Leadership Team

Wheeler 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.



  • Deborah A Batsie-Hernandez, MS, LMFT, Senior Director, Children's Community-based Services
  • Christopher Beausoleil, MBA, Senior Director of Health Center Operations, Bristol 
  • Elisabeth Cannata, Ph.D., Vice President, Community-Based Family Services and Practice Innovation
  • Kimberly F. Carmelich, MPA, Senior Director of Grants
  • Christine Cowan, MBA, Vice President of Finance
  • Sharlene Croteau, LCSW, Senior Director, Adult Services, Community Justice
  • Monique Daley, EdD, CDP, Diversity Officer
  • Rita Demo, MPH, LMFT, Senior Director, Outpatient and Community Services, Early Childhood
  • Teodoro Anderson Diaz, MS, MSW, LCSW, LADC, Vice President of Health and Wellness Center Outpatient Services
  • Rebecca Eleck, MD, Primary Care Medical Director
  • Dan Herens, Vice President of Information Technology
  • Douglas Jackson, MS, 6th Year, Vice President of Education Services, and Principal, Northwest Village School
  • Keturah Kinch, MPA Senior Director of Health Center Operations, Hartford
  • Amanda Pratte, MBA,  Senior Director of Health Center Operations, Waterbury
  • Todd M. Raymond, Vice President, Facilities
  • Lisa Roth, MS,  Senior Director of Health Center Operations, New Britain
  • Camila Rubino, MBA, MSN, BSN, RN, Senior Director of Nursing [Read More]
  • Linda Russo, LMFT, CPHQ, Vice President of Quality Operations
  • John Sponauer, MBA, FACHE, Vice President, Marketing Communications and Philanthropic Giving
  • Judith Stonger, MA, CPS, Vice President, Prevention, Wellness and Recovery
  • Katie Taylor, LCSW Senior Director of Health Center Operations, Plainville
  • Melissa Wagner, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Human Resources
  • Michael P. Twist, DO, Psychiatric Medical Director


Wheeler Leadership News

Wheeler Health Surpasses Extended Bristol Campaign Goal

Wheeler Health has surpassed its expanded Bristol fundraising goal of $555,000, raising $606,000 in gifts and pledges one and a half years ahead of schedule for its new Bristol health center and administrative headquarters at One Hope Street in downtown.

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