Vicky S. Wiegman, M.Ed., CAS
Substance Abuse Counselor
Lewiston School Department
Vicky is the Substance Abuse Coordinator/Counselor for the Lewiston School Department, based out of the high school. She is also a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Vicky has a degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire, a Masters in Counseling from Springfield College and a CAS in Public Health from UNE. She and her husband live in Leeds and have three children. As a founding member of Healthy Androscoggin, Vicky has a sincere passion for the work of the coalition, particularly pertaining to teens!
Deputy City Administrator
City of Lewiston
Phil Nadeau had several careers with the military, a family catering/deli business, and the wholesale wine and beer business before settling into the profession of public administration as Richmond, Maine’s Town Manager. He was selected as Lewiston’s Assistant City Administrator in 1999. During the last eleven years in Lewiston, Nadeau has worked for four different city administrators and has served as Acting City Administrator three times. His normal duties typically involve overseeing general city operations and special projects. When not overseeing special projects, other responsibilities involve his participation as Vice Chair of the L-A Public Health Committee, Chair of the Lewiston-Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority Board of Directors; Chair of the Lewiston-Auburn Transportation Committee; President of the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments; member of the Maine Advisory Council to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; and Trustee for Central Maine Medical Center. Most notably, Nadeau has served as the city’s primary contact for immigrant policy, programming, and services for its growing population of immigrant residents. Over the last nine years, Nadeau has been interviewed on this still evolving immigrant story by most major national (and several international) print, radio, and television news organizations. Nadeau has worked on a myriad of local, state, and federal refugee policy and programming issues with such organizations as the U.S. Department of Justice; Maine Department of Human Services; Lewiston School Department; Maine Welfare Directors Association; Maine Department of Labor; Portland Department of Health and Human Services; Catholic Charities Maine; the Office of Refugee Resettlement and the U.S. State Department. Nadeau’s work with the refugee community published by the Southern Maine Review and the National Civic League. Nadeau has also been invited to speak about Lewiston’s newest residents at the Camden Conference, Bates College, Brown University, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, the University of Maine at Farmington, the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, the Maine Advisory Board to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the International City Managers Association and the Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference (in 2008 and 2010). Nadeau and his wife Marcia served in the military at the Pentagon, where they met in 1974. They have been married for 32 years and have a son, Anthony, who is currently an assistant principal at a high school in South Korea. Nadeau completed his MA in Public Policy and Management at the University of Southern Maine’s Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service in 2005 and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Alpha Alpha.
Certified Public Accountant
Austin Associates, PA
Phil Doucette is a CPA at Austin Associates, PA where he has been employed since 1999. Phil provides accounting services and prepares tax returns and financial statements for several individuals and small businesses throughout the state, especially in the agriculture industry. He is a 1999 graduate of the University of Maine with a BS in Business Administration and a concentration in accounting. As Treasurer of the Healthy Androscoggin Advisory Board, Phil is very interested in being able to help the organization get information out to those in the community who may not have otherwise received it, especially in the areas of fitness and smoking cessation. In addition to Healthy Androscoggin, Phil is also the treasurer of Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care, as well as a member of the Good Food Council of Lewiston/Auburn and an honorary director and past treasurer of the Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. Born and raised in Van Buren, ME, Phil currently lives in Auburn with his wife Stephanie and their two sons.
Deborah Morrill Burd
St. Mary’s Health System
Deborah Morrill Burd is currently the Grants Manager for St. Mary’s Health System’s Development Office in Lewiston, Maine. She is responsible for building and maintaining the system’s grant seeking, writing, and research program. She is a founding member of the Maine Women’s Agricultural Network and GrowSmart Maine and has formerly served as a trustee of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, on the board of CEI, the Spannocchia Foundation and the Center for Wisdom’s Women. Currently, Deb is on the board of the Maine Women’s Lobby, on the Steering Committee of the Maine Food Strategy and is the Chair of the Good Food Council of L-A. Deb worked previously as the Executive Director of the Maine based Western Mountains Alliance and more recently as the Executive Director of the New York based National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture. Deb lives in Lewiston and is a graduate of the University of Maine with a background in education.
