Policy Committees and Workgroups

The Policy workgroups are charged with developing an easily accessible database of UConn Health and University-wide policies (i.e., those that include two or more of the following: School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, UConn John Dempsey Hospital, UConn Medical Group, or Central Administration).

Specific activities include:

  • Identifying institution wide policies that should be included in the database.
  • Reviewing policies under consideration for revision and recommending modifications so that they:
    • are clear to understand and interpret consistently
    • do not conflict with other institutional policies
    • have a common format with other policies
  • Publishing institution wide policies in an easily accessible database.
  • Assuring indexing for these policies, and providing a history of documented and dated approvals of policies and their revisions.
  • Assuring that a newly developed policy is vetted through proper channels.
  • Assuring that Board of Directors level and relevant University level policies are included for posting.

The Policy Committee does not have the authority to change the content or intent of policies, but may make recommendations for such changes to the committee(s) or persons who do have such authority.

Policy Committees

Administrative Policies

Alan Calandro, Chair
Chief of Staff, Office of Executive Vice President for Administration
Chief Financial Officer

Lloyd Blanchard
Interim Associate Vice President, Budget and Planning

Karen Buffkin
Executive Director of Employee Relations

Charlie Eaton

Kim Fearney
Interim Associate Vice President
Chief Compliance Officer

Matt Larson
Associate Vice President, Business Services
Chief Procurement Officer

Michael Mundrane
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Hans Rhynhart
Associate Vice President, Public Safety
Chief of Police

Jeffrey Shoulson
Vice Provost for Academic Operations

Administrative Support
Melanie Savino

Research Policies

Radenka Maric, Chair
Vice President for Research

Wesley Byerly
Associate Vice President for Research Integrity and Regulatory Affairs

Terri Dominguez
Director, Environment Health and Safety

Mike Glasgow
Associate Vice President for Sponsored Program Services

Stephen King
Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Chair, School of Medicine Research Council

Del Siegle
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs
Chair, University Research Dean’s Committee

Carolyn Teschke
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology
Chair, University Research Advisory Committee

Administrative Support
Hillary Stevens

Clinical Policies

Scott Allen, Co-Chair
Chief Quality Officer, UConn John Dempsey Hospital

Anne Horbatuck, Co-Chair
Vice President, Ambulatory Operations

Ann Marie Capo
Vice President, Quality and Patient Services
Chief Nursing Officer

Richard Simon
Chief of Medical Staff

Denis Lafreniere
Associate Dean, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs

Deb Abromaitis
Interim Clinical Compliance Officer

David Shafer
Chair, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Kim Metcalf
Senior Director, Hospital Operations

Jeff Geoghegan
UConn Health Chief Financial Officer

Bruce Metz
UConn Health Chief Information Officer

Dirk Stanley
Chief Medical Information Officer

Administrative Support
Michelle Thomas

Academic Policies

John Volin, Chair
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Kelly Bannister
Faculty and Staff Labor Relations

Karen Buffkin
Executive Director Faculty and Staff Relations

Hedley Freake
Professor of Nutritional Sciences

Sharon Gordon
Dean, School of Dental Medicine

Erin Mason
Associate University Registrar

Jacqueline (Kiki) Nissen
Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Kathleen Segerson
Professor of Economics
Associate Dean of The Graduate School

Ashley Vrabely
Academic Affairs and Policy Specialist

Darcy Kirk
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Dean for Library and Technology

Administrative Support
Amanda Pitts

Policy Workgroups

Administrative Policy Workgroup

Deb Abromaitis
John Brigada
Karen Buffkin
Wesley Byerly
Alyssa Cunningham
Berri Gerjuoy
Carrie Gray
Donna Hayes
Morgan Hills
Steve Lepowsky
Donna McKenty
Bruce Metz
Jacqueline (Kiki) Nissen, Chair
Janel Simpson
Scott Simpson

Clinical Policy Workgroup

Grace Boucher, Co-Chair
Meghan Cavanaugh
Nancy Dupont
Yvette Gauthier
SueEllen Goodrich, Co-Chair
Andrea Huntley
Gillian Kiszewski, Co-Chair
Adam Jankowski
Denis Lafreniere
Rikel Lightner
Joanna Mackie
Caryl Ryan
Nicole Silverstein
Scott Simpson
Dirk Stanley