Leadership Team

Wheeler Clinic is guided by a diverse and talented team of leaders who are firmly committed to promoting recovery, health and growth at all stages of life.

  • Susan Walkama, LCSW, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Athena Dellas, MBA, Chief Financial Officer
  • Nicolangelo Scibelli, LCSW, Chief Information Officer
  • Patricia Speicher Werbner, MPA, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Sabrina Trocchi, Ph.D. Candidate, MPA, Chief Operating Officer
  • Elisabeth Cannata, Ph.D., Vice President, Community-Based Family Services and Practice Innovation
  • Sandra S. Cohen, MA, CPHQ, Vice President, Quality/Compliance Officer
  • Heidi Joseph, RN, MSN, Vice President of Health Center Operations
  • Kimberly M. Nelson, LCSW, Senior Vice President, Services
  • Todd M. Raymond, Vice President, Facilities
  • Michael F. Russo, Psy.D., Vice President, Education Services
  • John R. Sponauer, MBA, Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Philanthropic Giving
  • Judith Stonger, MA, CPS, CARC, Vice President, Prevention, Wellness and Recovery



Wheeler Leadership News


Mott, Wheeler Recognized as Health Care Heroes by Hartford Business Journal

The Mott Corporation of Farmington won a 2017 Health Care Heroes award for volunteerism from the Hartford Business Journal for their philanthropic work partnering with Wheeler. Wheeler President and CEO Susan Walkama, LCSW, and Wheeler Clinic as an organization, are named 2017 Health Care Heroes finalists as well.

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Wheeler's Special Education Spotlight: Understanding Anxiety in Students

In a bylined article from Wheeler’s October 2017 Education Spotlight newsletter, Dr. Mike Russo, vice president of Education and Early Childhood Services, highlights the effects of anxiety, root causes and strategies to manage this condition so that students can succeed in school and beyond.

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Mott Corporation Volunteers and Wheeler Employees Create 200 “Sweet Cases” for Youth in Foster Care and Children in Need

Nearly 20 volunteers from Farmington-based Mott Corporation and members of Wheeler’s Foster Care team gathered on October 9 to decorate and fill hundreds of “Sweet Cases,” sturdy duffel bags that included donated plush fleece blankets, travel-size personal items, activity books, stuffed animals and more for children and youth in foster care and other settings.

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