Central Maine Medical Center
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300 Main Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 | 207-795-0111
Health and Fitness Center


Meet the Staff at CMMC's Health and Fitness Center

Cynthia (Cindie) Rice
Director of Cardiovascular Diagnostics & Cardiopulmonary Rehab

Cindie is the Director of Community Health, Wellness and Cardiac Rehab at Central Maine Medical Center. A registered nurse for over 30 years, she received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from St. Josephs College of Maine and her Master's in nursing from the University of Virginia.

Cindie is passionate about prevention, holistic care and motivating healthy behaviors. Her career includes hospital and long term care nursing, cardiopulmonary rehab, heart failure and kidney transplant. Cindie is a long-standing member of several professional nursing associations and serves locally on the board of Healthy Androscoggin and on the executive planning committee for the Central Maine Heart Walk. She is a graduate of the Hanley Health Leadership program.

Cindie likes to walk, bike, kayak, do yard work and read in her spare time.

Nate Littlefield
Health & Fitness Center Supervisor

Nate received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Southern Maine's Sports Medicine program, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2005. He then spent five years in the corporate wellness industry, working as a personal health coach, trainer and supervisor. Nate joined the Health and Fitness Center in 2010, and recently received his certification as a Health-Fitness Specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine. He sees preventive care and healthy living as critical components in healthcare, and his primary focus is assisting others to find the motivation to reach their personal health and wellness goals.

Marcy Covey

Marcy grew up dancing and singing in Vermont. She graduated from Oberlin College and went on to create an exercise/wellness program for North Country Hospital in Newport, Vermont. Marcy created the first wellness programs at CMMC under the name "Healthy Start". She also designed and managed the Health and Fitness Center from 1995 until December 2002. Marcy is certified in first aid, CPR, ropes course facilitation, lifeguarding, lifeguard instructor, water safety instructor, cross country skiing, and a variety of exercise modes. Marcy is a practitioner of Thai Yoga Bodywork, which helps to balance energy, increase flexibility and increase relaxation. She is currently instructing Fit-N-Fun, an exercise class for Seniors; Wellness for Life (for cancer patients and survivors) and Yoga.

Susan Driscoll
Personal Health Counselor

Sue is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) for group exercise and personal training. She is also CPR-certified. A group exercise instructor for nearly 25 years, Sue has been with the Health and Fitness Center for the past 17 years. She currently teaches Step Aerobics and Personal Fitness and leads the "Happy Hearts and Lungs" classes, a cardiopulmonary maintenance exercise program.

Rick Jalbert
Health Fitness Specialist

Rick has made physical fitness a part of his daily life for over twenty five years. His passion for exercise and fitness was his inspiration in becoming certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. As a Certified Personal Trainer, Rick aspires to empower others in achieving improved fitness and a healthy lifestyle. He is also a group exercise instructor with a focus on functional training, and he is CPR-certified.

Brandi Eastman
Health Fitness Specialist

Brandi received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Fitness from the University of Southern Maine's Sports Medicine program, graduating with high honors in 2011. She is certified in personal training by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has been working as a personal trainer for four years. She enjoys working in the field with special populations such as prenatal and post-partum women, cardiac patients, geriatric populations, and children. In the Health and Fitness Center she performs job placement assessments, ergonomic evaluations, new member orientations, teaches group exercise classes, and does personal training.

Michele Lamare
Health Fitness Specialist

Michele graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 1988 with a Sociology degree and then worked in retail for 20 years before she went back to USM and earned a second degree in Health and Fitness in May 2012. She was born and raised in Lewiston, but currently resides in Falmouth with her husband and son. She is an avid believer that exercise is medicine and those individuals who participate in regular exercise, including those with chronic conditions, can experience amazing improvements in their quality of life. Her current responsibilities include: new member fitness orientations, personal training, teaching group exercise classes, and conducting Job Placement Assessments for new hires at CMMC.

Heather Small
Health Fitness Specialist

Heather received a bachelor's degree in Health Science, Health Promotion and Fitness from Keene State College in 2007. In the Health and Fitness Center, she does personal training, job placement assessments, new member orientations, and group fitness instruction. Heather is also trained in ScoreHealth and does outreach health and wellness programs with local businesses.

Nanette Thibeault-Shedd
Administrative Assistant

Nanette received her medical secretarial certification from the Cumberland School of Medical Technology in Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked in the medical field for over 20 years, and in 2012 she received her Medical Assisting degree from Central Maine Community College. She brings a wealth of experience and many skills to the Health and Fitness Center. She handles many duties, including new member registrations and facility tours, scheduling and other administrative functions. Additionally, she instructs our Personal Fitness class for seniors.