Guided by core principles

Our Board. Of the medical community. And in service
to the medical community.

At Medical Mutual, more physicians and hospital administrators serve on the Board than at any other company in the market, including other mutual companies.

Moreover, these active Board members live and work here in the communities we serve and represent a wide array of specialties. Which is to say the Medical Mutual Board is a true reflection of its policyholders, which gives them unique insight into and understanding of your needs and challenges. Passionate about medicine and both protecting and enhancing the practice environment, these distinguished individuals dedicate significant time and talent to the Company and the cause for your benefit as a healthcare provider.

Members of the Board:


William L. Medd MD Chair

Internal Medicine
College: Wesleyan University
Medical School: University of Rochester

William F. D'Angelo MD Vice Chair

College: Holy Cross College
Medical School: Tufts Univ. School of Medicine

Frank W. Lavoie MD, MBA President & CEO

Emergency Medicine
College: McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Medical School: University of Vermont

O. Robert Stevens MD Treasurer

College: Bowdoin College
Medical School: University of Vermont

Cynthia Allen DeSoi MD Secretary

College: Mt. Holyoke
Medical School: University of Rochester

Peter W. Bates MD Director

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
College: University of Washington
Medical School: University of Washington, Seattle

Matthew C. Dugan DO Director

College: Wilkes University
Medical School: UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine

Rebekah J Gass MD Director

Infectious Diseases
College: Mount Allison University, Canada
Medical School: Dalhousie University, Canada

Sean T. Hanley MD Director

College: Bowdoin College
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Wendy J. Jones Director

College: Husson College
Hospital affiliation: Eastern Maine HealthCare Systems

Adam W Kunin MD Director

College: Columbia University
Medical School: University of Vermont Medical Center

John A. Marzinzik Director

College: University of MA - Amherst
Hospital affiliation: Frisbie Memorial Hospital

David B. McDermott MD, MPH, CPE, FAAFP Director

Emergency Medicine
College: University of Rochester
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine

Jeremy R. Morton MD Director

Cardiothoracic Surgery
College: Princeton University
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Robert D. Sansonetti MD Director

College: Trinity College
Medical School: University of CT

Lois Skillings Director

College: University of Southern ME
Hospital affiliation: Mid Coast Hospital

James M. Totten CPA Director

College: City College of New York, BBA

Meet the Management team — people you may very well get to know by name.

At the Board and Committee levels, Medical Mutual is led by a distinguished group of physicians and hospital administrators. Similarly, a physician and longstanding member-policyholder leads the Company as President and CEO — with the help of accomplished professionals in every facet of insurance operations.

Sharing the Company mission and guided by its core principles, these talented specialists have helped Medical Mutual become one of the premier medical professional liability insurance carriers in New England. And they help set the tone for the caring, compassionate and responsive customer service that is the hallmark of Medical Mutual’s day–to–day operations.

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Frank Lavoie MD, MBA

President/Chief Executive Officer

A member-policyholder of Medical Mutual since 1998, Frank has also actively served the Company and its policyholders as a member of the Claims Committee from 2001 to 2014 and the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2014.

Frank has held numerous faculty positions at leading institutions, including the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Hospital, the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also an active member of several healthcare executive and emergency medicine societies.

Appointed President & CEO of Medical Mutual in February of 2014, Frank intends to continue the Company's focus and leadership in risk management and the development of educational programs designed to enhance patient safety.

Frank received his BSc from McGill University in Montreal, earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont and completed his Residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Hospital. He earned his MBA at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

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Cheryl Peaslee RN, BSN, MBA, CPHQ

Vice President - Risk Management

Cheryl is currently the Vice President of Risk Management at Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine (MMIC). She has been at MMIC since 1999 and has worked in the field of quality and risk management since 1986. Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Business Administration. She is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ.) She is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), Northern New England Society for Healthcare Risk Management (NNESHRM), National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and Maine Association for Healthcare Quality (MAHQ).

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Barbara Sinclair

Vice President - Chief Financial Officer

The breadth and depth of her experience in Medical Mutual's financial operations, coupled with her experience as a CPA and as CFO of a Maine–based bank, made Barbara a natural choice when she was appointed CFO in 2013. Having begun her Medical Mutual career as a Financial Analyst in 2006, she spent seven years in a role that encompassed all key areas of the Company's financial management — analyzing and advising on everything from reinsurance treaties, reserve balances and investment accounting, to regulatory compliance and rate setting, as well as assessing claims experience versus actuarial projections.

Barbara earned her CPA designation in 1983 after three years of experience at a prominent local accounting firm. Her 33 years of experience also includes analyst, accounting and controller positions with a fund services provider and two additional banks.

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Steve Hodgkin

Vice President - Chief Information Officer

A technology specialist, Steve is responsible for Medical Mutual's information systems and ensuring data security and integrity for the Company's various business units. He oversees a team of technology professionals and vendors providing ongoing analysis and support of operations, cyber security management, disaster recovery solutions, and online services. Steve's tenure at Medical Mutual, beginning in 1996, includes experience as a programmer/analyst and managing the Company's Applications Support team, giving both broad exposure to the professional liability industry and comprehensive insight into the Company's data and business processes. In 2000 Steve left the company while he led a team of Software Application Support Engineers for an enterprise software development firm. Steve returned to Medical Mutual in 2003 and was named Chief Information Officer in 2008.

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John Doyle

Vice President - Marketing & Administration

John brings a career's worth of experience in the medical professional liability insurance business to his position as Vice President of Marketing and Administration at Medical Mutual. He came to the Company in August 2001 from Cleveland, Ohio after having spent 10 years working at a large physician-owned regional medical professional liability insurance carrier and another four years developing a medical professional liability unit in one of Ohio's largest independent insurance agencies.

His combination of agency and carrier experience, along with the relationships he has fostered with Medical Mutual's member-policyholders, authorized agents and the medical societies of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont give him valuable insight into the needs and challenges of the Company's core stakeholder and prospective clients.

John received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Dayton in 1986 and an M.B.A from Lake Erie College in 1991.

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Dave Johnson CPCU

Vice President - Underwriting

Dave is a career insurance professional who brings diverse experience to the Medical Mutual team. He began his career in direct sales for a national carrier before moving into an operational role in underwriting for a regional worker's compensation carrier. He began applying his underwriting skills to the Professional Liability market when he joined Medical Mutual in 1999 and managed a book of business that included Individual Physicians, Physician Groups, Hospitals, Health Care Systems, Nursing Homes, Allied Healthcare Facilities and Alternative Risk Structures. After another two-year stint back in the Worker's Compensation Industry as a Senior Underwriter with MEMIC, a leading carrier in that market, Dave returned to Medical Mutual in 2005 to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Company's Underwriting Department and to take on the role of Vice President, Underwriting.

Dave is an active member of the Maine Chapter of the CPCU Society and functioned as the organization's President from 2006-2007. He is also active in his community and serves on the Board of the Kennebunkport Parks and Recreation Department.

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Mary Elizabeth Knox

Vice President - Claims

A native of Caribou, Maine, Ms. Knox has a long history of working on behalf of the physicians of the State of Maine. After graduating from Wellesley College in 1982, she worked for ten years with Medical Mutual Insurance Company's lead defense counsel, Bob Hanson (Norman Hanson & DeTroy). In 1993, she moved to Medical Mutual Insurance Company, first as a Senior Claims Representative – and later as Claims Supervisor, Claims Manager, and Assistant Vice President of Claims. Now the Vice President of Claims, Mary Elizabeth continues to work closely with Maine physicians on a wide variety of topics and provides oversight for all claims reported to Medical Mutual.