Committees of MMA

MMA Committees are listed below with the current Chair or Co-Chairs of the Committee as well as the MMA Staff Liaison.  Should you wish to learn more about a committee or become involved in the committee work, please contact the MMA Staff Liaison.

Listed Alphabetically

COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS 
The purpose of this committee is to review annually the Constitution and Bylaws and propose recommended changes to the general membership of the Association. 

Chair:  David McDermott, MD, MPH - Dover-Foxcroft, ME
MMA Staff Liaison: Diane McMahon, Director of Operations – dmcmahon@mainemed.com or 207-480-4188

COMMITTEE ON CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION AND ACCREDITATION 
The purpose of this committee is to: develop mechanisms to determine the educational needs of Maine physicians; study and coordinate the means available to meet those needs; develop mechanisms to evaluate continuing medical education in the State; and develop mechanisms to accredit continuing education programs throughout the State. The Committee has the power to make rules and regulations for the handling of matters within its jurisdiction, said rules to become effective upon approval by the Board of Directors.

Chair: Kathryn Bourgoin, MD – Bangor, ME
MMA Staff Liaison: Gail Begin, Director of Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation – gbegin@mainemed.com or 207-588-6619

COMMITTEE ON PHYSICIAN QUALITY
This Committee's primary purpose shall be to oversee the Association's Peer Review Program and office-based QI Program, and to establish the protocols under which the programs are conducted. The Committee may also develop standards or protocols for peer review or quality improvement activities in order to ensure the protection of these activities under State and federal law.

Chair:  Erik Steele, DO – Yarmouth, ME
MMA Staff Liaison: Dianna Poulin, BS, CHE, Director of Peer Review & Quality – dpoulin@mainemed.com or 207-480-4194

FINANCE COMMITTEE
The duty of this Committee is to invest, reinvest, and change investments of the Association and to prepare and propose an annual budget. The Committee also has responsibility for the MMA's real property holdings. All of these responsibilities are exercised under the direction of the Board of Directors.

Chair: Dieter Kreckel, MD – Rumford, ME
MMA Staff Liaison:  Heidi Lukas, CPA, Director of Finance – hlukas@mainemed.com or 207-480-4192

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
This Committee is charged with the direction and coordination of all Association activities related to State and Federal health programs and with the study of all matters of professional interest to this Association which are considered by the State Legislature.

Chair:  James (Jay) Mullen, MD, MBA – Brunswick, ME
MMA Staff Liaison:  Sarah Lepoff, Administrative Assistant – slepoff@mainemed.com or 207-480-4191

LOAN AND TRUST COMMITTEE
It shall be the duty of this Committee: 1. to grant loans from the funds of the Maine Medical Education Foundation, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter VII-A paragraph 4, of the Bylaws, and to dispense other funds collected and held in trust for the purpose of medical education; 2. to be advised on the problems of medical education, with particular attention to opportunities for students in Maine so desiring to obtain a medical education.

Chair:  Mark Bolduc, MD – Waterville, ME
MMA Staff Liaison: Diane McMahon, Director of Operations – dmcmahon@mainemed.com or 207-480-4188

PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE
The primary purpose of this Committee is to educate both the public and physicians in the use of and access to the health care system, to disseminate health information to physicians and the public, to examine other public health issues, and make recommendations to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors thereon.

Co-Chairs: Daniel Oppenheim, MD – Scarborough, ME and Edward Walworth, MD – Lewiston, ME
MMA Staff Liaison:  Sarah Lepoff, Administrative Assistant – slepoff@mainemed.com or 207-480-4191

THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS HEALTH PROGRAM
This Committee oversees the Association's Medical Professionals Health Program. This Program, directed by a part-time Medical Director, is an important resource for physicians, dentists, physician assistants, dental hygienists, nurses, pharmacists and veterinarians experiencing substance abuse or mental illness.

Co-Chairs: Myra Broadway BSN, MS, JD – Gardiner, ME and Paul Rouleau RN – Lewiston, ME
MMA Staff Liaison: Heidi LaMonica, MPH, BS, Operations Manager heidi.lamonica@mainemed.com or 207-623-9266 X:1

THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE
This Committee is organized for the purpose of proposing nominees for all Association offices, including Board positions, other Committee positions, and the AMA delegate and alternate committees. The Committee meets as needed to consider the needs of the Association and its members and to ensure that the Board of Directors has the necessary balance of skills, talent, and representation to fulfill its mission.

Chair:  Robert Schlager, MD – Pittsfield, ME
MMA Staff Liaison: Diane McMahon, Director of Operations – dmcmahon@mainemed.com or 207-480-4188