AUGUSTA, Maine — A doctor from Cape Elizabeth is being tapped to lead the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Sheila Pinette runs an internal medicine practice in Cape Elizabeth. Before that, she cared for high-risk pregnant mothers in Maine and worked with intensive care patients in Connecticut.
In making Thursday’s announcement, Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew cited Pinette’s “well-rounded professional experience, commitment to public health and her knowledge of the health care system.”
Pinette, who starts the job on May 1, takes up the post held by Dr. Dora Anne Mills, who served for 15 years as the state’s top health officer before leaving in January.