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

Office for Community Child Health Team

Paul Dworkin, MD
Executive Vice President for Community Child Health

Scott Orsey
Associate Director for Operations, Business Strategy, & Institutional Engagement
Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health

Kimberly Martini-Carvell, MA
Associate Director, Capacity Building, Organizational Learning & Professional Advancement, Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health
Executive Director, Help Me Grow National Center

Program Leads

Innovation

Help Me Grow® National Center

Easy Breathing©

Care Coordination Collaborative Model

Childhood Prosperity Lab

Co-Management

Start Childhood Off Right

North Hartford Ascend Pipeline

Direct Services

Connecticut Children’s Center for Care Coordination

Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program

Hartford Youth HIV Identification and Linkage Consortium

Person-Centered Medical Home

Injury Prevention Center

Education and Research

Children’s Center on Family Violence

Educating Practices

Resident Education in Advocacy and Community Health

 

Paul Dworkin, MD

Executive Vice President for Community Child Health
Director of Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health
Founding Director of the Help Me Grow National Center

Paul Dworkin, MD serves as executive vice president for community child health at Connecticut Children’s and is also a professor of pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Dworkin previously served as physician-in-chief at Connecticut Children’s for 15 years.

Dr. Dworkin oversees Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health (the Office) which is dedicated to addressing critical contemporary issues in children’s lives that can adversely affect their health and development. Dr. Dworkin also serves as founding director of the Help Me Grow National Center, which is a program of the Office that oversees a national affiliate network that promotes the early detection of children with mild to moderate developmental or behavioral concerns and links them to community-based programs and services.

Dr. Dworkin has advocated in support of numerous federal initiatives, such as the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” campaign.

Dr. Dworkin currently serves on the board of directors for several organizations, including the Urban League of Greater Hartford. He was the 2003 recipient of the prestigious C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in recognition of achievement in the field of child development. He served as the editor of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics from 1997 through 2002 and was honored to be a member of the first entering class of the Academy of Distinguished Educators at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Dr. Dworkin received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a pediatric residency and fellowship in ambulatory pediatrics with a special emphasis on developmental and behavioral issues at Boston Children’s Hospital. He also holds a certificate in policy analysis from the University of North Dakota.

Scott Orsey

Associate Director for Operations, Business Strategy, & Institutional Engagement
Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health

As an associate director for Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health, Scott Orsey is responsible for integrating all of the Office’s activities and opportunities into a meaningful and productive operational plan; ensuring that all staff understand the details of the Office’s business plan and how their work connects to the Office’s goals; overseeing and supporting the development of technology management and marketing/communication activities in support of the Office and its programs; and supporting the creation of new programs, services, and products, as well as developing new or expanded business models.

Scott brings to Connecticut Children’s over 15 years of experience designing and executing innovative solutions for Fortune 500 companies, holding titles such as Head of Development & Innovation and Director of Operations. Scott is active in the Hartford nonprofit community having founded CountMeIn!Hartford, a nonprofit idea incubator, to bring structured innovation development to the nonprofit sector. He has consulted to several nonprofits and sits on the board of directors of Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity and the Hartford Preservation Alliance.

Scott earned a master of science degree from the University of Virginia, an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a certificate from UCONN’s Encore!Hartford Nonprofit Leadership Program.

Kimberly Martini-Carvell, MA

Associate Director, Capacity Building, Organizational Learning & Professional Advancement, Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health
Executive Director, Help Me Grow National Center

Kimberly Martini-Carvell, MA is associate director for capacity building, organizational learning & professional advancement for Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health. Martini-Carvell is also executive director of the Help Me Grow National Center. Prior to joining the National Center, she worked as associate vice president for programs at The Village for Families and Children in Hartford where she created and managed prevention and early intervention and treatment programs for families and children. She has also worked as a child and family development consultant for the United Way of Central & Northeastern Connecticut, as director of the CT Family Development Institute of the Children’s Trust Fund, and as an adjunct professor for the University of Connecticut’s School of Family Studies.

During her career, Martini-Carvell has also served on the national Zero to Three Policy Committee, the national Childhood Traumatic Stress Network’s Birth-6 Workgroup, and the leadership team of the Connecticut Parent Educators Network. She also served as a fellow at the National Council on Family Relations and a master facilitator for the Child and Family Partners certificate program. Martini-Carvell has presented the Help Me Grow Model at numerous national and international convenings, including the bi-annual World Association of Infant Mental Health Congress.

Kevin Borrup, DrPH, JD, MPA

Executive Director, Injury Prevention Center

Dr. Borrup has over a decade of experience in injury prevention science and is accomplished in conducting research, implementing programs, and in advocating for policies that keep children safe and injury free. He has a special interest in the application of new technologies in safety research.

Stacy Chandna

Co-Director of Start Childhood Off Right

Stacy Chandna is the director of the Human Research Protection Program at Connecticut Children’s. She earned her Master’s degree in nutrition from Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition and has experience leading nutrition education and cooking skills workshops in New York City communities that are at-risk for developing obesity.

Chris Corcoran

Project Manager, Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program

Chris Corcoran is the project manager for the Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program. Chris is responsible for maintaining communication with the Program’s network of public and private partner organizations and identifying innovative opportunities to collaborate and make homes safe and healthy for Connecticut children and their families.

Nilda Fernandez-Betancourt, MSW

Hartford Youth HIV Identification & Linkage Consortium (HYHIL)

Nilda Fernandez-Betancourt, MSW is the prevention supervisor at the UConn Health/CT Children’s Pediatric & Youth HIV Program. She coordinates the Hartford Youth HIV Identification and Linkage Consortium (HYHIL) and the Health Interactive Project (HIP); provides medical case management/supervision; serves as a field instructor for graduate students via the UConn School of Social Work Field Education Program.

