Dirigo Health Board Nominees 

A legislative committee is endorsing two of Governor Baldacci’s nominees to serve on the Dirigo Health


The Insurance and Financial Services Committee voted yesterday

to recommend that the Senate confirm the appointments of Mary Anne

Turowski and Mary McAleney.

Turowski is an official with the Maine State Employees

Association and McAleney is a former district director for the

Small Business Administration.

Each nominee was endorsed by votes of 7 to 3 with three members absent.

A two-thirds vote of the Senate is needed to overturn a

committee endorsement.

The Senate will hold a confirmation Session on September 20th.

The Dirigo board oversees Maine’s program to expand health

coverage to uninsured workers and families.