Phebe Conrey King ’88 died on August 31, 2004, in Cumberland Center.
Phebe Conrey King ’88 died on August 31, 2004, in Cumberland Center. Born on August 16, 1966, in Bryn Mawr, PA, she prepared for college at the Shipley School there and as a junior at Bowdoin spent a year at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Following her graduation in 1988, she earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1992. After some years as a health care planner with the Minnesota Department of Health in Minneapolis, she was a health care consultant with John Snow, Inc., in Boston. She then moved back to Maine where she developed and directed the CarePartners Program, providing health care access to adults on behalf of MaineHealth, the parent organization of Maine Medical Center in Portland and other health care providers in southern, central and western Maine. Under her leadership, CarePartners won national awards as one of the country’s outstanding community health care access programs, including awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Health Resources Services Administration. She was a past president of the board of trustees of PROP, the People’s Regional Opportunity Program, a community action agency committed to identifying and addressing social, economic, educational, and health needs in 23 Maine communities. She also served on the board of directors of the Maine Public Health Association. Surviving are her husband, Michael W. King ’88 of Cumberland Center; her mother, Sally Wright Conrey of Greensboro, NC; and two sisters, Virginia A. Gagnon of Canton, CT, and Amy C. Stevens of Hubbardston, MA.