At their annual meeting on October 24, 2018, the Corporators of MaineHealth gave their approval to a plan to unify our Maine-based local health systems under a single Board of Trustees effective January 1, 2019. Unification puts the strength of the entire MaineHealth system behind our efforts in each and every community to ensure the delivery of integrated, high-quality, well-coordinated care.
While the MaineHealth Board of Trustees provides governance for our Maine-based local health systems, Local Boards also play an important role in our communities. Local Boards are organized as committees of the MaineHealth Board and participate in quality oversight, oversight of local medical staffs, planning, budgeting and the hiring of key executives, local fundraising initiatives, among other duties.
- Chief Executive Officer: Bill Caron
- President: Rich Petersen
- Chair: Bill Burke
- Vice Chair: Greg Dufour
- Treasurer: Albert Swallow, III
- Secretary: Robert Frank
- Assistant Secretary: Beth Kelsch
The following individuals have been elected to the MaineHealth Board of Trustees effective January 1, 2019:
Lisa Tran Beaule, MD
Lisa Beaule, MD is an experienced medical leader and strategic partner committed to Patient Experience, Quality, and Operational Excellence with management experience of both clinical and nonclinical staff. As a respected and practicing surgeon, she brings deep and front line understanding of the operations and work flows in Preop, OR and PACU, with record of clinical excellence. She is recognized for demonstrated results in identifying areas of improvement, developing and implementing initiatives with successful execution strategy. She is also a skilled communicator and collaborator across multiple disciplines while building, motivating and developing high-performing teams. As core faculty for residency, she is known as an experienced teacher, trainer and mentor. Lisa was the Associate Medical Director for MMP Urology from 2008 to 2017. She received her bachelor’s in Psychology at Boston University in 1990, her medical degree in 1994 from UVM College of Medicine and will receive her MBA in 2019 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management.
Joan Boomsma, MD
Dr. Boomsma has extensive experience as a physician leader. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Calvin College in Michigan and attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed an internal medicine residency at Northwestern University. She went on to complete a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, followed by a distinguished clinical career practicing at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She subsequently earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Over more than a decade, Dr. Boomsma held physician leadership roles with ever-growing responsibility at Chicago-area hospitals and health systems. In 2011 she became chief medical officer of Access Community Health Network in Chicago, serving more than 200,000 patients and overseeing the work of more than 250 providers. In 2013 she joined Atlantic Health System, one of the largest integrated health systems in New Jersey. She first served as chief medical officer at one of Atlantic Health System’s hospitals and later as the chief medical officer of the system’s medical group of more than 800 physicians. Dr. Boomsma currently serves as chief medical officer for MaineHealth.
L. Clint Boothby
L. Clinton Boothby, Esq. is the senior partner at Boothby Silver, LLC, a rural law firm with offices in Turner and Farmington. Clint is a 1980 graduate of the University of Maine at Orono with a degree in Agriculture and Resource Economics and a 1999 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. Clint practices in the areas of small business and corporate law, estate planning and business succession, family law, and real estate, both transactional and litigation. He is a member of Androscoggin, Oxford, Franklin and Maine Bar Associations. He has served as President of the Oxford County Trial Lawyers Association. He currently chairs the Franklin County Health Network, which includes Franklin Memorial Hospital. He is an occasional guest speaker at the law school. In the past, he served as facilitator for the RSU #73 regional planning committee, Chair of the MSAD #36 Board of Directors, Chair of the Livermore Board of Appeals and as a member of the Board of Directors of Farm Family Insurance Company. Before attending law school, Clint and his brother Rob managed the family farm which has been in continuous operation since 1849. He and his incredibly patient wife of 40 years, Susan, have two adult children and five grandchildren. Susan is a third-grade teacher.
Bill Burke is an experienced media executive, writer and producer who held various positions at Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner, including president of TBS Superstation and general manager of Turner Classic Movies. He also served as president and CEO of The Weather Channel Companies. Bill is the co-author of “Call Me Ted,” the autobiography of Ted Turner, and co-wrote, produced and directed the feature documentary film, “Live Another Day.”
He is a graduate of Amherst College and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Bill is chairman of the Portland Sea Dogs and serves as a director of Simulmedia, Inc., and Dead River Company. He is also a past Board Chair of Maine Medical Center.
