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HealthReach Announces New Board Members for 2020

WATERVILLE—Connie Coggins, President and CEO of HealthReach Community Health Centers, is pleased to announce that four new members have joined the organization’s Governing Board of Directors.

Jack Ducharme serves as the Vice President and Regional Community Banker at Skowhegan Savings in Somerset County. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Thomas College and is a founding member of the Madison Business Alliance. A Madison selectman serving his third term, he has also been Treasurer of the Madison Area Health Council, the local community board which advises Madison Area Health Center, since 2017.

Candy Henderly, MPH began her 10-year career in healthcare as a certified Medical Assistant in 2009 before transitioning to practice management until 2015. She earned her Master of Public Health from Ohio State University in 2017 before moving to Maine, where she currently oversees the operations of the Penobscot Nation Health Department as Community Health Director for the Penobscot Nation. She has been a part of the MaineCare Advisory Board offering feedback on policy development and State Plan Amendments affecting Maine’s Medicaid services since August 2019.

Juliana Richard holds a Master of Science in Teaching and Administration from Springfield College and is currently the second selectman for the town of Bingham and President of the Old Canada Road Historical Society. In 2010, she retired from her career in education, in which she served as Principal at RSU 83/MSAD 12 and of Dexter Middle School.

Martin Weiss is a lifelong resident of central Maine and received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tufts University and Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. After 36 years in civil service positions, Marty retired from his Information Technology career in July 2017. He has served as Secretary and President of USA Track and Field, as well as Secretary and board member of Temple Bethel El in Augusta.

In 2020, John Opperman is serving as Chair of the Governing Board of Directors, Bruce Harrington as Vice Chair and Terry Brann as Secretary/Treasurer.

Board members and staff expressed their appreciation to outgoing board members Lois Bouchard and Pierrette Kelly at the last board meeting in 2019.­

A private non-profit with a 45-year history, HealthReach is funded by patient fees, grants and by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $4,580,070 with 82.5 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor are an endorsement by, the HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


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