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Chief Operating Officer
Jill Holmes Brown is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in Health Care with children and adolescents for over 25 years. Her experience working with families in both inpatient and outpatient led her to pursue a career in School Based Health. Ms. Holmes Brown was instrumental on the project of opening the first Elementary School Based Health Center in East Hartford, CT. For over a decade, she served as the Director of the East Hartford School Based Health Center Program, with oversight of a three-quarter-million-dollar Department of Public Health Grant. Ms. Holmes Brown was a member of the founding team that developed Integrated Health Services (IHS) as a nonprofit.
She currently oversees the IHS SBHC and Nursing Services at Goodwin University Magnet School System, as well as at Carmen Arace Intermediate, Middle, and Step to Success School in Bloomfield. Under her direction, a full self-sustaining dental restorative program has been implemented.
Ms. Holmes-Brown sits on many boards including, the CASBHC (Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers), where she serves as the Chair. She also holds an appointed position on the Behavioral Health Partnership Oversight Council.
Ms. Holmes Brown earned her Master’s degree from the University of Connecticut, and her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Western New England University.
Ms. Holmes Brown has a passion for wellness and addressing barriers to care. She strives to ensure that ALL students and scholars have their complete medical, mental health, and dental needs identified and met. She champions the guiding principle that, “Healthy students make better Learners!”
Nestor Leon has over 25 years of workforce development experience. He has designed, implemented and monitored programs that provide pathways to economic self-sufficiency. He has coordinated programs in multiple states such as Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, and Virginia that resulted in improved access for low-income customers. He is currently working with the Connecticut State College and Universities (CSCU) on a 35-million-dollar statewide healthcare and social work initiative.
Mr. Leon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Charter Oak State College and holds a Master of Business Administration from Albertus Magnus College. He lives in Newington with his wife and daughter.
Member | Senior Manager of Accounting Compliance
James Cornell is the Senior Manager of Accounting Compliance at Hartford Steam Boiler. For the last 17 years, he has provided his assurance and financial analysis experience to healthcare and insurance entities in Connecticut. He joined the IHS board in May 2023.
James earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting, and later his Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Connecticut. He has led several teams performing complex audits to identify risks and ensure they are effectively mitigated by appropriately designed controls. He enjoys working with both executive management and staff to bridge the gap between strategic decisions and operational reality in order to improve processes.
He is a long-time West Hartford resident and if you also enjoy being up at 5am, you may see him walking Yeti the Keeshond. He and his significant other enjoy hiking and camping and try to get back to nature at every opportunity. James has a passion for healthcare and education and believes that every child must have both to have a real opportunity to thrive.
Member | Medical Doctor
Dr. Andrew Feller is a Family Physician who currently works with Trinity Health of New England. For the last 20+ years, he has split his time working as a family doctor in East Hartford, taking care of hospitalized patients at St. Francis Hospital, and teaching residents and medical students at University of CT in Farmington.
Though he was born in New Haven, he grew up near Miami, FL. He studied biology and environmental studies at Tufts University and then went on to the University of Florida (go Gators!) for medical school and residency before moving back up to CT.
In addition to being a board member of IHS, he also acts as its medical director. He lives in Glastonbury with his wife and is proud parent of two children who happily remain (relatively) close by.
Member | Attorney
Matthew Cholewa is an attorney with over 30 years of experience. Matt has spent about half his career in private practice and half in the title insurance industry and is currently employed with Old Republic National Title Insurance Company as First Vice President & Senior Underwriting Counsel for its Commercial Agency Services office based in Hartford, Connecticut. While in private practice, Matt’s practice consisted of commercial and residential real estate transactions, real property related litigation, zoning, tax appeals and other small business matters.
Matt obtained both his B.S. degree in Engineering Summa Cum Laude and his M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut, and his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review. Matt is a member of the Connecticut and Massachusetts bars, Past Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Real Property Section, and is a member of the Bar Association’s Board of Governors.
Matt lives in Wethersfield with his wife, Gillian, and their blended family of five college aged children and two dogs.
Member | Psychologist
Dr. Saunders is a staff psychologist working at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital and is also Board Certified in Clinical Psychology. She is the Director of the new initiative, the Center for Gender Health at Hartford Healthcare. In 2015, Dr. Saunders was named Employee of the Year for Hartford Hospital and in 2019, she was the recipient of the Ned Graffagnino Award for distinguished service in the areas of community-oriented work and collaboration with other mental health professionals. Her areas of expertise include LGBTQ mental health, child psychopathology, behavior management, parent training, and family therapy. She appears regularly in local TV news to provide psychological input on topics relevant to youth and families and currently has two weekly segments on WFSB/Ch. 3 Great Day CT, related to child mental health.
Dr. Saunders received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton, a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford and has been a board member at Integrated Health Services since 2019.
Dr. Saunders has resided in Wethersfield for the last 25 years. Her two children are currently in college, her son is a senior at Purdue University and daughter is a freshwoman at Rutgers University.
Member | Vice President
Joe Murphy is a Certified Financial Planner™ at Gateway Financial Partners. He has over 40 years of experience in Wealth Management and Investment Planning, including working with teams in the bank investment arena.
Joe earned degrees in Sociology and Mathematics at Colgate University, a master’s degree in Financial Planning from Northeastern University, and the Certified Financial Planning designation from The Center for Financial Planning. He has a passion for teaching and helping others pursue their financial goals.
