David Howes, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer

David Howes

Dr. David Howes began his medical career as a family physician serving the small, rural fishing community of Stonington, Maine.  This experience taught him the importance of engaging patients in their own healthcare, helping to improve health outcomes and better manage the cost of care. He brought this philosophy to Martin’s Point Health Care in 1989 as a primary care physician and now serves as the President and CEO, a position he has held since 1996.  Deeply committed to the Martin’s Point mission, David has dedicated his career to creating a healthier community.

David is involved with numerous health care and business organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance of Community Health Plans and the US Family Health Plan Alliance Board of Directors, and chairs the HealthInfoNet Board of Directors.  He is also a current member of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Academy of Family Practice.

David earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, and served residencies at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in Burlington, and the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. In 2020, David was granted an Honorary Degree in Humane Letters from the University of Southern Maine.

Outside of work, David enjoys spending time with his children who are scattered across the world, as well as many outdoor activities including sailing, hiking and biking. 

Jeffrey L. Brown
Chief Information Officer

Jeff Brown

Jeffrey L. Brown is a technology professional with a background in health care information technology, operations, and business executive leadership. He joined Martin’s Point in 2017 with more than 15 years of progressive experience in a variety of industries, including academic medical and research centers, a highly rated consulting firm, not-for-profit organizations, and electronic health records vendors. Mr. Brown is a seasoned strategist, most recently holding CIO positions at Seattle Children’s Hospital (WA) and Lawrence General Hospital (MA). Over the years, he has shared his wealth of experience with students in health informatics, health care analytics, and health management by teaching and developing leading educational programs at Brandeis University, Northeastern University, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Washington. Jeff received his MS in Health Care Informatics along with his Executive Master in Management and Leadership from MIT Sloan.

Jonathan Harvey, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Jonathan Harvey

Dr. Harvey graduated from Harvard College and Dartmouth Medical School, and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Maine Medical Center. He has been a practicing physician in Gorham, Maine, for 15 years. Dr. Harvey has held many leadership positions, including serving on the Maine Medical Center Physician Hospital Organization Board of Directors. A member of the Martin's Point Health Care Senior Leadership Team since 2010, Jonathan is a passionate voice for revolutionizing health care and a gifted physician sought out for his ability to deliver exceptional care.

Heather Mullen
Chief Operating Officer—Health Plans

Heather MullenSince joining Martin’s Point in 2001, Ms. Mullen has held a progression of leadership roles in both health plan operations and delivery system operations at our seven health care centers. As Chief Operations Officer of Health Plans, she is passionate about leading the strategic direction of Martin’s Point health plans to improve outcomes and create a differentiated service experience for our health plan members while creating a culture of trust, engagement, and satisfaction for members and staff. Her volunteer positions have included board and committee roles supporting community youth activities as well as anticipated membership on the Alumni Board of Directors at St. Joseph’s College. Ms. Mullen received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Joseph’s College and is a graduate of the Institute for Civic Leadership.   

Teresa Nizza
Chief Human Resources Officer

With more than 20 years of experience as a Human Resource professional, Ms. Nizza has led HR efforts for several large organizations in Maine, including the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Tufts Health Plan, Tom’s of Maine, and Central Maine Health Care. As Chief Human Resources Officer, Ms. Nizza is responsible for the overall stewardship of People and Culture at Martin’s Point. In addition to her Human Resources leadership responsibilities—including Talent Acquisition, Training & Development, Employee Relations, Benefits, Compensation, Organizational Communications, and HR Operations—Ms. Nizza also leads our Executive Office Administration and our Martin’s Point Management System team focused on organizational process improvement. Ms. Nizza holds a Master of Arts in Multi-Cultural Ministry from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California.  She has served in a variety of ministries for children and adults in Maine with a focus on communal and personal relationships.

Board of Directors

Chair: Paul F. Kasuba, MD, Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officer, Tufts Health Plan, Watertown, MA

Vice Chair: Barbara E. Tretheway, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, MN

Secretary: David E. Currier, Board Attorney

Treasurer: Edward S. McKersie, Founder and President of LiveandWorkinMaine LLC and Pro Search, Inc.

President: David H. Howes, MD, CEO/President, Martin's Point Health Care


Ronald F. Dixon, MD
Head of Clinical Affairs for Onduo, Massachusetts

Bradford A. Hunter
Retired Bank Executive, Cumberland Foreside, Maine

George J. Isham, M.D., M.S.
Senior Fellow, HealthPartners Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Robert A. Moore
Retired CEO and Chairman, Dead River Company, Portland, ME

Cathleen Morrow, MD
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Kathryn Rand
Retired Government Relations Executive, Bar Harbor, Maine