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Updated: March 30, 2022

Martin's Point Health Care CEO will step down in June

The longtime leader of Martin’s Point Health Care, which operates six primary care clinics in southern Maine and New Hampshire, will leave his role in June.

Dr. David Howes, who has served as president and CEO since 1996, will be succeeded by Dr. Paul F. Kasuba, a Massachusetts physician and Martin’s Point board member, according to a news release. 

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David Howes

Howes will remain as an executive consultant to the nonprofit, Portland-based provider following the transition.

"Paul's significant experience as a physician leader paired with his roles as a board member for Martin's Point Health Care make him an excellent choice to lead Martin's Point," said Kathryn (Kay) Rand, a member of the board who chaired its CEO Search Committee.

"As a physician, he knows firsthand what patient care should look and feel like. This, combined with his years as chief medical officer in a nationally recognized health plan means he will bring dynamic experience and perspective to our own patient-based care model and health plan offerings.”

Kasuba is an internal medicine specialist and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. After receiving an undergraduate degree from Duke University, he earned his M.D. at Tufts University School of Medicine. From 2010 to 2021, he served as senior vice president and chief medical officer with Tufts Associated Health Plans.

In addition to his current board role at Martin’s Point, Kasuba is affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital, a Cambridge, Mass., teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

"Having had the privilege to lead Martin's Point for the past 26 years and the opportunity to work alongside Paul in his board roles, I am incredibly pleased that he will assume leadership of this special organization and continue to fulfill our mission,” Howes said in the release.

Howes joined Martin’s Point in 1989 as a family physician and medical director of its former health care center in Bath. In 1991, he was appointed medical director for the entire organization. Prior to Martin's Point, he worked as a family physician in Stonington.

A 1977 graduate of Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H., Howes received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1973. He completed postgraduate medical education as a resident in family practice at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor

Founded in 1981, Martin’s Point employs nearly 1,000 people and has health centers in Portland, Biddeford, Brunswick, Gorham, Scarborough and Portsmouth, N.H. The organization also provides Medicare Advantage plans in Maine and New Hampshire and TRICARE Prime health plans serving military retirees and the families of active-duty military in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania.

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