Board of Directors

We share our gender pronouns because we do not want to assume another person’s gender.

Why Do Gender Pronouns Matter?

MPHA is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Each board member is dedicated to providing leadership to ensure that MPHA is the leading voice of public health issues in Maine.

Executive Committee


Noah Nesin, MD (he/him) – Penobscot Community Health Center

Vice President

Jay Knowlton, MPH (he/him) – Quartet Health


Bill Flagg (he/him) – Cary Medical Center


Ed Miller, MS (he/him) – retired


Sarah Rines (she/her) – MaineHealth

At-Large Members

Clay Graybeal, PhD, MSW (he/him) – retired

Geoff Gratwick, MD – retired

Jennifer Gunderman, MPH (she/her) – University of New England

Judy Tupper, DHEd, CHES, CPPS (she/her) – Muskie School of Public Service, USM

Doug Michael, MPH (he/him) – Northern Light Health

Affiliate Representative to the Governing Council (ARGC) of APHA

Sarah Rines (she/her) – MaineHealth

Non-Voting Members

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Liaison

Nancy Birkhimer, MPH (she/her) – Maine CDC

Clinical Advisor

Stephen Sears, MD, MPH (he/him) – retired