Kathy CallnanKathryn Callnan, President and Chief Executive Officer

Kathy began her work with seniors as a nurse at the Jewish Home for Aged on Portland’s Munjoy Hill, over 40 years ago. Fueled by her commitment to create home for aging adults, Kathy has led the organization through the transition to The Cedars on Ocean Avenue in 1991, the realization of a full continuum of senior living options on one campus, and into the future with the upcoming transformation to the person-centered Household Model of care. A recipient of the 2012 Rose M. Richsafer Mentor Award from the Partners in Senior Life, and the 2010 Excellence in Leadership Award from Leading Age Maine and New Hampshire, Kathy is a visionary and a passionate advocate for Maine’s seniors.

Angie HuntAngela Hunt, Chief Operating Officer

Angie has been leading the staff in excellent clinical services and the highest in customer service, all with a drive towards the most innovative programs for our residents.  With a background in physical therapy, Angie is a hands-on leader for all staff. Angie is the recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Leadership Award from LeadingAge Maine and New Hampshire for her tireless work, incredible self-direction and unwavering commitment to seniors, staff and the long-term care non-profit community. Angie is guiding the community in the transition to the Household model of care by leveling the organizational structure, empowering direct care staff and putting the resident and their family at the core of our mission.


John WatsonJohn Watson, Chief Financial Officer

For over 30 years, John has guided The Cedars finances from the Jewish Home for Aged to our current campus and full continuum of care and upcoming Household Model of care. The recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Advocacy Award from LeadingAge, John is a tireless advocate for educating legislators, executive branch officials, and fellow nursing facility administrators about Maine’s current system of reimbursing nursing homes.   Through his governor-appointed position on the Commission to Study Long Term Care, John worked with State Representatives to introduce a bill for a more equitable allocation system for care provided in nursing homes. In doing so, John was integral in reforming Maine Medicaid’s system of nursing home reimbursement and thereby assuring continued access to care for Maine’s oldest and frailest.

Richard BortsRichard Borts, Chair of the Board

Richard Borts’ career has spanned more than 35 years in the financial services industry. He has helped to start and incubate multiple companies, including WEX, Inc. (NYSE:WXS), PowerPay, a privately-held, provider of merchant payment services, Clareon, a venture-backed business-to-business payments network and most recently, Paylitix, Inc., an e-gifting and fraud management company.  He has held senior financial roles in each of those companies, from Treasurer to CFO as well as at Price Waterhouse Coopers, Citibank, (NYSE:C) and Cendant Corporation’s (NYSE:CD) CheapTickets.com. Richard has served as a member of the Cedars Board of Trustees for 12 years and for the last 6 years, as board chairman. He has volunteered for the Maine Leadership Institute, a not-for-profit that uses a character and ethics-based leadership curriculum to teach high school-aged youth how to build life skills. Richard holds degrees from George Washington University, the University of Pennsylvania and Washington University in St. Louis.

Board of Trustees

Richard Borts, Chair
Kathryn Callnan, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jennie Clegg
James Freilinger
Elizabeth Geller
Sidney Geller
George Marcus
Hilary Rapkin
Barry Zimmerman


James Broder
Stuart Gilbert, MD
Judge Louis Kornreich
Alan Levenson
Stephen Levine
David Lewis
David Turitz

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