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Senior Leadership

Richard W. Petersen, FACHE

President & Chief Executive Officer

Rich Petersen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Maine Medical Center. Prior to his appointment, Rich served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at MMC for nine years. Before joining Maine Medical Center, Rich served as Senior Vice President for Kaleida Health Systems located in Buffalo, New York, a 1,600-bed system with a $1 billion annual budget. Rich currently serves as a Board member on The Foundation for Maine's Community Colleges and The John T. Gorman Foundation, and is a Corporator of MaineHealth. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Jeffrey D. Sanders

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Sanders is Maine Medical Center's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for day-to-day operations of the hospital. He serves as a key strategic advisor to the President and CEO, other senior executives, and physician leaders. Jeff plays a critical role in the effective collaboration and integration with physicians, developing strong relationships and initiatives aimed at strengthening market presence and integrating services and practice sites. Before joining MMC, Jeff was the operating officer at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, where he oversaw cardiovascular services, imaging services, sleep services, hyperbaric medicine, surgical services, transplant services, and medical research. Prior to his role at the flagship of Intermountain Healthcare, he was at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah, in charge of a number of programs including surgery, critical care, rehabilitation, laboratory services, information systems, and behavioral medicine. Jeff also played a key role in Intermountain Healthcare's partnership with GE Healthcare, leading numerous projects as part of the development of an integrated electronic medical record.

Peter W. Bates, M.D.

Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Peter Bates serves as Maine Medical Center’s Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officer, and Academic Dean for the Maine Medical Center – Tufts University School of Medicine Medical School Program. In his role, Dr. Bates has oversight for all academic, research, and education activities, and participates in all strategic and operational decisions and policy as a senior corporate officer of Maine Medical Center.

Dr. Bates has been affiliated with Maine Medical Center in a number of roles since moving to Maine in 1987. In addition to his work as a private practice physician and co-founder of South Portland–based Chest Medicine Associates, he has held a number of leadership positions within the hospital, including Chief of Medicine for nine years and Chief Medical Officer for eight years.

Dr. Bates is a highly respected leader, known for his caring and insight. He was instrumental in the 2008 creation of the MaineTrack medical education program, which is intended to address Maine’s physician shortage, help Maine students overcome barriers to their medical ambitions, and develop an innovative curriculum focused on rural, community-based education.

Joel L. Botler, M.D.

Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Interim Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Joel Botler serves as Maine Medical Center’s Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, overseeing all clinical, medical management, and programmatic aspects of health care delivery. In this role he also serves as the primary liaison between MMC management and the private physician practice community.

Dr. Botler’s relationship with MMC dates to 1979 when he began his Internal Medicine internship and residency after earning his medical degree at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Brooklyn. Since that time, he served the southern Maine community as a primary care internist for 30 years; helped to found InterMed in 1995; and held numerous leadership roles at MMC focusing on areas such as Family Medicine, Geriatrics, and Adult Medicine. Most recently, Dr. Botler held the title of MMC Vice President, Adult Medicine Service Line, and co-chair of the Maine Medical Partners Finance Committee.

Dr. Botler is well regarded as a “physician’s physician” throughout the community, earning praise from peers and patients alike. He is a four-time winner of the MMC Family Medicine Residency Program Inpatient Attending of the Year award and has also been recognized as the Maine Alzheimer’s Champion for 2011.

Terri M. Cannan

Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications
MaineHealth, Maine Medical Center

Terri M. Cannan is Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications at Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth. In her role, she is responsible for the overall marketing, communications, public relations, and media relations strategies for all MaineHealth members, as well as day-to-day Marketing and Communications efforts at Maine Medical Center.

Terri is known as an influential, strategic, results-driven Marketing and Communications leader with a demonstrated record of success in increasing market share and securing loyal customers. Her ability to provide innovative, strategic thought leadership combined with practical tactical execution enables her to quickly build strong relationships throughout organizations.

Terri first joined the MaineHealth family in November 2012, serving as Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Maine Medical Center. In that role, she led the development of a brand strategy while reorganizing the department, cementing her strong reputation for bold leadership and team building. Under her guidance, the department provided best-in-class strategy and execution, forging relationships at all levels of the organization with a strong focus on meeting the needs of our Service Lines.

