Leadership & Staff

The Greater Waterbury Health Partnership (GWHP) is an innovative clinical/community collaboration led by Executive Director, Angie Matthis. GWHP is under the fiscal sponsorship of StayWell Health Center, Inc. The Partnership Steering Committee is comprised of key individuals that represent clinical, municipal, philanthropic and community organizations in Greater Waterbury.


Angie Matthis

Executive DirectorGreater Waterbury Health Partnership

Caitlin Collins

Assistant Director of Programs & DevelopmentGreater Waterbury Health Partnership

Leslie Swiderski

Associate Director of Case ManagementWHAP


Danelis Alvarado

Administrative AssistantGreater Waterbury Health Partnership

Lesley Barewin

Program ManagerGreater Waterbury Health Partnership

Rebecca Zadlo

Data AnalystGreater Waterbury Health Partnership

Chukwuebuka Iworisha

Marketing CoordinatorGreater Waterbury Health Partnership

Partnership Team

Christine Durant

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)Community Programs

Evelyn Alejandro

Lead Case ManagerWHAP | CCT

Catherine Diaz

Lead Case ManagerWHAP | CCT

Melissa Saez

Lead Case ManagerWHAP | CCT

Ramona Santos-Martinez

Case ManagerWHAP

Hilda Arbona

Case ManagerWHAP

Sabrina Rodriguez

Case ManagerWHAP

Vernica Robinson-Farrar

Case ManagerWHAP

Adeli Rodriguez

Case ManagerWHAP

GWHP Steering Committee

William Rybczyk

Executive DirectorNew Opportunities

Aisling McGukin

Director of HealthWaterbury Department of Public Health

Dr. Sheila Cooperman

Medical DirectorWestern Connecticut Mental Health Network

Maura Esposito

Director of HealthChesprocott Health District

Jason Martinez

Vice President of Community ImpactUnited Way of Greater Waterbury

Don Thompson

(Fiscal Sponsor) CEOStayWell Health Center, Inc.

Dr. Steven Schneider M.D., MBA

Community ConsultantSaint Mary’s HospitalWaterbury, CT

Belinda Arce-Lopez

Program Director, Region 5Center for Human Development (CHD)Waterbury, CT

Althea Marshall-Brooks

Executive DirectorBridge to Success

Julie Loughran

PresidentConnecticut Community Foundation

Justin Lundbye, MD

PresidentWaterbury Hospital/ Waterbury Health

Members at Large

Dr. James Uberti

Medical Dir. Quality Performance and HealthSaint Mary’s | Trinity | SOHO Health

Mario J. Florez

Regional DirectorTrinity Health of New England

Cynthia Vitone

Assistant Director of Public HealthWaterbury Department of Public Health

Colleen O’Connor

Program DirectorMalta House of Care