December 16, 2017
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Maine Health Access Foundation Elects Three New Board Members

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Constance Adler, MD, FAAFP: Dr. Adler is a Family Practice physician from Farmington, where she has provided obstetrical and primary care for 20 years. She is Lead Physician at Franklin Health Women’s Care, Secretary of the Board of Directors of Franklin Memorial Hospital and President of the Board of Family Planning Association of Maine. Dr. Adler received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her MD at Tufts University School of Medicine. In 2009 she received the Maine Medical Association’s Humanitarian Award and in 2010 received the Daniel Hanley Center’s Award for Physician Leadership.

Roy A. Hitchings Jr., FACHE: Mr. Hitchings served as the president and CEO of Pen Bay Healthcare and Pen Bay Medical Center from 1998-2012. Formerly, Mr. Hitchings was Executive Vice President of Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc., in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Mr. Hitchings was a founding member of the board of Knox County Health Clinic, serves on the board of United Mid Coast Charities and is president of George’s River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. He is a past chairman of Maine Hospital Association’s Board of Directors.

Anthony Marple: Tony Marple is the Vice President of Finance and CFO of Mercy Hospital in Portland Maine. From 2007–2011 he served as Director of the Office of MaineCare Services where he served on the Executive Committee of the National Association of State Medicaid Directors; and from 1984-2006 he was Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville and a predecessor organization, Kennebec Health System. Residing in Whitefield, Mr. Marple has served in a variety of town leadership positions and has been active in environmental issues having served on the Natural Resource Council of Maine board for eight years.

MeHAF was established in 2000 as a result of the sale of the not-for-profit Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Maine to the for-profit Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Maine. Each year MeHAF provides approximately $4 million in grants and program funding across the state to improve access to quality health care.