Physician Relations Team

Our team of physician liaisons work to strengthen the relationship between Connecticut Children’s, our providers, and our community partners. We ensure our referring partners are fully educated with information about our world class clinical programs, have knowledge of the new providers joining our team, and are informed of important hospital initiatives and expansion plans.

We foster an open line of communication with all partner practices and resolve any barriers or challenges they may face. The physician relations team strives to be great stewards of their loyalty and show continued appreciation for partnering with us in the care of their patients.

Meet Our Team:

Janeille Ervin, MBA

Physician Liaison
Territory: Fairfield County
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Janeille joins the Connecticut Children’s team and brings over seven years of healthcare experience. Her extensive background is in business development, physician relations and operations. After moving from California to Connecticut in 2017, Janeille worked as a physician liaison at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport where she was incredibly successful in generating growth opportunities and additional revenue. Janeille is solely dedicated to Fairfield County where she lives and is excited to grow the region by helping providers, offices and community partners. Janeille has her master’s degree from Walden University and bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas San Antonio, where she played Division 1 softball. She is thrilled to be working for an organization whose sole mission is to help children and their families.

Heather Higgins

Physician Liaison
Territory: Hartford County, Tolland County, Windham County, Western Massachusetts 
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Heather Higgins, a physician liaison at Connecticut Children's

Heather joins Connecticut Children’s after more than two decades of experience in the medical field, including 17 years as a physician liaison. She is excited to work with pediatric practices across Connecticut and western Massachusetts to improve access to care that’s close to home. Outside of work, Heather loves working with children. She coached her daughter’s high school soccer team and her son’s youth 7 soccer team where she drew upon her experience playing soccer and running track in high school. Heather received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Healthcare from the University of Hartford.

Robyn Matloff, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Physician Relations – Fairfield
Territory: Fairfield County
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As a Fairfield County resident and mom, Dr. Matloff enthusiastically joined Connecticut Children’s in 2018 to help expand services and access to expert pediatric care in Fairfield County. She is a practicing Pediatric Nephrologist with an expertise in Kidney Transplantation and Hypertension. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2003 with dual degrees in Medicine and Public Health. She completed her residency training at Columbia University Medical Center and fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. As the Medical Director of Physician Relations in Fairfield County, she is excited to work together with local pediatricians, practices and hospitals to ensure that the children of Fairfield County get the best possible care close to home.

Mollie Mullaney, RN

Physician Liaison
Territory: New Haven County, Middlesex County, New London County
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Mollie has been with Connecticut Children’s for six years, working as both a clinical nurse and a practice manager with the cardiology team. She has over 10 years of experience as a pediatric nurse, and recently joined the physician liaison team after spending nine months volunteering in East Africa. Mollie’s background of both nursing and operations help her understand the challenges of the entire spectrum of the patient experience, from the initial encounter with pediatricians through the inpatient stay. Her goals are to help increase access for referring providers to Connecticut Children’s Specialty Group practices and improve communication to remove barriers. Mollie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science from Boston College.

Sarita Singhal, MD

Medical Director, Physician Relations – Western MA
Territory: Western MA
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Sarita Singhal, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Connecticut Children's and the medical director for physician relations in western MassachusettsDr. Singhal joined Connecticut Children’s in 2019 as a Pediatric Gastroenterologist. She completed her general pediatric training at Southern Illinois University and her fellowship at Children’s Hospital at Buffalo. Dr. Singhal is board certified pediatric gastroenterologist and has expertise in treating various gastrointestinal conditions, with a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She moved to Western Massachusetts 5 years ago and is excited to continue to work with pediatricians, practices and hospitals to provide access to expert subspecialists.

Donna Zeiter, MD

Medical Director, Physician Relations – Western MA
Territory: Western MA
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Dr. Donna ZeiterAs we welcomed Dr. Zeiter back to Connecticut Children’s Division of Gastroenterology in 2019, we also welcomed her into the role of Medical Director of Physician Relations in Western Massachusetts. Dr. Zeiter grew up in the Philadelphia area and became interested in pursuing medicine in 8th grade and never deviated from that path. She completed her general medical and pediatric training at Johns Hopkins and her fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Zeiter is a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist who has been in practice for 27 years. She has expertise in treating functional abdominal pain as well as providing gastroenterology care for children with special needs. As the Medical Director of Physician Relations in Western Massachusetts, she is excited to work together with local pediatricians, practices and hospitals to ensure that the children in Massachusetts have access to expert subspecialists, close to home.

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