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Nursing at MMC

Center for Clinical & Professional Development Staff

As clinicians, educators, consultants, and change-agents, the Center's staff brings diversity of expertise to their varied roles and are integral to clinical excellence and professional advancement throughout the organization.

Name Title Contact
Paula White, MS, RN Director 662-2290

Staff Development Specialists:

Deb McPherson, MSN, RN Staff Development Specialist 662-2774
Deborah Johnson, MSN, RN Staff Development Specialist 662-2681

Julie Fortier, RN

Clinical Nurse Associate 662-4593
Elizabeth Merrill, RN, BSN Clinical Nurse Associate 662-4595
Gail DiFiore, MSN, RN CNA CourseCoordinator

Clinical Nurse Specialists/Nurse Educators

Rhonda Babine, MS, ACNS-BC

Kelly Bowden, RNC, NNP

Adult Health CNS

Perinatal Outreach Nurse Educator



Tricia Foley, RN, BSN, CWOCN Wound/Ostomy/
Rachel Girard, MS, RN, CDE Diabetes Nurse Specialist 662-6791
Cindy Honess, RN, MSN, CCRN, ACNS- BC Cardiology Clinical Nurse Specialist 662-4136
Paulene Perham, BSN, RN

Medical Records Abstractor/Maine Birth
Defects Program

Sue Reeder, MS, RN, CWCN Burn/Wound Resource Nurse 662-2475
Nicole Shaffer,  BSN, RN, CWOCN Wound/Ostomy/Continence 662-2344
Stacey Starbird-Richmond, BSN, RN, CDE Diabetes Nurse Educator 662-6047


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