Our Vision


Our Mission

Improving the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare through transformational change.

  • National healthcare consulting company, 38 years of experience
  • Recognized as a “Best Place to Work” for four consecutive years
  • Medicare Quality Improvement Organization since 1983
  • Four locations across the Northeast
  • 200 peer-reviewed articles published in leading medical journals


Timothy M. Elwell, PhD, MBA
Timothy M. Elwell, PhD, MBA President & CEO
Anne Elwell, RN, MPH
Anne Elwell, RN, MPHPrincipal & Vice President
Ann Olson, RN, BSN
Ann Olson, RN, BSNPrincipal & Vice President
Ann Spenard, MSN, RN-BC
Ann Spenard, MSN, RN-BC Principal & Vice President
Joanne Draper
Joanne Draper Vice President, Human Resources
Blaine Ericson, MS, CPA
Blaine Ericson, MS, CPA Senior Director, Finance & Administration
Nancy Kelly
Nancy KellySenior Director, Marketing & Communications
Kristen McClain, JD, MBA
Kristen McClain, JD, MBA Senior Director, Compliance & Business Operations

Board of Directors

Paul T. Liistro – Chair
Managing Partner
Arbors of Hop Brook Limited Partnership

Lisa Connolly – Vice President
VP, Hartford HealthCare Senior Services

Kurt A. Barwis – Secretary
President & Chief Executive Officer
Bristol Hospital

Timothy M. Elwell – President
Chief Executive Officer

Frances Padilla – Treasurer
President at Universal Healthcare Foundation of Connecticut, Inc.

M. Natalie Achong, MD, MHL – Chairperson
Health Equity-Connecticut State Medical Society

Michelle DeBarge – Partner
Wiggin and Dana LLP

Lauren Williams – Principal
LEW Healthcare Consulting, LLC

Molly Rees Gavin – President
Connecticut Community Care, Inc.

Alan S. Kliger, MD – Nephrologist
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

Angela Mattie – Professor & Chair
Dept. of Healthcare Management & Organization,
Quinnipiac University

Mag Morelli – President
Leading Age, CT

Kim Beauregard, LCSW – President & CEO
InterCommunity, Inc.

Rollin Schuster, Jr. – Principal
Schuster Driscoll, LLC

Steven Wolfson, MD – Vice Chair
Council of the Connecticut State Medical Society,
Practicing Cardiologist

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Coalition Building

Qualidigm is recognized as a neutral convener, enabling us to pull together diverse healthcare stakeholders, to find ways to work collaboratively in support of the common good.

Choosing Wisely

Qualidigm is a founding member

Connecticut Choosing Wisely Collaborative

Program designed to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about the overuse of tests and procedures.

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Connecticut Culture Change Coalition

Founded by Qualidigm in 2006

Connecticut Culture Change Coalition

Providers, regulators, consumers, families, and long-term care stakeholders unite under the common goal of improving the culture in CT nursing homes.

Connecticut Partners for Health

Founded and led by Qualidigm in 2011

Connecticut Partners for Health

Over forty healthcare stakeholders working together to align quality improvement and patient safety initiatives in Connecticut.

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CT Partnership for Patient Safety

Qualidigm is a founding member

Connecticut Partnership for Patient Safety

Works to create a culture of patient safety across the healthcare continuum through a statewide collaboration that provides education and consultation.

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Our subject matter experts here at Qualidigm have numerous peer-reviewed articles published in leading journals nationwide.
You can view them here.


Life at Qualidigm

Giving back during the holiday season, by providing dinner to local families need.


Our staff attends the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon in Hartford, CT,
one of the many important causes that we support throughout the year.


A fun day at the office! Our team spends some time relaxing and hanging
out during our annual summer outing.


We participate in various charitable activities, including the Walk to End
Alzheimer’s in Hartford, CT


The Care Transitions team at Qualidigm takes a much deserved break at
the company outing- enjoying their time together on a river boat cruise.