About Us 



Our Mission

To recruit, train, and retain health professionals from diverse backgrounds to serve marginalized communities in Connecticut and to attain the highest level of health and well being.

Meet Our Team

Michele Scott
Michele ScottExecutive Director
Cherie Poirier
Cherie PoirierDirector of Development and Marketing
Alyssa McClain
Alyssa McClainDirector of Programs
Randi Matzenbacher
Randi MatzenbacherTraining Coordinator
Emilia Triay
Emilia TriayProgram Coordinator
Leyanna Minnis
Leyanna MinnisProgram and Data Assistant
Be The Change
Be The ChangeProgram Manager

Meet Our Board of Directors

Stephen Smith, MD, MPH

Board Chairman
Physician, Community Health Center, Inc.
Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine,
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Laurie Herring
Board Vice-Chairwoman
Chief Operations and Quality Officer
The Arc Eastern Connecticut

Matthew Pearson
Board Secretary 
Tribal Council Secretary
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Stephanye Clarke
Program Officer
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Setu Vora, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Scott Kadey
Chief Information Officer
The Arc Eastern Connecticut

Joseph Zuzel
Manager community Health for
Easter Region of Hartford Healthcare

55 Main Street, Ste 270
Norwich, CT 06360
P: (860) 465-8281
F: (860) 760-6230