Our Well-Being Team

Our well-being team has expertise spanning emotional and physical health, underscored by evidence-based approaches to meet our colleagues where they are and support their diverse well-being needs.

Jennifer Ferrand, PsyDJennifer Ferrand, PsyD
Well-Being Director

Dr. Jennifer Ferrand, Well-Being Director, is a board-certified clinical health psychologist with 17 years of experience in Hartford HealthCare. She has worked clinically in specialty areas including preventive cardiology, pain management, primary care, and surgical weight loss. She was integral to the development of a health psychology service line at the Institute of Living, and is passionate about training and mentorship. She is knowledgeable about the challenges faced by healthcare professionals, and in 2018 helped develop initiatives including a Provider Peer Support Program that contributed to the creation of Hartford HealthCare’s Well-Being Department. As Director of Well-Being, Dr. Ferrand guides the development and deployment of strategic initiatives to advance well-being for all who work in HHC, and leads the team’s research and educational activities. She finds joy in music and the outdoors, and strives to practice and teach a mindful, self-compassionate way of life.

Sarah Jones, LCSWSarah Jones, LCSW
Well-Being Manager

Sarah Jones, Well-Being Manager, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 13 years of experience in the field of behavioral health. She began her clinical career working for the Alabama drug court program before transitioning to working with adjudicated teens in Washington DC. She has been working in the healthcare setting for the past 8 years and joined Hartford Healthcare in 2017. Most recently, Sarah served as the social work manager for inpatient behavioral health for Hartford Healthcare’s Central Region. During her time in this role, Sarah developed and implemented a number of initiatives to improve the well-being of her colleagues such as creating standard work for post-assault debriefings, individual and group colleague support sessions, and the Central Region Well-Being Committee. As the well-being manager, Sarah is passionate about ensuring that each and every one of our colleagues’ voices are heard, and creating an environment of emotional safety and well-being in the workplace. Sarah believes in the power of vulnerability, laughter, and human connection in all aspects of her life. In her free time she enjoys dancing, music, movies, and spending time with her husband and six children.

Well-Being at Hartford HealthCare