East Region Board of Directors

In our continuing effort to develop a regional healthcare delivery system, Backus Hospital joined Windham Hospital and Natchaug Hospital in creating a regional board structure. The Regional Board includes board members representing each organization, and is similar to regional boards created in Hartford HealthCare’s Central and Hartford regions. The boards focus on safety, quality and community benefit – and contribute toward the ultimate goal of creating one superior customer experience no matter where patients interact with Hartford HealthCare.


Karla Fox

Anthony Joyce
Vice Chair

David Whitehead
Regional President

Board Members

Mary Barry, M.D.

Catina Caban-Owen

Carmen Cid

Elizabeth Conway

Carolyn Drescher

Anthony Joyce

Deborah Monahan

Lynne Quintal-Hill

James Watson, M.D.

Diane Wishnafski

Mark Tramontozzi, M.D.

David Whitehead