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Holly Gartmayer-DeYoung

Chief Executive Officer

Holly is a seasoned administrator with 35+ years’ experience in health care. Bachelors of Science Nursing from Molloy College and Masters in Business Administration from LI University. Professional experience includes: 10.5 years of professional nursing experience in NY: public health, geriatric medical, forensic psych, hospice, intermediate care (cerebral palsy/MR population), out-patient dialysis unit; 10.5 years progressive health care administration experience in a NY community hospital and 15 years Administrative experience in Maine FQHC’s. The value of being part of the EHC is the sense of community that exists within the health center and with the city of Eastport and surrounding communities. EHC strives to offer the highest quality and cost effective care. Holly is a strong collaborator ensuring the health care needs of the community are met. She is a respected leader with many innovations that support the scope of services provided at EHC. Holly serves on numerous Boards and committees locally, regionally and in the state of Maine.

Camela Deschene

Chief Financial Officer

Camela is an experienced administrator with twenty-five years of progressive leadership positions in Federally Qualified Health Center, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Home, and Community College. She was raised in Eastport, and has lived in the area her entire life. Camela graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from the University of Maine in Machias, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Thomas College in Waterville. Experience in accounting, medical practice management, physician recruitment, budget development and oversight, project management, and extensive computer application experience.


Cynthia Sammis, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Sammis is a board certified family doctor who has been practicing in Down East Maine since 1985. She has been happily working for Eastport Health Care since December of 2006. Aside from family medicine she enjoys her dogs, camping, kayaking, cooking and karate. She is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and the Maine Dartmouth Family Practice Residency.

Laurie Churchill, MD

I was born and raised in Calais and got my medical and undergraduate degrees at Tufts. My Family Medicine Residency was in Portland at both MMC and Mercy Hospital. I was in North Carolina for four years as part of the NHSC but other than that I have practiced exclusively in Washington County, most of that in private practice. I have been working full time at EHC since January of 2011. My five children are grown, live up and down the East Coast and work in various occupations. I live in Red Beach with my spouse.

Susan Luthin, MD

Susan Luthin has an undergraduate degree from University of Maine in Orono, Medical School at University of Vermont, and Residency at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Dr Luthin has 28 years of experience caring for people of all ages in family medicine and obstetrics. Her true passion lies in pediatric medicine. Before coming to Eastport, she worked in Dover- Foxcroft. Outside of work, Dr Luthin enjoys spending time with her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren. “I love to hike, kayak, and play music in a contra dance band, so I feel Washington County is a wonderful place to be.”

Chrys Landrigan, MPAS, PA-C

Chrys Landrigan has been working as a board-certified Physician Assistant for 20 years – 15 of which have been spent in Washington County. She moved here from Montana in 2002 to work at Pleasant Point on the Passamaquoddy Reservation and subsequently worked at Calais Regional Medical Services and since 2013, Eastport Health Care.
Chrys has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marine Biology from Boston University, a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Rocky Mountain College and a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies with a specialization in Oncology from University of Wisconsin.
Prior careers include marine biologist at the New England Aquarium, a vice president of Sotheby’s auction gallery in NYC, and proprietor of the Polebridge Mercantile – a general store off the grid in Montana. When not working, Chrys enjoys golf, fishing and photography. She lives in Eastport with her dog and two annoying cats.

Debbie Pottle, RN, CDE

RN Care Coordinator

Debbie Pottle is the RN Care Coordinator for Eastport Health Center. She has over 13 years experience in family medicine and has received certification as a diabetes educator. Her focus is to provide patient education, which provides patients the ability to make informed choices and assume responsibility for their own care. She has received Lifestyle Coach Training and is excited to bring the CDC approved Diabetes Prevention Program to Eastport Health Care.
She lives in Perry with her spouse. Enjoys hiking, boating, snowshoeing, and spending time with family.

Brenda Voisine, RN

Director of Patient Care, Nursing Supervisor

Brenda Voisine is a Registered Nurse who has worked in various capacities in the medical field for over 20 years. She has resided and worked in Maine her entire life. She has been happily working for EHC as the Director of Patient Care and Nursing Supervisor since 2008. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, gardening, baking, and motorcycle rides.


Jason Green, DPM


Jason Green, DPM, is a former Major in the United States Army with seven years of Podiatric experience. He joined the Army in 2010 as an active duty Captain and completed his three year surgical residency at Fort Bragg, North Carolina with an emphasis on forefoot, rear foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction. He finished his tour in the Army as chief of Podiatry at Fort Riley, Kansas. He is experienced in general clinical and surgical cases of the forefoot, rear foot and ankle and is comfortable with all aspects of Podiatry from general palliative care to surgical intervention. Dr. Green and his wife, Melissa, relocated from Manhattan, Kansas to Eastport, Maine in October 2017. Dr. Green obtained his BS Biology at the University of Alabama and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at Barry University School of Podiatry in Miami Shores, Florida. He and Melissa are looking forward to establishing roots in Washington County. Dr. Green is scheduled to see new and returning patients at all three EHC sites (Eastport, Machias and Calais).


