Gregory B. Butler is executive vice president and general counsel of Eversource Energy. Butler also serves on the board of directors of the Eversource Energy Foundation, Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, MetroHartford Alliance, Middlesex Hospital, and New England Council, and is a committee member of the Energy Bar Association.

Previously, Butler held several positions at Eversource Energy (formerly Northeast Utilities), including vice president of governmental affairs. He also served as vice president of federal affairs at New England Electric System and senior counsel at Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, senior attorney with the United States Department of Justice, and associate counsel to the minority leader for the New York State Assembly.

In addition to serving as chair of the Connecticut Health Foundation board, Butler serves on the foundation’s governance and public policy committees.

Gregory B. Butler


Tina Brown-Stevenson is senior vice president, Health System Analytics and Decision Support for UnitedHealthcare (UHC). Until mid-2012, Brown-Stevenson was the chief data and analytics officer for Ingenix (renamed Optum Insight), a UHC subsidiary.

Previously, Brown-Stevenson was president and head of Aetna Integrated Informatics, Aetna’s data, information, and analytics subsidiary. A certified managed care executive, she was also vice president of health care economics at CIGNA, and vice president of health system development at Partners Healthcare System in Boston.

In addition to serving as vice chair of the foundation’s board, she is a member of the program committee.

Tina Brown-Stevenson

Vice Chair

Harold L. Rives III is president of The New England Guild, Inc., a Hartford-based financial consulting firm. The former U.S. Navy officer also serves on the board of The New Britain Museum of American Art and the Connecticut Choral Artists, Inc. (CONCORA), the state’s premier professional choir, where he is treasurer.

Prior to founding The New England Guild in 1991, Rives was instrumental in designing CIGNA’s financial planning models and was responsible for all of Advest’s financial product lines.

He is chair of the foundation’s finance and investment committee.

Harold L. Rives III

Treasurer, Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee

Kenneth Alleyne, MD, is a board certified sports medicine orthopedic surgeon practicing in Connecticut and Manhattan. He is a clinical associate professor of orthopedics at the University of Connecticut and clinical dean at the American University School of Medicine in Barbados. He is the managing partner of Gardiner Ebers Consulting and Harthaven Partners,  a health care consultancy and investment firm based in Connecticut and New York City. He is a founding partner of NextLevel Health Partners, a coordinated care entity.

He formerly served as a board member at Community Health Services, a federally qualified health center in Hartford. He is a graduate of Williams College and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Alleyne serves on the foundation’s program and finance and investment committees.

Kenneth R. Alleyne, MD


Elaine O’Keefe is the executive director of the Office of Public Health Practice (OPHP) in the School of Public Health at Yale University. O’Keefe also serves as the executive director of the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS.

Much of O’Keefe’s work has focused on redressing racial and ethnic health disparities. Prior to joining the OPHP, O’Keefe worked in the local governmental public health milieu for nearly 25 years as health director for Stratford, Conn., and AIDS Division director for the New Haven Health Department. She is the former president of the Connecticut Association of the Directors of Health and past president of the National Association of City and County Health Officials.

O’Keefe serves as chair of the public policy committee and serves on the foundation’s governance committee.

Elaine O’Keefe

Chair of the public policy committee

J.C. David Hadden is of counsel at Hartford-based Robinson & Cole LLP, where he was formerly a partner and the chair of the firm’s nonprofit group. He is presently a member of the board of directors of The Melville Charitable Trust, Inc. and Oak Hill, and serves as vice chair of the latter.  He has twice served terms (appointed by the governor and by the Senate minority leader)  on the Connecticut Council on Developmental Services, of which he was elected chair.  He is also the former board chair of HARC and The Trustees of the Colt Bequest, Inc. Prior to joining the Robinson & Cole, Hadden was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City. He recently received a masters degree in Pastoral Counseling from the Graduate Theological Foundation.

Hadden is chair of the foundation’s governance committee and also serves on the foundation’s policy committee.

