Midcoast Public Health Council (MPHC), and its Committees

Midcoast Public Health Council

The Midcoast Public Health Council (MPHC) meets five Tuesdays per year at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom. Our 2023 meeting dates are February 14th, April 11th, June 13th, September 12th, and November 14th.

Please contact Public Health Educator Lindsey O'Hara at lindsey.ohara@maine.gov for the latest connection information.

Click here to download a list of our Council members.

MPHC Steering Committee

The Council Chair, Vice-Chair, Statewide Coordinating Council (SCC) Representative, and Council members from around the District serve on the Council's Steering Committee. The Steering Committee guides and facilitates the Council's work. Steering Committee Members are:

  • Melissa Fochesato, Chair - Mid Coast–Parkview Health
  • Jemma Penberthy, Vice Chair - Penobscot Bay Medical Center/Waldo County General Hospital
  • Cathy Cole - LincolnHealth/MaineHealth
  • Susan Dupler - Belfast Public Health Nursing
  • Larissa Hannan - Healthy Lincoln County
  • Jamie Lovley - Penboscot Bay Community Health Partnerships
  • Katie Lutts - OUT Maine
  • Christine Lyman - SCC Representative - Public Health Consulting
  • Drexell White - Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC)


Council Committees work to move the Council's public health priorities forward. Currently, Committees in the District's priorities of Access to Care, Social Determinants of Health, and Mental Health are meeting.