Officers & Board of Trustees
Peter W. Bates, M.D.
Dr. Peter Bates serves as Maine Medical Center's Senior Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs/Chief Medical Officer and Academic Dean for the Maine Medical Center - Tufts University School of Medicine Medical School Program. Dr. Bates has oversight for all clinical, medical management, academic, research, education, and programmatic aspects of health care delivery, and serves as the primary liaison between MMC management and the private physician practice community. He is also a key member of the senior management team and participates in all strategic and operational decisions and policy as a senior corporate officer of Maine Medical Center. Prior to this role, Dr. Bates served as the hospital's Chief of Medicine for nine years.
Cindy Boyack, M.D.
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.
Bill Burke is an experienced media executive who held various positions at Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner, including president of TBS Super Station and general manager of Turner Classic Movies. He also served as president and CEO of The Weather Channel Companies. Bill also co-authored Call Me Ted, the autobiography of Ted Turner. He is a graduate of Amherst College and received his MBA from the Harvard Business School. In addition to being a trustee at Maine Medical Center, Bill is Chairman of the Portland Sea Dogs and the US Biathlon Association, a Director of Simulmedia, Inc., and serves on the advisory board of Specific Media, Inc.
Margaret M. Bush
Margaret Bush was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, where she attended St. Catherine's School and the University of Virginia. She met her future husband, Marvin, at the University and they were married after graduation in 1981. Bush spent 13 years as a teacher, the first at The Park School in Brookline, Mass, then 12 years in Alexandria, Virginia. In 1995, Margaret made a career change and has become an actress on stage, in film, and on television. In addition, she also has a floral design business. She has served on numerous boards, including The National Children's Museum, Prevent Cancer Foundation, St. Catherine's Alumnae, and Very Special Arts. For many years, Margaret has spoken on behalf of The Gladney Center, the adoption agency where her children were born. Margaret has a passion for pediatric patients and has visited and read to patients at The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center, named for her mother-in-law.
William L. Caron
Bill L. Caron is President of MaineHealth. Prior to his current position, Bill was Executive Vice President and Treasurer at MaineHealth, as well as Vice President and Treasurer at Maine Medical Center. He previously was a Partner with Ernst & Young and headed the East Region health care consulting practice in Philadelphia. Bill is a long-time member of the Portland Community Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Chamber, and has held several officer positions with the Portland Community Chamber, including President. He was active with the Greater Portland United Way, serving on its Board from 2004 - 2010 and as Annual Campaign Chair in 2005. The organization honored him with its Legacy Award in 2009.
Christopher Claudio is co-founder and CEO of Winxnet, a national leader in IT consulting, outsourcing and software development with a particular expertise in Health Informatics. Chris started Winxnet in 1999 and has helped guide the company to provide strategic IT direction for hundreds of organizations including medical practices and hospitals throughout the country. Prior to Winxnet, Chris held roles as Senior Technical Architect and Systems Engineer for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), servicing General Dynamics’ global technology infrastructure. Chris has since launched several technology ventures and now focuses on IT governance and compliance, strategic planning, and organizational excellence in the delivery and management of IT.
Chris holds multiple technical and engineering certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and Citrix. He is a prestigious badged Microsoft engineer assisting in strategic customer engagements around the country. A believer in active community involvement, Chris serves on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters (Chair - Corporate Partnership Committee), been a United Way volunteer and is an active member of his local community in Yarmouth, ME where he lives with his wife Alyson and their two children, Emerson and Dalton.
Katherine B. Coster
Kathy Coster has experience as a board member for both profit and non-profit institutions. She joined the board of Gorham Savings Bank in 2011 and serves on the Risk Management, Audit and Administration Committees. She is a member of the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine and currently serves as Board Vice President and co-chair of the Great Futures Campaign. Kathy has held a number of roles as a volunteer for her alma mater, Dartmouth College, including representative to the Alumni Council, co-chair of twenty fifth and thirtieth reunion fundraising campaigns and President of the Dartmouth Club of Maine. She is also active in her church and serves as a chairperson of the Pastoral Council of Parish of the Holy Eucharist. Past board affiliations include the Falmouth Education Foundation, the Children’s’ Museum and Theater of Maine, and the Falmouth Memorial Library.
