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
  • Wendy DeAngelo, MBA, Chief Business Development Officer
  • Athena Dellas, MBA, Chief Financial Officer
  • Patricia Speicher Werbner, 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
  • Nicolangelo Scibelli, LCSW, Vice President of Information Technology
  • John R. Sponauer, MBA, Vice President, Communications
  • Judith Stonger, MA, CPS, CARC, Vice President, Prevention, Wellness and Recovery



Wheeler Leadership News


Women at Increased Risk for Opioid Addiction

Women may be at higher risk for opioid addiction and face more barriers to care, according to an April 2 New Haven Register story and podcast produced by the Connecticut Health Investigative Team (C-HIT).

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