Consumers for Affordable Health Care announced that Becky Martins and Mitchell Stein have joined the organization’s board of directors.

Martins lives in Warren with her husband, Alex. She has been a volunteer advocate in health care quality and patient safety for the last decade. She has presented to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Texas Institute for Medical Technology. She works closely with Consumers Advancing Patient Safety. Martins has served on numerous health care-related councils, committees and boards and has been recognized with numerous awards for her work.

“I’m delighted to join CAHC and will work diligently to advance its mission of advocating for access to affordable, quality health care,” Martins said in a news release.

Mitchell lives in Cumberland Foreside with his wife, Martha. Most recently, he has worked in New York for Mercer Human Resource Consulting as its global intranet director, as the marketing manager for US Health Care Practice and in Maine as the director of program coordination for Health Dialog.

“I’m very excited to be affiliated with CAHC,” Mitchell said. “After spending 20 years working in health care for the private sector, I’m thrilled to be able to give back by helping with CAHC’s important nonprofit work.

“We are so pleased that such accomplished individuals in the health care and health coverage industries are coming on board with us,” said CAHC Executive Director Joe DitrĂ©. “As national health care reform takes center stage we need to be mindful that any improvements to our health care system will likely take years to implement and perfect on a national scale. So we still need to work hard here at the state level to make sure Maine people have quality care that is available to them when they need it at an affordable price. We are certain Becky Martins and Mitchell Stein will be able to help us do that.”

Consumers for Affordable Health Care is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that has been helping Maine people get quality, affordable health care for more than 20 years.