Katherine B. Coster
Kathy Coster has experience as a board member at both for-profit and nonprofit institutions. She currently is Chair of the Board of Gorham Savings Bank.
On the Board at Maine Medical Center since 2013, Kathy is Local Board Vice Chair and a member of the Finance, Quality and Safety and Credentials committees.
She has had a long affiliation with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, having served as President of the Board and co-chair of the $3 million Great Futures Campaign. Kathy has also held a number of roles as a volunteer for her alma mater, Dartmouth College, including representative to the Alumni Council and President of the Dartmouth Alumni Club of Maine. She is active in her church, as a past president of the Parish Council and a member of the Diocesan Review Board of the Diocese of Maine.
Professionally, Kathy worked as a commercial banker at institutions in New York, California, and Massachusetts. She and her husband Mike live in Falmouth and have three adult children.
Gregory A. Dufour has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Camden National Corporation and Camden National Bank since January 2009. After joining the company in April 2001 as Senior Vice President of Finance, he assumed the additional responsibility for Operations and Technology from August 2002 until December 2003. In January 2004, Greg was named Chief Banking Officer for Camden National Corporation and President and Chief Operating Officer for Camden National Bank. In January 2006, he became President and CEO of Camden National Bank. He also serves on the board of directors of Camden National Bank and Camden National Corporation.
Prior to joining the company, Greg was Managing Director of Finance at IBEX Capital Markets in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to his experience at IBEX, he held various financial management positions with FleetBoston Corporation including Vice President and Controller of Investment Banking and Banking Group Controller.
Greg has also served in various volunteer capacities for numerous community-related and trade organizations. He currently serves as vice chair and trustee of MaineHealth and as a Local Board member of Coastal Healthcare Alliance. Greg is a former chair of the Maine Bankers Association and a former member of several other non-profit organizations.
Chris Emmons is the former CEO of Gorham Savings Bank. He graduated from the University of Maine and began his banking career at Maine National Bank in 1977. After stops at BayBank and TD Banknorth, he joined Gorham Savings Bank in 2003. He is a former board member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Advisory Council on Community Banking.
A strong community supporter, Chris was involved with the Maine Bankers Association and a number of local non-profit organizations. He is a former board chair and current Local Board member of Maine Medical Center, past vice chair of MaineHealth, and also served on the boards of Educate Maine, the University of Maine Board of Visitors and the Alfond Scholarship Foundation, and co-chaired the Maine Early Learning Investment Group. Chris also enjoyed 40-plus years of service to United Way of Greater Portland where he served as past campaign chair and past board chair. Emmons was inducted into the Maine Business Hall of Fame in 2007.
Morris Fisher is President, Boulos Asset Management. His experience includes real estate development, operations, leasing, and finance. In addition to providing strategic real estate advice to clients, he is responsible for directing a property management company with 50 employees and real estate projects under management totaling 5 million square feet of commercial space. His experience includes the development, marketing, leasing, and sale of major retail, office, and industrial properties in both downtown and suburban locations.
In addition to his service as an MMC Local Board member, Morris is a former officer and board member of The Park Danforth, Portland Public Library, Catholic Charities of Maine, and Portland’s Downtown District. Prior to joining Boulos Asset Management, Morris was a senior accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick.
Bruce P. Garren
Bruce P. Garren retired in 2013 after a career in the medical devices industry. He lives in Damariscotta, Maine, and is a Local Board member of LincolnHealth.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Garren was Corporate Vice President, Public Affairs and General Counsel for Edwards Lifesciences, a NYSE-listed company headquartered in Irvine, California. Edwards is the global leader in replacement heart valve technology, including the innovative transcatheter heart valve. During his tenure at Edwards, his responsibilities included legal, government, and medical affairs, as well as global communications. Prior to joining Edwards, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Safeskin Corporation, a San Diego-based manufacturer of latex and synthetic gloves (now part of Kimberly-Clark Corporation). Mr. Garren began his career as an associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., after receiving his law degree from Cornell Law School.
Today, Mr. Garren serves as Vice Chairman of the Alliance for Aging Research, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit founded to accelerate scientific research into the health-related aspects of aging. In addition to serving as a Local Board member of LincolnHealth, he also chairs its Finance Committee and serves as a member of the MaineHealth Finance Committee.