David Hadden, JD, MPC

Chair of the governance committee

Victor Villagra, MD, is the associate director of the UConn Health Disparities Institute. He is also founder and president of Health & Technology Vector, Inc, a consulting firm that specializes in population health, medical technology assessment and delivery system redesign, and whose client base includes biotech start-ups, self-insured employers and at-risk delivery systems.

Villagra is former national medical director at CIGNA HealthCare and past-president of the Disease Management Association of America. He has served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Villagra is chair of the foundation’s program committee and serves on the public policy committee.


Victor G. Villagra, MD

Chair of the program committee

Robert M. Schreibman, DMD, retired after providing pediatric dental care to the Glastonbury community for over 30 years. He is co-chair of the Connecticut Mission of Mercy, a multi-chair dental clinic that provides free dental care to people of all ages in need of urgent and immediate dental care throughout Connecticut.

Previously, Schreibman was president of the Hartford Dental Society and the Connecticut State Dental Association. Schreibman has lectured throughout the U.S. and consulted in practice management and leadership development.

Schreibman serves as vice chair of the governance committee and also serves on the program and public policy committees.

Robert M. Schreibman, DMD

Vice chair of the governance committee

Chekesha Kidd is currently vice president, group life and voluntary products at The Hartford. Kidd also serves on the boards of the Metropolitan Jewish Health System of New York and the Chaka Chinyelu Foundation based in Florida. Kidd is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Previously, Kidd served as president of Aetna’s student health business, providing health insurance to more than 500,000 undergraduate and graduate students nationwide. Prior to joining Aetna, Kidd was a financial professional on Wall Street.

Kidd is vice chair of the foundation’s finance and investment committee and serves on the program committee.

Chekesha Kidd


Robert Krzys is an attorney and health care consultant. As an attorney, he has represented various public sector labor unions in collective bargaining negotiations for over 30 years. The subject of health care benefits has figured prominently in his work. As the spokesperson for the coalition of all state employee unions on the statewide labor-management Health Care Cost Containment Committee, he proposed the establishment of the Health Enhancement Program which went into effect in 2011. That program contains a wide array of value-based insurance design provisions.

Krzys is an appointed member of the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) of the Connecticut State Innovation Model (SIM) grant initiative. The CAB is charged with ensuring that the interests of the consumer are fully considered in any health care reform initiatives. He also serves on the Value Based Insurance Design Consortium of the SIM initiative, which seeks to accelerate the adoption of VBID principles within the health care delivery system.

Krzys serves on the Foundation’s Governance and Public Policy Committees. He is also serving as a mentor in the Foundation’s Academy for Health Equity Advocacy & Leadership, and recently joined the Board of Directors of Health Equity Solutions, an advocacy group that seeks to ensure that the health care delivery system provides quality health care to all of Connecticut’s citizens.

Krzys has a degree in political science from Tufts University and a law degree from Santa Clara University.


Robert J. Krzys, JD

Vice chair of the public policy committee

David I. Newton is president and founder of Elm Advisors, LLC. Established in 2007, Elm Advisors specializes in real estate and facilities services for not for profit institutions. He serves as trustee and a member on a number of boards, including Lesley University, NewAlliance Foundation, First City Fund Corporation, Elm Shakespeare Company, Project Access, and St. Martin de Pores.

Previously, Newton was the associate vice president and director of University Properties at Yale University and co-founder and president of the Facilities Resource Management Co. David holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Newton serves as vice chair of the foundation’s program committee and is also a member of the finance and investment committee.

David I. Newton

Vice chair of the PROGRAM COMMITTEE

M. Saud Anwar is a physician specializing in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Currently, he serves as chair of the Department of Internal Medicine of Manchester Memorial and Rockville General hospitals.

He completed his specialty and public health training at Yale University. Anwar is serving as physician advisor to the Care Management Department of Eastern Connecticut Health Network and is also the medical director for the Clinically Integrated Network of Eastern Connecticut.

Anwar has been involved in humanitarian and peace initiatives nationally and internationally, and has organized medical missions for disaster relief. He was Connecticut’s first Muslim mayor when he served as mayor of South Windsor. He currently serves on the town council. He is a leading local voice combating Muslim stereotypes. Anwar formerly served on the foundation’s Community Advisory Committee.

