Meriden Center
845 Paddock Avenue
Meriden, CT 06450

203 238-2645

Our Leadership Team

Giovanna Griffin
Center Executive Director

Giovanna has been a Genesis HealthCare Administrator since 1998, working most recently at a sister home in Naugatuck, CT.  With a Masters in Business Administration and Public Administration from the University of New Haven, a Bachelor in Music Therapy from Marywood University, Scranton, PA and as a Senior Administrator with Genesis, Giovanna brings a keen sense of policy compliance and regulatory knowledge to ensure that Meriden creates the best living and working environment to continue to be recognized on a State and National level in many key areas including but not limited to: staff excellence, clinical excellence, business excellence and most importantly, customer satisfaction. 

Dr. Donna Jones
Center Nurse Executive

Dr. Jones is an experienced clinician with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Quinnipiac University and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Health care Administration from DeVry University.  Dr. Jones comes to Meriden Center with a wealth of skilled nursing experiences ranging from Infection Control, Staff Educator and Director or Nursing.  Dr. Jones brings her clinical skills from a wide variety of hospital settings including but not limited to:  Medical-Surgery, Neurology, Sub acute nursing, and Psychiatric nursing.  Donna has played a key role in developing positive outcomes in fall reduction management programs.  She  is a well-rounded resident centered professional and plans to excel in her position as Center Nurse Executive here at Meriden Center. 

Dr. Benjamin Yeboah
Medical Director

Dr. Benjamin Yeboah is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.  He is an  attending physician at Yale New Haven Hospital and has a private practice with offices in Hamden and Cheshire, Connecticut.  As a Certified Medical Director with over 17 years of clinical experience, Dr. Yeboah is also a clinical instructor at the Yale School of Medicine.  He obtained his BS in Medical Sciences and MD degree from the University of Ghana and completed his residency and Fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus.

Anne McLaughlin
Rehabilitation Program Director

Anne has been part of the therapy staff at Meriden Center for over 20 years and the Program Manager since 1996.  Anne is a physical therapist by trade, who enjoys creative group participation, and individualized care plans. Anne is a graduate of Ithaca College in New York.  She is an ambassador to students from Lincoln College, Goodwin Collge, UCONN, Sacred Heart University and Quinnipiac University.