Our Mission

First Choice Health Centers’ mission as a community health center providing integrated care is to break down the social and economic barriers to wellness and healthy living while extending the viable and productive lives of those we serve.

Management Staff

Pawel Bialczak
Director of Information Technology

Himabindu Illindala, DDS
Dental Director

Christy Yuen, MD
Director of Behavioral Health, Psychiatrist

Sheila Sutton, RN
Director, Clinical Services

Samantha Moberger, PA
Director of Performance Improvement

Sabrina Griswold, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy


Key Staff

Jacqueline Y. Oglesby
Executive Assistant to the CEO

Eric Newman
Senior Accountant

Deborah White
Special Projects Coordinator

Alexa Del Greco
Executive Assistant to the CMO & CFO

Eric Barnett
Accounts Payable/Payroll

Shenika Lewis
Billing Manager

Mildred Vega
Practice Administrator, East Hartford Campus

Cynthia Costa
Practice Administrator, Vernon/Manchester Campuses

Debra Riggs
Executive Operations Assistant  

James Akkidas

Board of Directors

Ann-Marie Stevenson
Board Chair

Zafar Rashid
Vice Chair

David McKee

Winsome Barnaby

John Connor

David McQuade

Gislaine Ortiz-Jimenez

Melissa Seville

Jeffrey Steele
 President, CEO, CFO, and Ex-Officio

Leadership Team

Jeffrey Steele
President & CEO

Robert Zavoski, MD, MPH, FAAP
Chief Medical Officer

Samantha A. Taylor, MHA
Chief Operations Officer

Sandra L. Spencer,
Director of Human Resources