One of our newest board members is pediatrician Christopher Pezzullo, who is originally from the south shore of New York’s Long Island but has lived with his family in Cape Elizabeth since 1994. Chris practices with Mercy Hospital, is Chief Health Officer for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, and also serves as Medical Director for MaineCare.
Chris’s dedication to children’s health includes working to prevent child abuse as a board member with the Maine Children’s Trust. Somehow he also finds time to teach Sunday school at St. Alban’s Church here in Cape Elizabeth. He enjoys kayaking (especially on the Spurwink River), yoga and running. Though he claims to be a “fair weather runner,” he’s competed in 19 of 20 Beach to Beacon races. He’s also an avid gardener, growing vegetables for many years at Cape’s Community Garden at Gull Crest.
Chris is drawn to volunteer with CELT by, “his love of the outdoors and desire to maintain open space for future generations.” Chris and his wife Nancy raised their two children in both the Oakhurst and Stonegate neighborhoods and have always enjoyed easy access to the Greenbelt. “I love Cape Elizabeth for the proximity to water, trails, and Portland. It is amazing that a town can be so quiet and semi-rural and only be 10 minutes from Maine’s largest city.”
Chris is currently serving on CELT’s Governance Committee and looks forward to, “continuing to learn and to support CELT’s mission and values.”