Torrington Medical Providers

Dr. Rocco Russo

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

Dr. Russo received his postgraduate training in the 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, 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.

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Dr. Sally Knowles, M.D.

Dr. Knowles brings over 30 years of experience to Community Health & Wellness Center.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biophysics from the University of Connecticut and graduated from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.  After medical school, she completed her residency in internal medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Dr. Knowles is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. O'Halloran

Dr. James O’Halloran, DO – Physician

Dr. O’Halloran joined Community Health & Wellness Center in 2017. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, having received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O) from the University of New England in 1985 and specializes in infectious disease medicine.

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.  


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Tamara J. Vasquez, MSN, FNP-BC, APRN

Tamara (Tamie) J. Vasquez is a family nurse practitioner.  She earned her BSN from Central Connecticut State University, and her MSN from Frontier Nursing University.

Tamie has over 20 years of nursing experience, and has focused on women’s health in the operating room and maternity departments. She is also certified as a national health care disaster professional (NHDP-BC), and has been deployed with FEMA to disaster sites. Additionally,  Tamie spent 21 years in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of the Iraq war.

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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. 


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