Schuster Jr. named chairman of Qualidigm board; three others join

Rollin G. Schuster Jr. has been named chairman of the board of directors at Qualidigm, a national healthcare consulting think tank company based in Wethersfield, and Michael Dimenstein, Brian Hinman and Eric Rosow have joined the board.


Norton, Huff and Davis promoted at BVH Integrated Services

James M. Norton, Brad Huff and Jeffrey D. Davis, professional engineers, have been promoted in the Bloomfield office of BVH Integrated Services, a consulting engineering firm that provides building and site engineering services.


Kalafus appointed chief nursing officer at Gaylord Hospital

Lisa Kalafus has been appointed chief nursing officer at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford. Kalafus brings 30 years of nursing experience from St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, where she most recently was director of nursing operations. She also led the development of the clinical informatics department, and has held a number of leadership positions throughout her nursing career.


Raffanello joins Chelsea Groton Bank in Glastonbury loan office

Melissa L. Raffanello recently joined Chelsea Groton Bank as a residential loan officer, based at the bank’s lending center in Glastonbury. Raffanello will work with clients throughout Hartford and Litchfield counties on traditional mortgages, first-time homebuyer and affordable lending programs, specialty financing and home equity loans.


Drs. Minhas, Mubbashar and Libby join autism team at Hospital for Special Care

Drs. Hassan Minhas, Sabooh Mubbashar and Naomi Libby, and registered nurse Concepcion Cortes have joined the expanded multidisciplinary clinical team at the Autism Center at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain.


Adler appointed chairman of Salvation Army finance committee

Steven Adler, director of vendor risk management with UnitedHealthcare, was recently appointed chairman of the finance committee of the Greater Hartford Salvation Army. Adler has been an advisory board member since 2016.


Wotorson, Buckman join Hartford Foundation for Public Giving as senior officers

Michael Wotorson and Carin Buckman have joined the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving as senior officers in its community investments, and communications and marketing departments, respectively.


Vaillancourt joins KeyBank in VP role serving CT clients

Gregg D. Vaillancourt has joined KeyBank as vice president, senior payments and solutions adviser in its enterprise commercial payments (ECP) group. Vaillancourt will establish and deepen business banking relationships through customized treasury and payment solutions for clients’ cash management needs. He is located in Key’s Manchester office and will serve business clients throughout Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.


Santoro Jr., Wheeler join Gateway Financial Partners as advisers

Joseph Santoro Jr. and Michael Wheeler have joined Gateway Financial Partners as advisers at the independent national provider group headquartered in Glastonbury.


Barletta named VP-loan administration at Windsor Federal Savings

Nadine Barletta has been named vice president-loan administration and operations at Windsor Federal Savings. Barletta brings nearly 20 years of commercial lending and operations experience to Windsor Federal, most recently at United Bank, where she focused on commercial and residential loan servicing in northern Connecticut.

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