Nancy Hasenfus, MD
Dr. Hasenfus attended the University of Maine at Orono and received a bachelor’s in Psychology in 1971, a master’s in Education in 1973 (Special Education-Learning Disabilities), a PhD in Psychology in 1979 and went on to earn her MD in 1981 from Tufts School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She was then a resident in Internal Medicine at Maine Medical Center from 1981 to 1984.
Dr. Hasenfus served as the Medical Director of Bath Internal Medicine, a section of MidCoast Medical Group in Bath, Maine from 1997 to 2016. She was the Medical Director of Primary Care at MidCoast from 2016 until she retired in 2017. She was affiliated with Mid Coast Hospital, Bath and Brunswick from 1987 until her retirement. She served as President of the Medical Staff at Mid Coast Hospital from 2005 to 2007. She was a Board Member at Mid Coast Hospital for 10 years. She was a Clinical Assistant Professor for Tufts University School of Medicine from 2011 to 2017.
She was the Governor of the Maine Chapter of the American College of Physicians from May 2010 to May 2014. She became a Master of the American College of Physicians in October of 2017.
She has served on the Spring Harbor Hospital Board of Trustees since 2007, serving as the Vice Chair of the Spring Harbor Board for one year and then Vice Chair of MBH for two years. She has been Chair of Maine Behavioral Healthcare since November 2016.
Dr. Hasenfus resides in Brunswick and is married to Dr. Robert Anderson. They have two daughters.
Kathleen A. Herlihy, MD, MHP
Kate Herlihy, MD is the current Medical Staff President and board member of Western Maine Health. She is the Medical Director of Pediatrics for Western Maine Pediatrics. As a general pediatrician, she has worked with a team to set up a patient centered medical home for children in her area which provides for medical, dental and mental health needs. She plays an active role in educating pediatric residents from Maine Medical Center, having 2-5 residents per year. Kate is actively participating in the Tufts Medical School/MMC teaching program for Tufts medical students as well as teaching medical students from various other medical schools. She is director of the Oxford Hills School Based Health Center as well school physician for SAD 17. She has served on many hospital committees including Executive Committee, Pediatric Services Committee, Obstetrics/Perinatal Committee, Physician Recruitment Committee, Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Council, Strategic Planning and Finance Committees. She has served in MaineHealth system-wide boards and task forces.
Kate lives in Norway, Maine with her husband and has three college-aged children. She enjoys running, hiking, camping, skiing, kayaking, and teaching Zumba to community members.
George (Ted) Hissong
George (Ted) Hissong serves on the Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) Local Board as chairman and is chairman of the SMHC Governance Committee. He is president and CEO of Greystone, Inc. located in Wells. he has served as a trustee of the Kennebunk Light and Power District, two years as chair as well as a trustee of the Kennebunk Sewer District. He is currently a member of the Sanford Industrial Development Commission.
George graduated with a bachelor of science in physical chemistry from Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH and attended graduate school at Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN.
Ann Hooper retired in 2017 after 43 years, 41 years as the Director of Medical Imaging, at Waldo County General Hospital. Her career started as a student at the Thayer Hospital School of Radiology in Waterville and from there to the New England Deaconess Hospital specializing in Interventional Medicine and Management. Her love of medicine was found at Waldo – the hospital, the community and the dedication to patient care. Ann worked with the Oncology Department to help raise monies for those unable to pay for services and worked with the Imaging staff and administrative team to develop and open the Ann Hooper Center for Women’s Imaging specializing in breast health. Ann and her husband, Ken, live in Searsport.
George Isaacson, a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, is a senior partner in the law firm of Brann & Isaacson. He serves as General Counsel to L.L. Bean, Inc. and represents direct marketing companies throughout the United States. He has regularly been listed in “The Best Lawyers in America,” a peer-selected referral guide. George is a Senior Lecturer on the Bowdoin College faculty, teaching courses on Constitutional Law and Comparative Constitutional Law. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of MaineHealth and its Strategic Planning Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. He is a past President of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and a former member of the governing boards of Maine Medical Center, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Casinos No!, Livermore Falls Trust Company, Friends of Retarded, Inc., and Congregation Beth Abraham.
