SMHC 2020 Local Board
The Local Board oversee the care delivered in our communities and provide local input into decision-making. Local Boards are organized as committees of the MaineHealth Board and have an important role in our community, participating in quality oversight, oversight of local medical staffs, planning, budgeting and the hiring of key executives, local fundraising initiatives, among other duties.
The following individuals (pictured above) have been elected to the Southern Maine Health Care Board:
Standing, from left: Mary O’Hare, MD; Cynthia Hall Domine; Robert Bauman; Philip Kowash, MD; John Mills; Frank Goudreau, DO; Thomas Zuke, CPA; Gina Quinn-Skillings, MD; Steve Buck; Donald Burgess, MD.
Seated, from left: Robert Quentin (Treasurer); Peter Manning, MD, (Secretary); Merilee Perkins (Vice Chairperson); Nathan Howell, President of SMHC; George (Ted) Hissong, Jr.; Michael Carroll, MD; Bernard Gaines (Chairperson); Jeff Sanders, President, MMC.
Missing from photo: Richard W. Petersen, President of MaineHealth/CEO of MMC
Nate joined SMHC in 2018 bringing more than 10 years of progressive executive leadership experience in national healthcare systems, most recently serving as President and CEO of North Star Health Alliance and Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, New York. He is a graduate of Colby College and received a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University. Howell has strong ties to Maine. He was born at the former Goodall Hospital in Sanford and spent many summers at the family’s vacation home in Brunswick.
Patsy, a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, has been working in health care for more than 30 years. She joined SMHC as SVP and Chief Operating Officer in 2014, prior to which she had served as President and CEO of Goodall Hospital since 2011 and Goodall’s Chief Operating Officer since 2005. Aprile received her undergraduate degree in Medical Technology from Colby-Sawyer College, and her Certificate in Health Administration and MBA from New Hampshire College. Aprile is the Chair of the Sanford Legacy Foundation Campaign, member of the Health Administration Program Advisory Committee and the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Personal Services & Finance Committee.
Chief Operating Officer
Rick has more than 20 years of experience leading finance and operations in major healthcare and billing organizations. He joined SMHC as SVP & CFO in 2016, prior to which he served as Senior Director of Finance & Operations Management, Corporate Financial Planning and Associate Executive Director of Finance for the Northwell Health System in New York. Rick earned his bachelor’s degree in Management and International Business at New York University and received his MBA in Strategic Healthcare Management at Hofstra University. He serves on the Board of Directors for NorDx, on the MaineHealth Retirement Plan Committee, and the Maine Hospital Association Healthcare Finance Council. Rick is also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and American College of Healthcare Executives.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Albaum, MD
Dr. Albaum has over 20 years of health care experience. He earned his BS degree in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics from Yale University. He completed his MD Degree, Internal Medicine Residency, and Chief Residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. After moving to Maine in 1995 he joined PrimeCare PA Internal Medicine practice in Kennebunk and Biddeford, and became PrimeCare’s Medical Director. In 2008 when PrimeCare was acquired by Southern Maine Medical Center, he was appointed Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Physician Services for SMMC, and continues in that role following SMMC’s merger with Goodall Hospital to form Southern Maine Health Care.
Chief Medical Officer
Joanna Salamone, MS, BSN, RN
Joanna has been a nursing professional for 30 years. She began her career in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Maine Medical Center and joined Southern Maine Health Care in 2004. She earned her bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine and her master's degree in Business from Husson College. She is a member of the Organization of Maine Nurse Executives, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Nurses’ Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Joanna is also a member of the board of directors and chair of the quality board for St. Andre's Healthcare Facility in Biddeford.
Chief Nursing Officer
Susan began her career in health care as a clinician before moving into management roles. She joined SMHC in 2016 after leading physician networks and then serving as the local system Chief Operating Officer at St. Mary's Health System in Lewiston for 16 years. Susan graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in physical therapy and received her master's degree in health administration from the University of New Hampshire. Ms. Keiler is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is on the Board of Directors for the Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging.
Vice President, Strategic Development
Helen Troy, RN, MS, CPHQ, CCM
Helen assumed the role of Vice President of Quality & Safety in 2019 after serving as AVP for Quality and Case Management since 2009. Helen has a distinguished track record at SMHC serving in other leadership roles for Quality and Case Management since 2000. Helen earned her Masters of Science in Healthcare Management and Administration from New England College in Henniker, NH and has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of New England in Biddeford, ME. Helen also is a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.
Vice President, Quality
Senior Director, Human Resources
Lisa has served as the Senior Director for Human Resources at SMHC since 2017 after serving as Senior Director of Talent Acquisition at MainHealth and VP for Human Resources at LincolnHealth. Lisa holds a BA in Sociology from Bates College, is certified as a lean recruiter, leadership recruiter and appreciative inquiry facilitator and holds her PHR certification.
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Allison has worked in healthcare marketing and communications for over 15 years. She began her career at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge MA after graduating from Saint Anselm College with a BA in English & Communications. She then went onto work at Inova Health System in Northern Virginia in Marketing and PR roles for 7 years. After moving to Maine in 2015, Allison worked as the Director of Marketing and Communications at HealthInfoNet in Portland. She has served as the Communications and Public Affairs Director at Southern Maine Health Care since 2018.