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., 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


Murphy, Wheeler Clinic Applaud New Mental Health Funding from the Mental Health Reform Act

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and co-author of the bipartisan Mental Health Reform Act signed into law in 2016, released a statement applauding Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for awarding an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Program Grant to the Wheeler Clinic in Plainville.

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Former Wheeler Board Chair, Ann E. Thomas

Ann Thomas, independent non-profit consultant and former board chair, became involved with Wheeler at the suggestion of community leaders and philanthropists, Mary Fran and Peter Libassi.

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Jan Neri, CPA, Former Wheeler Board Chair

Our personal and professional connections often lead us to unexpected, rewarding places. This was the case with former Wheeler board of trustee and board chair, Jan Neri, whose late husband, Ray, was a good friend of community leader and Wheeler trustee, Ray Corsini.

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