Gov. Ned Lamont's COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group advises him on preparations for a vaccine, including the optimization of a statewide vaccine distribution strategy, and communicating critical medical information about the vaccine with the state’s residents.

Main Advisory Group

  • Co-Chair: Dr. Deidre Gifford, Acting Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • Co-Chair: Dr. Reginald J. Eadie, President and CEO, Trinity Health of New England
  • Mary Daugherty Abrams, State Senator (D-Meriden)
  • Jessica Abrantes-Figueiredo, Chief of Infectious Diseases, Saint Francis Hospital
  • Stephen Civitelli, Director of Health, Wallingford Health Department
  • Chris DiPentima, President and CEO, CBIA
  • Josh Elliott, State Representative (D-Hamden)
  • Tekisha Dwan Everette, Executive Director, Health Equity Connecticut
  • Keith Grant, Senior System Director for Infection Prevention, Hartford HealthCare
  • Marwan Haddad, Medical Director, Center for Key Populations, Community Health Center, Inc.
  • Eileen Healy, Executive Director, Independence Northwest, Connecticut Cross-Disability Lifespan Alliance and Chair, Connecticut Association of Centers for Independent Living
  • Derrick Holloway, Pastor, First Calvary Baptist Church
  • Sal Luciano, Presiden, Connecticut AFL-CIO
  • Richard Martinello, Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Health
  • Mag Morelli, Presiden, LeadingAge Connecticut
  • Nichelle Mullins, President and CEO, Charter Oak Health Center
  • William Petit, State Representative (R-Plainville)
  • Jason Schwartz, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Public Health
  • Milagrosa Seguinot, President, Connecticut Community Health Workers Association
  • Michelle Seagull, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
  • Heather Somers, State Senator (R-Mystic)

Allocation Subgroup

  • Michael Carius, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Stephen Civitelli, Director of Health, Wallingford Health Department
  • Nicole D. Hawley, UConn Office of Emergency Management
  • Tekisha Dwan Everette, Executive Director, Health Equity Connecticut
  • Lori Fedewa, Director, Connecticut State Office of Rural Health
  • Khuram Ghumman, President, Hartford County Medical Association
  • Tim Klufas, College student
  • Suzanne Lagarde, CEO, Fair Haven Community Health Center
  • Zita Lazzarini, UConn Health
  • Andrew Mais, Commissioner, Connecticut Insurance Department
  • Sara Parker McKernan, New Haven Legal Assistance
  • Leslie Miller, President, Fairfield County Medical Association
  • Nichelle Mullins, President and CEO, Charter Oak Health Center
  • Neil O’Leary, Mayor, City of Waterbury
  • Regina Rush-Kittle, Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
  • Marlene Schwartz, President, UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
  • Michelle Seagull, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
  • Raymond Sullivan, Director of Health, Brookfield Health Department

Communications Subgroup

  • Mary Daugherty Abrams, State Senator (D-Meriden)
  • Robyn Anderson, Reverend
  • Matt Barrett, President and CEO, Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities
  • John Brady, American Federation of Teachers
  • Hector Caraballo, Pastor, Casa de Oracion y Adoracion
  • Angel Castellano, Pastor, Smirna Misionera Church
  • Yolanda Castillo, Secretary, Town of Manchester Board of Directors
  • Lindsay E. Curtis, Pastor, Grace Baptist Church
  • Chris DiPentima, President and CEO, CBIA
  • Tiffany Donelson, President and CEO, Connecticut Health Foundation
  • Brad Drazen, Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Hartford Foundation
  • Taylor Edelman, Equity and Community Engagement Coordinator, Apex Community Care
  • Josh Elliott, State Representative (D-Hamden)
  • Michael Freda, First Selectman of North Haven and President, Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
  • Judy Goldberg, Vice President of Government Relations, Connecticut PTA
  • Susan Halpin, Connecticut Association of Health Plans
  • Angela Harris, Phillips Health Ministry and Phillips CME Church
  • Eileen Healy, Executive Director of Independence Northwest, Connecticut Cross-Disability Lifespan Alliance and Chair, Connecticut Association of Centers for Independent Living
  • Derrick Holloway, Pastor, First Calvary Baptist Church
  • Erin Jones, Counsel, March of Dimes
  • Greg Jones, Legacy Foundation
  • Nihal Khan, Director of Religious Affairs, Islamic Center of Connecticut
  • Sal Luciano, President, Connecticut AFL-CIO
  • Mag Morelli, President of LeadingAge Connecticut
  • Diane Morgenthaler, Director of Health and Wellness, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Maurice Porter, Reverend, Impact Church
  • Joseph Quaranta, President, Community Medical Group and Co-Chair, Connecticut Health Information Technology Advisory Council
  • Jordan Scheff, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Developmental Services
  • Milagrosa Seguinot, President, Connecticut Community Health Workers Association
  • Heather Somers, State Senator (R-Mystic)
  • Vicki Veltri, Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Health Strategy

Scientific Subgroup

  • Jessica Abrantes-Figueiredo, Chief of Infectious Diseases, Saint Francis Hospital
  • David Banach, Head of Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiologist, UConn Health
  • Keith Grant, Senior System Director for Infection Prevention, Hartford HealthCare
  • Jim Hadler, Clinical Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Medicine
  • Danyal Ibrahim, Trinity Health of New England
  • Albert Ko, Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Department Chair, Yale School of Public Health
  • Roxy Kozyckyj, Director of State Government Affairs, Healthcare Distribution Alliance
  • Richard Martinello, Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Health
  • William Petit, State Representative (R-Plainville)
  • Jack Ross, President, Connecticut Infectious Diseases Society
  • Jason Schwartz, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Public Health
  • Jody Terranova, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics