Patient Advisory Council

Our Patient Advisory Council

What is the Patient Advisory Council (PAC)?

Established in 2010, the Patient Advisory Council was created as a liaison between Lifespan Family Healthcare’s staff and the patients they serve. The PAC meets once a month and consists of five patient-members who each volunteer for a term of at least one year. Through an ongoing exchange of ideas, concerns, and information, Lifespan staff and PAC members focus on the Practice’s priority to serve all patients at all times with compassionate care and efficiency.

PAC Mission Statement
To proactively reinforce the patient’s perspective with the staff of Lifespan Family Healthcare in a way that promotes compassionate high quality care for the patient, family and community.

Meet Our Current PAC Members

Duane Lowe - Originally from Maine, Duane spent most of his career in Indiana working in sales, management and training.  In 2006 he and his life partner, Dorothy, moved to the Midcoast where they owned and operated an inn until 2014.  While considering what to do for a "next career", Duane enjoys photography and horses.   

Franklin Holland- Franklin is a retired business lawyer. He and his wife Joanna, a retired teacher who was born and raised in Portland, moved from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Bristol, Maine in 2011.

Kathleen McKenna - Hailing from upstate New York, Kathleen’s professional life was spent in the world of education. Her most recent position was in Northampton, MA where she was Guidance Director of the 750 pupil middle school. Upon retirement in 2007, Kathleen served as liaison between Smith College’s Community Service Program and her middle school. Kathleen, and her husband, Dennis, headed North looking for a retirement destination. Finally discovering Damariscotta, the McKenna’s moved here in 2009 and found ‘home’. Kathleen volunteers at Skidompha Library at the circulation desk, and is a member of Skidompha’s Chats with Champions Committee. She enjoys traveling, reading, walking on Maine’s beaches and all aspects of nature.

 

 

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