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Board of Directors

Governor’s Appointees
Charles H. Klippel, Chairman
Victoria Veltri, Executive Director, Office of Health Strategy

Legislative Leadership Appointees
Paul Philpott, Vice-Chair, Principal Consultant, Quo Vadis Advisors LLC
Grant A. Ritter, Senior Scientist, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy
Cecilia J. Woods Former Vice-Chair, Permanent Commission on the Status of Women
Steven Hernandez, Executive Director, Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity
Matthew Brokman
Atty. Thomas McNeill

Ex-Officio Members
Deidre Gifford, MD, MPH., Commissioner, Department of Social Services
Ted Doolittle, State Healthcare Advocate, Office of the Healthcare Advocate
Claudio Gualtieri, Designee for Melissa McCaw, Secretary, Office of Policy & Management

Ex-Officio Members — Non-Voting
Andrew Mais, Commissioner, Connecticut Insurance Department
Dr. Manisha Juthani, Commissioner, Department of Public Health
Nancy Navarretta., Acting Commissioner, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Consumer Experience and Outreach

Board of Directors Co-Chair:
Theodore Doolittle, Healthcare Advocate

Stakeholder Co-Chair:
Kevin Galvin, Small Business for a Healthy Connecticut (SBHCT)

Committee Members:

Cecilia Woods, Board Member

Vicki Veltri, Board Member

Demian Fontanella, Office of the Healthcare Advocate

Alta Lash, United Connecticut Action for Neighborhoods

Arlene Murphy, Prevention Council of Roanoke County

Cheryl Forbes, Small Business for a Healthy Connecticut

Deb Polun, Community Health Center Association of CT

Erica Michalowski, AARP

Susan Kelly, National Alliance on Mental illness, CT

Tanya Barrett, United Way of CT

Anita Cotto, ConnectiCare

Sheldon Toubman, New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc.

Subject Matter Expert:

Gerard O’Sullivan, Connecticut Insurance Department (CID)

Staff Lead:

Anthony Crowe, Chief Operating Officer



Brokers, Agents and Navigators

Board of Directors Co-Chair:

Paul Philpott, Board Member

Stakeholder Co-Chair:

Mark Czarnecki, Douglas Financial Services, Inc.

Committee Members:

David Guttchen, Office of Policy and Management (OPM Designee)

Jay Festa, CPM Group Insurance Services, Inc.

John Calkins, Connecticut Benefit Brokers & Chapt. NAHU

Matthew Fair, Pierson & Smith, a division of First Niagara Risk

Stephen Glick, Chamber Insurance Trust

Eric Quinn, Gerardi Insurance

Jesse McDonald, Modern Insurance

Jeffrey Oswald, Health Markets Insurance Agency

Craig Koehler, Koehler Financial Services

Jennifer Lovett, Crystal Financial Insurance Services

Subject Matter Expert:

Anthony Caporale, Connecticut Insurance Department (CID)



Health Plan Benefits and Qualifications

Board of Directors Co-Chair:

Grant Ritter, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy

Committee Members:

Theodore Doolittle, Healthcare Advocate, Board Member

Margherita Giuliano, Connecticut Pharmacists Association

Maria Diaz, Connecticut Association of Optometrists (CAO)

Mark Schaefer, Connecticut Hospital Association

Matthew Brokman

Manisha Juthani, Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner

Tu Nguyen, Director and Actuary, Anthem

Neil S. Kelsey, Actuary, ConnectiCare

Ellen C.  Skinner, Principal Consultant, Connecticut Strategies

Jill Zorn, Universal Healthcare Foundation of Connecticut

Subject Matter Expert:

Paul Lombardo (CID)



Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)

Board of Directors Co-Chair:

Grant Ritter, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy

Stakeholder Co-Chair:

Pamela Russek, PCR Consulting

Committee Members:

Paul Philpott, Principal Consultant, Quo Vadis Advisors LLC.

Shelly Sweatt, T.R. Paul Inc.

Christopher McKiernan, Abercrombie, Burns, McKiernan & Co. Insurance, Inc.

Ellen Skinner, Yale University School of Management

Lynn Marie Janczak, Learning Dynamics

Marta Maciuba, Aetna

Matthew C. Katz, Connecticut State Medical Society

Nathan Field, United Health Group

Patricia Pulisciano, TrueCare Insurance, LLC

Kevin Galvin, Small Business for a Healthy Connecticut (SBHCT)

Subject Matter Expert:

Paul Lombardo, Connecticut Insurance Department

Audit Committee

Claudio Gualtieri (Chair)
Grant Ritter
Cee Cee Woods
Matthew Brokman
Nancy Navarretta

Finance Committee

Claudio Gualtieri (Chair)
Dr. Manisha Juthani
Victoria Veltri
Thomas McNeill
Dr. Deidre Gifford


Human Resources Committee

Thomas McNeill (Chair)
Paul Philpott
Victoria Veltri
Steven Hernandez
Theodore Doolittle

Strategy Committee

Steven Hernandez (Chair)
Cee Cee Woods
Grant Ritter
Paul Philpott
Victoria Veltri
Andrew Mais