James Cardon

Chief Clinical Integration Officer & CEO

Governance_JamesCardon.jpgDr. James P. Cardon is Hartford HealthCare’s (HHC’s) chief clinical integration officer and CEO of Integrated Care Partners, a clinical integration organization that includes HHC-employed physicians (Hartford HealthCare Medical Group) and private-practice physicians. Integrated Care Partners is responsible for improving access to care, developing and implementing evidence-based best practices, reducing variability of care and defining, measuring and managing clinical excellence for member physicians. Integrated Care Partners will engage with payers and employers to develop innovative payment methodologies to align financial incentives with clinical objectives.

Dr. Cardon, a cardiologist for more than 20 years, is a senior staff member of Hartford Hospital’s Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut. He previously was president of Cardiology PC, a seven-physician cardiology practice with offices in Farmington and Hartford. He also served as president of the Hartford Physician Association and the Hartford Physician Hospital Organization (HPHO). Founded in 1987, the HPHO is a value-driven organization committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective health services.

Dr. Cardon graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science from Boston College and earned his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in cardiology at Hartford Hospital. Dr. Cardon is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in Cardiovascular Disease. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Connecticut State Medical Association and the Hartford County Medical Association.

Hartford HealthCare is Connecticut’s only truly integrated health care system. With more than 18,000 employees and $2.4 billion in net revenue, the system offers the full continuum of care. Besides Integrated Care Partners, the system includes six-acute care hospitals, the state’s first air-ambulance service, one of the nation’s top medical training centers, behavioral health and rehabilitation services, a large physician group, research facilities, skilled-nursing and visiting-nurse services, a laboratory system that spans the state and a number of services for seniors, including senior living facilities.

Deb Hayes

Vice President & COO

Governance_DebHayes.jpgDebra Hayes, a 20-year veteran of the health care industry in Massachusetts, is vice president and chief operating officer with responsibility for management and administrative services; maximizing physician performance as an accountable care organization; developing ICP’s organizational infrastructure; negotiating physician and facility managed-care contracts, risk arrangements and pay-for-performance contracts; managing the operations and the financial performance of members; and staffing and support.

Before coming to HHC, Debra was an independent consultant, assisting provider hospital organizations with clinical integration and developing and negotiating risk-sharing arrangements with health plans. She also spent four years as a senior consultant at the Massachusetts Healthcare Exchange, developing the exchange to meet the regulations established by health care reform. She also was responsible for overseeing the relationships between the state and the Medicare Managed Care organizations and successfully negotiated contracts to provide health insurance to uninsured Massachusetts residents. She spent 10 years at Tufts Health Plan in Waltham, Mass., as director of contracting and performance management with oversight of all commercial and Medicare contracting, budget development and strategic planning for a subset of the organization’s physician and hospital network. Debra has an undergraduate degree in accounting from Westfield State University and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in health care from Suffolk University in Boston.

Tricia Hasselman

VP, Contracting & Payer Relations

Governance_TriciaHasselman.jpgTricia Hasselman comes to ICP with a wealth of experience in medical-cost management, planning and forecasting, financial analysis and provider negotiation and contracting, as well as in developing networks with commercial insurers, Medicare and Medicaid.

In Tricia’s previous position with Wellpoint, the parent company of Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, she served as staff vice president of Medicaid Provider Engagement and Contracting. Previously, she was Aetna’s vice president of Medicaid Network Development and Medical Economics, with responsibility for the East Region of the United States. One of her many accomplishments in that role was to implement a cost-management process for the Medicaid Business Unit, increasing cost savings by 150 percent. Her other positions with Aetna included Medical Economics head for the Northeast, manager of Pricing and Compensation for the Northeast Region and financial consultant for Provider Pricing and Compensation.

Tricia graduated summa cum laude from Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, concentrating in computer science. She was a Fairfield Scholar and named to the Mathematics Honor Roll throughout her college career.

In the community, she has served in a number of roles, including board member with MARC: Community Resources Ltd., a Middletown-based organization that assists adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing them with opportunities for housing, employment and social activities.

Colleen Sullivan

Vice President of Care Management


Colleen Sullivan brings to ICP vast experience in creating and leading effective care management operations. In her role as Regional Director of Care Management for HHC’s East Region, and previously as Director of Care Management for Backus Hospital, Colleen worked with executive, medical, front-line staff, patients, families and external partners to improve collaboration and enhance care quality. She developed effective dashboards to monitor and advance performance.

Colleen is a respected and recognized leader and relationship-builder. In the East Region, she also managed the daily operations of social work, palliative care, a heart failure program and the Center for Healthcare Integration.

She holds master’s degrees in social work and business administration, is a licensed clinical social worker with the State of Connecticut and is accredited as a case manager with the National Board for Case Management. Most recently, she served as Chief Operating Officer for United Community & Family Services, a regional federally qualified health center in Norwich.

Naomi Nomizu

Medical Director

Dr. Naomi Nomizu brings extensive and diverse clinical experience and is recognized for her leadership at HHC. In her early career she worked at a clinic for the indigent through the National Health Service Corps. A Board certified Internist, she then practiced in a primary care private practice with two to three partners over many years before becoming a hospitalist at Backus Hospital. She worked for many years as co-Medical Director of a skilled nursing facility as well as of a Hospice program. At Backus she served as Chief of Medicine for a year and most recently was Director of East region Hospitalist Program at Backus and Windham Hospital.

In her role as Medical Director, Dr Nomizu is responsible for driving quality improvement, provider engagement and coordination of care across the ambulatory, acute and post-acute settings. She partners with providers and system stakeholders to advance understanding and acceptance of value based care, practice transformation, and care management redesign.

Dr. Nomizu earned her Doctor of Medicine from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and completed residency in Internal Medicine at Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I.

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