Ed serves on the Board of Trustees of Memorial Hospital in North Conway, NH. He chairs the Finance Committee and serves on the Executive Committee and the Governance Committee. He is a former medical device executive. Ed retired as President and CEO of Rhode Island based Davol, Inc. a division of C.R. Bard, Inc. After leaving Davol, Inc. he began a second career investing in medical, biotech, and related companies. Ed was one of the initial investors in Aspen Dental, a dental practice management company and during that time was interim CEO of Aspen Dental. His investment and management experience included a number of diverse medical specialties.
Ed is a lawyer admitted to practice in Massachussetts and Rhode Island. He and his wife reside in Bartlett, NH.
David James Kumaki, MD, FACP
David James Kumaki, MD, is an active member of the medical staff at Stephens Memorial Hospital specializing in internal medicine. In the past, he simultaneously served as chair of both the Stephens Memorial Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) and the Maine PHO. Kumaki is a physician leader on MaineHealth’s Shared Health Record project (SeHR) and a member of the SeHR executive committee. He is also chief medical information officer for Western Maine Health. Previously on the staff at New Hampshire’s Androscoggin Valley Hospital, his experience extends well beyond New England. Kumaki is a long-time member of the Wilderness Medical Society and Nepal Studies Association. His experience includes several positions in Kathmandu, Nepal as well as in Greater Boston, first as an intern and resident at Boston City Hospital, and later on the staff at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, New England Baptist Hospital and Symmes Hospital.
Brett M. Loffredo, MD
Brett Loffredo, MD, is a primary care physician for Maine Medical Partners – Westbrook Primary Care.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Dr. Loffredo has been affiliated with Maine Medical Center and Maine Medical Partners since starting his family medicine residency at MMC in 2004, after completing his medical degree at Boston University. Since that time, he has pursued leadership roles within the organization, serving as the Chief Resident of Family Medicine in 2007 before becoming the Medical Director of Maine Medical Partners – Gorham Family Medicine, and then MMP Westbrook Primary Care. He now serves as the Medical Director of Physician Financial Sustainability Initiatives for MMP.
Dr. Loffredo completed his MaineHealth Physician Leadership Development Fellowship in 2011 and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at the University of Massachusetts. He has been an active member of the MMP Board of Trustees, including serving as Vice-Chairman, and as a member of the Executive, Operations, and Finance Committees. He also sits on the Planning and Programming and Finance Committees of the MMC Board.
Dan Loiselle, MD
Dr. Dan Loiselle is the Chief Medical Officer of InterMed, where he has practiced internal medicine since 1998.
Dr. Loiselle grew up in Eddington, Maine. He completed undergraduate studies at Bowdoin College, is a 1995 graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and did his residency at MMC before joining InterMed in 1998.
He provides general internist preventive medicine for adult patients and enjoys the longitudinal care of multiple family members and trying to improve the health of our patient population, as well as the lives of InterMed’s providers and staff.
Dr. Loiselle chairs both InterMed’s Information Technology Committee and its Quality Improvement Committee. He is a member of the InterMed Board of Directors, and sits on InterMed’s Executive Committee, Department Chiefs, Finance Committee, Compliance Committee, and Workflow Committee, ASC Committee, Preventive Health Task Force and Quality Improvement Committee. He is also a member of the Maine Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.
In his free time, Dr. Loiselle enjoys using his backyard smoker, and skiing at Sugarloaf.
Peter Manning, MD
Dr. Manning is board certified as an obstetrician/gynecologist with Southern Maine Healthcare Physician Services. He has worked for SMHC (and formerly PrimeCare) for 10 years. Prior to his job in Biddeford, he completed his residency at Maine Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Colby College.
He has served as the Maine Section Chair for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, has completed the MaineHealth Physician Leadership Development Fellowship, and serves on the MaineHealth Board Education Advisory Committee. Since 2012, Dr. Manning has served on the board of directors for SMHC Physician Services and currently serves as its president. He also is the Quality/Safety leader for SMHC Women’s Health and the secretary of the SMHC Local Board.
He lives in Kennebunk with his wife, Dr. Christina Manning (SMHC Pediatrics), and his two children, Kate and Noah. In his free time he enjoys skiing, cycling and photography.
