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

Ken Jones – Robyn and Ken moved to Maine from Atlanta, Georgia over twelve years ago, after their retirement.  Ken retired after 25 years from Dekalb Fire & Rescue, a fire department adjacent to Atlanta, Georgia and was a state certified EMT.

Carole Kennally
– A Registered Nurse who continues to work in a healthcare environment.  She and her husband Jim, moved to Maine many years ago and have settled in Whitefield.  Living in Maine gives her many opportunities to enjoy her hobbies of photography and cooking, and more importantly meeting wonderful people.

Court Dwyer - With an undergraduate degree in Economics from Georgetown University and a MBA from Nichols College,  Court is retired from many decades in executive management in the high tech industry.  Court and his wife of 44 years Suzanne purchased their home in Jefferson 20 years ago and recently retired and moved full-time to Maine.  Court’s retirement is filled with various volunteer activities:  he is a member of the Friends of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and helps there as a volunteer docent, he instructs driving classes as part of the AARP safe driver program, he interviews for admission prospective students from various Maine high schools for his alma mater Georgetown University where he also chairs the Georgetown Scholarship Program for the state of Maine, and he is heavily involved with the Maine State Society Sons of the American Revolution having served in many capacities including President, Color Guard Commander and Trustee of the National Society.

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.   


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