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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 20 years. She is Lead Physician at Franklin Health Women’s Care which integrates 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 Past President of the Board of Maine Family Planning which 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 and in 2010 received the Daniel Hanley Center’s Award for Physician Leadership.
Nancy Fritz
Nancy Fritz
Retired, MaineHousing
Nancy Fritz is the former Director of the Homeless Initiatives Department at MaineHousing, a quasi-public agency that has been in the forefront of responding to homelessness for at least the past 15 years. She is now retired. Until January 2011 she served for five and a half years as Governor John Baldacci’s primary liaison on homeless issues and as a member of his Cabinet. For the previous 20 years, Nancy was in leadership positions with Maine nonprofit organizations – five years as Executive Director of the Family Violence Project in Kennebec and Somerset counties; five years as Executive Director of the Children’s Center in Augusta, an agency that serves young children with disabilities and their families; and 10 years as Executive Director of a community action agency with a mission to help low-income individuals and their families build their assets. She has both a professional and personal commitment to addressing injustices, particularly those related to poverty. Nancy was a founding member of the Maine Association of Nonprofits and the Maine Children’s Alliance, and she was a previous chair of the Maine Affordable Housing Network and the Maine Community Action Association. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Maine Center for Economic Policy. Nancy earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development degree from the University of Maine at Orono. She is a graduate of Bangor Theological Seminary and is an ordained clergywoman.
Roy A. Hitchings, Jr., FACHE
Roy A. Hitchings, Jr., FACHE
Retired, Health Care Administrator
Mr. 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 is 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, serves on the board of United Mid Coast Charities and is president of George’s River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. He is 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 kayaking, fly-fishing and exercise. He is a member of Rockland Rotary.  He also takes pleasure in singing with his church choir.
Connie Sandstrom
Connie Sandstrom
Executive Director, Aroostook County Action Program
Ms. Sandstrom, a native of Aroostook County and resident of Presque Isle, is executive director of Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP), the community action agency serving Aroostook County. With a budget of approximately $13 million and using an integrated, case management approach, the grant-funded organization offers services to eligible families and individuals in the areas of housing, energy conservation and assistance, workforce development, child care, Head Start and early education, workforce development, community education, and health. Health programs include family planning and reproductive health; health screenings for Head Start children; Healthy Maine Partnership program; Supplemental Food for Women, Infants and Children (WIC); oral health education and screenings; and community health education.  She has worked at ACAP since 1988 and prior to that worked as a medical technologist, administrative director of a clinical laboratory, and director of human resources in a health care environment. Connie serves on several boards and foundations including Northern Maine Community College Foundation, Maine Community Action Association, Mark and Emily Turner Foundation, Aroostook Regional Transportation Systems, and has chaired Eastern Maine HomeCare board since its inception in 2006. She earned a B.A. in medical technology and a Master of Public Administration degree from University of Maine at Orono, is a registered Medical Technologist (ASCP), a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a graduate of the Leadership Maine Alpha Class.

Former Trustees

List of Former Trustees Last Updated: 04/01/2015

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

April 1, 2015: Joint Board and CAC Minutes
February 12, 2015: Board Minutes
December 11, 2014: Board Minutes
October 9, 2014: Joint Board and CAC Minutes
August 14, 2014: Board Minutes
June 12, 2014: Board Minutes
April 2, 2014: Joint Board and CAC Minutes
February 13, 2014: Board Minutes
December 12, 2013: Joint Board and CAC Minutes

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