Professionally, Kathy worked as a commercial banker at institutions in New York, San Diego and Boston.
Christopher W. Emmons
Chris Emmons is the President and CEO of Gorham Savings Bank. The Massachusetts native graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, and began his banking career at Maine National Bank in 1977. After stops at BayBank and TD Banknorth, he joined Gorham Savings Bank in 2003. A strong community supporter, Chris is involved with the Maine Bankers Association as well as several local non-profit organizations. He has served as past Chair of the Maine Medical Center Board of Trustees, University of Southern Maine Foundation and the United Way of Greater Portland. He presently serves as Vice Chair of the University of Maine, Board of Visitors and is a Trustee of Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth. Chris was selected as a 2007 laureate and inducted into the Maine Business Hall of Fame.
Morris Fisher is President, CBRE/Boulos Asset Management. His experience includes real estate development, operations, leasing, and finance. In addition to providing strategic real estate advice to clients, he is responsible for directing a property management company with 50 employees and real estate projects under management totaling 4,000,000 square feet of commercial space. His experience includes the development, marketing, leasing, and sale of major retail, office, and industrial properties in both downtown and suburban locations. Morris is a Trustee of MMC and is a former Officer and Board Member of The Park Danforth, Portland Public Library, Catholic Charities of Maine and Portland’s Downtown District. Prior to joining CBRE/Boulos Asset Management, Morris was a senior accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick.
Robert S. Frank
Bob Frank has served as deputy general counsel for MaineHealth since July 2009. In that capacity, he has provided legal advice in connection with strategic initiatives and acquisitions, competition laws compliance, payor contracting, data security and breach matters, risk management and insurance, federal and state healthcare provider licensing, and has overseen professional liability, regulatory and business litigation and dispute resolution matters. Prior to his work at MaineHealth, he was an associate at the Morrison & Forester law firm in San Francisco (1979-82); an assistant attorney general at the Maine Department of Attorney General (1982-1987); an associate and then partner in the law firm Verrill Dana (1987-1995), and a founding member and partner of Harvey & Frank (1995-2009). While in private law practice, he represented various hospitals, physician practices and health insurance carriers, the Maine Hospital Association, and on special assignment to the American Hospital Association in connection with the drafting of federal antitrust and health care guidelines. He also served as a visiting lecturer of antitrust law for three terms at The University of Maine Law School (1997-1990), and currently serves as a panel member on the Grievance Commission of the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar.
Bob is a graduate of Emory University (B.A. Physics), and Yale Law School (J.D.). He is a member of the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, and a past board member, treasurer and founder. He also served as treasurer and board member of the LARK Society for Chamber Music, and a board member of Young Peoples' Theater in Brunswick.
Frank H. Frye
Frank H. Frye, an attorney, is “Of Counsel” to the law firm of Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry. Frank practices in the areas of Corporate, Business, and Tax/Estate Planning Law, and specializes in serving closely held business entities and non-profit organizations. Before joining the firm, he served as Attorney and Assistant Branch Chief, Interpretative Division in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C., and practiced with a large law firm in New York City. He has been named one of The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law and was selected for inclusion in the New England Super Lawyers for Business/Corporate and Tax. Frank also is a past Chair of the Maine State Bar Association Tax Section. His community work includes serving on the Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth Boards of Trustees. His charitable and civic work has included service on the Welch Charitable Fund at the Maine Community Foundation and the Town of Scarborough Planning Board, and as well as time as a Trustee of the Portland, Maine, chapter of the American Red Cross and Opportunity Farm for Boys and Girls. Frank currently serves on the Board of Directors of Down East Magazine, the magazine of Maine.
Heidi N. Hansen
Heidi Hansen has been a Trustee of Maine Medical Center since 1998 and is currently Chair of the Board Performance Improvement/Quality & Safety Committee. She chaired the Board Education & Research Committee from 2003-2008 and is a former member of the MMC Clinical Ethics Committee. Heidi was a Trustee of MaineHealth in 2009 and currently serves as Chair of the MaineHealth Audit Committee. Her relationship with MMC began as a weekly evening volunteer in the Emergency Department from 1981 – 1997.