He is a member of the foundation’s program committee.

M. Saud Anwar, MD

Tanya Barrett is senior vice president of 2-1-1 Health and Human Services (HHS), a program of the United Way of Connecticut, which helps meet the needs of Connecticut residents by providing information, education and connection to services. She oversees the 2-1-1 HHS unit and specialty units including the Child Development Infoline. Previously, she worked in child protection and employment services for people with mental illness.

She is a graduate of CT Health’s leadership program and previously served on the foundation’s Community Advisory Committee.

Barrett is a member of the foundation’s public policy and program committees.

Tanya Barrett

Sanford Cloud Jr., Esq., is chair and CEO of The Cloud Company, LLC. He also serves on the board of  Eversource Energy, and is lead trustee; chairs the board of the University of Connecticut Health Center; and is a member of UCONN’s Board of Trustees, The Thomas J Dodd Research Center and The Greater Hartford Alliance.

Cloud is a former president of The National Conference for Community and Justice, and former Connecticut Health Foundation board chairman and chair of its public policy committee. Cloud has held a broad range of professional and philanthropic positions, including partner in the law firm of Robinson & Cole, vice president of corporate public involvement and executive director of the Aetna Foundation, Connecticut state senator, and member of the boards of the Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, and The Fund for Greater Hartford.

Cloud is a member of the foundation’s governance committee.

Sanford Cloud, Jr. Esq.

John J. Crawford is currently president of Strategem, LLC. Crawford also serves on the boards of Webster Financial Corporation, St. Martin de Porres Academy, the Guilford Community Foundation, Albertus Magnus College, and Central Connecticut Coast YMCA.

Previously, Crawford served as chairman & CEO of Aristotle Corporation. Prior to that, he held top positions with the South Central Connecticut Water Authority, Holt Wexler Crawford & Merchant, New Haven Water Company, and Southern New England Telephone Company.

Crawford serves on the foundation’s finance and investment committee.

John Crawford

Felicia DeDominicis serves as senior vice president, legal affairs, chief legal officer and corporate compliance officer at Hospital for Special Care, a regional specialty hospital based in New Britain. Before joining the hospital in 2005, DeDominicis practiced business, finance and health care law at Robinson & Cole LLP, and business, environmental and ERISA law at United Technologies Corporation.

DeDominicis is the immediate past co-chair of the In House Counsel Group of the Connecticut Hospital Association and is a member of the board of The Trustees of the Colt Bequest, where she serves as the Audit Committee chair and corporate secretary. DeDominicis graduated from Brown University and the University of Connecticut School of Law.


Felicia DeDominicis, JD

Mikki Meadows-Oliver is a pediatric nurse practitioner and associate professor and coordinator of global nursing education programs at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. She earned a PhD from the University of Connecticut and joint Masters’ degrees in Nursing and Public Health from Yale University.

Meadows-Oliver has been a nurse for more than two decades, working in inpatient, outpatient, home-based, and school-based health care settings. Her career as a nurse practitioner has been devoted to caring for children and families in underserved populations, including through the Yale Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and the Children’s Environmental Health Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Meadows-Oliver has published more than 30 book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed nursing and health care journals, and has presented at national and international conferences.

Mikki Meadows-Oliver, MSN, PNP

MaryAnn Perez-Brescia MSN, RN, is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. Her research focus is on access to care in underserved populations. Perez-Brescia has practiced nursing for 25 years in a variety of settings including education, acute care, mental health, and community. Perez-Brescia is the immediate past president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Hartford Chapter. She is on the advisory committee of the Connecticut Nurse Coalition-Action Coalition (CNC-AC) and is the co-chair of the CNC-AC Diversity subcommittee.

Perez-Brescia was a 2015 fellow of the foundation’s Health Leadership Fellows Program. She has also served on the CT Health Community Advisory Committee.

Perez-Brescia serves on the foundation’s program and governance committees.

MaryAnn Perez-Brescia, MSN, RN