About Us

CMHA is a leading provider of an integrated health and behavioral health care system for children, families, and adults. By fostering improvement in the quality of life for their clients, CMHA contributes to the well-being of the communities it serves.

Commitment to Integrity

Spirit of Caring


Focus on Continuous Improvement

Focus on Fiscal Responsibility

Read Our Annual Report

President & CEO Raymond J. Gorman

Message from the President

Welcome to the website of Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc. (CMHA). Dedicated to improving the quality of life for Connecticut’s residents, CMHA operates an extensive mental health and addiction services delivery system throughout the state. We have 40 years experience as one of the largest behavioral health care providers in Connecticut, and we provide treatment for over 7,300 children, adolescents, and adults each year.

I started my career here at CMHA, and after serving for more than 30 years in health and human services, I am pleased to lead the agency as it grows and moves forward with a stronger and more positive momentum than ever before. With a continuum of quality services in welcoming, accessible locations all over the state, we are quickly becoming the provider of choice for all populations across Connecticut. And with an exciting and diverse work environment, we are also becoming the employer of choice for human service professionals in Connecticut.

We are changing lives every day here at CMHA, and we invite you to join us as partners in recovery. Together, we can ensure that each and every one of Connecticut’s residents who need mental health treatment receive the quality care they deserve.

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 Raymond J. Gorman, President & CEO

Our Leadership Team

Senior Management Team

Ann Lavoie, LCSW
Program Officer

Shawn Lewinson, SPHR
Director of Human Resources

Laura Magisano, MS, NCC, LPC
Senior Program Officer

 John Nazarian, MD
Medical Director

Karen Pinheiro
Finance Director

2020 Executive
Management Team

Raymond J. Gorman
President & CEO

Mary R. Gilhuly, CPA
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer

Grace Cavallo, LCSW
Chief Program Officer

2020 Board of Directors

Todd DeGroff
Chairman of the Board

Raymond J. Gorman
President & CEO

Linda Filipetti
Vice Chairman

Jenifer Yarsawich

Hunter Mathena

Steven Andrychowski
Adrian Elliott

Marissa LaBelle