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At Vinfen, we envision a world where people with disabilities or life challenges lead full, productive, and valued lives, free from prejudice and discrimination, and who are supported to achieve their personal goals in the communities in which they choose to live.

Our Executive Team brings to Vinfen leadership a wealth of diverse experience and competence, a proven track record of innovation, quality outcomes and financial stewardship, and a strong commitment to the values we embrace.

Our role as leaders is to consistently evaluate and improve our policies and practices to ensure that we are hiring caring employees, training them to use the very best science-based techniques, and supporting them to provide the most effective interventions to those whom we serve.

To accomplish these goals, we are engaged as participants and in leadership roles throughout the behavioral health and human services provider, advocacy, and research communities, in order to help shape and to benefit from improvements to the entire health and human services system.

To learn more about our Executive Team, click on the links below.


Bruce L. Bird, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer
Madeline Becker, PhD, Vice President of Quality and Compliance
Jon Burt, Chief Information Officer
Don Condie, MD, Medical Director
Patricia Cooper, MBA, Vice President of Real Estate
Rob Crane, MS, Vice President and Executive Director of Vinfen Connecticut
Lauren Falls, LICSW, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services
Lurleen Gannon, Esq., Vice President and General Counsel
Joseph F. Gomes, MA, Senior Vice President of Developmental Services
Kathy Krysiak, JD, Vice President of Human Resources
Jeanne Russo, MA, Senior Vice President of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Sophie Santaella, MBA, Chief Operating Officer
Kim Shellenberger, MBA, Vice President of Integrated Care and Innovation
Richard Sullivan, MS, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Julie Banda, MPH, Director of Communications and Development

For more of Vinfen’s leaders, please see this list of Senior Management.