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 Directors

Karen Johnson
Director of Human Resources

Pawel Bialczak
Director of Information Systems

Himabindu Illindala
Director of Dental

Anderson-Diaz, LCSW
Director of Behavioral Health

Director of Clinical Services



Key Staff

Jacqueline Y. Oglesby
Executive Assistant to the CEO

Eric Newman
Senior Accountant

Lisa Beaulieu
Executive Assistant to the CMO & CFO

Accounts Payable/Payroll

Shannon Gorneault
Billing Manager

Mildred Vega
Office Manager, East Hartford Campus

Jill Wenz
Office Manager, Vernon/Manchester Campuses


Board of Directors

John Connor
Board Chair

Gizlaine Ortiz-Jimenez
Vice President

Lena DiGenti

Winsome Barnaby

Cheryl Cutright

Howard Garval

Africka Hinds

Geralynn McGee

David McKee

David McQuade

Aaliyah Miller

Zafar Rashid

Ann-Marie Stevenson

Vincent Vallario

Stacy Walker

Eugene Market
President, CEO and Ex-Officio

Leadership Team

Eugene Market, MPH, CMPE
President & Chief Executive Officer

Vasanth Kainkaryam, MD, MSHI, FAAP, FACP
Chief Medical Officer

Jeffrey Steele
Chief Financial Officer