HealthReach Announces New Board Members for 2019
WATERVILLE – Connie Coggins, HealthReach Community Health Centers President and CEO is pleased to announce that five new members have joined the Governing Board of Directors.
Terry Brann currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer at MaineGeneral Health. He has been a certified public accountant since 1996 and graduated from the University of Maine in Augusta with a B.S. in Accounting. His career has included leadership roles in Maine state government where he worked for 27 years.
Elmer Doucette is the Chief Financial Officer at Redington Fairview Hospital where he brought 40 years of financial leadership experience in healthcare including hospital, nursing homes, home health and outpatient settings.
Norman Keith Durland, a lifelong Mainer is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in Human Services at University of Maine, Augusta. He recently shared, “I am keenly interested in the quality of healthcare in Maine-particularly in the arena of drug and alcohol abuse and recovery.”
Bruce Harrington is a native of Maine currently working in engineering consulting at Energy & Resource Solutions as Vice President of Operations and Implementation Services. He obtained an AS in Agricultural Mechanization Technology and a BS in Business Management from the University of Maine. His management experience includes 30 years in the fields of sales, marketing, customer service, multichannel marketing, business operations and manufacturing.
Brenda Stevens is a Maine native who retired from the field of education having served in roles of teacher, principal, and superintendent in Western Maine over a 40-year period. She obtained an undergraduate education degree and a graduate degree in Education Leadership at University of Maine, Orono. She shared, “Education has been my life’s work and day job; however, I have always felt that to be a good educator one needs to model community service for my professional children as well as my biological kids.”
In 2019, John Opperman is serving as Chair of the Governing Board of Directors, Lois Bouchard as Vice Chair, and Terry Brann as Secretary/Treasurer.
At the last board meeting in 2018, members and staff expressed appreciation to outgoing Board Members Linda Gamble, Dana Kempton, John Thiele and Jody Watson, and thanked them for their service.
HealthReach Community Health Centers is a group of eleven Federally Qualified Health Centers in Central and Western Maine. Dedicated providers deliver high quality medical and behavioral health care to citizens in over 80 rural communities. To ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare and major insurances. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to uninsured and underinsured residents as well as assistance with applications for programs that help with the cost of health care and medications including the Health Insurance Marketplace. A private, non-profit celebrating a 44-year history, HealthReach is funded by patient fees, grants and individual donations.