Community Committee

Our Community Committee includes representatives from community agencies and organizations, along with representative members of our target communities. We seek feedback from current members in selecting new members to ensure the inclusion of a diverse set of individuals with relevant expertise, skills, and leadership. Each member provides linkages in the community to strengthen partnerships and foster new relationships.

The committee’s primary functions include:

  1. assuring that PRC activities are conducted in accord with community beliefs and priorities
  2. participating in the establishment of community health priorities
  3. participating in the evaluation of the Center and its committee structure

Committee Members

Co-Chair:  William Quinn

Health Director, City of Waterbury

Co-Chair: Karen Spargo
Director, Naugatuck Valley Health District

Meg Barone
Freelance Reporter

Daun Barrett
Director, Community Outreach and Parish Nursing for Griffin Hospital

Sharon Bradford
Self-Employed Community Member

Sandra Bulmer
Dean, School of Health and Human Services, Southern Connecticut State University

Patrick Charmel
President, Griffin Hospital

Todd Howes
Physical Education Teacher, Ansonia Public Schools

Pam Mautte
Director, Alliance for Prevention and Wellness

Barbara Moore
Executive Director, Valley YMCA

Haq Nawaz
Director, Griffin Hospital Residency Program

Suzanne Reilly
Program Director, TEAM, Inc.

Jacqueline Roberts
Nubian Sisters Cancer Support Group

Alycia Santilli
Director, Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE)

Ludwig Spinelli
Chief Executive Officer, Bridgeport Community Health Center

Jack Walsh
Community Resident and Retired Executive Director, Valley United Way

Nancy Whiteley
Community Resident

Maurice Williams
Yale Center for Clinical Investigation