Hartford HealthCare congratulates four of our colleagues who were honored among the 100 Women of Color for 2023.

Vanessa Bolling, APRN

In practicing primary care and pediatrics, Vanessa is able to help patients and families improve their overall health.

Attentive, kind and always willing to go above and beyond, staying late to see a patient or helping colleagues when other providers are out, she is a beloved and valued member of the team. Even her most recent career move — stepping down from full-time practice to pursue mentorship and educational opportunities — demonstrates her selfless, caring manner.



Daphne Carter

For more than 30 years, Daphne has spent her career as an executive assistant, supporting Hartford HealthCare’s leadership. Her knowledge, experience, skills and commitment are evident in everything she does. She is a leader both within and outside of the workplace, demonstrating immense integrity, a dedication to her faith, and an unwavering devotion to her community — serving as a role model for all.




Maxien Robinson-Lewin

An intelligent, authentic, caring and respected leader in her community, Maxien has also become a rising star within Hartford HealthCare. In a matter of a short six-year period, she has become a valued colleague and an integral contributor to the Hartford HealthCare Colleague Resource Groups bringing a culture of equity where all employees, customers and communities feel valued and respected.




Shannon Rattrey, BSN, RN

When the pandemic altered the type of patients being seen on her unit at Hartford Hospital, Shannon was the first one to learn about the new population and volunteer to care for them. As the pandemic evolved, she became a stronger leader, inspiring and supporting colleagues to learn and care for various patients.

Shannon also shares her love for patient care by teaching courses to certified nursing assistants, hoping to inspire them to continue their education in nursing and earn their RN license.