A graduate of Colby College, Heidi founded in 1981 and operated Letterworks International, a database marketing services firm, through its sale in 1995. In 1999, she was a founder of BlueTarp Financial, which provides innovative information and financial services to the building material industry. Since 2004, she has operated HN Hansen & Co., a business consulting firm specializing in product development, project management, and innovation/new market entry.
Heidi has served on numerous business and non-profit boards, including Portland Ovations, Portland Museum of Art, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Compass Project, Ingraham, and the Portland Chamber of Commerce. Her honors include YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry and the Ad Club of Maine’s Conwell Award. She has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas and loves sailing the coast of Maine.
Brett M. Loffredo, M.D.
Brett Loffredo, M.D., is a primary care physician and the Associate Medical Director for Maine Medical Partners – Westbrook Primary Care. Born and raised in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., Dr. Loffredo has been affiliated with Maine Medical Center and Maine Medical Partners since starting his family medicine residency at MMC in 2004. Since that time, he has pursued leadership roles within the organization, serving as the Chief Resident of Family Medicine in 2007 before becoming the Medical Director of Maine Medical Partners – Gorham Family Medicine. Dr. Loffredo completed his MaineHealth Physician Leadership Development Fellowship in 2011 and is currently pursuing coursework toward an MBA through the American Association for Physician Leadership. Dr. Loffredo has been an active member of the MMP Board of Trustees, including stints on both the Operations Committee and Finance Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys restoration carpentry, organic farming, boating, and fly fishing.
Marie J. McCarthy
Marie J. McCarthy serves as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for L.L. Bean, and as an Office of the President Member as well.
Ms. McCarthy has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Wisconsin (Madison) and earned her Master of Science Degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Rhode Island, where she graduated first in her class. She has earned numerous professional distinctions in her 20-year career. In 1997, she received the Bean’s Best Award in recognition of superior professional performance. In 1999 she completed the Business Management Certification Program at Bentley College in Waltham, Mass, and the SPHR Certification from the Society for Human Resource Management in 2002. In 2012, she was a featured speaker at the National Retail Federation’s HR Executive Summit.
McCarthy is also deeply involved in serving the Portland community. She is currently Board Vice Chair of the Lift360 organization, and is also a Board Member for Youth and Family Outreach.
Jere G. Michelson
Jere Michelson is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Libra Foundation, with oversight responsibility for all financial aspects of the Foundation's interests. Prior to joining Libra Foundation, Mr. Michelson was a member of the management group at the accounting firm of Baker Newman Noyes, LLC in Portland where he consulted primarily on closely-held corporations and shareholders with multi-state operations in that firm's corporate tax department. In 2001, he left public accounting to join Libra Foundation in its pursuit for the betterment of Maine's citizenry. Mr. Michelson chairs the Finance Committee of MMC's Board and is also a member of the Executive Committee. He also sits on the Audit Committee at MaineHealth, the parent organization of MMC. Through appointment from Senator Susan Collins, Mr. Michelson serves on the Military Service Academy Selection Committee. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Southern Maine in Portland and his master's degree in taxation from Thomas College in Waterville. Mr. Michelson serves on the boards of Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc., Pineland Farms Potato Company, Inc. and Scarborough Little League. Additionally, he is very active in coaching youth sports.
Adrian M. Moran, M.D.
Dr. Moran is currently appointed as Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Moran is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology, with subspecialties including fetal echocardiology, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiomyopathy management. His research is renowned and has been widely published, including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American Journal of Cardiology, Science, Pediatrics, and the American Heart Journal.
Dr. Moran graduated Medical School at University College in Dublin, Ireland. He has previously held staff cardiologist positions at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin, Ireland, as well as Children’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Moran is Board Certified in Pediatric Cardiology
Brian H. Noyes
Brian Noyes serves as Vice President and Shareholder of R.M. Davis Inc.
Noyes has a long and distinguished history in financial planning and investment. He has earned numerous professional distinctions, including a designation of Certified Investment Management Consultant in 1988, Chartered Financial Analyst in 1993 and Chartered Investment Counselor in 1996. Noyes was educated at Governor Drummer Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts, then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in both Business Administration and Communications from the University of New Hampshire. He is a member of numerous investment organizations such as the Maine Security Analysts Society. His other board affiliations include the Maine Public Employees Retirement System and Baxter State Park Investment Committee Chair.
Noyes lives in Freeport with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys hunting, fishing, Nordic skiing and other sports.
