Torrington Medical Providers

Dr. Rocco Russo

Dr. Rocco Russo, M.D., Medical Director

Dr. Russo received his postgraduate training in Family Medicine from the Family Medicine  Residency Program at the Santa Monica Hospital and Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA.  Since then he has worked in private practice and most recently with a Federally Qualified Health Center in New York State. 

From 2008  – 2011, he was an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine; instructing medical students in primary care and Family Medicine.

He is still passionate about the practice and science of medicine, enjoys meeting new people, and is endlessly entertained by his yellow Labrador Retriever.  He is looking forward to learning and experiencing the community here in Torrington and the northwest hills.

Dr Gangu

Dr. Geetha Gangu, M.D.

Associate Medical Director

Dr. Gangu studied Medicine at Osmania Medical college, India, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Yale’s Bridgeport Program in Connecticut.  Board certified in internal medicine, she previously worked as a hospitalist for almost 18 years in the state of Connecticut.  Dr. Gangu looks forward to learning and experiencing outpatient medicine, mainly preventive care and managing chronic diseases, especially in the underserved community.  She enjoys her time off with her husband and son, especially hiking and cooking.

Dr. Curland

Dr. Steven M. Curland, M.D.

Community Health and Wellness Center is pleased to welcome back Dr. Curland, who served the community here from May 2017 through December 2017 as a locum tenens.   

Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Curland was born and raised in Connecticut, and was in private practice in the state for 39 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology, and has special interests in lipid management and cardiovascular prevention. 

Dr. Curland received his Bachelor Liberal Arts Degree from the University of Vermont, and went on to study medicine at Ruprecht-Karl University, Heidelberg, Germany, graduating Cum laude. 


Dr. Christina Lee

Dr. Christina Lee

Dr. Christina Lee studied medicine at University College Dublin in Ireland, and recently finished her family medicine residency training in New Jersey. Board certified in Family Medicine, she’s interested in preventative medicine and women’s health while providing comprehensive primary care to patients of all ages.  Outside of work, Dr. Lee enjoys hiking and exploring nature with her husband, traveling, and cooking.


Mary Romano

Mary Romano, MSN, APRN

Mary Romano, MSN, APRN, a lifelong resident of Litchfield County, has been an RN for 20 years.  A graduate of University of St. Joseph with a Masters in Science, she is a family nurse practitioner.  Previously, she worked in long-term care, following practicing school-based health care.  


Joann Orsatti APRN web photo

Joann M. Orsatti, NP-C

Joann was on CHWC’s first medical team when it opened in 2008, and stayed with the practice until 2014.  She received her Adult Nurse Practitioner M.S.N. from Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, in 2001, her Baccalaureate Nursing degree from Central Connecticut State University  in 1997, and her Associates Degree in nursing from Mattatuck Community College, Waterbury, CT, in 1980.  Committed to caring for the underserved and uninsured population of young adult, adult, and geriatric patients in NW Connecticut, she is happy to be back at CHWC. 


Nancy Christiano

Nancy Christiano, NP-C

Nancy Christiano NP-C is a graduate of the Master of Science in Nursing program at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT and is a Family Nurse Practitioner board certified with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  She earned her Baccalaureate Nursing degree from Anna Maria College, and her Associates Degree in nursing from Naugatuck Valley Community College. Her interests include the promotion of health across the lifespan through  prevention, chronic disease management, women’s wellness, and pediatrics, as well as the health and well-being of the immigrant population. Nancy is fluent in Spanish. She enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.


Tiffany Cesca, MSN, FNP-C

Tiffany Cesca, MSN, NP-C

Tiffany is a graduate of the University of Saint Joseph, where she obtained both her MSN and BSN degrees. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Tiffany practiced for several years as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department.

She is interested in treating underserved patients across the lifespan, with a focus on preventative care, and chronic disease management. When Tiffany is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and 4 dogs. She is eager to work within the community and offer comprehensive care for all.


Satellite Locations:

FISH of Torrington
332 South Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790

Sullivan Senior Center
88 East Albert Street, Torrington, CT 06790

The Open Door Soup Kitchen
160 Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098

Torrington Soup Kitchen 
220 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT 06790

Torrington Middle School
200 Middle School Road, Torrington, CT 06790 

Oliver Wolcott Technical School
75 Oliver Street, Torrington, CT 06790