Marie J. McCarthy
Marie McCarthy is Chief Operations and People Officer at L.L.Bean, and has been with the company since 1993. Working primarily in Human Resources throughout her career, her role has expanded in recent years to include current oversight of Operations, including Fulfillment, Returns, Manufacturing, Customer Satisfaction, and Corporate Facilities, in addition to Human Resources, and Health, Safety and Wellness. She is a member of the company’s Investment Committee, is Chair of the Benefits Committee, is a member of the Retail Real Estate Committee that governs store selection/construction, and convenes the Corporate Real Estate Committee that oversees all corporate holdings. She currently serves on the Board of Maine Medical Center, is a member of United Way’s Kenneth Jordan Higgins Scholarship Committee and was formerly on the non-profit Boards of Lift360 and Youth and Family Outreach. Marie holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Rhode Island.
Jere Michelson is President of Libra Foundation, with oversight responsibility for all operating and financial aspects of the Foundation’s interests.
Prior to joining Libra Foundation, Jere was a member of the management group at the accounting firm of Baker Newman Noyes, LLC in Portland, where he consulted primarily on closely-held corporations and shareholders with multi-state operations in that firm’s corporate tax department. In 2001, he left public accounting to join Libra Foundation in its pursuit for the betterment of Maine’s citizenry.
Jere is the chairman of the Maine Medical Center Board of Trustees and is also a member of its Executive Committee. He also sits on the Audit and Finance committees at MaineHealth. Through appointment from Sen. Susan Collins, Jere serves on the United States Military Service Academy Nomination Committee for the first district of Maine. Mr. Michelson also serves on the boards of Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc., Pineland Farms Dairy Company, Inc., and Gorham Savings Bank.
He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern Maine in Portland and his master’s degree in taxation from Thomas College in Waterville.
Brian H. Noyes
Brian Noyes serves as Vice President and Shareholder of R.M. Davis, Inc. Brian has a long and distinguished history in financial planning and investment management. He has earned numerous professional distinctions, including a designation of Certified Investment Management Consultant in 1988, Chartered Financial Analyst in 1993, and Chartered Investment Counselor in 1996.
He was educated at Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, Mass., then went on to earn bachelor of science degrees in Business Administration and Communications from the University of New Hampshire.
He is a member of numerous investment organizations such as the Maine Security Analysts Society and the Boston Security Analyst Society. His other board affiliations include the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, where he is serving as Chair, and the Baxter State Park Investment Committee, which he also chairs.
Brian lives in Freeport with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys hunting, fishing, Nordic skiing and other sports.
Melissa Smith is the President and CEO of WEX, a global corporate payments company. A finance expert by training, Smith joined WEX in 1998 and played a pivotal role as WEX’s chief financial officer, leading the company through a highly successful initial public offering and focusing on its growth as a public company. Her record of execution, continuous improvement, and increased responsibilities for WEX’s business operations led to her appointment as president of the Americas, and ultimately as president and CEO of the entire company. As CEO, Smith has responsibility for the company’s day-to-day global operations and its long-term strategic growth. She also serves as a WEX board member.
Smith is an active member of her community and was named The Girl Scouts of Maine’s 2013 Woman of Distinction, and a Mainebiz 2012 Woman to Watch. Recognized as an industry leader, Melissa was named the PYMNTS.com 2014 Most Innovative Woman in Payments and a PaymentsSource 2014 Most Influential Woman in Payments. She serves on the Center for Grieving Children’s Board of Directors and participates in the Executive Women’s Forum, which she co-founded to provide a support network for female executives in her local community.
Melissa began her career at Ernst & Young and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maine.
Susannah Swihart spent two decades at BankBoston Corporation in a wide variety of leadership roles, including vice chairman and CFO. Previous responsibilities at BankBoston included management of a variety of corporate banking businesses and risk functions. Since returning to Maine in 2000, she has committed her efforts to corporate and community boards. She is lead independent director for Dead River Company, a former chair of the boards of MaineHealth and the Boys and Clubs of Southern Maine, and a former trustee of Maine Medical Center and Preble Street. Susannah graduated from high school in Naples, Maine and is also a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.