BAR HARBOR — Roberta Wessel, Mount Desert Island Hospital’s Breast Center supervisor, has been elected president of the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), where she hopes to extend her commitment to patient education to a state-wide audience.
“As a mammographer, I love to be involved in direct patient care. But I am also an advocate for patients,” Wessel said of her motivation for joining and leading the MBCC. “It can be hard for women to know what resources are available. I wanted to network and work with others to help everyone who needs it.”
The MBCC is a non-profit, grassroots, volunteer-based organization that is dedicated to making a positive difference in the health of Maine people. The organization offers financial support for women with breast health or breast cancer needs, advocates for breast cancer research and legislation and is active in community education to promote knowledge about breast cancer and care.