Our Members Speak

The Community Health Leadership Board is comprised of the leadership of nine local organizations that hold the health and well-being of our region as utmost priority. These leaders work together to assure the community we know and love have their greatest needs met.

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“With incredible speed, Northern Light Acadia Hospital has opened access to greatly needed behavioral healthcare services for our local community and throughout the state. We could not do this important work alone. By coming together to combat the coronavirus, local hospitals are sharing resources and information like never before to ensure we’re protecting our teams while continuing to provide quality care to Maine people.”

Scott Oxley, MBA, CPA
Senior Vice President, Northern Light Health
President, Northern Light Acadia Hospital

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“The CHLB’s public health/social service/healthcare partnership has been a wonderful asset to our community. It has enabled us to dig into complicated community problems from a variety of angles and perspectives, and move collectively toward real, workable solutions.”

Patty Hamilton, APRN
Public Health Director, City of Bangor

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“The CHLB has developed a collaborative framework to meet the most significant health needs of the Greater Bangor community. This framework allowed us to act quickly during this challenging time to ensure the health and safety needs of our community were identified and met.”

Mary Prybylo, MSN
Senior Vice President & President of St. Joseph Healthcare/St. Joseph Hospital

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“Our ability to work together as a region in a time of intense need has been extremely rewarding. Leaders from healthcare, municipalities, social services, education and others have unified for a common cause, and done so quickly and without hesitation. Our common cause has been the safety and well-being of our community; after all, they are our friends, family and neighbors we are fighting to protect.”

Rand O’Leary, MSA, FACHE
Senior Vice President, Northern Light Health
President, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center

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“The CHLB is a superb partnership that is the hallmark of our combined commitment to ensuring our community thrives. Our joint efforts allow Penobscot Community Health Care to work with other health and human service leaders in our region to truly make a difference in the care and well-being of all community members. Advancing innovative care and outreach for our region is made more attainable when we work together; and achieving success in doing so for our neighbors, friends, and loved ones is that much sweeter. ”

Lori Dwyer
President and CEO, Penobscot Community Health Care

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“The CHLB is an excellent community partnership to support healthy living for all.  As the book ,Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki, tells us, together we are stronger and I appreciate the opportunity to have Bangor Schools be involved in efforts to support Bangor as a healthy community.”

Betsy M. Webb, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools, Bangor School Department

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“Being a member of the CHLB allows me the opportunity to work collectively and innovatively with others to make lasting change to the health and wellbeing in our community.”

Kara Hay
President and CEO, Penquis

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“The CHLB is an innovative, collaborative group that is consistently working to support its communities. As stated so eloquently by the thought leader Simon Sinek, ‘a small team committed to a cause bigger than themselves can achieve absolutely anything.’ This aptly describes the CHLB.”

Dyan M Walsh MSW
Executive Director, Eastern Area Agency on Aging

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“The City of Bangor is especially grateful for our partnerships with the healthcare and non-profit organizations during these trying times. Through these partnerships, we are far better positioned to serve the health, safety, and social needs of those who live, work, and visit the community and region.”

Catherine M Conlow
City Manager, City of Bangor

Our Partners

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