Board Members

Guiding our future

Leadership

Our Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who serve as ambassadors for our agency in the communities we serve. Board members focus on raising awareness about our scope of services, generating client and donor referrals, and strategic planning to help the agency remain independent and self-sustaining.

Dorothy Hammett
Dorothy Hammett

VNA Board President
General Counsel,
Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc.

John O’Connell
John O’Connell

VNA Board Vice President
Senior Counsel,
The Hartford

Stephanie McGuire, APRN, NNP-BC
STEPHANIE MCGUIRE, APRN, NNP-BC

VNA Board Secretary
Midlevel Practitioner, Neonatal ICU,
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Denise Grant
Denise Grant

VNA Board Treasurer
Vice President, Finance & Control,
Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc.

Dennis Chapron
Dennis Chapron

Medication Safety Pharmacist
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Paul Cialfi
Paul Cialfi

New England Territory Manager
US Chemical and Plastics Division of Valspar Automotive

Atique Mirza, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Atique Mirza, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Partner
Central Connecticut Cardiologists, LLC
Consultant Cardiologist
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Nancy Shepard
Nancy Shepard

Managing Principal & Owner; Chief Operating Officer
Lindberg & Ripple

Colleen O'Connor
Colleen O'Connor

Tax Collector
Town of Simsbury

Maura Shea, MS, RN, CCRN
Maura Shea, MS, RN, CCRN

RN Consultant