237

Sharon Laliberte
Compliance Officer
860-822-4148