Faculty

Mary Becker, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.  

Program Director, Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Attending Physician, Division of Palliative Medicine
Maine Medical Center
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT            
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Christiana Healthcare Systems, Newark & Wilmington, DE
Additional Training: Harvard Serious Illness Conversation Facilitator and Palliative Care Education Program
Board Certified:  Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Emergency Medicine


James Schneid, M.D.

Medical Director Hospice and Palliative Medicine V.A. Hospital - Augusta, Maine
SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Residency:  Family Practice, SUNY Wilson Hospital
Board Certified, Hospice and Palliative Care, Family Medicine


Rebecca Hutchinson, M.D., MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Palliative Medicine
Maine Medical Center
H&PM Fellowship Research Director
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine
Fellowship:  Hospice and Palliative Care, Maine Medical Center/VA Maine HCS, ME
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine


Fernando Moreno Jr., M.D.

Attending Physician, Division of Palliative Medicine
Maine Medical Center
Brown University School of Medicine
Residency: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Family Medicine
Fellowship: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Board Certified: Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine


Isabella Stumpf, D.O.

Division Director, Palliative Medicine, Maine Medical Center
Medical Director, Palliative Medicine, MaineHealth
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, Maine
Residency, Maine Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowship, Maine Medical Center, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine


Michelle Crispo, M.D.

Attending Physician, Division of Palliative Medicine, Maine Medical Center
University of Vermont College of Medicine
United States
Residency: Maine Medical Center, Emergency Medicine
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Board Certified:  Emergency Medicine


Myra Ross, D.O.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Attending Physician, VA Maine HCS
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford Pool, ME
Fellowship:  Hospice and Palliative Care, Maine Medical Center/VA Maine HCS, ME
Residency:  Internal Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
Board Certified:  Hospice and Palliative Medicine Eligible, American Board of Internal Medicine
Other Certifications: POLST facilitator, BLS


Cynthia Burnham, D.O.

Hospice & Palliative Medicine Attending Physician, Hospice of Southern Maine
University of Health Sciences COM 1985
Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center Psychiatry 1992
Board Certified: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology


Lewis Brian Richards, M.D.

Attending Physician, Division of Palliative Medicine, Maine Medical Center
Chicago Medical School, N. Chicago, IL
Residency: Maine Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Board Certified: Internal Medicine


Allison Caldwell, M.D.

Attending Physician, Division of Palliative Medicine, Maine Medical Center
Albany Medical College
Residency: Brown University, Pediatrics
Fellowship: University of Tennessee/Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Board Certified: Pediatrics


Advanced Practice Provider Faculty

Katie Addicott, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN

Nurse Practitioner for the Adult and Pediatric Palliative Medicine Programs
University of Southern Maine School of Nursing, Portland, Maine
Board Certified: Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
Other Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners


Bridget R. Franciose, ANP-BC, ACHPN

Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care
Masters of Science in Nursing, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions
Additional Training: SICP facilitator, POLST facilitator, BLS
Board Certification(s):
ANCC Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse


Ursula Nehrt PA-C

Physician Assistant – Palliative Care
Training:  On the job training with Palliative Care service at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT.
Additional Training: Harvard Serious Illness Conversation Facilitator and Palliative Care Education Program
Board Certified:  Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Emergency Medicine


Social Work Faculty

Taylor Thibault, LMSW

Care Management Social Worker for Palliative Care and LVAD
University of New England, MSW
Board Certified, Licensed Master of Social Work