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Constance Adler, MD
Constance Adler, MD
Retired Physician
Dr. Adler is a Family Practice physician who had a practice of women’s health care in Farmington, where she provided obstetrical and primary care for over 20 years. She was Lead Physician at Franklin Health Women’s Care which integrated primary care with specialty obstetrical and gynecologic services for the women of the western Maine mountains. She is presently Secretary of the Board of Directors of Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington and has been a member and sometime President of the Board of Maine Family Planning since 2000. MFP provides family planning services throughout the state. In the past, she has served on the Boards of the Maine Women’s Fund, the Sexual Assault Victims Emergency Services and Peace in Our Families. Connie was the Medical Director for the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program for 5 years. She was instrumental in fundraising for, training staff for and establishing a maternity center in rural Nicaragua which is now functioning independently and she has also provided cervical cancer care and training in several Central American countries. Connie received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her MD at Tufts University School of Medicine. She did her residency at the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in Augusta after which she and her husband, Mike Rowland, MD, fulfilled their National Health Service commitment working in a Migrant Health Center in Washington before returning to Maine. In 2009 she received the Maine Medical Association’s Humanitarian Award, in 2010 received the Daniel Hanley Center’s Award for Physician Leadership, and in 2016 was inducted into the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame.
Roy A. Hitchings, Jr., FACHE
Roy A. Hitchings, Jr., FACHE
Retired, Health Care Administrator
Roy Hitchings served from 1998-2012 as the president and chief executive officer of Pen Bay Healthcare (PBH) and Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC), which is a community not-for-profit health care system serving Mid-Coast Maine. It was comprised of Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Knox Center for Long-Term Care, Kno-Wal-Lin Home Health Care and Camden Health Care Center. Before joining PBH, Mr. Hitchings was Executive Vice President of Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc., headquartered in Hyannis, Massachusetts. A 1969 cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, Mr. Hitchings earned his Master of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Since 1974 he has concentrated in healthcare and held positions as an ambulatory care administrator, a health and medical consultant with Booz Allen, as well as a number of executive positions at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut, a 391-bed Yale-affiliated teaching hospital. Mr. Hitchings was a founding member of the board of Knox County Health Clinic, is treasurer of the Strand Theatre in Rockland, and board chair of the Midcoast Community Chorus. He is a past president of George’s River Chapter of Trout Unlimited and a past chairman of Maine Hospital Association’s Board of Directors and former member of MHA’s Public Policy Council. Mr. Hitchings and his wife Debbi live in Camden and have two children. Roy enjoys fly-fishing, exercise, and his four grandchildren. He also takes pleasure in singing with his church choir.
Edward Miller, MS
Edward Miller, MS
Public Policy Consultant
Ed Miller retired as the Senior Vice President for Public Policy for the American Lung Association of the Northeast where he was responsible for providing leadership to the public policy initiatives of the organization in the seven state region covering New England and New York. He had served in this capacity since July 2007. From 1986 until 2007, he served as the CEO of the American Lung Association of Maine. During that time the organization’s assets grew from less than half a million to over two million dollars. The Maine chapter was recognized as a leader in both mission focused work (e.g. the first and only state to receive straight A’s on the annual American Lung Association nationwide Tobacco Control Report Card) and in fundraising where its 31 year old Trek Across Maine remains the most successful American Lung Association fundraiser in the nation raising nearly $2 million dollars a year. Ed is on the Board and is a past president of the Maine Public Health Association. He was a founding member and chair of the Maine Coalition on Smoking OR Health. He has served on numerous boards, advisory councils and commissions during his career. Prior to joining the American Lung Association Ed served as the first Director of the Division of Health Promotion and Education in the Bureau of Health (now the ME CDC) from 1973 until 1986. Ed recently completed a three year contract as a policy consultant to the American Lung Association of the Northeast. When not working, he enjoys kayaking, snowboarding, cycling, guitar, beachcombing and reading. He lives in Hallowell and Ocean Park.
Michelle Probert
Michelle Probert
Manager, Integrated Health Services General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
As Manager of Integrated Health Services at General Dynamics - Bath Iron Works (BIW), Michelle is responsible for the oversight and strategic management of employee health, wellness and welfare related benefits for over 12,000 employees and dependents. Michelle is Chair of the Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine, working to reward and support improvement in healthcare quality, affordability and service. She is a 2016 Bruce Bradley Fellow for The LeapFrog Group, which focuses on steering employees and their families to safer, higher-quality hospitals and health systems. Michelle joined BIW in August 2014 after working for state government for 10 years in Massachusetts and Maine, reforming payment and provider relations for Medicaid and other health and social service programs. As Director of Strategic Initiatives for MaineCare at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Michelle spearheaded the state’s successful State Innovation Model grant application, introduced the MaineCare Health Homes patient centered medical home model to over 170 primary care practices across the state, and implemented one of the country’s first Medicaid Shared Savings ACO initiatives. Michelle began her career as a family advocate for homeless women and children. She has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.
Lisa Sockabasin
Lisa Sockabasin
Public Health and Health Systems Consultant, Public Health Research Institute
Lisa Sockabasin has health policy and planning expertise and experience in tribal, state, and federal governments, non-profits, and the philanthropic sector. Lisa is a public health and health systems consultant for Public Health Research Institute (PHRI), the Penobscot Indian Nation, and the Maine Tribal Public Health District. Lisa previously worked in the philanthropic sector and served as the Director of the Office of Health Equity, Maine Department of Health and Human Services for 10 years from 2005-2016. In this capacity Lisa developed the then, newly legislatively created Office of Health Equity. Prior to being named the Director, Lisa worked as an Epidemiologist in the Infectious Disease Program for the State of Maine. Earlier in her career, Lisa worked as a nurse epidemiologist with the North American Indian Center of Boston, Inc., focusing on health disparities and inequities, facing the Native American community in Massachusetts. Lisa continues her work as the Program Coordinator for the Four Directions Summer Research Program at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of the University of Maine with a B.S. in Nursing and a B.S. in Biology and the University of Southern Maine with a M.S. in Health Policy and Management and a graduate certificate in non-profit management and strategic planning. Lisa is a Passamaquoddy tribal member, one of four federally recognized Indian Tribes in Maine. She enjoys all four seasons living on a lake in Maine with her family.

Former Trustees

List of Former Trustees Last Updated: 04/12/2018

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

June 14, 2018: Board Minutes
April 12, 2018: Joint Board and CAC Minutes
February 8, 2018: Board Minutes
December 14, 2017: Board Minutes
October 26, 2017: Joint Board and CAC Minutes
August 10, 2017: Board Minutes

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