About Us

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a diverse group of leaders who bring a variety of talents, experiences and expertise to the governance of the Southern Maine Agency on Aging.

David Smith, President, Falmouth

Mr. Smith served for 20 years as the attorney for the New York State Department of Health (NYC) and is the former CFO of a New York acute-care hospital.

 

Terry Bagley, Vice President, Portland

 

Norman Belair, Treasurer, Portland

Mr. Belair is Vice President of Finance/CFO for Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC), a health care organization that provides physician and hospital services in Biddeford, Maine.  Norm began his career in healthcare in 1986 and has worked at healthcare organizations in Augusta, Waterville and Bangor.  He joined SMMC in 2007. Mr. Belair, a CPA and a Fellow of HFMA, graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Kathleen Wohlenberg, Secretary, Bridgton

Ms. Wohlenberg is the Director of Quality & Case Management at Bridgton Hospital.

 

Jeff Aalberg, Portland

Dr. Aalberg received his BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his MS from the University of Oregon, and his MD from the University of Massachusetts. A Family Medicine residency was completed at the Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program.


After years in private practice, Dr. Aalberg joined the Faculty of the Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program. He served as Medical Director and Associate Chief of Family Medicine until he entered his current role as MMC Physician-Hospital Organization Chief Medical Officer. He has also served the MaineHealth system as a Medical Director with concentrations in infection control, orthopedic registries and pharmacy. Currently he serves MaineHealth as Senior Medical Director for Prevention and Ambulatory Care. Dr. Aalberg continues to be involved with the Department of Family Medicine as a practicing physician, preceptor, medical student mentor and Adjunct Faculty. Clinical interests include innovative care design models such as group visits, team health care delivery and the Patient Centered Medical Home. The current PHO leadership role allows participation in health care improvement at the practice, system and state levels.

E. Michael Brady, Ph.D., Gorham

Mr. Brady is a Professor of Adult Education at the University of Southern Maine. He holds degrees from St. Mary's Seminary and University (B.A, M. Div.) and the University of Connecticut (M.S.W., Ph.D). He teaches graduate courses in adult education theory, action research, facilitation, and gerontology. He also holds a research appointment in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Southern Maine.

Thomas Gruber, Cumberland Foreside

Jeffrey Holmstrom, DO, Portland

For the past ten years Dr. Holmstrom has served as the Medical Director at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maine. Most recently Dr. Holmstrom participated in the development of an Accountable Care Organziation Agreement between the State of Maine Employees Account and Maine General Hospital.

He holds degrees from the University of New England (DO) and Saint Michael's College (BA Biology Magna Cum Laude) and has over 30 years of experience.

Jud Knox, York

Mr. Knox is President of York Hospital, a 79 bed community hospital located in York, Maine.  Jud started his career in hospital administration in 1971 and has held positions in Waterville and Camden.  He became President of York Hospital in 1982 and has enjoyed serving the community.  Jud is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and George Washington University.

Betsy Mead, Yarmouth

Kristine Sullivan, Scarborough

Kris is an insurance specialist and has worked at regional and national insurance companies  in various underwriting positions.


She is a Management Liability Insurance Specialist, working with many nonprofit agencies on Risk Management, Insurance Placement, and Board Governance.

Cynthia Swift, MS, RN, CPHQ, Portland

Ms. Swift currently serves as the Sr. Director of Care Management at the MMC Physician-Hospital Organization.  She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and has extensive experience in home health and hospice nursing as well as healthcare management.

Dan Whyte, York

Dan Whyte is Vice President of Brookfield Renewable Power, Inc., responsible for regulatory, governmental and stakeholder relations, permitting and real property tax.  Prior to his current assignment, he served as Vice President of Settlement and Vice President of Structured Transactions.

With more than 25 years experience in the energy sector, he has worked throughout North America and Central Europe.  He has held senior positions at the Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation and the Long Island Lighting Company.

Dan serves as a member of the Advisory Council of the Independent Electric System Operator of the Province of Ontario, and as a Director of the Northeast Power Coordinating Council, the electric reliability organization for New York, New England, Ontario and Quebec.  He is an alumnus of Immaculate Conception College and the Graduate Center for Urban and Environmental Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Martin C. Womer, Saco

Mr. Womer is president and managing attorney of the Maine Center for Elder Law, LLC, a law firm based in Kennebunk and with a second office in Yarmouth.  He is a graduate of Colby College and the University of Maine School of Law.  His practice focuses on elder law, including MaineCare eligibility and other long-term-care planning, estate planning, trust and estate settlement, guardianships and conservatorships, veterans aid and attendance benefits, and charitable giving.  He is the chair of SMAA’s planned giving advisory committee.

 

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