Prior to Maine Medical Center, Terri honed her professional and leadership experience at TD Bank, serving in roles including Senior Vice President of Customer Strategy, Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications, and Vice President/Group Manager, Direct Marketing/Program Management.

Terri earned her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine, and her Bachelor of Science Degree in the Honors Management Program at Bentley College. She and her family reside in Freeport.

Jacquelyn Cawley, D.O.

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
MaineHealth, Maine Medical Center

Jacquelyn Cawley, D.O., is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth. In her role, Dr. Cawley is responsible for leading the MaineHealth Information Services division and overseeing our Shared Electronic Health Record (SeHR) program, which will be implemented across the entire MaineHealth system.

Dr. Cawley is an innovative physician executive with 20 years’ experience in leading and managing physicians and clinical care teams in a variety of academic and health care settings. After earning her medical degree from the University of New England College of Medicine, she has served as a leader at numerous health care organizations and a trusted physician in the southern Maine community.

Dr. Cawley began her medical career as a family medicine physician, ultimately progressing through a number of leadership roles. Before taking on the CIO role, she served MaineHealth as Associate Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer. Dr. Cawley is also a past president of the Medical Staff at Maine Medical Center — the first woman and osteopathic physician to hold this position.

Dr. Cawley has a unique passion and knowledge for leading efforts to improve systems of care for patients and providers, with a focus on the use of technology to enhance clinical integration, care coordination and health information exchange. She has presented locally, regionally, and nationally on topics such as Open Access, Group Medical Visits, Patient Centered Medical Homes and Team Based Care, Clinical Microsystems, and Practice Redesign. 

Mark A. Harris

Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning
MaineHealth, Maine Medical Center

Mark Harris serves as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning for MaineHealth – the state’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system – and Maine Medical Center – the state’s leading academic and research-based tertiary care center. A senior planning and marketing professional, Harris has proven successful at building and leading “best in class” planning and strategic marketing teams. He is responsible for the system’s strategic planning activities and regional clinical planning functions for the system’s member organizations which include a tertiary care center, five acute care hospitals, an inpatient mental health hospital, home health services, outpatient surgery center, long-term care, assisted-living facilities and hospice services.

With more than 25 years in the healthcare industry, Harris's experience includes managerial and executive-level positions with large health systems, a small community hospital, a university-based research center, and a market research firm, in addition to his experience as an independent consultant.

Harris earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg Pennsylvania, and his Master of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Harris' community involvement includes work with not-for-profit organizations such as the American Heart Association, Community Foundations and various youth organizations.

Lugene “Lou” Inzana, MBA, CPA

Senior Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Lugene “Lou” Inzana serves as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Maine Medical Center. In his role, Inzana provides leadership and financial oversight of Maine Medical Center and financial support services for the other members of MaineHealth.

Inzana is a seasoned health care finance expert with nearly 30 years of progressive leadership experience at organizations throughout the Northeast. He serves as a key strategic and financial advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer of MMC, providing the analytical framework and business judgment necessary to evaluate alternative initiatives and help drive operating and financial performance. He has responsibility for budget and reimbursement, financial reporting, supply chain, financial planning, and revenue cycle management.

Prior to joining Maine Medical Center in 2014, Inzana was most recently Vice President of Finance and Support Services/Chief Financial Officer at Lawrence + Memorial Corporation/Hospital in New London, CT. Over the course of his career, Inzana has carved out a reputation as a strong leader with high integrity, top-flight communication skills, and a passion for health care.

Inzana holds both a B.A. in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from St. Bonaventure (N.Y.) University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In addition to his professional endeavors, Inzana has been an active volunteer for many years, serving on a wide range of boards and committees for organizations that promote stronger communities.

