Board of Trustees

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 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, 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 kayaking, fly-fishing, exercise and his three grandchildren. He is a member of Rockland Rotary. He also takes pleasure in singing with his church choir.
Edward Miller, MS
Edward Miller, MS
Public Policy Consultant
Ed Miller recently 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 has 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 is currently a policy consultant to the American Lung Association of the Northeast. When not working, he enjoys kayaking, snowboarding, cycling, guitar and reading. He lives in Hallowell.
Connie Sandstrom
Connie Sandstrom
Retired, Aroostook County Action Program
Connie Sandstrom, a native of Aroostook County and resident of Presque Isle, is the former 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 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 worked at ACAP from 1988- 2015 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 Mark and Emily Turner Foundation; Aroostook Regional Transportation Systems; Community Care; and Grace Interfaith Food Table, an ecumenical food pantry. 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: 04/29/2016

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

October 13, 2016: Joint Board and CAC Minutes
August 11, 2016: Board Minutes
June 9, 2016: Board Minutes
April 14, 2016: Joint Board and CAC Minutes
February 25, 2016: Board Minutes
December 10, 2015: Board Minutes
October 8, 2015: Joint Board and CAC Minutes
August 13, 2015: Board Minutes
June 11, 2015: Board Minutes
April 1, 2015: Joint Board and CAC Minutes
February 12, 2015: Board Minutes
December 11, 2014: Board Minutes


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