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MaineHealth Names New Appointments to Board of Trustees at Annual Corporators Meeting

PORTLAND, Maine – November 2, 2015 – MaineHealth, the state’s largest family of leading high-quality healthcare providers, announces several new appointments to its 2015-16 board of trustees.

Melissa Smith 

Melissa Smith, the President and CEO of WEX, a global corporate payments company, has been elected to the MaineHealth board of trustees.  A finance expert by training, Smith joined WEX in 1998 and played a pivotal role as WEX’s chief financial officer, leading the company through a highly successful initial public offering and focusing on its growth as a public company. Her record of execution, continuous improvement, and increased responsibilities for WEX’s business operations led to her appointment as president of the Americas, and ultimately as president and CEO of the entire company. As CEO, Smith has responsibility for the company’s day-to-day global operations and its long-term strategic growth. She also serves as a WEX board member.

Smith is an active member of her community and was named The Girl Scouts of Maine’s 2013 Woman of Distinction, and a Mainebiz 2012 Woman to Watch. Recognized as an industry leader, Melissa was named the 2014 Most Innovative Woman in Payments and a PaymentsSource 2014 Most Influential Woman in Payments. She serves on the Center for Grieving Children’s Board of Directors and participates in the Executive Women’s Forum, which she co-founded to provide a support network for female executives in her local community.

Melissa began her career at Ernst & Young and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maine.

Susannah Swihart was appointed chair of the MaineHealth board of trustees, replacing George Isaacson, who has retired from the board. 

Swihart spent two decades at BankBoston Corporation in a wide variety of leadership, operational, and strategic roles, including vice chairman and chief financial officer. Previous responsibilities at BankBoston included management of a variety of corporate banking businesses, operations, and risk functions. During that period, Susannah was a member of the executive committee of the board of trustees of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, ran BankBoston's $3+ million United Way campaign in 1998, and later chaired the $1 million Women's Leadership Breakfast for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. Since returning to Maine in 2000, she has committed her efforts to a variety of corporate and community boards. In addition to MMC's Board of Trustees, Susannah serves on the boards of directors of the Dead River Company and MaineHealth and is the former board chair of Common Good Ventures and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine. Susannah is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

Greg Dufour has moved into the role of vice chair of the MaineHealth board of trustees. 

Dufour is president and CEO of Camden National Corporation, Maine’s largest publicly traded community bank and the parent company of Camden National Bank and Acadia Trust, N.A. Dufour is also president and CEO of Camden National Bank, a $3.6 billion community bank headquartered in Camden, Maine and is chair of the board of directors of Acadia Trust, N.A., which is headquartered in Portland, Maine. Dufour was named to his current role in 2009 after serving as president and CEO of Camden National Bank since 2004.

Prior to joining Camden National, Dufour was managing director of finance for IBEX Capital Markets in Boston, Mass., a specialty investment advisor, and held several positions in the finance division at Fleet/Boston Financial Group. His community service includes serving as past chair of the Maine Bankers Association, a member of the board of trustees and secretary of the board of Pen Bay Healthcare. He also is a member of the advisory board of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. Dufour and his wife Doreen reside in Rockport, Maine.

About MaineHealth
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit family of leading high-quality providers and other healthcare organizations working together so their communities are the healthiest in America. Ranked among the nation's top 100 integrated healthcare delivery networks, MaineHealth member organizations include Maine Medical Center, Franklin Community Health Network, LincolnHealth, Maine Behavioral Healthcare, Memorial Hospital, Pen Bay Healthcare, Southern Maine Health Care, Waldo County Healthcare, Western Maine Health, HomeHealth Visiting Nurses, NorDx and Synernet. Affiliates of MaineHealth include MaineGeneral Health, Mid Coast-Parkview Health, New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland and St. Mary's Health System.


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