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.
Chief Financial Officer
Cynthia Sammis, MD
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.
Jenie Smith, MD
Dr. Jenie Smith of Nephrology Associates is accepting new nephrology patients and is following up on Dr. Mansoor’s nephrology patients at Eastport Health Care. Dr. Smith comes to Maine from the Midwest. She completed her medical school training at the University of Minnesota, and did her residency training in Minneapolis, where she completed fellowships in Nephrology and in Critical Care. She currently serves on the Maine Medical Association Executive Committee and is currently Chairperson of the Department of Medicine at Central Maine Medical Center. She lives in Auburn with her husband. To set up an appointment with Dr. Smith at the Eastport clinic, please call our office.
Pamela Koenig, FNP-BC
Pam Koenig, FNP-BC is a board-certified advanced registered nurse practitioner specializing in family health. Pam completed her education in Philadelphia, having received her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Temple University, Master of Nursing degree from Villanova University, and Post-Master’s Certificates in family and adult health from LaSalle University. Pam grew up in southern New England and lived in Bucks County Pennsylvania for over 30 years where she raised her two children. Pam has extensive academic and clinical experience, having served as undergraduate and graduate nursing faculty at Temple and DeSales Universities while practicing in medical, surgical, psychiatry and family practice across a variety of settings. Having spent many summers enjoying the Maine coast, Pam moved to Eastport in 2011 and serves as a primary care provider for patients across the lifespan.
Chrys Landrigan, PA-C
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.
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.
Tina Bourgoin, DMD
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.