Saint Francis Health Care Partners

Population Health Staff

DSC 7016Nina Arnold, MPH, RN, CHWC, CBN
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Community Healthcare Navigator
860.714.1492

Nina is a registered nurse who has started working as a Community Healthcare Navigator with the Population Health Management team. She has several years of experience working as a Bariatric Program Coordinator with Saint Francis as well as with Hartford Hospital. Nina has a Master in Public Health from UCONN and is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She has a passion for obesity prevention, with the goal of supporting people to reach their health goals, living the quality of life they envision.

MariaMaria Fernanda Agudelo-Chan, RN-BC
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Community Healthcare Navigator
860.714.5801

Maria is a registered nurse currently working as a Community Healthcare Navigator. She has previous experience working with cardiac and hospice patients in the hospital and in the community. Her goals are to keep people home, healthy and informed to help improve their quality of life and understanding of healthcare options. 
 

Krista

Krista Berardy, LPN
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Community Healthcare Coach  
860.714.5276

Krista is a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute with an Associate's Degree in Nursing. Her nursing experience includes long-term and rehabilitation care in a non-profit, inpatient healthcare setting as a home care nurse, specializing in respiratory care, holistic healthcare and community heath.

 
 

JulieJulie Corsino, LCSW
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Community Healthcare Navigator

860.714.6311

Julie graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills with a Master of Social Work degree. She has previous experience as an outpatient therapist in non-profit and integrated healthcare settings, specializing in holistic mental health and substance use disorder treatment.


  

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Deb Crane
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Community Healthcare Coach
860.714.5696

Deb is Masters prepared in Community Health and Nutrition and certified as a Chronic Care Professional Health Coach. She has over 25 years experience managing community outreach and home visiting programs and providing care coordination. She strives to provide culturally competent, patient-centered services honoring personal health goals and the patient-provider relationship.

  

MelissaMelissa Jones, LPN
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Community Healthcare Coach
860.714.7585

Melissa has experience in pediatric and adult ambulatory care, mental health and substance abuse treatment. She is knowledgeable in local community resources in the Greater Hartford Area. Melissa earned a Licensed Vocational Nurse Certificate of Technology from San Jacinto College North in Houston, Texas and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University.




SusanSusan Marcantonio, RN
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Community Healthcare Navigator
860.714.6360


Susan has an extensive clinical background in family medicine and community care. Her interests include hospice/palliative care and community health and outreach. Susan earned her Associate's degree in Nursing from Capital Community College.

 

TorieVictoria "Torie" Rodrigue
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Community Healthcare Coach
860.714.4831

Torie has a BA in psychology and is currently enrolled at the University of Saint Joseph in the Master of Social Work program, concentrating in health and mental health. Torie’s previous experience includes community education, supporting patients to manage their co-occurring mental and physical health diagnoses. Torie’s goals are to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and to continue to support patients in the healthcare and counseling fields.

VirginiaVirginia Ruiz, MSW
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Community Healthcare Navigator
860.714.7050

Virginia has managed local and federally-funded programs offering services to underserved communities in Hartford. She is an active member of the Hispanic Health Council and Connecticut Latinos Achieving Rights & Opportunities. Virginia earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the UConn School of Social Work, with a Certificate in Latino Practice.


 MichelleMichelle Safo-Agyeman
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Community Healthcare Coach
860.714.6094 

Michelle is a Community Healthcare Coach who graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health, and a Master of Science degree in Nonprofit Management in Philanthropy from Bay Path College. Michelle has extensive experience working in the community as an outreach coordinator, educating the community on preventive screening and identifying community resources. 


  

Angie 2Angelica Van Ostrand
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Community Healthcare Coach

860.714.6026

Angie Van Ostrand is a graduate of Fordham University with a BA in Social Science.  She is bilingual Spanish and has a healthcare background in patient and community services. Angie has previously worked as an Ongoing Service Coordinator for the state of New York providing case management for Hispanic/Latino families. She is passionate about providing community outreach and educating patients to receive optimal care.

 
 

DSC 5404Karen Yakabowskas
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Community Healthcare Coach

860.714.4347

Karen is a licensed practical nurse, who graduated from Eli Whitney Regional Vocational Technical School and is currently working as a Community Healthcare Coach. Her nursing experience includes: long-term, rehabilitation, pediatrics, respiratory care, homecare and in inpatient healthcare settings. Her goals are to work with doctors and the community resources to help patients reach and maintain their health goals.