SMHC Welcomes Four New Members to the Board of Trustees

October 17, 2017

Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) announced that four new members have joined its Board of Trustees. At their September meeting, the SMHC Board voted unanimously to accept the nominations of Cynthia Hall Domine; Philip Kowash, MD; John Mills and Thomas Zuke, CPA.

"SMHC’s new trustees have an incredible depth of experience," said SMHC President and CEO Ed McGeachey. "Delivering health care has become increasingly complex, and having a strong board to help guide and advise the organization is imperative. I am pleased to welcome Cynthia Hall Domine, Dr. Philip Kowash, John Mills and Thomas Zuke to the board and the contributions they will make as we work to fulfill our health care mission."

Cynthia Hall Domine is president of Synchronicity, a boutique licensing agency. During her nearly 30-year career, Domine has closed over 750 deals in categories ranging from toys to video. Nationally known brands she has worked with include Nintendo of America, The World Wrestling Federation, Treasure Trolls, The Incredible Crash Dummies and Tootsie Roll Industries. She is a former member and officer of the Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association. Domine completed her MBA at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. She lives in Kennebunkport.

John Mills is president of SOE, a consulting firm specializing in the retail sector, store operations and growth strategies. During his extensive career, Mills was president and chief operating officer of Aeropostale, Inc., executive vice president and director of operations for Federated Specialty Stores before joining the specialty store division of R.H. Macy & Co., Inc. as vice president of operations. He also held executive positions with Bamberger’s division of R.H. Macy & Co., Abraham and Strauss and M. Fortunoff. In addition to formally serving as chairman of the board for G and G Stores, Inc., Mills served on the boards of Aeropostale, Ecko Unlimited and Wet Seal, Inc. where he was co-chair of the board as well as chair of the Governance and Nominating committees. He graduated with a BA in English from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and did his graduate studies at Rutgers University. He resides in Ridgewood, New Jersey and Kennebunk, Maine.

Philip Kowash, MD has been a Family Medicine physician for nearly 20 years. He has been a member of the medical staff at Southern Maine Health Care since 1998 and a director of Family Medicine in Saco since 2014. Kowash also serves as medical director for Thornton Academy. He is a member of the Maine Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Kowash graduated from University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Maine Medical Center. He resides in Saco.

Thomas Zuke, CPA is executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Kennebunk Savings Bank (KSB). Prior to joining KSB, Zuke served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Androscoggin Bank, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Martin’s Point Health Care, director of fiscal services at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, New Hampshire and held roles of increasing responsibility at Baker, Newman and Noyes. Zuke is a member of the board of the Maine Turnpike Authority and a former board member of the United Way of Greater Portland where he chaired the Finance Committee. He belongs to the Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Zuke earned his BA in accounting from Bentley College and is a Certified Public Accountant. He lives in Saco.


Photo Caption: New SMHC Board Members (left to right) Cynthia Hall Domine, John Mills, Philip Kowash, MD, & Thomas Zuke, CPA