David Krol, MD, MPH, FAAP

Educating Practices

David Krol, MD, MPH, FAAP, a pediatrician, serves as Medical Director of Connecticut Children’s Care Network and oversees the Educating Practices program. The program brings the newest developments in pediatric primary care to Connecticut’s child health providers through the process of academic detailing and works to advance sustainable improvements in primary and preventive health and mental health care practices for all Connecticut children.

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.

Nina Livingston, MD, FAAP

Co-Director, Children’s Center on Family Violence

Dr. Nina Livingston is a child abuse pediatrician and the director of the SCAN (Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect) program at Connecticut Children’s. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Livingston collaborates across disciplines on many regional initiatives and teaches regionally and nationally on evaluation of suspected maltreatment. She also co-directs the Children’s Center on Family Violence, a program of Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health that is formed in collaboration with the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence and aims to reduce the impact of family violence on children. Learn more about Dr. Livingston »

Allison Matthews-Wilson, LCSW

Interim Director of Care Integration, Center for Care Coordination

Allison Matthews-Wilson, LCSW, is the clinical manager of social work at Connecticut Children’s and serves as the interim director for care integration with the Center for Care Coordination. In her role as interim director, she oversees efforts to integrate clinical support teams (Case Management, Care Coordination and Social Work) while creating a seamless system of support for Connecticut Children’s patients and partners.  Allison is part of the OCCH leadership team that supports community-based program evaluation, development and dissemination. She has more than 20 years of behavioral health and clinical experience, as well as practice in clinical program development and systems change. She has been published for her research on care coordination in a pediatric emergency setting and is a nationally certified trainer of the Protective Factors Framework.

Katherine Ramirez, MS

Program Manager, Center for Care Coordination

Katherine Ramirez, MS, is the manager of Connecticut Children’s Care Coordination (Center) and has a masters degree in business management and organizational leadership. She provides oversight and management of the Title V- Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs grant at the Center. In her role, she oversees efforts to enhance care coordination services for all children and families, and provides support to providers on addressing social determinants of health. Katherine has been with the Center since 2009 and brings over 15 years of experience in program development, project management, quality improvement and care coordination. She manages daily operations to ensure care coordination plays an integral component in the delivery of high quality care and supports the comprehensive needs of children and their families across the continuum. Ms. Ramirez serves as the facilitator and technical advisor to the North Central Regional Care Coordination Collaborative, conducts social network analysis of teams, and is a nationally certified trainer of the Protective Factors Framework.

Jacquelyn M. Rose, MPH

Program Manager, Childhood Prosperity Lab

As program manager for the Childhood Prosperity Lab, Jacquelyn Rose is responsible for building relationships with, and offering assistance to, individuals and organizations that create and implement innovative strategies to foster healthy development and strengthen families. Prior to joining Connecticut Children’s, Jacquelyn served as director of outreach and community programs for the police department in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she was responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating community-oriented programs and initiatives. Jacquelyn holds a master’s degree in public health from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in public health from Southern Connecticut State University.

Karen Rubin, MD

Program Director, Co-Management; Associate Clinical Chair of Pediatrics; Head of Clinical Care Innovation

Dr. Rubin has a special interest in youth with chronic conditions that persist into adulthood; her efforts in this area include improving the transition from pediatric to adult care. She has spearheaded an innovative care model for Type 1 diabetes and is leading an initiative aimed at improving access to pediatric specialists by enhancing the collaboration between primary care and specialty providers. Learn more about Dr. Rubin »

Meghan Scanlon

Co-Director, Children’s Center on Family Violence

Meghan Scanlon currently serves as the CEO of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV), which is the state’s leading voice for victims of domestic violence and those organizations that serve them. Prior to her time at CCADV, Scanlon was the Executive Director of Women & Family Life Center, a regional nonprofit serving women and families in crisis. Additionally, Meghan has worked in several roles throughout the Connecticut nonprofit world and served as an aide to Senator Chris Murphy and Congresswoman Jahana Hayes. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and lives in Guilford with her husband Sean and son Jack.

Sara Sibley

Associate Director of Business Development & Operations, Help Me Grow® National Center

Sara Sibley is the associate director of business development and operations for the Help Me Grow National Center. In this role, she manages financial activities and operations of the National Center, and is responsible for overseeing technical assistance endeavors for new and current affiliates of the Help Me Grow National Network. Before joining the National Center in 2010, Sara was the state coordinator for the Easy Breathing asthma program. Her role involved overseeing a team of program coordinators for statewide implementation and dissemination of Easy Breathing. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physiology and neurobiology from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut School of Business.

Nancy Trout, MD

Co-Director of Start Childhood Off Right

Nancy Trout, MD joined the Connecticut Children’s Primary Care Office in East Hartford in 2017, after working for 22 years in the Pediatric Ambulatory and Primary Care Center at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. She completed her certificate in global health and her masters degree in public health at the University of Massachusetts with a focus on health disparities and early childhood obesity. Learn more about Dr. Trout»

Danielle Warren-Dias, MS

Hartford Youth HIV Identification & Linkage Consortium (HYHIL)

Danielle Warren-Dias is program coordinator of family support at the UConn Health/CT Children’s Pediatric & Youth HIV Program. Danielle has worked in the HIV/AIDS arena for over 20 years. She advocates for equal access to education, social services and health care for economically disadvantaged populations on the local, state and national stage.

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