Love Maine Radio #348: Emily Sharood and Johnny Dickinson and Dr. Dan Landry

Today we speak with Emily Sharood of Mousam Valley Mushrooms and woodworker Johnny Dickinson. We also speak with Dr. Dan Landry, who has his own clinical practice and is an advocate for healthcare reform within Maine and throughout the United States.


Emily Sharood and Johnny Dickinson

Emily Sharood is the sales and marketing director at Mousam Valley Mushrooms, a certified organic mushroom farm she started with her father and brother in 2012. The farm, located in Springvale, sells oyster and shiitake mushrooms throughout New England. Johnny Dickinson is the head molder operator at Longleaf Lumber in Berwick and also runs his own woodworking business, Winter Hill Design, located in Kennebunkport. He has a BFA from Maine College of Art in woodworking and furniture design. He designed and built the wooden structures that hold the mushroom blocks at Mousam Valley Mushrooms, and works on the farm on the weekends.

Dr. Dan Landry

Dr. Dan Landry trained and worked within the Harvard system in Boston as a pediatric anesthesiologist prior to joining Spectrum Healthcare Partners in 1994. Since arriving in Maine, Dr. Landry concentrated his practice on the care of both children and adults with cardiac disease. In addition to his clinical duties, he became active in practice administration and health policy. Over the past 15 years, he managed the largest division within Spectrum and served as president and chairman of the board. In addition to his role within Spectrum, he sits on numerous healthcare-related boards and advocates for healthcare reform, and he is a policy advisor during the governor’s transition into office. On January 1, he gave up his administrative positions within Spectrum Healthcare Partners to focus on his clinical practice and advocate for healthcare reform within Maine and throughout the United States.