Meet the Staff

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is a vigorous, collaborative, long-term effort to transform community health in the South County region of Rhode Island.

Meet the steering committee

Our Steering Committee helps chart the course for Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds.

James D. Berson

Interim Executive Director

Providence Plan

Michael Lichtenstein

President & CEO

Wood River Health Services

Donald DeHayes

Provost and VP of Academic Affairs

University of Rhode Island

Susan Bradanini, RN

Community Health Nurse Supervisor

Narragansett Indian Health Center

Susan Stevenson


Therapeutic Outreach Programs Gateway HealthCare

Louis Giancola

President and CEO

South County Health

Laurel G. Holmes, MSW

Director of Community Partnerships & Population Health

L+M Healthcare

Jeffrey A. Broadhead

Executive Director


Jeanne LaChance

Interim President and CEO

Thundermist Health Center

Representative Teresa Tanzi

State of Rhode Island


Celeste Corcoran, M.D.

Coastal Medical/

Narragansett Bay Pediatrics

Robert Panoff



Kristen L. DiSanto

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

The Washington Trust Company

Melissa B. Cummings

Senior Vice President

Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI

Joseph DeSantis


Tri-County Community Action Agency

Kathy Sullivan

Community Prevention Manager

R I Student Assistance Services

Laura Jones

Director of Health Program

Rhode Island Parent Information Network


Our staff leads the way to action and outcomes.

Susan Orban

Director of Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Donna Greene

Administrative Assistant to the Director

Cindy Buxton

HBHM Community Outreach Coodinator