Richard W. Petersen
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, an l,600-bed system with a $1 billion annual budget. Rich currently serves as a Board member on The Foundation for Maine's Community Colleges, The John T. Gorman Foundation, and Cheverus High School where he serves as the Board Chair and is a Corporator of MaineHealth. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Katherine Stoddard Pope, M.D.
Dr. Katherine Pope, is an Anesthesiologist with Spectrum Medical Group, a large multi-specialty private practice serving several hospitals and healthcare facilities in Maine. Dr. Pope currently practices primarily at Maine Medical Center, but also has attending staff experience with Southern Maine Medical Center, Orthopaedic Associates Surgery Center, Portland Endoscopy Center, and Hospice of Southern Maine. She received her undergraduate degree from Colby College with a major in English, her medical degree from the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine, and her residency training in anesthesiology with a subspecialty focus on pediatric anesthesia at Maine Medical Center.
Although her professional training is in the field of anesthesiology, Dr. Pope has a strong interest in palliative and hospice care, and was a co-founder of Hospice of Southern Maine, and chaired its Board for several years. Dr. Pope has had a long-standing interest in international medical service, and over the past 15 years has volunteered on a number of international medical mission trips to serve the indigent in developing countries, including to Ecuador, China, Haiti, Vietnam, and Mali.
Dr. Pope is also actively involved in other community organizations, currently serving on several other non-profit boards, including Maine Cancer Foundation, Maine Historical Society and Audubon Alaska. In the past, she served on the Board and as Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Maine Medical Association. Dr. Pope also currently serves on the corporate board of Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine. Honors and awards include the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Alumni Award for Service to Medicine and Community from UVM, Home Care Advocate of the Year Award from the Home Care and Hospice Alliance of Maine, the Champion award from the Alzheimer's Association of Maine, and induction into the Deborah Morton Society from University of New England.
Jeffrey D. Sanders
Jeff Sanders is MMC'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.
Michael Q. Simonds
Mike Simonds is President and Chief Executive Officer of Unum US, responsible for Unum Group’s largest business unit. Since beginning his career with Unum in 1994, Mike has served the organization in a number of leadership capacities, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. He also spent time as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, serving a range of clients within financial services. Mike earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and anthropology summa cum laude from Bowdoin College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mike lives in Falmouth with his wife, Ruby, and their four boys. He is active in coaching youth athletics and chairs the board of the United Way of Greater Portland.
Patricia B. Stogsdill, M.D.
Dr. Patty Stogsdill specializes in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease, and is the Co-Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Stogsdill is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Maine Medical Center – Tufts University School of Medicine Medical School Program, and previously held the same position at the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine. She is the Vice-Chair of the Performance Improvement Committee at MMC and also sits on the Maine Health Board Quality Committee and the InterMed Board of Directors. She holds membership in the American College of Physicians, American Society of Microbiologists, Northern New England Infections Disease Society, and is a Fellow in the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Stogsdill has been honored with a Best Maine Doctors Award, as well as a Physician Award for Best Practice in Customer Satisfaction and Preventative Health. Her abstracts, publications, and presentations have ranged from the use of antibiotics to emerging antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Stogsdill completed her undergraduate work at the University of Vermont in the Physical Therapy program, attended the Physician Associate Program at Yale University, and then returned to the University of Vermont for her Medical degree. Her residency and fellowship were both at MMC.
David E. Wennberg, M.D., MPH
Dr. David Wennberg, prior to his work with the Northern New England Accountable Care Collaborative, co-founded Health Dialog Analytic Solutions, the analytic division of Health Dialog and served as Health Dialog’s Chief Science Officer for a number of years.
Dr. Wennberg is a current faculty member at The Dartmouth Institute and is an internationally recognized authority on the root causes of unwarranted variation. His work has been published in many peer-reviewed medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA and the Annals of Medicine.
Dr. Wennberg currently serves as the CEO of the Northern New England Accountable Care Collaborative (NNEACC). Formed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, MaineHealth and Dartmouth College, NNEAC creates common financing and accountability models and provides a common infrastructure to support the delivery of value-based accountable care.
Marjorie S. Wiggins
Marge Wiggins is Vice President of Nursing & Chief Nursing Executive 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.