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    Steven Trockman, 38
    Director of Community Relations & Outreach
    Mid Coast Health Services

    In the next five years, Forty Under 40 Award winner Steve Trockman sees himself helping to transform Maine’s healthcare system. He’s already well on his way. In just 16 months as director of community relations and outreach at Mid Coast Health Services, Trockman “has quickly become recognized throughout the community and organization as a positive force for changing and transforming the way health care is delivered toward the goals of improving the health of the population, improving the access and quality of healthcare, while also working to decrease the cost of healthcare,” says Mid Coast CEO Lois Skillings, who nominated Trockman for the award. Trockman, 38, is a graduate of the public health school at Emory University in Atlanta and initially worked as a public health prevention specialist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before joining the Maine Center for Disease Control. He later was hired by Maine Medical Center as director of the Southern Maine Regional Resource Center, where he helped procure millions in state and federal grants for emergency preparedness needs in southern Maine. Yet, Trockman is most proud of his children. “Raising my kids is the most challenging, yet rewarding, pursuit of my life. At just 2 and 5, my boys’ personality, humor, independence and adventurous spirit make me proud beyond words,” he says. That pride is, no doubt, shared by his wife, Mary Kate, who he says inspires and motivates him. “She is the model of integrity and selflessness. She reminds me to do what is right, not always what is easiest. She inspires me to always pursue excellence in all aspects of my life.” Trockman also draws on his inner strengths in his pursuit of excellence. “I have learned that unless you challenge yourself to the absolute physical and mental limits of what you think is possible, you will never know what you are really capable of accomplishing.”

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