Timothy Cowan, MSPH
Director, Health Index Initiative
Timothy Cowan, MSPH graduated from Bates College in 1991 and received his Masters of Science in Public Health in 1994, from the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina; his focus of study was epidemiology. Throughout his career, he has been an evaluator, analyst and/or administrator for a number of program evaluation and quality improvement projects- both in clinical and community settings. Since Tim and his family moved to Auburn, ME in 2000, he has worked at the Maine Medical Assessment Foundation, Health Dialog Analytic Solutions, and in three departments within MaineHealth. MaineHealth, Northern New England’s largest health care system, serves communities in 11 of Maine’s 16 counties. For seven of the past 12 years, Mr. Cowan developed and carried out the evaluation of the statewide tobacco treatment programs that MaineHealth’s Center for Tobacco Independence administers on behalf of the Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine (a program within Maine’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention). Tim took on the role of Director of the MaineHealth Health Index Initiative in July 2010. Passionate about singing- Tim has sung tenor in multiple groups over the years and currently sings in his church’s choir. He also enjoys painting, wood-carving, photography, hiking, biking and boating.
Monique is a Clinical Practice Consultant with United Healthcare. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from St. Joseph’s College of Maine in 2008. Monique previously worked in the areas of clinical research as well as in quality improvement for a local Federally Qualified Health Center. As an Advisory Board member for Healthy Androscoggin, Monique is passionate about the work of the coalition, particularly as it relates to substance abuse and nutrition. Monique resides in Greene with her husband, Jim and their two children.
Jason Dionne is a shareholder and trial attorney with the law firm of Isaacson & Raymond, PA. He is a 2008 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law where he was awarded the Faculty Award for Trial Advocacy and served as Co-Chair of the 2008 Moot Court Board. He also holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Maine. He joined Isaacson & Raymond as an associate in 2008 and has continued to represent clients in various areas of litigation including real estate and boundary disputes, contract disputes, family law, criminal defense, and personal injury. In addition to his work as attorney, he serves on the advisory board for Healthy Androscoggin and the Planned Giving Committee for Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. He and his wife, Diana, reside in Minot with their dogs Charlie and Draper.
Fr. Paul Dumais
Priest, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland
Chaplain, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, and St. Mary’s Residence
Fr. Paul Dumais is chaplain at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, and St. Mary’s Residence. Fr. Dumais attended Madawaska Middle and High Schools before moving on to the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, from which he graduated with a B.A. in theology. His graduation from Franciscan University of Steubenville was delayed until 1997 after he spent three years working on a farm in Kansas. Fr. Dumais earned an M.A. in philosophy from Boston College and entered St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts, in 1999, where he completed his academic preparation for ordination with a M.Div. and M.A. in theology. Fr. Dumais was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Richard J. Malone on May 29, 2004, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Madawaska. Since his ordination, he has served at parishes in Waterville, Winslow, Oakland, Fairfield, Vassalboro, Bridgton, Fryeburg, Windham, Gorham, Westbrook, and currently, assisting in Lewiston. Fr. Dumais has also been active in campus ministry as a chaplain at Bates College and Saint Joseph College and prison ministry as a chaplain at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham.
Integrated Primary Care Clinician / Team Lead
Tri-County Mental Health Services
Cynthia Rice, MSN, RN
Director, Community Health, Wellness & Cardiopulmonary Rehab
Central Maine Medical Center
Cindie is the Director of Community Health, Wellness and Cardiac Rehab at Central Maine Medical Center. A registered nurse for over 30 years, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from St. Josephs College of Maine and her Master’s in nursing from the University of Virginia.
Cindie is passionate about prevention, holistic care and motivating healthy behaviors. Her career includes hospital and long term care nursing, cardiopulmonary rehab, heart failure and kidney transplant. Cindie is a long-standing member of several professional nursing associations and serves locally on the board of Healthy Androscoggin and on the executive planning committee for the Central Maine Heart Walk. She is a graduate of the Hanley Health Leadership program.
Cindie likes to walk, bike, kayak, do yard work and read in her spare time.