Governor Announces Senior Health Policy Advisor

June 6, 2011

Katrin Teel For Immediate Release: Monday, June 06, 2011 Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

Augusta, Maine - Governor Paul LePage today announced the appointment of Katrin Teel to serve as Senior Health Policy Advisor.

Teel, of Bangor, is an experienced administrator, registered nurse and college instructor. Most recently, she was an Instructor in the Business Management and Allied Health departments at Beal College and an Adjunct Instructor within the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College.

"I am pleased that Katrin is joining my staff to continue to serve the people of Maine," said Governor LePage. "We can create a health care system that is more efficient, so patients and families have peace of mind they are receiving top-notch, affordable care anywhere in the state and Katrin will help us reach that goal."

As former director of the Wellness Council of Maine, an affiliate of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, she worked with employers throughout Maine to develop employee wellness programs to improve health and reduce healthcare costs.

Teel has volunteered on nine missions to Latin America. In that capacity, she has served as an operating room nurse, set up teaching programs on women’s health, participated in a pilot program to provide health care in remote Indian communities in the Ecuadorian jungle, taught as a nurse educator in Bolivian schools, and worked with HIV positive orphans in the Dominican Republic.

She holds an undergraduate degree in nursing and a master’s degree in business, both from Husson University.

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