Comments for: New Maine CDC director conservative, pro-life, but ‘not a political animal’

Posted April 01, 2011, at 6 p.m.
Last modified April 04, 2011, at 9:50 a.m.

Dr. Sheila Pinette, the Cape Elizabeth internist who will take over as Maine’s top public health official beginning May 1, describes herself as conservative and opposed to abortion — though not overtly political. In this role she will head up the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a complex …

CORRECTION:

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the age of Dr. Sheila Pinette, the new director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Pinette is 52 years old. Also, the story should have clarified that Pinette has cared for indigent populations in both Connecticut and Maine and that she stopped accepting MaineCare patients in part because she was unable to collect payment due to a problem with the state’s computer billing system

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