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Richard S. Ruben, M.D.
Chairman Of The Board

Richard S. Ruben, M.D. is one of the founders and is President of Physician’s for Women’s Health (PWH), the nation’s largest single group practice dedicated to women and formed in 1997. He also is one of the founders and Chairman of the Board of Women’s Health Connecticut (WHC), which was formed in August 1997, by teaming PWH physicians with an established group of health care management experts. Dr. Ruben has been practicing medicine for over 30 years and is the head of his local office of eight physicians in Danbury, CT. In addition, he served as Acting Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Danbury Hospital, a regional teaching hospital with a residency program affiliated with Yale University.

Dr. Ruben is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He received his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University where he graduated magna cum laude. Dr. Ruben is a graduate of George Washington University of Medicine. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Magee Women’s Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Following residency, Dr. Ruben became chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Walson Army Hospital in Fort Dix, New Jersey where he received the Army commendation medal for outstanding service. Dr. Ruben has been included in the Connecticut Magazine’s list of the state’s “Top Docs”.

Dr. Ruben was a founder and member of the Board of the Danbury Hospital Foundation. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists, Connecticut State Medical Society, as well as the Fairfield County Medical Association.

Nancy Bernstein
President And Chief Executive Officer

Nancy Bernstein is President and Chief Executive Officer of Women’s Health Connecticut, which supports a network of over 200 physicians and other health care professionals. Nancy was instrumental in forming a captive professional liability insurance company in Bermuda of which she serves as President and Chairperson of the Board. She also has responsibility for the Clinical Trials Division of Women’s Health USA.

Prior to joining Women’s Health, Nancy held management positions at community and academic hospitals and health systems in the Northeast and Midwest. She received her Master’s degree from Harvard University in Health Policy and Management, and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Nancy previously served or currently serves on the boards of Leadership Greater Hartford, Community Health Charities, Connecticut Center for Primary Care and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 from the Hartford Business Journal for her contributions to the region.

Matthew L. Saidel, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

Matthew L. Saidel, M.D. is one of the founders and serves on the Board of Directors of Physicians for Women’s Health (PWH), formed in 1997. PWH is the nation’s largest single group practice dedicated to women. As Medical Director, Dr. Saidel is responsible for the oversight of medical quality and risk management for Physicians for Women's Health. He serves on the Board of Women’s Health Connecticut and The ARK Indemnity Company. Having been on the teaching staff of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Hartford Hospital, he has taught generations of medical students and Ob Gyn residents.

Dr. Saidel received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University, earned his medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University, and completed his obstetrics and gynecology internship and residency training at Hartford Hospital. He is Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practicing in the Farmington Valley since 1981, Dr. Saidel is a perennial “best doctor” in both the Hartford region and the State of Connecticut.

Dr. Saidel is a Corporator and member of Hartford Hospital’s Medical Executive Committee and is Chief Executive Officer of the Physician Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Breast Care Multi-Disciplinary Work Group and is the Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Connecticut Health Center School of Medicine.

Daniel Welling
Medical Director, EMR

Dr. Daniel (Dan) Welling serves one of the medical directors for Women’s Health Connecticut. His focus is on advancing the organization’s strength in information technology to meet changing regulatory and patient demands. In his role, he leads efforts to streamline office work flow and medical record technologies - giving patients optimal access and convenience in their health care experience.

Along with his role as medical director, Dan is a leading physician at Manchester Ob-Gyn Associates, after having joined the group in 1988. In addition to serving the obstetric and gynecologic needs of his patients, he is currently one of only a handful of ObGyns in Connecticut who do full vaginal reconstructive surgery. He also has significant experience with minimally invasive surgery including robotics and hysteroscopy.

Dan also serves as an associate professor at University of New England School of Osteopathy.

Dan received his medical degree from St. George’s University of Medicine in 1982 and completed his residency at Hartford Hospital. He is board-certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His undergraduate degree is From Bates College.

His personal interests include an active, outdoor lifestyle. Dan regularly participates in the Pan-Mass Challenge – a bike-a-thon that raises funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Keith Falter
Medical Director

Keith J. Falter, M.D.  joined Women's Health Connecticut in 2012. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Physicians for Women's Health and Women's Health Connecticut. As Medical Director, Dr. Falter is primarily responsible for quality and best medical practice. Dr. Falter chairs the medical best practice committee for Women's Health Connecticut. 

Dr. Falter was previously trained as a physician assistant and earned his medical degree from The American University of Antigua. He is board certified and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He currently practices in Danbury, Connecticut where he completed his residency training. Following his training, Dr. Falter served as the Medical Student Clerkship Director for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Danbury Hospital. He holds academic teaching positions at multiple medical schools including the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Tracy Brennan
Medical Director
Michael Pascetta
Senior Vice President And Chief Financial Officer

As Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mike Pascetta oversees the financial functions of Women’s Health Connecticut. His responsibilities include financial reporting, cash management, banking relationships, the overall financial control environment and consulting directly with physician partners on financial matters.

Prior to joining our team, Mike was Chief Financial Officer for Court Square Data Group, an information technology services and consulting company. He held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pharmedica, a medical education company that provided services to the pharmaceutical industry. Mike also held the position of Vice President and Controller of Familymeds, Inc., an integrated retail pharmacy chain and mail order/e-commerce pharmacy business. Mike began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co., where he rose to the position of Manager in the Audit and Business Advisory Services Practice.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts and also is a certified public accountant.

Paula Greenberg
Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations And Programs

As Vice President, Clinical Operations & Programs, Paula Greenberg is responsible for clinical programs, medical quality and risk management, compliance, and clinical oversight of pay for performance programs. She has led performance improvement initiatives for patient satisfaction, leadership development and office staff training programs. With over 20 years in health care management, Paula also successfully developed and supported revenue generating programs and services including imaging and in-office procedures.

Prior to joining Women's Health Connecticut, Paula was the Director of Antepartum & Gynecology Services at Hartford Hospital. She was responsible for inpatient high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, gynecologic oncology, and outpatient prenatal testing. Paula also held additional nursing positions at Hartford Hospital, specializing in general and gynecologic surgery, oncology and medicine.

Paula holds an MBA with a Health Care Management concentration and BSN. She is a member of several professional organizations. Paula currently is serving a second term as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District I, Public Member and is actively involved in its Patient Safety Committee. Paula has served on several city and state task forces to improve the quality of women’s health and is a current board member of the Greater Hartford Arts Council.

Vanessa Ryan
Vice President, Operations
Leslie Stedman
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Cara Farrell
Vice President, Managed Care Contracting and Lab Services
Ken Lawless
Vice President, Information Technology

As Vice President of Information Technology, Ken Lawless is responsible for managing data, voice, software, and security systems. As part of the management team, Ken is responsible for aligning the goals of Information Technology with the strategic business and clinical goals of Women’s Health Connecticut.

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