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Institute of Living Leadership


Ellen Blair, APRN, NEA-BC

Nurse Director, Psychiatry IOL

Phone: 860.545.7237
Email: Ellen.Blair@hhchealth.org

Linda S. Durst, MD

Medical Director, IOL

Phone: 860.545.7260

Dr. Durst comes to IOL from the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, where she was Chief Medical Officer. At the same time, she served as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine. She has worked in all levels of behavioral health care, including inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, intensive outpatient, residential and nursing home, achieving expertise in the treatment of behavioral dyscontrol in intellectually disabled adults as well as grief therapy.Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Durst attended college at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn State College of Medicine. She completed her internship at Pennsylvania Hospital and residency at The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, devoting most of her final year of residency to specialty training in Geriatric Psychiatry. She has worked as both an administrator and clinical teacher, serving as a medical director of both inpatient and outpatient programs and teaching medical students and residents from the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Jefferson Medical College, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the University of Arizona College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy.Dr. Durst has received awards for writing, teaching and clinical skill and has been recognized as a Best Doctor in America since 2009.

Annetta Caplinger, MSN, CS

Director of Clinical Operations, IOL / HH

Phone: 860.545.7286
Email: Annetta.Caplinger@hhchealth.org

Harold (Hank) Schwartz, MD

Psychiatrist-In-Chief, VP for Behavioral Health, IOL / HH
Professor of Psychiatry, UCONN of Medicine

Phone: 860.545.7280
Email: Harold.Schwartz@hhchealth.org

Dr. Schwartz is psychiatrist-in-chief at The Institute of Living (IOL) and vice president of Behavioral Health for Hartford HealthCare. The Institute of Living is Connecticut’s oldest and most prestigious behavioral health care institution.

Dr. Schwartz also is professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and adjunct professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. He has been director of the Department of Psychiatry at Hartford Hospital since 1989, assuming his duties at the IOL in 1994 following a merger of the institutions. Before coming to Hartford Hospital, he was chief of psychiatric outpatient services, chief of the program in psychiatry and law, and unit chief of adult psychiatry services at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

In his role at the Institute of Living, Dr. Schwartz leads a full-service psychiatric hospital system with an extensive continuum of clinical and training programs and multiple research centers and institutes. In recent years, he established the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, a state-of-the-art, brain-imaging center devoted to research on severe mental illness. He also established the Anxiety Disorders Center with clinical and research programs in cognitive behavioral therapy and anxiety disorders. In addition, Dr. Schwartz serves as chair of the Hartford Hospital Ethics Committee.

Dr. Schwartz is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, most recently the “Exceptional Leadership Award” from the Institute of Living Board of Directors in recognition of his many contributions to the institute and Hartford Hospital. He has held several academic appointments, including the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and Cornell University Medical College.

Dr. Schwartz has published extensively, primarily on issues at the interface of psychiatry, law, ethics and public policy. His early scholarship focused on issues such as informed consent and competency and on clinical and policy issues relevant to involuntary commitment and involuntary medication. His book Psychiatric Practice Under Fire: The Influence of Government, the Media and Special Interests on Somatic Therapies was published by the American Psychiatric Press Inc. in 1994 and received an honorable mention in the Guttmacher Prize competition. More recently, he has focused on end-of-life issues, leadership and management of psychiatric services, and neurosciences.

Dr. Schwartz has served in many capacities as an advocate for psychiatric patients, psychiatric services and the profession of psychiatry. He is a past president of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society where he has served as legislative chair for 20 years. Among other roles, he has served as president of the Tri-State Chapter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and on the board of directors of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems. Locally, he serves on the board of Chrysalis Center Inc. and as chairman of the board of Real Art Ways. He is a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Schwartz was a member of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Mental Health and serves on the Governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission.

Dr. Schwartz graduated from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his fellowship in psychiatry and law at New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center and his internship and psychiatric residency at New York Hospital / Cornell Medical Center and at Payne Whitney Clinic in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at Queens College, City University of New York.

Hartford Hospital Leadership

Stuart Markowitz

Stuart K. Markowitz, MD, FACR
President, Hartford Hospital & Hartford Region
SVP, Hartford HealthCare (HHC)

Hartford Regional Vice Presidents

Gerald Boisvert
Gerald J. Boisvert

HHC Regional Vice President & Chief
Financial Officer
Cheryl Ficara
Cheryl Ficara, RN, MS, NEA-BC

HHC Regional Vice President
Patient Care Services
Peter Fraser
Peter Q. Fraser

HHC Regional Vice President
Human Resources
John Greene Jr.
John F. Greene Jr., MD

HHC Regional Vice President
Medical Affairs
Harold Schwartz
Harold I. Schwartz, MD

HHC Regional Vice President
Behavioral Health
Institute of Living
 Barry Kriesberg
Barry N. Kriesberg, FACHE

HHC Regional Vice President

Hartford Hospital Vice Presidents

Wendy Elberth
Wendy E. Elberth, MBA
Vice President
Neuroscience Institute
Carol Garlick
Carol S. Garlick, CFRE
Vice President
Donna Handley
Donna M. Handley
Vice President of Operations
Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute
Carolyn Hoban
Carolyn J. Hoban, D. Sc.
Vice President
Lenworth Jacobs
Lenworth Jacobs, MD
Vice President & Chief Academic Officer
Academic Affairs