Connecticut Children’s main campus is located at 282 Washington Street in Hartford, Connecticut.

Care Network Leadership

Connecticut Children’s Care Network is led by several pediatric experts, including primary care pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Care Network leadership team is comprised of the Governance Board and three subcommittees: Finance & Contracting, Membership, and Medicaid & Quality.

Governance Board 

The Governance Board oversees the Care Network and supervises the network’s subcommittees.

Dr. David Krol
David Krol, MD, MPH, FAAP
Medical Director, Connecticut Children's Care Network
Dr. Jenny Schwab
Jenny Schwab, MD, FAAP
Chair, Governing Board
Dr. Julie Schiff
Julie Schiff, MD, FAAP
Chair, Membership Committee
Dr. Sophia Grant
Sophia Grant, MD, FAAP
Co-Chair, Quality & Medicaid Committee
Dr. Susan Adeife Lee
Susan Adeife Lee, MD, FAAP

Co-Chair, Quality & Medicaid Committee
Dr. Richard Segool
Richard Segool, MD, FAAP

Chair, Finance & Contracting Committee
Dr. Bruce Cohen
Bruce Cohen, MD, FAAP
Dr. John Kelley
John Kelley, MD, FAAP
Dr. Cynthia Silva
Cynthia Silva, MD
Dr. Janine Collinge
Janine Collinge, MD
Dr. Katie Kavanagh
Katie Kavanagh, MD

 

David Krol, MD, MPH, FAAP

Medical Director
David Krol, MD, MPH, FAAP, a pediatrician, serves as Medical Director of the Connecticut Children’s Care Network and the Vice President for Health Initiatives at the Child Health and Development Institute. Dr. Krol brings over 20 years of experience and leadership in clinical practice, policy, research, education, administration, and advocacy. Dr. Krol came to Connecticut Children’s from Rutgers University where he was the Medical Director for the New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative.

Jenny Schwab, MD, FAAP

Chair, Governing Board
Jenny Schwab, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician at Rocky Hill Pediatrics in Rocky Hill, CT. A proud partner at Rocky Hill Pediatrics, Dr. Schwab has worked to create a practice that welcomes families, provides excellent, compassionate care, while remaining a thriving, independent private practice. She is the Chair of the Governing Board of the Connecticut Children’s Care Network, sits on the Finance and Contracting Committee and is honored to be a part of an organization dedicated to improving the health of children and their families in Connecticut and the region.

Julie Schiff, MD, FAAP

Julie Schiff, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician at Pediatric Associates in Bristol, CT. Dr. Schiff is the chair of the Membership Committee for the Connecticut Children’s Care Network. She is proud of the network’s mission to help all of the children of CT have access to great healthcare.

Sophia Grant, MD, FAAP

Sophia Grant, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician practicing at Litchfield County Pediatrics. Her medical interests include child development and school difficulties. As a board member of the Care Network, Dr. Grant will continue to provide a primary care perspective that she believes represents other pediatricians across the State of Connecticut.

Susan Adeife Lee, MD, FAAP

Susan Adeife Lee, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician and the owner of the Pediatric Care Center in Bristol, Connecticut. She is very active in the Bristol Community and is the vice chairman of the Parent Center in Bristol and also sits on the board of the Bristol School Readiness Council. She is a board member of the Connecticut Children’s Care Network and is also a member of the Quality & Medicaid Committee, serving as Co-Chair.

Richard Segool, MD, FAAP

Richard Segool, MD, FAAP, has been the managing partner of Pioneer Valley Pediatrics for the past 35 years, as it has grown from a three- to ten-pediatrician practice. They have two offices, one in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and the other in Enfield, Connecticut. He has been on the Connecticut Children’s Clinically Integrated Network Steering Committee from its inception, and is now on the Board of Directors, serving as its Vice Chairman. He also chairs the Finance and Contract Committee.

Bruce Cohen, MD, FAAP

Bruce Cohen, MD, FAAP, is a general pediatrician in Danbury, Connecticut. He is a board member of the Connecticut Children’s Care Network and also sits on the Care Network’s membership committee. He is currently co-chair of the Northern Fairfield Provider Advisory board for Connecticut Children’s.

John Kelley MD, FAAP

John Kelley, MD, FAAP has been practicing general Pediatrics in Western Massachusetts for the past 25 years at Redwood Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in East Longmeadow, MA. He has thoroughly enjoyed his work serving on the board of the Connecticut Children’s Care Network. He feels this network is an opportunity to have a pediatric-centric focus to improve the quality of health care for children in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. 

