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Integrating Health and Housing: Sustainable Solutions through Systemic Change

10 April 2018
Partnership for Strong Communities (PSC)

Keynote Speaker: 

Andy McMahon, MS
Vice President, Policy/Health and Human Services at UnitedHealthcare Community and State 

Andy McMahon is the Vice President of Policy/Health and Human Services at United Healthcare. He is an entrepreneurial professional with more than two decades of experience in the fields of affordable housing, health care, human services, and the integration among them. Mr. McMahon has a proven record of cultivating and executing collaborations across government agencies, philanthropy, healthcare entities, and community partners. He has strong and diverse government relations experience in affordable housing, health care, and criminal justice sectors; and has a time-tested commitment and successful track record integrating public systems and private partners to better serve individuals and families with complex health needs. Previously, Mr. McMahon was the Managing Director of Government Affairs & Innovation for the Corporation for Supportive Housing. Andy McMahon holds a degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Northeastern University.

Expert Panel:


Christi Staples, MSW (Moderator)
New England Regional Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing 

Victoria Veltri, JD 
Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Health Strategy 

Yvette Highsmith-Francis, MS 
Vice President, Community Health Center, Inc. Eastern Region 

Lisa Bahadosingh, MS 
Director of Youth Initiatives/Special Projects, Supportive Housing Works 

Jeanne Milstein
Director of Human Services, City of New London

Kelly Thompson, JD
Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Living

Event Details:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
8:30am – 9:00am: Breakfast & Conversation
9:00am – 11:00am: Program
The Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT 

Register early as seats are limited.

For more information contact Terry Nowakowski, Chief Operating Officer, Partnership for Strong Communities at 860-244-0066 or

Events are free and open to the public, but donations are welcome! A donation of any amount at registration or at the door will help to defray the costs of offering these public events.

Note: If there is inclement weather, please watch WFSB TV 3 to see if the IForum is cancelled or will start later than scheduled. 

If it snows a measurable amount the evening before or day of the IForum and the IForum has not been cancelled, it is likely that the additional parking lot around the corner from the Lyceum will not be available. In the past, attendees have parked at the Legislative Office Building and walked to the Lyceum.

Please consider carpooling or utilizing the public transportation system. CT Transit Buses 61, 63 and 69 all have stops close to the Lyceum. Also, CTfastrak's Sigourney Street Station is about a 15-minute walk to the Lyceum.