Meet the Friends

Clinic Logo Medium croppedThe following people are the members of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Portland Community Free Clinic.

Joan F. Tryzelaar, President
Joan Tryzelaar is a volunteer physician at the PCFC after a career as a cardio thoracic surgeon. He keeps busy managing an informational website http://www.cardiachealth.org when not playing his violin or sailing.
Leslie Nicoll, Vice President

Leslie began her association with the Portland Community Free Clinic in 2001 as a volunteer. She is currently the Program Coordinator, working approximately 24 hours/week. When she is not at the PCFC, Leslie is busy running her business, Maine Desk LLC, providing consultation to aspiring authors. Leslie is the Editor-in-Chief of CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, a position she has held since 1995, and Editor of Nurse Author & Editor, since 2014.

Yvonne Jumper, Secretary

Yvonne is a volunteer with the PCFC and occasionally steps in to work per diem, covering when one of the other staff are away. In addition, Yvonne works in the Immunization Program and Healthcare for the Homeless, both part of the City of Portland Department of Public Health.

 Peter Toohey, Treasurer

Peter spent 30 years growing up on Pitt Street in Portland with his 8 brothers and sisters. He went to Nathan Clifford, King Jr  and Portland High. He earned his CPA at BerryDunn and came to the Friends through a sailing connection with our President, Joan. When he’s not working, he spends his time with his family at the beach, going hiking and backpacking, and playing hockey. 

 Randy Ferrell

Randy grew up in Tennessee, and moved to Portland in 1999. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Southern Maine while building a career working for successful small businesses in Greater Portland including hospitalty, marketing, and real estate. He loves to sweat in the kitchen cooking for a crowd, getting his hands dirty in his garden, and connecting folks to opportunities the community.

Elizabeth Kilbreth

Elizabeth (Beth) Kilbreth recently retired after more than 25 years as a research professor at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service. Her work centered on health policy and health system reform with a special focus on access to care for the uninsured. She currently serves on the boards of several community organizations and an Advisory Group on the impact of the Affordable Care Act in Maine.

 Charlotte Phillips

Charlotte Phillips has been an RN volunteer at PCFC for 2 years. Before retiring, she was involved in clinical research working in data collection, administration, human subjects protections and building clinical registries at hospitals in Portland, Boston and New York City.

Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith has been an RN volunteer at PCFC for 10 years. She has practiced as an RN for over 40 years, and for over 25 years of that time she has been educating student nurses. Many of these students become RN volunteers at the PCFC.

Sally T. Weiss

Sally Weiss, M.Sc. is the Residency Administrator and Faculty for Central Maine Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency, where she teaches residents community health, practice management and physician advocacy. A native of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, she is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service where she earned a degree in Health Policy. She is passionate about health care policy, reform and population health.

Curtis Winchenbach

Curtis Winchenbach is a former PCFC volunteer and a retired gastroenterologist in Portland. He keeps busy taking care of his summer cottage in Waldoboro, volunteering at Partners for World Health, kayaking, bicycling, and walking.