Connecticut Women's Forum Council

Our Mission


The mission of the Women's Forum Council of the Connecticut Chapter of ACHE is to offer professional development and personal growth, networking and educational opportunities to women working within all aspects of the healthcare industry.


Our vision is to provide career growth for women in healthcare professions. We foster opportunities to interact with professional women's networks that are established in other fields and encourage interrelationships. We provide information and education on healthcare related issues through educational programs and social networking. In addition, we serve as a vehicle for strengthening a national network of women in healthcare administration through the American College of Healthcare Executives. Finally, we help develop a supportive and informational network for women students in the field of healthcare administration and related graduate educational disciplines, and issue scholarships to support their efforts.

2015-16 Women's Forum Council Members

Regina Alexander, Yale New Haven Health System:
Maria Baughman, Hartford Hospital:
Beth Boyd, Sacred Heart University:
Holly Chase, Student at UCONN:
Alessandra Cornelio, Middlesex Hospital:
Deborah Cram, St. Mary's:
Victoria Dancy, Yale New Haven Hospital:
Catherine Dangremond, Yale New Haven Health Systems:
Andrea Dash, Hartford Hospital:
Tiffany Fernandez, St. Mary's Hospital:
Kelly Foss, Bridgeport Hospital:
Julie Hamilton, Yale New Haven Health System:
Sarah Jeffrey, Bristol Hospital and Healthcare Group:
McKinley Kelcy, Yale School of Public Health:
Katherine Kuzmeskas, Yale New Haven Health System:
Merlyn LaPaix, Yale New Haven Hospital:
Marie O'Brien, Bristol Hospital and Healthcare Group:
Linda Pettine, Yale New Haven Health System:
Caroline Piselli, Pricewaterhouse Coopers:
Susan Prior, VantagePoint HealthCare Advisors:
Nancy Rosenthal, Greenwich Hospital:
Wheatley Wentzell, Middlesex Hospital:
Lisa Westerfield, Westage Companies:
Leslie Zucker, Veteran's Administration Hospital: