Leadership and Education
Shaped and led all-volunteer grassroots organization, Maine Providers Standing Up for Healthcare (standupme.org), that received 30th anniversary “Health Care Hero” award from Consumers for Affordable Healthcare (2018). With coalition partners, worked to improve health by supporting public health initiatives, Mainecare expansion, reproductive health access for all, and insurance coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act to Mainers. Serving Portlanders as a family physician since 2011.
Advocate for Vibrant Communities
Organized efforts to save public library branches and led groundbreaking internationally-published research in Portland on the value of public libraries for individual and community well-being.
Secretary of the Navy Distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with over 7 years of decorated commissioned service afloat and ashore prior to pursuing medical education and training.
Family and Child Advocacy
Community leadership on the Board of the Portland Public Library, and as a regular volunteer in the Portland Public Schools.
Recipient of numerous awards for excellence in teaching the next generation of Maine’s healthcare providers. Recipient of Dr. Jane Hyland Award (2016) for continued work on the state’s opioid epidemic. Recognized by the Maine Medical Association as a physician-leader in the state (2019). Member of the Board of the Maine Academy of Family Physicians. Lifetime Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Formal Post-Secondary Education
Received service-based and merit-based full scholarships for undergraduate and graduate school. Started in community college; went on to receive B.S. in History and Spanish, U.S. Naval Academy, with honors project on the Underground Railroad; Master’s degree M.Phil in Economic and Social History, University of Oxford (UK) as a FitzGerald scholar, with emphasis on race and gender; pre-medical courses (started while on military active duty) at Seattle Central Community College and then University of Washington in Seattle; MD, Harvard Medical School; Family Medicine residency training at Maine Medical Center.
Cleaning up politics
As a Certified Clean Elections Candidate in the District 41 race, I encourage everyone to consider making a $5 contribution (five dollars is the limit!). These are contributions to the State of Maine through the Ethics and Elections Commission. Your contribution will help me qualify for additional Clean Election Funding in the general election, provide funding for other Clean Election Candidates, and generally help the state’s clean election system. Thank you!