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Leadership at Leeway

Heather Aaron is Leeway’s Executive Director. Ms. Aaron brings over two-decades of professional experience in designing and implementing public health programs. Ms. Aaron received her Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Health Administration from the Yale School of Medicine in 1985 and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Hospital Administration from Quinnipiac University. She is a member of the American Heart Association, the American Hospital Association and has served as president of the Delta Foundation a non for profit community based organization serving youth. Her leadership, dedication, and excellence in all aspects of healthcare administration received recognition by the 2008 Cambridge Who’s Who. She has provided leadership in hospitals and nursing homes in the tri-state area as a CEO and CFO and is very committed to the future of Leeway and the mission to continue to be a leader in HIV/AIDS care delivery.

Dr. Anuruddha Walaliyadda, is Leeway’s Medical Director. He is the managing partner at West Haven Medical Group and is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Walaliyadda is also a certified Medical Director through the American Medical Directors’ Association.


Administrative Staff

  • Heather Aaron, Administrator and Executive Director
  • Elizabeth Cusack, Chief Financial Officer
  • Charlene Francois, RN Director of Nursing
  • Kimberly Turner-Haugabook, Program Director Community Living Model
  • Lennox Victory, Chief Operations Officer

Medical Staff

  • Anuruddha Walaliyadda, MD, Medical Director
  • Carol Amico, PA
  • Donna Montesi, APRN
  • Dharini Sun, MD
  • Marjorie Golden, MD
  • Michael Virata, MD
  • Ritchie Hao, MD

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  1. William Dyson, Chair
  2. Patricia Comer, Vice Chair
  3. Frederick Streets PhD
  4. Jeffrey Busk
  5. Martha Okafor PhD
  6. Stuart Sidle PhD
  7. Kathryn R. Sylvester, Esq.
  8. William Sledge, MD
  9. Russell Barbour PhD
  10. Elaine Anderson
  11. Robert Morgan, CPA


Leeway Putnam/Leeway Welton Housing Corp. Board

  1. Katherine Sylvester, Esq.
  2. William Dyson

Online Giving

Online Giving