Business

– Individuals & Companies: March 9

– Individuals & Companies: March 9

President of Mid Coast–Parkview Health retires

President of Mid Coast–Parkview Health Lois SkillingsRN, MS, FACHE, will retire in early 2023.

Skills

Skillings has helped guide the organization through a number of changes. After Bath Memorial and Brunswick Regional Hospitals merged to form Mid Coast Hospital in 1991, she was instrumental in planning a new hospital building which opened on Medical Center Drive in 2001, which was followed by a $21.3 million expansion in 2009.

Skillings has worked for Mid Coast-Parkview Health in numerous nursing and leadership roles since 1979, and has been its president for 11 years. She began her career at the Brunswick Regional Hospital as a medical-surgical nurse, then as an emergency nurse. Later, she earned her Masters in Nursing Administration from the University of Southern Maine. Prior to being president, she served as vice president of nursing and patient services from 1995 to 2010, and then executive vice president from 2010 to 2011.

In 2015, Skillings navigated the merger between Mid Coast Health Services and Parkview Adventist Medical Center to form Mid Coast – Parkview Health. In 2020, after a comprehensive exploratory process, she led the merger of Mid Coast-Parkview Health with MaineHealth, which paved the way for a global strategy to adopt MaineHealth’s shared electronic health record, Epic.

“Lois’ commitment to the health of this community – her community – has been nothing short of admirable,” wrote Lennie BurkeChairman of the Mid Coast–Parkview Health Board of Directors, and Kelly Elkin, chief operating officer of MaineHealthBurke, in a joint statement. “She left an extraordinary mark on local healthcare and her efforts helped make our communities one of the healthiest in Maine.”

Hiring, promotions, appointments

Seagull

Alaina Seagull of Falmouth is the new First Counselor of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the Greater Portland area, which has nearly 4,000 members. Gull, who holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, was president of the Yarmouth Congregation’s Young Women and taught Sunday School for many years.

Robinson

Heather Robinson was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Camden National Bank. Robinson, who lives in Portland, has served as senior vice president, chief human resources officer since joining the bank in 2018.

St. Onge

Shireen Shahawy is the new Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing at OceanView in Falmouth. Her last post was that of executive director of the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ.

Frank H. Bishop Jr. is the 2022 President of the Maine State Bar Association. Bishop, a partner at Hudson Cook LLP in Portland, succeeds the outgoing Kelly McDonald by Murray Plumb & Murray. Asha Echeverriashareholder of Bernstein Shur in Portland, was appointed to its Board of Governors as a representative of the Black, Indigenous and People of Color Lawyers Section.

Tuesday Farmer is a new member/Financial Services Representative at Midcoast FCU’s Bath location. Farmer particularly likes to meet the needs of the elderly.

Knight Erin is the newest volunteer board member of Town & Country Federal Credit Union. Knight is the Chief Product Officer at WEX Ventures.

Jade Johnson was promoted to Director of Anti-Trafficking Services from Supervisor of Anti-Trafficking Services at Preble Street in Portland, and Erin McBrady was promoted to Director of Community Case Management Services by a Temporary Quarantine and Emergency Shelter Supervisor. Preble Street’s mission is to provide services to empower people struggling with issues of homelessness, housing, hunger and poverty.