President — Shannon Banks, Consultant
Shannon is a management and strategic planning consultant whose practice focuses on partnering with leaders and their teams in health care and other mission-driven organizations to clarify vision, establish strategic goals, implement action plans and improve results. Prior to launching her consulting firm, Shannon served as Senior VP of Delivery System Operations at Martin’s Point Health Care and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Central Maine Medical Center. Shannon has also served on the Boards of Directors at Zebra Crossings, Advocates For Children, and Equality Maine. Shannon and her partner have four adult children and live in Brunswick, Maine.
Vice President — Matt Kanwit, Esq., Assistant District Attorney, Lincoln County
Matt graduated from Brunswick High School in 1998 and then enlisted in the United States Navy where he served aboard the USS Vandegrift in Yokosuka, Japan. After his stint in the Navy, Matt graduated from Rutgers College with a BA in History and a BA in Political Science. Following his graduation from Rutgers and a winter skiing in Colorado, he graduated from the University of Maine School of Law. Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and children in the outdoors, ideally sailing or skiing.
Treasurer — Brian Robinson, Commercial Credit Analyst, Mechanic Savings Bank
Brian has worked in the Banking industry since 2006. He graduated with a BS in Business Administration from Bryant University in 2009, and completed his MBA from the University of Southern Maine in 2014. He likes spending time enjoying the Maine outdoors hiking and camping, and exploring the USA and world traveling.
Secretary — Seth Ramus, Ph.D., Director of Health Professions Advising, Bowdoin College.
After spending 25 years in neuroscience research and teaching, Seth moved to administrative staff at the college. He guides Bowdoin students in their interest in pursuing a career in the health professions. He spends his free time traveling with his wife and two little daughters.
Rick Elsaesser, Dentist
Rick moved to Brunswick in 1980 with his wife Sue , where they raised their three children and ran his general dental practice for 32 years. He is now retired. Rick has been involved in the Oasis Dental program since it started in 2004. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves to spend time at his camp on Moosehead Lake with his family, friends and his beagle named Lucky.
Jackie Jacobson, Medicare Program Manager, Martin’s Point
Jackie has over ten years of passionate public health experience. She began as a health educator in Boston public schools, and moved to Maine several years ago to be an advocate for uninsured patients. Jackie currently works at Martin’s Point Health Care, and enjoys spending her free time hiking, kayaking, and enjoying the beach with her dogs.
Steve Loebs, Professor Emeritus, Bowdoin College
Steve was a Professor and Chair of Department of Health Care Policy and Management at The Ohio State University for 32 years. He was the Associate Dean of College of Public Health from 1998-2004, when he retired. He was the Chair of Ohio Commission to Develop State Wide Insurance Plan for School Employees in Ohio from 2005-2011.
Steve was also the Founder and Chair of Group Practice Health Maintenance Organization in Columbus, Ohio. Steve was a Distinguished Lecturer at Bowdoin College, teaching the first year seminar on Health Care Disparities in the U.S. Steve enjoys wood turning ,tennis, and sailing and his four grandchildren.
Peter F. McGuire, MD
Peter is one of the founders of Oasis. From 1995 – 2012, he served as the Medical Director. He continues to serve Oasis as a member of the Board of Directors. He enjoys bicycle touring around the world, studying at Senior College, vegetable gardening and visiting with grandchildren.
Jim Pierce is semi-retired and lives in Brunswick. He was the Executive Director of Independence Association for 33 years, retiring at the end of 2009. Since retiring, Jim has held interim, senior
management positions in several area non-profits.
Jim is a certified rescue diver and enjoys traveling to
warm climates to pursue this avocation.
Randee Reynolds, Vice President of Community Health, Mid Coast-Parkview Health
Randee Reynolds, a native of Gardiner, Maine, was previous President and CEO of Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick, Maine and now serves as Vice President of Community Health for Mid Coast-Parkview Health.
Randee has a B.S. in Business Administration from Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, MA and a graduate of the National Real Estate Institute. He is a highly qualified Executive Manager with more than 25 years of financial management experience within non-profit organizations in the states of Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maine, and North Carolina. As a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Florida, he also owns a Real Estate Brokerage Firm there, which he started in 2005.
Lauren Rice, Manager Clinical Quality , Martin’s Point
Lauren has worked in health care administration for over 30 years at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Aetna and currently at Martin’s Point Health Care. She also volunteers at Preble Street Resource Center and Memphis Area Golden Retriever Rescue. She enjoys boating and walking/ hiking in her free time.
Frank Wnek, retired Captain American Airlines
Frank is a retired American Airlines Captain. Prior that that, he was a naval aviator with 14 years of active duty. He has a BS from the US Naval Academy and MA from the Naval Post Graduate school. Frank lives in Harpswell and is married with 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. Frank enjoys fly fishing and home recording in his free time.