The Connecticut Health Advancement and Research Trust (CHART) is the parent organization of Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, Inc. It is a 501(c) (3) research, development and education organization dedicated to assuring that the health care needs of all Connecticut residents are met.

CHART was created in 1999 as a result of the settlement of a lawsuit brought against the for-profit Anthem Insurance Co. during its merger with the non-profit Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Connecticut. The settlement also required the creation of a second, separate foundation, The Anthem Foundation of Connecticut, Inc. (now Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut). The purpose of the Foundation is to support CHART's mission, principally by making grants that will further the goals established by CHART.

CHART is a research, development and education organization that hosts forums on various issues related to health care policy in Connecticut. Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, Inc., supports CHART’s mission by making grants, developing public policy and supporting research to further the vision of quality, affordable health care for all Connecticut residents.

Together with Universal Health Care Foundation, CHART has changed the debate from whether universal health care is possible, to how to achieve the quality, affordable health care system that is best for Connecticut.

Executive Committee     Board Members

Daniel Livingston, Esq., Chair
Senior Partner
Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly, P.C.

Marian A. Evans, M.D., Vice Chair
Adjunct Professor
Southern CT State University

Phil Wheeler, Treasurer
Director, Retired
United Auto Workers, Region 9A

David Pickus, Secretary
District 1199 New England Health Care
Employees Union SEIU



Cornell Wright
The Parker Wright Group, Inc.

Nancy Burton
Certified Nurse Midwife
Hartford Hospital

Sal Luciano
Executive Director
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Council 4

Jean Morningstar
Second Vice President
AFT Connecticut

Stephen R. Smith, M.D.
Family Physician 
Community Health Center, Inc.




Working Hours:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Saturdays, Sundays and
Public Holidays closed.