ANA-Maine Board of Directors
Patricia Boston, MSN, RN, RRT
Patricia Boston earned her BSN at the University of Southern Maine and MSN in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed her respiratory therapy education at the University of Chicago Hospitals & Clinics. Patricia has held a variety of positions in clinical, educational, and administrative roles. Those roles have included that of Staff Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Case Manager, Staff Development Coordinator, Director of Pulmonary and GI Services, Director of Inpatient Services and nursing faculty member.
Patricia spent the last twelve years of her career in the world of information systems and recently retired from her position of Clinical Informatics Manager for MaineHealth. While living in Alabama, she held the position of President of both the Birmingham Chapter of AACN and the Alabama SGNA. She has experience as a board member for several organizations and was elected to one term on the Biddeford School Committee followed by two terms on the City Council there. Patricia joined the ANA-Maine Board as a Director and was later elected to the position of First Vice President. She is proud to serve ANA-Maine and its members.
Catherine Lorello-Snow, PMHRN-BC
Catherine founded the non-profit Portland Help Center (PHC) to provide outpatient psychiatric treatment to impoverished mentally ill adults, building the organization as the first Executive Director. In 1996, PHC merged with Spurwink Services, Maine’s largest non-profit social service agency. In the organizational change, Catherine became the Program Director of the agency and was recently named Director of Nursing for Adult Services for Spurwink.
Catherine has served on the Board of Directors of ANA-Maine at the director level until moving into her current position of second vice-president. She has participated in many activities at the Board level, including the Legislative Committee, Strategic Planning decisions and the evolving process of ANA-Maine’s participation in the new multi-state division of ANA. Catherine has also been part of the ANA-Maine Planning Committee. She is pleased to be part of an organization that is "Leading the Way" for Maine Nurses through innovative, relevant, and collaborative relationships. A special priority of Catherine’s is mentoring and supporting the next generations of nurses as they develop leadership skills in their workplace settings.
Jean Dyer, PhD, MSN, BSN, CNE
A graduate of Adelphi University on Long Island, New York, Jean Dyer went on to earn a Master’s in Nursing Education from Salem State University, Salem, MA and a PhD from the University of Maine, Orono, ME. As a practicing registered nurse, she worked medical/surgical, telemetry, and cardiac ICU units. She also held positions in an infirmary as the evening/day nurse at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. As a nurse educator, Jean has held faculty positions and administrative positions including Director of Nursing and Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Jean presently teaches as an adjunct nursing instructor in a Master’s and PhD in Nursing program and continues to provide services to nursing programs nationally as a nurse educator consultant. Jean also held the position of Commissioner on the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. In addition, as one of the founding members of ANA-Maine, Jean presently holds a position on the Education Committee and reviewer for the Northeast Multistate Division for Continuing Education. Jean sees the opportunity to serve the profession of nursing and effect patient care in the State of Maine as an honor and a privilege.
Cynthia Rice, MSN, RN
Cindie is the Director of Community Health, Wellness and Cardiopulmonary Rehab at Central Maine Medical Center. A registered nurse for over 30 years, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from St. Joseph’s College of Maine and her Master's in nursing from the University of Virginia.
Cindie is passionate about prevention, holistic care and motivating healthy behaviors. Her career includes hospital and long term care nursing, cardiopulmonary rehab, heart failure and kidney transplant. Cindie is a long-standing member of several professional nursing associations and serves locally on the board of Healthy Androscoggin, Tri County Mental Health and on the executive planning committee for the Central Maine Heart Walk. She is a graduate of the Hanley Health Leadership program.
Cindie likes to walk (especially with her dog), bike, kayak, do yard work and read in her spare time.
Tracy Bonney-Corson, MSN, RN, MBA-H
Tracy earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Kennebec Valley Community College in 1995 after working for ten years as a Paralegal in Lewiston, Maine. She returned to University earning a BSN from the University of Maine Fort Kent in 2001 and double Masters Degrees from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah; a MBA with a concentration in Healthcare in 2012 and a MSN in 2014. She is now pursuing a PhD in Nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Tracy has worked in a variety of clinical settings in her twenty years of nursing including medical-surgical, emergency, geriatrics and correctional health, both in Maine and Texas. Tracy entered into nursing leadership in 1999 as a Health Service Administrator for Prison Health Services and later for John Peter Smith Hospital at the Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth Texas. Upon returning to Maine, she assumed the positon of Chief Nursing Officer for Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital and more recently as the Chief Nursing Officer for Sebasticook Valley Health in 2013.
