Dr. Anne Sigsbee, now retired, spent more than half her life in health care helping people, particularly the Cape Cod community. In 1993, she moved to Cape Cod with her late husband, Andy Cederbaum, and settled in Eastham to continue their medical practices. Through meeting patients of all backgrounds and volunteering at nonprofits, Anne and her husband were moved by the community's unmet needs and inspired to get involved. They became active supporters of the Lower Cape Outreach Council, hosting their annual holiday fundraiser to raise funds for short-term emergency food, clothing, and financial assistance to residents of the Cape's eight outermost towns. Anne's passion for community service continued into her retirement. She served on the Cape Cod Children's Place board and provided valuable medical insight during the pandemic. She also served on the Orleans Pond Coalition board and contributed to promoting the health of our waters.
Anne is a member of the Barnstable County Medical Reserve Corps and the Right Care Alliance, a grassroots coalition of clinicians, patients, and community members organizing to make healthcare institutions accountable to communities and put patients, not profits, at the heart of healthcare.
In 2018, Anne moved to Orleans after marrying Cecil Newcomb, a twelfth-generation Cape Codder, and supported her husband's service on the Orleans Select Board. She participated in the CDP's Housing Institute and joined the Orleans Recreation Advisory Committee, where she promotes the importance of a strong recreation department for a healthy town.
Anne received a BA in English from Wellesley College, a master's in education from UMASS Amherst, and an MD from UMass Chan Medical School. She completed her Fellowship at Boston University Medical Center. She is eager to join the CDP Board and act on her conviction that stable housing, quality education, and accessible health care are all interconnected in achieving a sustainable, thriving community.