Medical Director
Erika Cappelluti, PhD, MD
Associate Medical Director
Eric R. Secor, PhD, ND, MPH, MS, Lac
Carmen Ciarcia
Edwin Brown, LAc
Carmen Catalano, LAc
Heather Finn, LAc
Edwin Brown
Samantha CroninArt for Healing Program
Samantha Cronin, Coordinator 

Samantha is the Program Coordinator of the Art for Healing Program within the Integrative Medicine Department. After a few years of volunteering for the program she was offered the role of Program Coordinator upon Diana Boehnert, the previous artist in residence's retirement.

Creativity Coaches
Art volunteers give of their time and themselves to give patients an Expressive Art experience that is therapeutic by helping reduce the stress and anxiety sometimes associated with illness and hospitalization.
Creativity Coaches (click for larger image)
Back (L-R): Diana Boehnert, Volunteers Pam Graves and Annie Cagenello, Eileen Pelletier, Manager, Volunteer Services. Front (L-R): Volunteers Margot Callahan and Deb Peavey

She is currently attaining her Master’s Degree at Lesley University for a dual-degree in Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Arts. Once she receives her Master’s Degree, Samantha plans to become licensed in the field, and eventually start her own therapeutic practice within the healthcare setting.

Samantha facilitates art workshops within the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center, free for Cancer Patients and Caregivers. Her program also offers community arts workshops throughout various Hartford Hospital locations in Connecticut such as monotype printmaking, painting, and jewelry-making. She also trains art interns and volunteers and Co-coordinates the Creativity Coach Volunteer Program with Eileen Pelletier of Volunteer Services.

The Creativity Coaches provide free services for inpatients in Oncology, Rehab, Cancer Center and Dialysis (as the program expands, services will be offered in other areas of the hospital).
Reiki Volunteer Program
Alice Moore, RN, RMT, Integrative Medicine, Co-Coordinator
Alice is a former ICU nurse/nurse manager, currently the coordinator for the Reiki Volunteer Program (providing Reiki sessions throughout the entire hospital), Integrative Medicine Program Development Manual, IM Website and Intranet Site, as well as the Nursing Validation for Touch Therapy. She also has a part time practice providing Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Craniosacral Therapy, Reconnective Healing, Quantum Touch, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Yoga, and Guided Imagery for enhancing the healing process as well as teaches all levels of Reiki training.
Alice Moore

Reiki Volunteers (click for a larger image)
Some of our 50 specially trained Reiki Volunteers pose with their Extraordinary Program Award from the American Society of Directors of Volunteer Services (ASDVS)

Eileen Pelletier
Volunteer Services
Eileen Pelletier, Co-Coordinator
Eileen is one of two managers in the Department of Volunteer Services and oversees approximately 900 volunteers including the 50 Reiki Volunteers and 6 Creativity Coaches. In 2002, Hartford Hospital's Reiki Volunteer Program received the "Extraordinary Program Award" from the American Society of Directors of Volunteer Services. Eileen is also a Reiki Master Practitioner.
Health Science Libraries / Integrative Medicine Collection
Kelly Taylor, Information Coordinator 
Kelly is the Information Coordinator for Hartford Hospital’s Health Science Library, manages the library’s Consumer Health Information Services, and is an adjunct staff member of the Department of Integrative Medicine and Tai Chi instructor. Her work includes the development of specialized health and medical collections to meet the needs of staff, patients and health consumers as well as teaching consumers how to find quality health internet-based information.
Kelly Taylor
Massage Therapy Program 
  • Jim Bernier, LMT
  • Eric Cheffler, LMT
  • Cheryl Guertin, LMT
  • Toni Rossi, LMT
  • Kate Stiffler, LMT
  • Kelly Su Lim, LMT
Administrative Staff 
  • Tina Duarte
  • Debbie Hackett
  • Gloria Miano
  • Sandra Stewart

Eric Cheffler
Jim Bernier
Kate Stiffler

Toni Rossi