Tracy is passionate about mentoring the next generation of professional registered nurses to prepare the nurse leaders of the future in the transformation of healthcare delivery and population health. She enjoys collaboration between the private sector and academic partners to improve upon the learning experiences for nursing students to better prepare graduate nurses entering practice.
Tracy is also very involved in her community serving as a member on several organizational boards as well as the school board. She enjoys quiet rural living with her husband on their farm in Parkman where she has a stable full of Arabian and Quarter horses and a house full of West Highland White Terriers. She is the proud mom of two grown sons one who is soon to graduate with a BSN in nursing and the other who owns his own business and has become a new dad, making Tracy a new grandmother. All this keeps Tracy quite busy but when spare time is found, Tracy will be found off the grid on a trail ride with her favorite horse Sadie.
Joanne Chapman, MSN, M.Ed., RN, NE-BC
Joanne has been a certified nurse since 1984, receiving her BSN from Boston University, MSN from University of Lowell, and M.ED from Worcester State College.
Joanne has practiced nursing in Massachusetts, Oregon, and Maine, currently serving as Director of Professional Practice at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Her varied clinical background integrates both education and practice - serving as an assistant professor at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts for over 20 years, practicing as an advance practice Nurse Practitioner in Occupational health, to Nursing Director positions in Cardiac Surgical Step down and currently Magnet Program Director and Director of Professional Practice. Joanne strongly believes in the principles of ANA-MAINE and looks forward to fostering these principles in her role as director, striving to increase member involvement in ANA-MAINE and aid in Policy development that is essential in developing quality health systems.
Paula Delahanty, RN, BSN, MHSA
Paula received her BSN from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH and her Masters in Health Care Administration from Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, ME. She is currently the Vice President of Nursing Services at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport, where she leads the Nursing Leadership team in daily operations, facilitates strategic planning, workforce forecasting and establishes ongoing professional development and education programming. Paula is also involved with the MaineHealth Chief Nursing Officer Council, VHA Chief Nursing Officer Council, Maine Partners in Nursing Educations and Practice Steering Committee, Maine Action Coalition and the University of Maine Augusta Advisory Committee.
Paula and her husband of 33 years and live in Warren, Maine. Their three adult children all live in New England. When she is not working in the realm of healthcare, she enjoys lobstering, gardening, long walks and great books.
Carla Randall, PhD., RN, CNE
Carla has been an ANA-MAINE member since graduating from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in 1979. She has been a member of the ANA-MAINE Continuing Education Committee for the last seven years and served for two years on the nomination committee. Carla believes serving as a member of the Board of Directors is a way to network and become more involved with issues that affect nurses in Maine, as well as the country. Carla currently resides in Auburn, ME and is an Associate Professor at USM School of Nursing.
Amander Wotton, MSN, BSN, RN
Amander is from Friendship, Maine and earned her BSN and MSN at Saint Joseph’s College. She remained in southern Maine where she worked as a med-surg, float and ED nurse. She recently worked as Clinical Placement Coordinator for Saint Joseph’s College and is currently employed in the emergency department at Bridgton Hospital. Amander has served on the Kappa Zeta-at-Large (Southern Maine’s chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International) board for several years in many different capacities, including President. Amander’s professional passions include public health, emergency nursing and advancing education for nurses.
Amander is very involved with her community as President of the Windham PTA (Parent Teacher Association), Pack 805 Boy Scout Committee Council and volunteers with the Girl Scout troop 1813. Amander lives in Windham with her partner, Tony and their four children.
All in-person BOD meetings will be hosted by MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, Maine, unless otherwise notified.
MaineGeneral Medical Center
35 Medical Center Parkway
Augusta, ME 04330
Entering the campus, parking and the main entrance will be on the left. The reception area in the main lobby will have the room information in which the meeting will be held.
We ask people to volunteer to bring snacks to share.
Please feel free to contact the ANA-MAINE business director, Michelle Schweitzer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call her office at 1-207-502-7078.