William A. Aniskovich, M.A., J.D.
joined the Institute in 1995 and has been the CEO of Stonington Behavioral Health, Inc. since June 2004.
Bill has led the significant growth in Stonington’s inpatient and partial hospital programs for adults, and the establishment of adolescent services in 1999. Bill directed the creation and expansion of a community sober house program for adults with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders and then led the successful federal court litigation that protects the rights of persons with mental illness and substance abuse disorders under the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act (CHMC v. City of New London, et. al). Most recently, he directed the successful effort to create a TRICARE®-certified, co-occurring ready, residential trauma program for active duty service men and women at the North Stonington campus.
Bill received his BA from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and earned his masters and law degree at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He was a state Senator in the Connecticut General Assembly from 1990 to 2004, finishing his career as the Senate Minority Leader Pro Tempore. Bill is a member and former chair of the Eastern Service Network, a provider network of community-based substance abuse and mental health providers in eastern Connecticut. He is also a member of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) “Integrated Service System” planning process. In 2004, Bill was appointed by the Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson to the SAMHSA Mental Health Services National Advisory Council in Washington, D.C. Bill has received numerous awards for his legislative and professional advocacy on behalf of persons with mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
is the Director of Admissions for Stonington Institute. Andrea is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, MA, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with honors.
Andrea began her career at Stonington in 2001 as an Intake Coordinator in the Adolescent RTC Program. She became the Director of Admissions in 2004, with responsibility for intake operations for all civilian programs. She oversees the Assessment & Call Center and manages the day-to-day intake process.
Lori Kelly, L.C.S.W.
is the Director of Utilization Review for Stonington Institute. Lori earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT and a master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College.
Lori has worked extensively with all populations, from inpatient adolescent to geriatric to dual diagnosis – all with increasing levels of responsibility. Prior to joining the senior management team at Stonington Institute, Lori was a care manager at Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan for clients with Managed Medicaid coverage in the Boston Metro area. She also served as the Director of Utilization Review at Arbour HRI Hospital in Brookline, MA.
Jennifer Kelley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
is Stonington Institute’s Director of Human Resources. Jennifer earned her management degree from Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY, and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern Connecticut State University.
Prior to joining Stonington, Jennifer was the Director of Human Resources for nine years at a large, multi-location retail enterprise, and most recently, she was a computer applications trainer at a state-credentialed academy.
In addition to her Human Resources experience, Jennifer served as Administrative Director for a non-profit entity and as a fundraiser and volunteer with New York Special Olympics. Her varied background and commitment to customer service helps Stonington Institute to build a stronger base of dedicated, satisfied employees providing outstanding care to clients.
Jim Chianese, CWO4, USN(Ret)
Jim Chianese is the Director of Business Development and Military Liaison. In this capacity Jim is the first point of contact for military members seeking care, or referral sources seeking additional information about the Starlight program. Jim served in the U.S. Navy for 27 years. During that time, he served as the Leading Yeoman on various Submarines until receiving his commission as a Chief Warrant Officer, where he served as the Administrative Department Head at various operational and staff commands.
His experience includes being a Command Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor and Limited Duty Coordinator. Jim’s desire to help our service members get the care they need is an extension of his core values, which is evident in his passion for the Starlight Program.
Donna McLeod is Director of Performance Improvement and Risk Manager with responsibility for planning, organizing and monitoring Risk Management, Accreditation and Licensing activities.
Donna has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a second Bachelor’s in Chemical Dependency from Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island and a Master’s Degree in Agency Counseling and Addiction also from Rhode Island College.
Donna has served as Director of a 33-bed residential facility, has extensive clinical history specializing in supervision, assessment and crisis intervention. Donna’s work experience includes private practice specializing in addiction and mental health.