Abhay Ektare, DDS

Dr. Ektare received his B.A. in biology from the University of Colorado-Boulder and went on to earn his D.D.S. at the University of Maryland. Before moving to Maine, he spent three years in a unique mobile practice, providing dental care for children on the Navajo Indian Reservation in northern Arizona. He loves living on the Maine coast and is grateful to have the opportunity to serve the people of Washington county.

Susan Drew, RDH

Susan M. Drew has been a registered Dental Hygienist in Washington County for the past 34 years having graduated in 1980 from Westbrook College with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has worked in various settings ranging from private practice to public health, including administrator of the Washington County Dental Health Program. Sue loves working with children as well as adults, teaching the focus of preventive oral health and its numerous benefits.

Kathleen Esposito, RDH

Kathleen was born and raised in Eastport. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from The University of Maine in 2008 and from Dalhousie University with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene in 2011. She has been employed by EHC since the fall of 2011. She is happy to be back in her home town helping to educate patients on the importance of oral hygiene and creating healthier happier smiles.

Behavioral Health

Ryan Smith, D.O., M.Ed., F.A.C.O.N.P.

Dr Smith is a 2010 graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) in Biddeford, Maine. He is presently a professor in the department of psychiatry at UNECOM, and also is an attending psychiatrist and Director of Psychiatric Medicine at Calais Regional Hospital and Eastport Health Care. He completed his fourth-year of residency training (PGY-4) in child psychiatry at Maine Medical Center, after having completed residency (PGY-2,3) in general psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, NH), which was undertaken after having completed his intern year (PGY-1) in general psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA). He is presently very active in the osteopathic profession, serving on UNECOM's Alumni Association Board of Trustees as President. Dr Smith is also an Item Writer and National Faculty for NBOME's COMLEX Levels 1 & 2, as well as COMAT examinations. He has also completed his Master's degree in Medical Education at UNECOM. He is presently a Clinical Associate in Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School, and in that role teaches psychopharmacology to the second-year medical students at UNE and third-year students at Dartmouth, and also is physician-in-charge at the State Psychiatric Hospital in Concord, NH. He is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Osteopathic Neurology and Psychiatry (AOBNP).

Patricia Todd-Lewis, LCSW

Patricia is originally from Massachusetts and has resided in Maine for 30 years after a stint in the military. Patricia is currently the EHC Program Administrator for the Behavioral Health Department. Patricia has both undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work, and has worked as a mental health case manager in a number of community programs prior to her graduate work at the University of New England School of Social Work. Currently practicing as a licensed clinical social worker / mental health clinician with a substance abuse background, Patricia works in both the Eastport and Calais offices.

Kevin Sample, LCSW

As a generalist practitioner in the Eastport Health Center Behavioral Health Department, Kevin provides counseling for children, teens, adults, families and couples. Kevin helps clients find and follow through with their own motivation and solutions for healthy change, whether it is learning a new way to respond to stress or making a difficult life decision. Kevin has learned that in times of great stress and pain, individuals and families seek emotional, physical, and mental health. Kevin supports and guides her clients on their pathways to stability and health. A graduate of the UNE social work program, Kevin has work and life experience in mediation, crisis and family counseling, supporting families coping with the impact of substance use disorder, education and healthcare.

Christine Bubar, LCSW

Christine is a behavioral health clinician (LCSW) and a new addition to the Behavioral Health Department. Christine comes to Maine by way of Alaska where she lived and worked for 10 years. She received dual Master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Health from Tulane University. Christine is passionate about providing evidence-based treatment with children, adolescents and caregivers experiencing emotional and behavioral reactions related to traumatic events. When not at work she enjoys outdoor recreation in the fresh Down East air.

Tammy Carr, LCPC

Tammy is a Conditional Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maine. She was born and raised in Washington County and upon completing her education chose to remain local to help provide behavioral health services to residents in need. Tammy provides services to individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science and Community Studies with a concentration in applied psychology from the University of Maine at Machias and she received her Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Husson University. Tammy practices as an outpatient therapist in our Eastport and Machias offices.

Ann O’Brien, PMH-NP

Ann is originally from Vermont and has been residing in Maine for over 30 years providing mental health services; practicing for the last decade in Washington County. Ann is a graduate of the University of Vermont and did her graduate work in advanced practice psychiatric nursing at the University of Texas at El Paso. Ann currently provides psychiatric services in all three Eastport Health Care locations: Eastport, Machias and Calais Maine. Ann also volunteers at the Washington County Jail.

Barbara Richardson, PMHNP-BC

Barbara Richardson has been an RN for 28 years serving patients in Washington County in various settings to include community health nursing, RN case management, and psychiatric nursing. She recently completed her Masters of Science in Nursing graduating from Wilkes University in January of 2018. Previously working as a psychiatric nurse at Eastport Healthcare since 2017 she is pleased to now be working as a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner as part of the behavioral health department at Eastport Health Care. Aside from psychiatric nursing she enjoys spending time with her husband Steve, four children, three cats and their dog Lindy. She is proud to work and live in the community where she was born and raised.

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