Board of Trustees and Senior Management
As an affiliate of Yale New Haven Health System, the leadership of Northeast Medical Group is dedicated to a common mission: A commitment to innovation and excellence in patient care, teaching, research and service to our communities.
Board of Trustees
Nicholas A. Bertini, MD
Gary V. Desir, MD
Patrick L. Green, FACHE
Lisa Lattanza, MD, FAAOS
Ellen Liquindoli, CPA, Treasurer
Monique Misra, MD
Christopher O’Connor, Secretary
Paula J. Santrach, MD
Stephanie S. Spangler, MD
Elliot Sussman, MD, MBA, Chair
Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Willcox, Assistant Secretary
Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, MPH, MHPE, MBA
President & CEO, Northeast Medical Group
Senior Vice President, YNHHS
Dr. Varkey is responsible for the strategic, operational, clinical and fiscal leadership of Northeast Medical Group. Prior to her current role, she was president and CEO of the Clinical Enterprise, a multispecialty group at Seton Family Healthcare, the largest health system in Austin, Texas. Dr. Varkey spent most of her career at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she was professor of medicine and preventive medicine and served in several leadership roles. A nationally recognized expert in quality improvement, she recently completed her term as president of the American College of Medical Quality. Dr. Varkey is the editor of two textbooks: Medical Quality Management: Theory and Practice, and the Mayo Clinic Preventive Medicine and Public Health Board Review.
Dr. Varkey earned her MBBS (MD equivalent) from Christian Medical College in Vellore, India; internal medicine residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut; and preventive medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She has a master's in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health, a master's in health professions education from the University of Illinois Chicago and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Richard Goldstein, MD, PhD, MHCM
Chief Medical Officer
Before joining Northeast Medical Group, Dr. Goldstein was President of Central Maine Medical Group, and CMO of Central Main Healthcare. Previously, Dr. Goldstein was Vice Dean Clinical Affairs and endowed chair of Surgical Endocrinology at the University of Louisville. Dr. Goldstein received his Bachelors from Amherst College and attended Medical School at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He obtained his PhD in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and his Masters in Health Care Management from the Harvard University School of Public Health.
Arnold DoRosario, MD
Chief Population Health Officer
Prior to joining Northeast Medical Group, Dr. DoRosario served as Medical Director for PriMed, focusing on implementing policies, procedures and best practices among the group. Dr. DoRosario received his medical degree from Universidad De Navarra, Facultad De Medicina, Pamplona, Spain and is board certified in both geriatrics and internal medicine. He completed his residency and internship at St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Bridgeport.
Peter Logue, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Before joining Northeast Medical Group, Peter Logue was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Mill Hill Medical Consultants, the Bridgeport Hospital-based group practice, and Director and Vice President of Practice Management for ProHealth Physicians primary care group practice. He received his BS in political science from the University of Vermont and his MHA from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University.
Aimee Derry, MHA
Vice President, Business Development
Aimee Derry is responsible for clinician recruitment, mergers and acquisitions, clinician onboarding, facilities, business development, and innovation. She also provides operational leadership over Northeast Medical Group and Yale Medicine collaborations. Aimee joined Northeast Medical Group in 2011 as Director of Practice Operations. In that role, she led operations in the New Haven region, oversaw the walk-in medical centers and directed the group’s access initiatives. Prior to joining Northeast Medical Group, she served as Director of Operations at Hartford Medical Group and Executive Director of Connecticut Medical Group. She received her BS in Management from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA, and her MHA from Clark University in Worcester, MA.
Ellen Liquindoli, CPA
Vice President, Finance
Ellen Liquindoli, CPA, oversees a wide range of financial functions for Northeast Medical Group, including budget, revenue cycle, accounting and compensation. She has significant experience managing the financial operations of healthcare organizations throughout Connecticut. Before joining Northeast Medical Group, Ellen served as vice president of finance for Hartford HealthCare Medical Group. Previously, she held leadership roles at Alliance Medical Group, Optimus Healthcare and St. Francis Medical Group. Ellen is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.
Ryan O'Connell, MD
Vice President, Wellness and Engagement
Ryan O’Connell, MD, oversees several key Northeast Medical Group initiatives, including wellness, hospitalist patient engagement and medical education. Previously, Dr. O’Connell held leadership roles at Bridgeport Hospital, including interim chief medical officer, vice president of performance and risk management, and medical director of care coordination. A general internist, Dr. O’Connell earned his medical degree from New York University. He completed an internal medicine residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and medical informatics fellowship at Yale University.
Executive Director, Operations
Chris Hines leads practice operations in the Bridgeport Region. Prior to joining Northeast Medical Group in 2014, Christine was the Director of Operations and Account Manager at MED3000/McKesson in Shelton, CT. She received her BS in Healthcare Management from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.
Executive Director, Operations
Robert Dickman leads practice operations in the New Haven Region and oversees Northeast Medical Group's walk-in centers. Prior to joining Northeast Medical Group, Robert was the Executive Director at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, CT and was responsible for the Franklin Medical Group and Outpatient Services. A veteran of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps, Robert received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut and his MBA from Baker College in Flint, MI. He is board certified by the American College of Medical Practice Executives and is a senior member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Director, Regional Practice Operations
Candise Smith is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Northeast Medical Group practices in the Greenwich and Westchester region. She also supports Northeast Medical Group physicians based at Greenwich Hospital. Candise started in January 2009 as Supervisor of Practice Operations and led the successful onboarding and management of a number of Northeast Medical Group sites. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management at Hampton University in Hampton, VA, and she received her MBA from the Jack Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.
Director, Regional Practice Operations
Rick Coppola is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Northeast Medical Group practices in the New London, CT and Westerly, RI regions. He has been a key member of the Northeast Medical Group operations team since 2012 and has successfully on-boarded a number of practices as well as taken the lead on Northeast Medical Group's initiatives related to supply chain. Rick received both his bachelor of science degree in biology/pre-medicine, and his MBA in health care management from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. He is a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) accredited through the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and a High Reliability Organization (HRO) trainer.
Executive Director, Accountable Care Organization/Value Based Programs
Kathleen Madden has created the infrastructure and leads a multidisciplinary team enabling Northeast Medical Group to focus diligently on population health. Kathy also provides oversight to quality and patient experience programs. Prior to joining Northeast Medical Group in 2017, she was vice president of delivery system partnerships and strategic initiatives at ConnectiCare in Farmington, CT.