Leadership

Chief Executive Officer, UConn Health
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs

Andrew Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A.Andrew Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A.
860-679-2594
agwunobi@uchc.edu

Dr. Andrew "Andy" Agwunobi – a pediatrician and seasoned healthcare CEO with an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business – is presently the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs for UConn Health. In this role, he is responsible for the University of Connecticut's $1-billion academic health system.

Prior to joining UConn Health, Dr. Agwunobi served in several high-profile healthcare roles, including: Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration in which capacity he was responsible for Florida's $16 billion healthcare administration budget; CEO of Providence Healthcare, a five-hospital region of Providence Health & Services in Spokane, Washington; President and CEO of Grady Health System in Atlanta; Chief Operating Officer of 14-hospital St. Joseph Health System in California; and President and CEO of Tenet South Fulton Hospital in East Point, Georgia. He has also served as a managing director and co-leader of the healthcare performance improvement practice of Berkeley Research Group, the 6th largest healthcare consulting firm in the U.S.

Dr. Agwunobi is a published author of two books:  "An Insider's Guide to Physician Engagement" (2018 Health Administration Press, Chicago) and "An Insider's Guide to Working with Healthcare Consultants" (2019 Health Administration Press, Chicago).

In 2003, Tenet Healthcare awarded Dr. Agwunobi its "CEO Circle of Excellence" award. In 2005, Dr. Agwunobi was named one of the "100 Most Influential Georgians" by Georgia Trend magazine. In 2007, Dr. Agwunobi was named one of the "50 Most Powerful Physician Executives" nationally by Modern Healthcare magazine. Other honors include CEO of the Year, Trailblazer category (Atlanta Business League, 2005), Most Influential Atlantans (Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2005), Speaker and Citizen of the Year (Atlanta Peachtree Rotary, 2004), and Agent of Change award (Catalyst magazine, 2002).

Administrative Leadership

Jeffrey M. Blumenthal

Jeffrey M. Blumenthal

Jeffrey P. Geoghegan

Jeffrey P. Geoghegan

Chief Financial Officer
860-679-3162
geoghegan@uchc.edu

Steven M. Lepowsky, D.D.S.

Steven M. Lepowsky, D.D.S.

Dean, School of Dental Medicine
860-679-4885
lepowsky@uchc.edu
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Andrea Keilty

Andrea Keilty

Bruce T. Liang, M.D., FACC

Bruce T. Liang, M.D., FACC

Dean, School of Medicine
860-679-3343
bliang@uchc.edu
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Charles H. Podesta

Charles H. Podesta

Chief Information Officer (Interim)
860-679-3528
podesta@uchc.edu

Janel Simpson

Janel Simpson

Chief Administrative Officer
860-679-6112
jsimpson@uchc.edu

UConn Medical Group Leadership

Anne Horbatuck

Anne Horbatuck

Vice President, Ambulatory Services
860-679-2376
horbatuck@uchc.edu

Denis Lafreniere, M.D.

Denis Lafreniere, M.D.

Medical Director
Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs
860-679-3372
lafreniere@uchc.edu
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UConn John Dempsey Hospital Leadership

Andrew Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A.

Andrew Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Executive Officer
860-679-2594
agwunobi@uchc.edu

Scott R. Allen, M.D.

Scott R. Allen, M.D.

Medical Director, Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety
Chief Quality Officer
Chief Medical Officer (Interim)
860-679-4584
sallen@uchc.edu
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Caryl Ryan, M.S., B.S.N., R.N.

Caryl Ryan, M.S., B.S.N., R.N.

Vice President, Quality and Patient Services
Chief Nursing Officer
860-679-7561
cryan@uchc.edu

Richard H. Simon, M.D.

Richard H. Simon, M.D.

Chief of Medical Staff
860-679-3534
simon@uchc.edu
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Board of Directors

  • Kenneth Alleyne
    Orthopedic Surgeon
    Eastern Orthopedics
  • Francis X. Archambault Jr.
    Professor Emeritus
    University of Connecticut
  • Richard M. Barry
    Deputy Chief Risk Officer
    KeyBank
  • Andy F. Bessette
    Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
    The Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • Richard T. Carbray Jr.
    Owner
    Apex Pharmacy, Home Care and Nutritional Center
  • Cheryl A. Chase
    Co-President, Principal and General Counsel
    Chase Enterprises
  • Sanford Cloud Jr., Chair
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    The Cloud Company, LLC
  • John F. Droney
    Partner
    Hinckley Allen Snyder, LLP
  • Anne Foley
    Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary
    Office of Policy and Management (OPM)
    State of Connecticut
  • Joel Freedman
    Independent Public Policy Consultant
  • Deidre S. Gifford
    Commissioner
    Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • Timothy A. Holt
    Independent Business Consultant
  • Thomas Katsouleas
    President
    University of Connecticut
  • Wayne Rawlins
    Vice President and Senior Medical Director
    Healthcare Services, ConnectiCare, Inc.
  • Teresa M. Ressel
    Private Company Management
  • Kathleen D. Woods
    Chairperson
    Farmington Woods Golf Club