Full-time Faculty


Kathryn Brandt

D.O., M.S., MedL

Chair of Primary Care Department

(207) 602-2485

Decary Hall

Dr. Brandt is a 1997 alumna of UNECOM and 2000 alumna of Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency and is certified in Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.  She was Osteopathic Director of Medical Education at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency from 2001 - 2008 and was the founding Program Director of MDFMR's NMM Plus-One program and founding Medical Director of Maine-Dartmouth Collaborative Care Center from 2008 - 2012 at which time she came to UNECOM to chair the Department of Primary... Read More

Marilyn Gugliucci


Director for Geriatrics Education and Research

Director, U-ExCEL Older Adult Fitness/Wellness Program

(207) 602-2453

Stella Maris

Dr. Marilyn R. Gugliucci is a Professor as well as the Director for Geriatrics Education and Research,  and Director of U-ExCEL (UNE~Exercise and Conditioning for Easier Living) Fitness/Wellness Program for older adults within the  University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Division of Geriatrics Medicine. Her "Learning by Living" research projects, UNECOM signature programs, advances medical and health professions students' learning through ethnographic/autobiographic  immersion research methods.  Learning by Living: Nursing Home Immersion involves "admiting" medical students into nursing homes to live the... Read More


Gerontology/Geriatrics: Health Related Quality of Life

Functional Fitness

Falls Prevention for Independent Older Adults and those with Visual Impairment (NIH Grant)

Learning by Living: Nursing Home Immersion Research

Learning by Living: 48 Hour Hospice Home Immersion Research

Geriatrics/Gerontology Curriculum Development and Competencies

End of Life/Palliative Care

susan wehry

Chief of Geriatrics, Primary Care

(207) 602-2801

Decary Hall


Geriatrics/Gerontology: Health systems


Advocacy and Curriculum Development and Competencies

Clinical Faculty

Bill Burge

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2485

Decary Hall

Dr. Burge is a 1993 alumnus of Baylor College of Medicine and 1996 alumnus of the University of Iowa Family Medicine Residency in Waterloo. Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Burge currently serves with MatureCare as the Medical Director of Evergreen Living and Rehabilitation Center in Saco.

He was an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio from 1998 to 2002, before opening his own office in the San... Read More

Nurse Practitioner

(207) 602-3571

655 Main Street, Saco, ME

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world" ~ Gandhi

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate - University of Southern Maine (2008)

Adult Nurse Practitioner Certificate - Simmons College Boston, MA (2003)

Oriental Medical Doctor degree - North American Academy of Advanced Asian Medicine, Santa Fe, NM (1996)Read More



Nurse Practitioner

(207) 602-3571

655 Main Street, Saco, ME

"I'm very lucky to love what I do for work. Every day is different and challenging. I find working with the geriatric population to be very rewarding."

MSN Adult Nurse Practitioner - University of Southern Maine School of Nursing (2004)

BSN - University of Southern Maine School of Nursing (1997)Read More


Certified:<br />&nbsp; Adult Nurse Practitioner

Cynthia Menard

B.S.N, M.S, A.N.P

Nurse Practitioner

(207) 602-3571

UHC - MatureCare Portland
655 Main St Saco, Maine

Nurse Practitioner

(207) 602-3571

655 Main Street, Saco, ME

"Relationships with patients, staff and colleagues bring meaning & satisfaction to this work, which takes place in an often chaotic & distracting health care world. My superb colleagues at MatureCare inspire me to keep striving for excellence in my practice."

MSN Simmons College ~ 1998

BSN Salem State College ~ 1978Read More

Daniel Pierce

D.O., M.SEd, M.S.MedL, CMD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Medical Director

(207) 602-3571

655 Main Street, Saco, ME

1990 graduate of UNECOM, Board certified Family Practice (ACOFP),

Certified Medical Director through American Medical Director’s Association- Society for Post Acute/Long Term Care Medicine.

Interests include the care of the Long Term Care Geriatrics, Palliative End of Life care, Dementia, and the exposure of the Osteopathic Medical Students to these older adults.Read More

VIctoria S. Thieme, D.O.

Director of Preceptor Program

Co-Director of Geriatrics

I.P.E. Com Clinical Faculty Representative

Decary Hall

Victoria Thieme, D.O. works in Osteopathic Medical Education to promote health and functional medicine to osteopathic medical students.  She engages with the students in their particular interests and strengths in order to encourage them to become healthy physicians with a passion for osteopathic medicine.Read More


Innovations in medical education

Professional Staff

Ami Esquivel

Ami Esquivel


Staff Assistant

(207) 602-2134

Decary Hall

Ami is the Staff Assistant for the Division of Geriatric Medicine. She feels fortunate to work with faculty and staff who are passionate in the field of aging.  She assists with faculty needs and student education, manages the budgets and travel for 3 divisions/departments and happily tackles anything and everything that is thrown her way. She is happily married and a mother to two teenage daughters. Ami has just recently completed the MPH program here at UNE.Read More

Erica robertson

Erica Robertson

B.S., TCA Certified Instructor

Fitness Director, U-ExCEL

(207) 602-2199

Stella Maris

Erica has been with U-ExCEL (Exercise & Conditioning for Easier Living) since 2012.  She is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine where she studied Exercise Science, concentration in Health Fitness, and was an accomplished three-sport, division III athlete.  She is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of New England.  She enjoys learning alternative types of exercise to broaden her knowledge and U-ExCEL’s class offerings with focus on core strength and balance for fall prevention and... Read More


exercise prescription

Geriatric Fitness

Group Exercise

balance and falls interventions

Health and Wellness Programming

program development

Melanie A Sigouin

Coding Specialist

Billing Specialist

(207) 602-3506

655 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072 Room A009

Motivated business professional with over 20 years of dedicated customer service experience and more than 25 years in bookkeeping and record retention. Proven leader in Customer Service. Detail-oriented with the ability to problem solve. Combined this experience with recent education in medical billing and coding in an environment where accuracy and efficiency are a top priority.

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Level 1 HCPCS

Level 2 HCPCS