Christopher Sprowl, M.D., MMM

President, Maine Medical Partners

Christopher Sprowl, M.D., MMM, is President of Maine Medical Partners (MMP), a subsidiary of Maine Medical Center. Dr. Sprowl joined the medical center in 2012 from PeaceHealth Medical Group, a multi-specialty medical group based in Washington State, where he was responsible for clinical and financial performance of the Northwest Region. Prior to joining PeaceHealth, Dr. Sprowl helped found and led the Colorado-based Integrated Physician Network, a not-for-profit, self-sustaining, clinically integrated network of 150 providers in multiple specialties and the managing partner of Coal Creek Family Medicine. Dr. Sprowl, who is Board certified in Family Medicine, also holds a Masters of Medical Management degree. He has served as Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Colorado School of Medicine and a Clinical Preceptor for the Saint Joseph Hospital Family Practice Residency Program in Denver. Dr. Sprowl has lectured on topics ranging across the fields of Clinical Integration, Health Information Technology, and Healthcare accountability, value, and sustainability.

Maureen Van Benthuysen

Senior Vice President, Clinical Services

Maureen Van Benthuysen serves as Maine Medical Center’s Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. Van Benthuysen oversees the six service lines: Adult Medicine Services, Cardiovascular Services, Neuroscience Services, Surgical Services, Oncology Services, and Women’s and Children’s Services. Her role involves cultivating the patient-centered framework by enhancing care coordination and increasing efficiency throughout the hospital.

Van Benthuysen has more than 30 years of experience in health care, most notably as Senior Vice President of the Cardiovascular Institute and Hospital Operations at New York’s prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital. In this role, Van Benthuysen provided full administrative, financial, operational, and strategic oversight to multiple departments and clinics, and served on the Steering Committees supporting the implementation of the electronic medical records system, Epic.

Prior to her work at Mount Sinai, Van Benthuysen was Director of Rehabilitation Services at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. Van Benthuysen began her health care career as a Physical Therapist at Sunnyview Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Schenectady, New York. She holds a BS in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College.

Judith M. West

Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer

Judy West joined Maine Medical Center in March of 2007 in the position of Vice President Human Resources. Maine Medical Center is a 637-bed tertiary care, verified level one trauma center and teaching hospital affiliated with the Tufts University School of Medicine located in Portland, Maine.

Prior to Maine Medical Center, West was Vice President of Human Resources at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey. Englewood is a 520-bed community/teaching hospital. West was responsible for all Human Resource and Organizational Development functions as well as for patient satisfaction and managing/resolving patient incident reporting.

Prior to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, she served in the role as Vice President of Administrative Services at The Westerly Hospital. The Westerly Hospital is a 125-bed community hospital that has an affiliation with Yale-New Haven. West's responsibilities included human resources, information systems & technology, physical plant, engineering, hospital construction, security, food services and housekeeping.

For ten years Judy served as a faculty member at Roger Williams University and Springfield College.

West received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from New Hampshire College. Judy is certified at a Labor Relations Specialist through Cornell University.

Judy serves as the chair of the National Education and Learning Committee. She is an active member of the Voluntary Hospitals of America Human Resources Affinity Group, Society of Human Resources Professionals and Human Resources Advisory Group.

Marjorie S. Wiggins, R.N., MBA, DNP(c), NEA-BC

Senior Vice President, Patient Services & Chief Nursing Officer

Marge Wiggins is Senior Vice President of Nursing & Chief Nursing Officer of MMC, as well as Chief Nurse Executive of MaineHealth. An Adjunct Faculty in USM's School of Nursing, Marge has published numerous articles and several book chapters on care delivery models. She led MMC's development of the evidence-based Partnership Care Delivery Model, and consulted in the US and abroad on the topic. She served on several committees for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's efforts to implement the Clinical Nurse Leader role and delivered nearly 40 presentations in 14 states. Marge maintains membership in several professional organizations, including American Organization of Nurse Executives, Organization of Maine Nurse Executives, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science-Eastern Nurses Research Society, and the Clinical Nurse Leader Association.

Cindy Boyack, M.D.

President of the Medical Staff

Dr. Cindy Boyack graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School before completing two years of training in the family practice residency program at University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. She left family medicine to pursue a career in psychiatry and completed her residency in psychiatry at McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec. She is board certified in both the U.S. and Canada. Currently, she is President of the Medical Staff at Maine Medical Center and the director of outpatient psychiatry in the adult Mental Health Clinic at MMC. She has an academic appointment of Clinical Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her interests include teaching, mental health integration in primary care, community psychiatry, and women's mental health and reproductive issues. She also enjoys working with diverse populations.

Maine Medical Center is a member of the MaineHealth System