LEWISTON — Central Maine Healthcare has added four new members to its board of directors, including two well-known physicians, an expert in health information and technology, and a longtime strategist in the insurance industry.

Devore Culver of Brunswick and William Clifford of Portland were approved by the board earlier this fall and have begun serving on the governing board. Dr. Michael Ricci, a vascular surgeon, and Dr. Jennifer Weiner-Smith, an obstetrician-gynecologist, were approved this month and will start their board service immediately.

Culver, an independent consultant to startup companies in the health care field, worked 11 years for HealthInfoNet of Portland, a statewide exchange of health information. Previously, he served in top executive positions for companies that provide health care software.

Clifford, vice president at Cross Benefit Solutions, has spent his career in strategic planning for insurance and financial companies, specializing in building partnerships and helping clients identify actionable data to help them grow.

Ricci, a multiple-board certified vascular surgeon for the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, is also a colonel and flight surgeon in the Vermont Air National Guard. He is also a professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Vermont.

Weiner-Smith, the department chief for obstetrics and gynecology for CMH, joined the system in 2001 after her residency training at Maine Medical Center and medical school at the University of Vermont. She serves on the physician compensation committee, the medical executive committee, and the panel developing a new women’s health initiative at CMH. She is also an owner of Forage Market in downtown Lewiston.

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