Health News for Aug. 1-7, 2013

Posted July 30, 2013, at 2:34 p.m.

Staff addition

OLD TOWN — Penobscot Community Health Care announced that Family Nurse Practitioner Cynthia Levick has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Helen Hunt Health Center, 242 Brunswick St., to provide walk-in care services.

Levick received an undergraduate degree from Cornell University, a master’s degree

in public health from Tulane University, a master’s degree in nursing from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and a post-master’s in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certificate program at Husson University.

Before joining PCHC, Levick served as family nurse practitioner at Sebasticook Family Doctors.

NAMI Maine executive director

NAMI Maine announced recently that  Jenna Mehnert  was named to fill the post of executive director at the organization. She will assume her new duties on Aug. 19.

Before returning to her hometown of Orono, Mehnert spent six years leading the Pennsylvania

Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, a statewide membership organization.

In recognition of her leadership, she received the NASW Chapter Executive Director of the Year in 2011.

For the past 10 years, Mehnert taught graduate and undergraduate social policy, juvenile justice and women’s studies courses. She currently serves as an adjunct gender’s studies professor at the University of Maine. She also serves her community as an elected school board member.

Mehnert holds a certificate in executive leadership from Bryn Mawr College. She earned

a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Maine where she was the 1993 Outstanding Senior Woman.

Support for MS Care

BANGOR — Bangor Savings Bank announced a gift of $100,000 to support care for Maine patients with multiple sclerosis. The gift was made to Eastern Maine Medical Center Multiple Sclerosis Care.

To support EMMC MS Care, visit emhsfoundation.org or call 973-5055.

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