Cynthia Silva, MD

Cynthia Silva, MD is the current division head for Nephrology and the director of Dialysis and Plasmapheresis services at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Silva has spent much of her time at Connecticut Children’s working with insurance payers in-state and across state lines to improve coverage for children needing renal transplants as well as establishing pediatric nephrology in Western Massachusetts. This work interested her in the Connecticut Children’s Care Network board and she joined upon its inception in 2019. She is also a member on the finance committee.

Janine Collinge, MD

Janine Collinge, MD has over seven years of experience in practice as a pediatric ophthalmologist. She joined Connecticut Children’s last year to help build a pediatric ophthalmology department. Dr. Collinge has experience assessing and managing a wide range of pediatric eye disorders. As a member of the board of the Connecticut Children’s Care Network, Dr. Collinge hopes to facilitate collaborative care between pediatric subspecialists, like herself, and primary care providers to the benefit of the children and families in the state of Connecticut.

Katie Kavanagh, MD

Katie Kavanagh, MD is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Kavanagh enjoys serving on the Referring Provider Advisory Board and the Connecticut Children’s Care Network Board in addition to the Membership Committee and partnering to increase access, quality, and communication.

 

Julie Schiff, MD – Chair
Pediatric Associates, LLC

John Kelley, MD
Redwood Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Bruce Cohen, MD
Pediatric Associates of Western Connecticut

Katherine Kavanagh, MD
Connecticut Children’s, Division of Otolaryngology

Barbara Edelheit, MD
Connecticut Children’s, Division Head of Rheumatology

Kelli Allen-Dunn
Connecticut Children’s, Sr. Director, Medical Staff and Credentialing

Julie Perry
Connecticut Children’s, Sr. Medical Staff Coordinator

Jacquelyn Rose
Connecticut Children’s, Program Manager, Advancing Kids

Sophia Grant, MD – Co-Chair
Litchfield County Pediatrics

Susan Adeife Lee, MD – Co-Chair
Pediatric Care Center

Karen Rubin, MD
Connecticut Children’s, Division of Endocrinology

Jamie Alon, MD
Pediatric Associates of Western Connecticut

Heather Tory, MD
Connecticut Children’s, Division of Rheumatology

Janice Lopez, MD
Pediatric Partners

Sherene Mason, MD
Connecticut Children’s, Division of Nephrology

Ilana Waynik, MD
Connecticut Children’s, Division of Hospital Medicine

Schott Schoem, MD
Connecticut Children’s, Division Head of Otolaryngology

Catherine Wiley, MD
Connecticut Children’s, Primary Care

Barbara Edelheit, MD
Connecticut Children’s, Division Head of Rheumatology

Natalie Bezler, MD
Connecticut Children’s, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Cabrini Merclean
Connecticut Children’s, Manager of Operations, Care Network

Suzanne Geiger
Connecticut Children’s, Sr. Health Data Scientist

Steven Moore
The Village for Families and Children

Allison Matthews-Wilson
Connecticut Children’s, Manager, Clinical Social Work

Jacquelyn Rose
Connecticut Children’s, Program Manager, Advancing Kids

Jane Baird
Connecticut Children’s, Sr. Director, External Relations

Garry Lapidus
Connecticut Children’s, Director, Research Development

Mary Saccoccio
Connecticut Children’s, Director, Measurements and Metrics

Katherine Ramirez
Connecticut Children’s, Manager, Care Coordination

Renee Blanchette
Connecticut Children’s, Director, Enterprise Analytics

Lori Pelletier
Connecticut Children’s, Chief Quality and Safety Officer

Richard Segool, MD – Chair
Pioneer Valley Pediatrics

Jennifer Schwab, MD
Rocky Hill Pediatrics

Frank Fanella, MD
Candlewood Valley Pediatrics

David Gropper, MD
Pediatric Associates of Western Connecticut

Cynthia Silva, MD
Connecticut Children’s, Division Head of Nephrology

Marty Morrissey
The Village for Families and Children, Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Calhoun
Connecticut Children’s, Sr. Director of Strategic Growth and Network Development

James Moore, MD
Connecticut Children’s, Division Head of Neonatology

Justin Rozen
Connecticut Children’s, Director of Revenue and Reimbursement

Suzanne Geiger
Connecticut Children’s Care Network, Sr. Health Data Scientist

Lucy Stronkowsky
Connecticut Children’s, Sr. Regional Contracting Manager

Gil Peri
Connecticut Children’s, President and Chief Operating Officer

Bridgett Feagin
Connecticut Children’s, Chief Financial Officer

MacDara Tynan, MD
Connecticut Children’s, Sr. Medical Director, Utilization and Practice Operations

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