Commissioner Whitcombe was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin Sullivan in 2001. Dr. Whitcombe is a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist at Women’s Health Associates, P.C and a founder of the Connecticut Childbirth and Women’s Center. She received her M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and earned her Bachelor of Sciences at Yale College. Dr. Whitcombe was born in Habana, Cuba and grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has been involved with many community and professional organizations. Dr. Whitcombe has been named several times to the “Best Doctors of America, Northeast Region.”