Joe believes in getting involved in the community and making a difference. Besides serving as Board Chair for Integrated Health Services, he is a Board Member of the 21st Century Tolland Fund that serves disabled individuals who participate in sports. Joe and his wife, Sharon, are proud parents and reside in South Glastonbury, Connecticut.
Secretary | Dental Hygienist
Kareen Wilson is a team leader, owner, and patient-therapist at Contemporary General Dentistry in West Hartford, CT, and Smile Studio Dentistry in Hartford, CT. Kareen also works as an adjunct professor in the leadership program at Goodwin University. She has over twenty-five years of experience in clinical dental hygiene and office management.
Kareen earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Goodwin University. She is passionate about dental health care and teaching future leaders how to be assertive yet empathic guides of the future.
Kareen is involved in organizations that believe in spreading the message of equal health opportunities for everyone. In addition to serving on the board of Integrated Health Services and Bethesda Medical Mission, she is a vital member of the Women of Strength organization that helps women deal with and survive breast cancer. When she is not serving, you can find her enjoying life in Bloomfield with her husband, Dr. Bryan Wilson. She also enjoys long-distance running, skiing, challenging her peloton, and raising two extraordinary young ladies, Kierra and Bryana.
IHS Treasurer | CPA
Jeff Walsh is a graduate of Babson College in Wellesley, MA, with a degree in Accounting. Prior to joining CRT as their CFO, Jeff worked in public accounting for 19 years, specializing in non-profit and governmental audits throughout the northeast region. Jeff has extensive experience with the Federal Single Audit and State of Connecticut Single Audit requirements, in addition to Form 990 preparation and indirect cost rate calculations.
Jeff serves on the Board of Directors of Integrated Health Services, Inc. and is a member of the AICPA and the CT Society of Public Accountants. Jeff lives in Southington however he has worked in the Greater Hartford area for decades.
IHS BOD Chairman | Family Services Consultant
For over 25 years Doug Edwards has been a family services consultant who designs and facilitates fatherhood-focused programs. He provides professional development and training for family workers at state and non-profit human services agencies.
Doug earned certificates in Pastoral Counseling and Care, Infant Mental Health Home Visiting, Trauma Informed Family Support Practice, and Men’s Trauma and Recovery. And he is a Certified Family Development Credential Trainer and Parent Leadership Training Institute Master Facilitator.
Doug is the founder and director of Real Dads Forever, a Fatherhood Strategies Development organization. He serves on the advisory boards of the CT Maternal Child Health Coalition and ECHN’s Family Development Center. He is also a board member of the CT Association for Infant Mental Health. He enjoys spending time with his family in his hometown of Manchester.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Kendall Stenner is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Her experience as an inpatient nurse led her to pursue a higher degree so that she might advocate for patient care, patient rights, and ethical consideration of practice on a provider level. As an APRN you treat the entire person, not just the disease. Her goal as an APRN is to bring a more educational and holistic approach to her traditional bedside nursing care.
She was an RN at Yale New Haven Hospital for 10 years; working in general medicine, women’s oncology, and at the covid sites. From there, she transitioned to The Childrens Center of Hamden where she worked as the Nursing Supervisor while finishing out her graduate school education. As an RN who only worked with the adult population for the last 10 years, this was an entirely new experience for her. Being a nurse for children with trauma and behavioral issues was a type of nursing that required more than medical bedside care; it required a new way of listening to and understanding her patients to help treat them.
Kendall earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from The University of New Haven before returning to school to obtain her Nursing degree from Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing. She earned her graduate degree from Simmons University.
During her transition into that new role, Kendall also began one of her graduate school clinical rotations at Integrated Health Services (IHS). It was there that she gained a deeper passion for treating and educating today’s youth. Kendall has a passion for health, wellness, education, and advocating for each and every patient and is excited to bring that passion to the youth at IHS.
President | CEO
Sherry Linton-Massiah has extensive education and experience in non-profit program management, policy, and systems building in the areas of early childhood education and behavioral health. Mrs. Linton-Massiah has been an ardent and passionate advocate in her quest to improve access to high quality health and education services for children and families. Mrs. Linton-Massiah served as the Director of Communication and Partnerships at the Child First National Program Office, where she strategically cultivated key partners with the shared mission of expanding the continuum of behavioral health services to young children and oversaw all communication initiatives. Additional expertise arose from her positions as the Manager of Training, Quality Assurance, and Appeals in the Xerox Healthcare Division; Project Director of the Governor’s Early Childhood Cabinet; Policy Analyst for the Connecticut Association for Human Services; and the Director of Early Head Start, a program of Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN).
She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a Master of Communication from Central Connecticut State University. Her undergraduate degree from Trinity College, in Hartford, CT, focused on Political Science, with a minor in Progressive American Social Movements (SPASM).
Mrs. Linton-Massiah’s education and experience at the national, state, and community levels position her well to lead Integrated Health Services in improving community health and wellness by reducing and addressing barriers to care.
Last, but certainly not least, Sherry is a blessed wife and mother of two sons.
Ms. Sadloski brings over a decade of experience managing client services and healthcare billing to her role as Practice Manager for Integrated Health Services.
As a valuable member of the team, Ms. Sadloski oversees billing and coding for a variety of medical services, maintains critical systems, and coordinates the function of various medical, dental, and behavioral health functions. Ms. Sadloski’s dedication to fostering a positive healthcare setting immersed in an educational environment is evident in each interaction with her colleagues and students.