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Beth O’Hara-Miklavic joins Maine Community Health Options team

Posted March 26, 2013, at 9:53 a.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — Kevin Lewis, CEO of Maine Community Health Options (MCHO), recently announced that Beth O’Hara-Miklavic has joined the organization as an outreach and education specialist.

MCHO is a nonprofit organization that will provide affordable health insurance to Maine people and small businesses beginning in January 2014. The enrollment start date for the plan is October 1, 2013. Organized as a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP), MCHO’s mission is to provide high-quality benefits that promote health and wellbeing.

In her role, O’Hara-Miklavic will assist with the strategic development and implementation of MCHO’s community and consumer outreach, education and marketing communications. Prior to joining MCHO, she served as director of development and engagement for the Brain Science Foundation in Wellesley, Mass., where she successfully worked to engage medical and corporate supporters. She has also worked as a research associate at the University of Southern Maine’s Center for Education Policy, Applied Research and Evaluation.

O’Hara-Miklavic received her BA in psychology from Wesleyan University and her MA in public policy from the University of Southern Maine. She has additional experience in human resources, early education research and deaf education. She currently resides in Cape Elizabeth.

Maine Community Health Options is a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) created through a program of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). MCHO is a private, nonprofit entity governed by a customer-based Board of Directors, which gives enrollees a strong voice in the management and development of the plan. For more information on MCHO please visit www.maineoptions.org

For more information, contact: Kevin Lewis | 207-402-3330 X 3311

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